Interstate 10 by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Quiz Description

Remember when everyone was doing interstate quizzes? Here's another one. No one did it yet! I checked!

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1 WeikleB 396 99 15
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2 GrahamJ 374 96 15
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2 KelsoT 374 96 15
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4 LorinBurte 366 93 15
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5 WangS 363 90 15
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7 Jon 357 87 15
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8 RobinJRichards 353 85 15
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15 FryedBetaKappa 319 71 15
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20 ChengB 289 61 15
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22 RautY 283 57 00
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Questions:

By far the longest mileage of a single interstate in any one state in the country is I-10 as it runs across Texas. El Paso is closer to Santa Monica than it is to Orange, Texas (and Orange is closer to Jacksonville than it is to El Paso). But – within 20 miles either way – what number is on the easternmost I-10 mile marker in Texas? (Hint: it’s also the signed route number of the Nimitz Freeway between San Jose and Oakland.)

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880

What FX series, airing from 2013 to 2014 and starring Diane Kruger as an El Paso detective, sees its plot set in motion with the discovery of a body at, officially, the very end of Interstate 110?

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THE BRIDGE

There are actually five routes signed as Interstate 110, making it I-10’s most common auxiliary route number. One of the other four runs through what state capital city, whose capitol building is the tallest in the United States?

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Not surprisingly because of its southern location, I-10 serves as the endpoint for several north-south interstates. Which interstate highway that begins in Gary, Indiana ends at I-10 in southwestern Mobile, Alabama?

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INTERSTATE 65

The small town of Fort Hancock sits on the Texas-Mexico border off I-10 in west Texas. A postcard mailed from the town to Ellis Redding, then living in Maine, serves as a key moment in the final section of what 1994 Best Picture nominee?

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

At one point, a sign along I-10 West offers a bypass route involving Interstate 8 and State Route 85. Although the latter route is nine miles longer according to Google Maps and substantially more desolate, it does offer to save you a good deal of time (depending on the traffic) by almost completely avoiding what major metropolitan area of the southwestern United States?

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA

National parks can be difficult to get to, but exit 168 on I-10 in California is Cottonwood Springs Road, which taken north from the interstate leads almost immediately into what park, elevated from national monument to national park status in 1994?

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Lake City is the control city listed on the signs for I-10 West from I-95 in Jacksonville despite being a generally unremarkable small town of about 12,000 people. This is most likely for the same reason why Lake City dubs itself the “Gateway to Florida” – because just northwest of the city is the intersection between I-10 and what other interstate that does indeed go on to hit several important Florida cities on its way south?

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INTERSTATE 75

One of the widest highways in the world, the Katy Freeway includes as many as 26 lanes in some sections, when access roads, HOV, and toll lanes are taken into account. The freeway encompasses I-10 from the suburb of Katy to the downtown area of what city?

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HOUSTON, TEXAS

The last stretch of I-10 in Louisiana – between the intersection with I-12 in Slidell and the Mississippi state line – has been designated a “Memorial Parkway” for what man, a historian noted for his biographies of Eisenhower and Nixon, as well as his large body of work on World War II that led to him serving as the historical consultant on Saving Private Ryan?

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STEPHEN AMBROSE

In 2004, part of the Escambia Bay Bridge, which carries I-10, collapsed due to storm surge from Hurricane Ivan. The bridge is just to the east of what city, also home to the first Naval Air Station in the country, out of which the Blue Angels are based?

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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

Your smith received a speeding ticket on I-10 West in Texas in 2013. This might have seemed difficult to do as, until only a few months earlier, that stretch of highway had the highest posted speed limit in the country. Across almost all of West Texas, what is the posted speed limit on I-10?

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80 MPH