California Roads by RaiaB

Champion(s):

Tablesaw
It's the Saw of the Table!


Runner(s)-Up:

BarkerC
"We fight for better days."


Quiz Description

Roads, cars, trains, pop culture, etc. I'll be generous regarding spelling. This is the first quiz I've posted here; I welcome all comments and criticisms.

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Questions:

If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that's the best. WHICH CALIFORNIA CITY is listed last among the several cities and towns named in the song "Route 66?"

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San Bernardino

Father Junipero Serra established a series of Catholic missions along the coast of California connected by THIS ROAD, which partially shares its name with a vehicle referred to by Eazy-E in "Boyz-N-The-Hood." (The original name, not highway number, please.)

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El Camino Real

"The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" drives real fast and she drives real hard along WHICH THOROUGHFARE, according to the 1964 song by Jan and Dean?

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Colorado Blvd.

In English grammar, WHICH DETERMINER might a Southern Californian use when referring to highway numbers when a Northern Californian generally would not?

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"the" / the definite article

The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads met at Promontory Summit, Utah in May 1869, creating the first transcontinental railroad. WHICH CALIFORNIA CITY was the western terminus of the Central Pacific when the Golden Spike was driven on May 10?

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Sacramento

An alley a half a block away from the corner of Bush and Stockton streets in San Francisco has been named for WHICH AUTHOR, whose character Miles Archer was shot near that intersection in print (1929-30) and on film (1941)?

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Dashiell Hammett (in "The Maltese Falcon")

WHAT IS THE NAME given to a particular stretch of a thoroughfare from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean, the part which passes through West Hollywood? This stretch had a TV show named after it in the 50's-60's, and its many night spots make it prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi.

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(the) Sunset Strip

The road pictured below leads to a state park at WHICH HISTORIC LOCATION, the birthplace of the 49'er gold rush? (It actually started in 1848, and the assertion of the bottom sign is inaccurate) https://flic.kr/p/A3keH3 (edited at 7:13 am, November 12, 2015 (EST))

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Sutter's Mill / Coloma, CA / American River

In Sheryl Crow's breakout 1994 hit "All I Wanna Do," she sings that all she wants to do is have some fun "until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard." WHAT BRAND OF BEER is her barfly friend Billy drinking, according to the lyrics?

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Bud(weiser)

WHAT IS THE NAME of the transportation system proposed by Elon Musk (of Tesla and SpaceX fame) which would allow for high speed trips between San Francisco and LA through (I'm oversimplifying here) pneumatic tubes running mostly parallel to Interstate 5?

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Hyperloop

The name of THIS ROAD comes alphabetically last according to the US Board on Geographic Names (that's a thing, apparently.) The road intersects Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert between LA and Las Vegas. The road gave its name to two low budget films that were coincidentally both released in Februrary 2006.

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Zzyzx Road

The largest loss of life in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area occurred during the collapse of a double-decker portion of the Cypress Freeway in Oakland. The quake happened just before the start of Game 3 of the World Series between WHICH TWO BASEBALL TEAMS?

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SF Giants, Oakland A's