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Philadelphia Trivia

Are you a Philly Phanatic? Answer these Philadelphia trivia questions.
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Last updated: August 19, 2016
First submittedJuly 1, 2013
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What rapper turned actor was "born and raised" in West Philadelphia?
Will Smith
What Philadelphia resident invented the lightning rod and bifocals?
Benjamin Franklin
Who is Philadelphia's most famous fictional boxer?
Rocky Balboa
What river separates Philadelphia and New Jersey?
Delaware River
What is Philadelphia's most well-known nickname?
City of Brotherly Love
Who founded Philadelphia?
William Penn
In what building did the Continental Congress meet? (modern name)
Independence Hall
What cracked bell was once located in the steeple of the above building?
Liberty Bell
What is the Philly equivalent to "Y'all" or "You guys"?
Yous
What is Philly's best-selling newspaper?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
What are Philadelphia's major pro sports teams?
Phillies
Flyers
76ers
Eagles
What is Philadelphia's biggest company by market capitalization, and also the most-hated?
Comcast
What harmonizing R&B group sang "Motownphilly"?
Boyz II Men
What Philadelphia resident made the first American flag?
Betsy Ross
The owl is the mascot of what Philadelphia university?
Temple
In what part of town does "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" take place?
South Philly
What Philadelphia sandwich is made with thinly cut steak, onions and cheese on a hoagie?
Philly Cheesesteak
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level 44
Aug 14, 2013
I knew more about Philly than I thought. And I learned a few things, like how we can all blame Philadelphia for Comcast.
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level 49
Aug 14, 2013
Philly native. I hoped to get 100% in less than a minute and I did!
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level 66
Aug 14, 2013
Yeah 20/20, I guess one of the perks of growing up here for my whole life so far.
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level 83
Aug 14, 2013
Unfortunately, the only one. (snicker snicker) - Pittsburgh native here.
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level 7
May 25, 2018
19/20, didn't get Penn. Smh
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level 71
Aug 14, 2013
Totally spaced on William Penn. Contemplated trying Phil A. Delphia
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level 57
Aug 14, 2013
Philly!
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level 37
Aug 14, 2013
As a huge Sunny fan, I cannot believe I missed that South Philly question. AND I LIVE HERE!
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level 7
May 25, 2018
Never saw Sunny, lived here my whole life, and missed the Penn one.
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level 60
Aug 14, 2013
The first Continental Congress first met in Carpenters' Hall, September-October 1774.
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level 43
Aug 15, 2013
Good quiz. Got 16 out of 20. Not terrible considering i don't live in P.A.
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level 83
Sep 24, 2014
In the end, was just missing one sports team. Already had hockey, football and basketball taken care of, so it's probably baseball... what would Philadelphia's team be? *facepalm
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level 26
Apr 7, 2015
"Its always Sunny..." was based on Paddy's Pub right? That is in Center City, more specifically Old City. Nowhere near South Philly. Trust me I've driven past the place 10000 times
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level ∞
Apr 8, 2015
http://itsalwayssunny.wikia.com/wiki/Paddy%27s_Pub
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level 63
Apr 14, 2016
Paddy's Pub is a fictional place.
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
nope its supposed to be in South Philly.
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level 63
Apr 14, 2016
Everything I know about Philadelphia comes from Always Sunny. Surprisingly very little of this stuff is ever mentioned. The only equivalents of "you guys" I could think of were things like "Jabronis" and "bro".
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level 49
Feb 24, 2018
lol its yous guys.. a philly local kinda thing, I lived outside of Philly, but I knew them all comcast took me a few to figure out but I was like oh I know haha
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level 70
Dec 6, 2016
Yo, youse guys. Let's head 'on downnashore, but stop at WaWa on the way for a hoagie.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2016
Should accept alternate spellings like youz - its something that's said, but not frequently printed.
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level 45
Dec 6, 2016
nothing about the roots?? aww
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level 67
Dec 6, 2016
Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Griscom Ross) was the seamstress that put together the Original American Flag. The flag was designed by Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey, He was a lawyer, author, artist, member of the Second Continental Congress, the first native American composer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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level 65
Dec 6, 2016
Native American composer as in he was a Native American? Or "native" "American" as in born in the future United States? His name and resume just do not sound right for a native American of the period.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2016
Anyone addressed as a 'native' of any land or place means that they were born in that land or place. ,,,,,,,,,,, As in " A native New Yorker"
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level 38
Nov 2, 2017
Notice the "native American", as opposed to "Native American"? - That should have clued you in to what he was.
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level 37
Jul 18, 2018
We can also thank Francis Hopkinson for the reason why congress is a paid position.
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level 58
Dec 7, 2016
I immediately knew the Comcast answer when I saw the phrase "most hated."
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level 64
Dec 7, 2016
Are the 76ers really a "major" sports team? "Marginal" seems more appropriate...
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level 38
Nov 2, 2017
It's amazing that in a quiz almost entirely made p of real people and events, you would ignore the real boxing great, Joe Frazier, for the fictional Rocky Balboa .
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level 62
Jan 5, 2018
Lived in Philly for 10 years. Great town (except for Comcast)!
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level 7
May 25, 2018
I have lived here all my life (I'm 23), and Fios is much better than Comcast. lol