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2013 Convention News
Seattle, February 12–15

The Amazing Seattle Quiz

By Fred Provenzano

See how much you know about the beautiful and fascinating site of our NASP 2013 Annual Convention!

  1. Perennially cited as one of America's Most Livable Cities, which of the following are some of the notable records Seattle holds?
    1. The world's longest floating bridge.
    2. The longest continuously operated farmer's market in the United States.
    3. The first Beatles record broadcast on radio in the United States.
    4. The first gas station.
    5. The first bicycle-mounted police patrols.
    6. The largest man-made island in the world.
    7. More people who ride bikes to work than any other major city in the United States.
    8. More pleasure boats per capita than any other city in the United States.
  2. Which of the following records does Seattle not hold?
    1. Most coffee consumed per capita of any major city in the United States.
    2. Most sunglasses purchased per capita of any city in the United States.
    3. Location of the first general workers' strike in the United States.
    4. Most literate city in the United States.
    5. Highest percentage of residents with college degrees or higher.
    6. More houseboats than any city out-side of Asia.
    7. More glass blowers than any city in the world.
    8. First U.S. city to have a female mayor.
  3. The State of Washington also holds some firsts. Which of the following are among them?
    1. The largest “navy” of any state.
    2. The first soft-serve ice cream ma-chine.
    3. The first Father's Day.
    4. The most glaciers of any state in the continental United States.
    5. The world's largest building.
    6. The first (and only) state named after a president.
    7. The only state with two female senators and a female governor.
    8. First state to have an Asian American governor.
  4. Which of the following museums is not located in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area (may be more than one?)
    1. The Toaster Museum.
    2. The Klondike Gold Rush National Park.
    3. The Science Fiction Museum.
    4. The Bellevue Doll Museum.
    5. The Experience Music Project.
    6. The Museum of Flight.
    7. The LeMay Auto Museum.
    8. The Glass Museum.
  5. Which of these U.S. cities have at least a 5” higher annual rainfall than Seattle?
    1. Atlanta, GA.
    2. Orlando, FL.
    3. New York City, NY.
    4. Richmond, VA.
    5. Portland, OR.
    6. Louisville, KY.
    7. San Diego, CA.
  6. Although many people associate Starbucks with Seattle, which of these liquid refreshments should be associated with the Emerald City?
    1. Coffee.
    2. Wine.
    3. Microbrews.
    4. Water.
  7. Washington is associated with apples. growing 60% of the nation's crop. But Washington also holds recent U.S. records for growing the most of which of these crops?
    1. Pears.
    2. Sweet cherries.
    3. Hops.
    4. Mint.
    5. Potatoes.
    6. Red raspberries.
  8. Seattle is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair this year. Which of the following facts about that iconic fair are true?
    1. It was the first post-WWII World's Fair in the United States.
    2. President Kennedy opened the fair by phone.
    3. Seattle is the smallest U.S. city to host a world's fair.
    4. The restaurant at the top of the Space Needle was the world's first rotating restaurant. It is powered by a 1.5 horsepower motor.
    5. A movie was filmed at the fair, star-ring Elvis Presley.
    6. President Kennedy was scheduled to close the fair in person, but canceled due to a cold.
  9. Seattle and Rome share several characteristics. Which ones?
    1. Both were built on seven hills (but one of Seattle's washed away).
    2. The present city is built over the ruins of the former city that burned down.
    3. Both are known for great food!
    4. The Pope has a residence in the city.
    5. Both cities have hosted a World's Fair.
  10. If, by chance you should need medical assistance, Seattle is a pretty good place to be. Why?
    1. Seattle was where the 911 medical emergency response system began.
    2. There are more hospital beds per capita in Seattle than in any other U.S. state.
    3. More people know CPR per capita in Seattle than in any other major U.S. city.
    4. The University of Washington's Medical School has the highest-ranked emergency medicine program in the United States.
  11. Extra-Credit question: Before Meg Ryan accepted the role of the leading actress in Sleepless in Seattle, who turned it down?
    1. Goldie Hawn.
    2. Michelle Pfeiffer.
    3. Kim Basinger.
    4. Julia Roberts.

I'm out of space, but there's so much more! I hope you had fun with this, and have even more when you come to Seattle for the NASP convention!


When not working as a psychologist in private practice in Seattle and as a member of the school psychology faculty at the University of Washington, Fred Provenzano is an avid history buff and a tireless promotor of Seattle and the Northwest.