Interstate 90 by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

KaufmanK


Runner(s)-Up:

BarkerC
"We fight for better days."


Quiz Description

Ask and ye shall receive.

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1 KaufmanK 408 98 15
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2 BarkerC 405 96 15
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3 WangS 371 94 15
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4 MBlumenfeld 370 91 15
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5 GiaquintoM 358 89 15
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6 Matto 351 87 00
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7 HightB 348 84 00
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8 WeikleB 347 82 15
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10 BlakeSM 337 77 15
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11 DougB 335 75 15
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14 GrahamJ 317 68 15
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15 FryedBetaKappa 316 66 15
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16 Jon 304 63 15
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Questions:

I-90 passes through two state capitals and ends in a third. Name ALL THREE capital cities.

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ALBANY, NEW YORK; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS; MADISON, WISCONSIN

Just after mile marker 279 in Montana, I-90 crosses the Madison River; about 1.5 miles northwest of that, it crosses the Jefferson River. If one were to get off at exit 278, it would only take about five minutes to drive to the point a couple miles north of the interstate where the Madison and Jefferson converge to form what other river?

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MISSOURI RIVER

Just outside downtown Cleveland, I-90 features an abrupt 90-degree turn directly south of Burke Lakefront Airport where the advisory speed drops all the way to 35 miles per hour. Despite various signage and rumble strips, the high frequency of crashes on this section of the highway has earned it what nickname – hardly unique to Cleveland and probably more notable for its association with a song describing a street race on Sunset Boulevard?

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DEAD MAN'S CURVE

Across much of the Midwest, I-90 is not the northernmost even-numbered interstate. However, it holds that distinction in the Northeast, as well as to the west of what city, the largest in Montana, where I-94 reaches its western terminus?

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BILLINGS

A sign on westbound I-90 in the town of Becket, Massachusetts states that the next highest elevation on I-90 is in Oacoma, South Dakota. That’s not actually true, as pointed out in a 2014 Slate piece, but it’s still a fun highway sign. This sign, at a mere 1,724 feet of elevation, is located within what subrange of the Appalachian Mountains that runs across western Massachusetts?

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BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS

The tolled section of I-90 between O’Hare Airport and the Wisconsin border was once known simply as the Northwest Tollway, but is today officially named for what woman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 and a co-founder of both the ACLU and Hull House?

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JANE ADDAMS

Not only is Interstate 90 one of the few interstate highways to have all nine possible auxiliary route numbers in use, it has the highest-numbered interstate in the country as one of its auxiliaries: Interstate 990. I-990 is part of a commuter connection to the town of Lockport in the northeast suburbs of what eastern US city?

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK

In “The Lost Continent,” Bill Bryson described this location as “an awful place, one of the world’s worst tourist traps, but I loved it and I won’t have a word said against it.” What roadside attraction, which astonishingly draws some two million visitors a year, first gained fame offering free ice water to travelers on their way to Mount Rushmore?

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WALL DRUG STORE

At its eastern end, I-90 passes through a tunnel named for a Hall of Fame baseball player shortly before it terminates. At its western end, one of the off-ramps from I-90 will feed drivers onto a street named for another baseball player who received 58.6% of the HOF vote in 2017 but has yet to make it. Name BOTH of these players, both of whom played their entire careers in their respective cities, who combined for 4,901 Major League hits.

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TED WILLIAMS and EDGAR MARTINEZ

It was only on September 15, 1991 that a freeway viaduct around the town of Wallace moved Interstate 90 off of surface streets, finally putting an end to the last stoplight still in use on a transcontinental interstate. Wallace is located in what state, one of only two in which I-90 runs for a distance of less than 100 miles, also home to the most northerly point on I-90, in the town of Post Falls?

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IDAHO

Although Exit 31 on the New York State Thruway leads from I-90 to its auxiliary route I-790, there is no direct connection between the two, and one must take local streets to reach 790. This unusual interchange is located in what city, named for a former Phoenician port in North Africa, where the local dialect definitely does NOT include calling hamburgers “steamed hams?”

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UTICA

By my count, across the entire length of I-90 only four major north-south interstates have their northern endpoints at the highway. One is I-25 in Wyoming; another is I-65 in Indiana. Name EITHER of the other two, one of which has its southern endpoint at Louisville, Kentucky, the other of which has its southern endpoint just south of Columbia, South Carolina, but whose northern endpoints are within five miles of each other along I-90.

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INTERSTATE 71 and INTERSTATE 77