Richmond, Virginia by HightB

Champion(s):

BeningoS


Runner(s)-Up:

QuintongJ


Quiz Description

Questions about the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the surrounding metro area. This is mostly an exercise in question writing and nostalgia, so have fun with this, or maybe ponder these questions while having a Hanover tomato sandwich with just a little bit of Duke's mayo. Just make sure not to get anything on your keyboard.

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1 BeningoS 504 97 15
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8 GrahamJ 305 64 15
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9 CoenM 291 57 00
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9 WeikleB 291 57 15
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11 JordanG 286 50 15
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15 WangS 200 30 00
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Questions:

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. Two Super Bowl quarterbacks have Richmond ties, although the older of the two moved to Georgia as a child, and the younger played for an out-of state ACC school and a Big Ten school after starring at Collegiate High. The younger has been compared to the older, as both are noted for their relatively short stature for NFL quarterbacks and their ability to make plays on the run. Name BOTH of these players, one a 3-time Super Bowl participant in the 1970’s, and the other a recent two-time participant

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FRAN TARKENTON, RUSSELL WILSON

From 2005 to 2009, this son of the Church Hill neighborhood served as mayor of Richmond, although you may know him from the job he earned in 1989, when he became the first elected African-American governor in United States and Virginia history.

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L. DOUGLAS (DOUG) WILDER

The Martin Agency has a 20+ year relationship with this client, increasing their visibility and market share through ads featuring cavemen, geckos, pigs, and celebrities.

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GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company)

Located along the James River and named for a prominent Welsh iron works, Richmond’s version operated from 1837 until a fire in 1952. Today, you can visit the cannon foundry constructed in 1861 and a preserved office, which serves as a guide center to Richmond’s Civil War battlefields. Name this iron works.

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TREDEGAR Iron Works

The recent departure of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)’s head basketball coach to the University of Texas at Austin set off a trademark dispute over a 5-letter word that was used by the coach to define his style of pressure-based defense. Name EITHER the coach or the 5-letter word.

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SHAKA SMART, HAVOC

Richmond’s highly-regarded Governor’s School for Government and International Studies is named for this woman, who created the St. Luke’s Penny Savings Bank in 1903, becoming the first African-American female bank president in the process.

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MAGGIE WALKER

The Reynolds Metals Building, constructed on Broad Street in 1958, is now owned by the University of Richmond and leased to Altira for use by this subsidiary as their U.S. corporate headquarters, within commuting distance of their cigarette factory in South Richmond.

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PHILLIP MORRIS

This theme park in nearby Doswell is celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2015, where visitors can ride the Dale Earnhardt-themed “Intimidator 305” roller coaster or admire the view from a one-third scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, which is also present at its sister park in metro Cincinnati.

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KINGS DOMINION

In December 2014, this Richmonder released the album “Black Messiah”, his first album since the 2000 release “Voodoo”, which featured the breakout hit “Untitled (How Does it Feel)”.

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D'ANGELO (MICHAEL ARCHER)

This AMC period-based series based on an Alexander Rose novel recently announced that they would film a third season in Central Virginia.

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TURN:Washington's Spies

This family-owned grocery chain operated from 1937 to 2010, when it was bought by Martin’s/Royal Ahold, and was known for rainbow cookies, staying closed on Sunday, refusing to sell beer, and organizing a boycott of local broadcasters of the Howard Stern show in the 1990’s.

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UKROP'S

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED. The first and so far only presidential debate held at the University of Richmond was notable for being the first debate to take place with a "town hall" format. Name the year of this historic debate and the candidate caught looking at his watch during the event.

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1992, GEORGE H.W. BUSH