The Los Angeles Quiz

Answer these questions about the city of Los Angeles and its suburbs.
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Last updated: October 28, 2020
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What country established the settlement of Los Angeles in 1781?
Spain
What event did Los Angeles host in 1932 and 1984, and will again in 2028?
Summer Olympics
What city has the zip code 90210?
Beverly Hills
What county is located just south of Los Angeles County?
Orange County
What NFL team played in Los Angeles, left for Saint Louis, and then came back?
Los Angeles Rams
What boulevard is famous for its "strip" of nightclubs?
Sunset
What valley are Valley Girls from?
San Fernando
What beach area is known for canals and bodybuilders?
Venice Beach
What tar pits trapped thousands of prehistoric animals?
La Brea
What "quiet beach community" on the Pacific Coast Highway is famous for celebrity homes?
Malibu
Who was beaten by police in 1991, causing widespread riots the following year?
Rodney King
What observatory was featured in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause"?
Griffith Observatory
What Southern California burger chain offers "animal style" fries?
In-N-Out
What is the three letter airport code for Los Angeles International Airport?
LAX
In what L.A. suburb would you find Disneyland?
Anaheim
People from Paris are called Parisians. What do you call a person from Los Angeles?
Angeleno
What are embedded into the sidewalk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Stars
What city is the home town of Snoop Dogg and has a busy port?
Long Beach
What did the Hollywood sign originally say?
Hollywoodland
In what coastal city does I-10 terminate?
Santa Monica
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2013
Plowed through...helped that I lived in Manhattan Beach for 11 years
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Level 62
Jul 9, 2013
love the big lebowski reference
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Level 30
Jun 21, 2016
Not all of Beverly Hills is in 90210 and part of Los Angeles is in it....
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2017
The Chargers now fit the description of the NFL team that played in LA, left and then came back. Chargers played in LA their inaugural year.
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Level 70
Jul 26, 2017
Was just about to say that.
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Level ∞
Oct 27, 2017
Changed the question, thanks.
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Level 83
Oct 23, 2018
Maybe an even better clue would be what team started in Cleveland moved to Los Angeles left and eventually returned to Los Angeles. They are the only team to relocate as the current NFL champion.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
Except for Oakland, LA is the last place I'd return to.

Jack Kemp was the Chargers' quarterback in L.A.

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Level 46
Jul 27, 2017
Go Bruins!
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Level 75
Oct 23, 2018
Silicone Valley apparently not correct. Who knew?
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Level 81
Oct 23, 2018
That's quite a bit north from Los Angeles.
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Level 46
Oct 23, 2018
Woosh
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Level 63
Oct 23, 2018
He's making a joke about plastic surgery. Anyway the valley you are referring to that is up North is called Silicon (without the 'e') Valley.
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
I got it. It just wasn't a very good joke. San Jose is pretty far away from LA. Silicon Valley is well-known to be in San Jose. San Fernando Valley is well-known as home to the valley girls. And valley girls were not known for having plastic surgery. That's more something you'd see in Beverly Hills or on Rodeo Drive.
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Level 78
Oct 23, 2018
With all the plastic surgeons I'm guessing there is a lot of silicone there, but not in valleys.
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Valley Girls did not have plastic surgery. It was not a big deal yet. We hung out in the malls when they were new, all talk about clothing, makeup, and boys. Talked like most teenage girls do nowadays. "Like, for sure. Totally." "Gag me with a spoon." Moon Zappa recorded a song on this...early or mid 70s? My sister spoke exactly like that--eerie. I moved away and suddenly people noticed my speech. I dropped most of it bc you got no respect turning every statement into a question mark.
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Level 80
Oct 28, 2020
The song Valley Girl was released in 1982.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
Isn't it funny how your speech will change? I talked hippie-talk and it seemed completely natural. Then I stopped.
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
When I was a toddler I spoke with a strong southern accent probably because I watched a lot of the Dukes of Hazzard.
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Level 35
Oct 23, 2018
grew up in LA and Orange county. This was super easy except the hollywood sign one. I had no idea. I think most people who got it must have googled it. I mean other questions were a lot easier if you lived there and more people got some of those wrong.
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
The sign was in a movie a few years ago, maybe several. And documentaries and books about old Hollywood and old movie stars. There are stories about the sign, like someone bought the "O" in honor of Groucho Marx when they redid the sign. It originally marked a housing division built under it called "Hollywoodland."
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Level 43
Oct 24, 2018
"I think most people who got it must have googled it."

Wow. The ego-centrism is palpable. "I didn't know it THEREFORE no one else must have known it." Just, wow.

Keep your eyes open, you'll start seeing signs with "Hollywoodland" all over the place. Now you'll know why.

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Level 67
Oct 29, 2020
It's pretty common knowledge if you a bit interested in movie history.. I'd never heard of Los Angeles Rams, but I'm guessing it's a big football team..
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
If you don't know American football, you don't know.......American football.

I enjoy it but don't waste your time.

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Level 50
Oct 30, 2020
Helps if you're a movie trivia buff. I've known about the sign for years and without the help of Google
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2018
It helps that I've lived in this godforsaken place my whole life.
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Believe me, it's the best place in the world! I moved away after living there 45 yrs and learned how awful it is elsewhere. People from all over the world have contributed to a thriving diverse community with 100 things to do. People are smarter in California--all the colleges from the JCs to private schools for arts, fashion, technology, then the world-rated 30th best university. All the entertainment. The beaches. People think it's all entertainment industry, but there is a world class city there, independent of that, that rarely crosses its path. It just needs the representation in Congress it deserves by population, not 1/4, and it needs a transportation system!
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2020
Visited Los Angeles last winter and had a great time. It can be a beautiful city. I think part of the reason people are negative about it is that it used to be a lot better. There was probably no better place in the world to live from about 1920 to 1970 or so.
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Level 78
Oct 28, 2020
I visited and maybe I was in the wrong parts but I found it a dump. Rundown, too much traffic, only 3 metro lines, a few touristy streets. Some nice roads for driving and nice walks in the hills when it's not too smoggy.
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Level 83
Oct 29, 2020
"People are smarter in California" is debatable. If you'd have said "people in California think they are smarter than everyone else", then I could agree with you. (Gross generalizations, I know, but while the weather is admittedly great in LA, you couldn't pay me enough to live there.)
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2018
Do people actually use the term "Angeleno?" I've never heard it in my life, but I've also never been closer than San Francisco so it's quite possible I've just never encountered it.
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Yes, I heard the term all my life--local news mostly. But I'm old, can't speak for current usage. It was used in sports a lot...maybe because they were their constituency/fans?
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Level 58
Mar 29, 2019
I still use it. I'm pretty sure it's the standard local demonym -- if you google it you will pull up a lot of local news articles from the current year.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
Once you're in San Francisco, why go to L.A.?
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Level 48
Aug 5, 2019
I-10 doesn't terminate in Santa Monica, it starts there...
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Level 62
Dec 21, 2019
When did In N Out ever have anything called animal style fries? When we visited Orange County and first encountered In N Out there were only fries, no options, just fries. Lived in Silicon Valley for a while (nearly 20 years) and when In N Out finally reached there there were only fries, really really really good fries but no options involving anything but size of order. And very moreish burgers. Straightforward simple and always fresh hot off the grill.

I miss In N Out.

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Level 58
Sep 16, 2020
It’s on the secret menu.
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Level 71
Oct 29, 2020
Ask for animal style fries next time you go. You won't regret it.
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Level 50
Oct 30, 2020
Google "in-n-out secret menu" and I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Level 65
Oct 29, 2020
I think an important distinction is that Rodney King's beating did not cause the riots. It was the acquittal of the officers at trial that caused the riots. People could live with knowing there were a few violent police officers out there. They flipped out when they learned that there on consequences for being a violent police officer.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2020
Riots, schmiots. Half of the cities in America are burning.
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Level 28
Oct 29, 2020
Long Beach is not part of LA, why is it on here?
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Level 49
Oct 29, 2020
I feel so badly for anybody who didn't know the In-N-Out clue because that most likely means you haven't been to one. In-N-Out is the best.
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Level 83
Oct 29, 2020
I got the answer right, because I've heard people reference the chain, but I've never been to one. What's so fab about it?
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
nothing. Very likely the most overrated fast food chain in existence.
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Level 50
Oct 30, 2020
It's California comfort food. Try convincing the Whataburger fanboys that In-n-out is better
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Level 28
Oct 30, 2020
I-10 also terminates in the coastal city of Jacksonville…
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Level 46
Oct 31, 2020
Super easy. Go Bruins!
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Level 55
Nov 1, 2020
Ah, no that was the chief of police of Malibu. A real reactionary.