Answers to the Bay Area Native Quiz
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 97 19:39:33 -0800
Subject: Answers to the Bay Area Native Quiz
[Here are the answers culled from those suggested by several helpful
Fun_People. Thanks to Karen A. Skanderson, Mark James, Stephen Nelson,
Charles Branch, & Cindy Fressola. -psl]
1) Complete the following phrase:
Dublin, Berkeley, San Lorenzo, Cupertino, __________
=== San Jose - it's the jingle from a camera store. named "Denevi."
=== Dublin, Berkeley, San Lorenzo, Cupertino, San Jose ...
2) Name the five bridges that cross San Francisco Bay.
Extra credit: put them in order from north to south.
=== Bay Bridge, Richmond/San Rafael, Golden Gate, San Mateo ???
=== Most people forget the Vallejo/Carcinas bridge
=== Re question #2. There are only four bridges that cross San
=== Francisco Bay (from North to South - Golden Gate, Bay, San Mateo
=== and Dumbarton). I assume the fifth bridge referred to is the
=== Richmond-San Rafael Bridge - which crosses San Pablo Bay.)
=== There are only four bridges across San Francisco Bay: (from north to
=== south) the two spans of the Bay Bridge, San Mateo Bridge, Dumbarton
=== Bridge and an unnamed railroad tressle. Or are you trying to be
=== EXTREMELY cute by calling the two spans of the Bay Bridge separate
=== bridges? Other local bridges are Benicia Bridge (highway) and Benicia
=== Bridge (railroad) across Suisun Bay, Carquinez Bridge across Carquinez
=== Straits, Richardson Bay Bridge across Richardson Bay, Richmond-San
=== Rafael Bridge across San Pablo Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge across
=== the Golden Gate.
[It sounds like we don't have complete agreement over the boundaries of the
San Fransisco Bay, huh? -psl]
Extra extra credit: explain how to get across the Golden Gate
Bridge during rush hour in less than an hour.
=== Walk across
[Some people claim this question is unfair because it discriminates against
3) Complete the following phrase: 2400 Mission, top of the hill, _____
=== Daly City. Another commercial jingle (but nobody remembers what for)
4) You're at a San Francisco Spiders hockey game at the Cow Palace. A woman
comes out to sing the Star Spangled Banner wearing a huge hat with
a model of the entire financial district, including the TransAmerica
building, on top of it. Your response is:
=== c) "Hey, Beach Blanket Babylon!" Steve Silver's masterpeice
5) What does a dog do when you say 'KOFY?'
=== It barks. It's KOFY tv's station id. They show someone's dog with its
=== name, announce the station and it barks.
6) Which of the following is your typical response to an earthquake?
=== c) "Earthquake? We had an earthquake today? I didn't feel it."
=== (especially up here in the North Bay)
7) Match up the following people with the phrases/shows they're associated
=== a) Bob Wilkins - Creature Feature
=== b) Pat McCormick - Dialing for Dollars
=== c) Herb Caen - Baghdad by the Bay
=== d) Dr. Donald D. Rose - Sacratomato
=== Watched a&b for years, still mourning the loss of c, and DD Rose was
=== the most annoying DJ on the planet in the late 70s early 80s.
8) If someone asked you how to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles,
=== a) Get onto 101 south and take it all the way.
=== b) Take 80 east to 580 east to 5 south, then take it all the way.
=== c) Los Angeles? Why do you want to go to Los Angeles?
9) Which of the following is NOT, repeat NOT, a valid name for a Bay Area
sports stadium, and I don't care how much money they paid?
=== d) 3Com Park
=== As a 49er season ticket holder, I refuse to utter the phrase. Will is
=== soon become 3Com/US Robotics park? I can see the new logo now, a
=== football playing robot - ACK!!!
=== d) OF COURSE. I was absolutely APPALLED to hear that name when I moved
=== back here two years ago. I may not be a sports fan, but I know right
=== from wrong.
10) The word "Frisco" is:
=== b) A really annoying shortening of "San Francisco," no doubt
=== started by Southern Californians who can't say words
=== longer than two syllables.
=== b) This probably shows me up as a transplant, if none of my other
=== answers did.
=== d) Beats me. Never heard the word before in my life.
[Denial, my favorite... -psl]
=== Frisco is the name of a hamlet north of Plano, Texas. The Frisco
=== Wildcats play fu'ba'' every Friday night during the Fall in 3Com Park
=== at the corner of 1st and Armadillo. No other occurrances of the names
=== "Frisco" or "3Com Park" are recognized. Please go away.
11) The little man is on the edge of the chair, clapping wildly; ...
=== The Examiner Pink Section movie reviewer.
=== MOVIE REVIEWS IN THE PINK SECTION (of the SF Chronicle, of course).
12) In referring to a general region of the Bay Area, which of the
following terms is never used? What is that area called instead?
=== b) West Bay
=== I believe you'd be in the ocean..
=== b)WEST BAY ----- SAN FRANCISCO, OR "THE CITY"
13) ... Which ... is another city that BART doesn't currently serve?
=== d) San Jose
14) Which of the following would you be likely to see people wearing at
Bay to Breakers?
a) running shorts
b) an Elvis costume
c) a fancy ball gown
d) a fancy ball gown worn by a male
f) all of the above
=== As a regular participant, I'd have to go with F. My personal fave is
=== the group of people who dress as salmon every year and run the race
=== from finish to start.
=== F) THIS IS A QUESTION???
[For those keeping score, I had no idea about #1, #3, #5, and part of #7...
when I lived in the Bay Area I just listened to public radio but I did see
a lot of movies (#11) -psl]
© 1997 Peter Langston