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Seattle Trivia Quiz

Based on the clues, name these facts about the Seattle area.
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First submittedAugust 11, 2010
Last updatedAugust 30, 2018
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Most famous landmark
The Space Needle
Event for which the above was built
1962 World's Fair
Huge volcano visible from the city
Mount Rainier
Oceanic sound on which Seattle is located
Puget Sound
Airline based in Seattle
Alaska Airlines
What gets thrown at Pike Place market
Fish
What you'll see at the Chihuly museum
Glass
Two richest people in the world
(as of August 2018)
Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates
Aircraft company founded in Seattle
Boeing
Rapper who goes to thrift shops
Macklemore
County that Seattle is within
King
Seattle is famous for this - but gets less
than New York, Boston, or Houston
Rain
Two nearest major cities to Seattle
Portland
Vancouver
Mountain ranges visible from Seattle
Olympic Mountains
Cascades
Pro sports teams
Baseball
Mariners
Football
Seahawks
Soccer
Sounders
 
 
Famous 1990s grunge bands
Layne Staley
Alice in Chains
Kurt Cobain
Nirvana
Eddie Vedder
Pearl Jam
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden
 
 
Most famous TV shows
set in Seattle
Kelsey Grammer
Frasier
Patrick Dempsey
Grey's Anatomy
 
 
Biggest companies based
in the Seattle area
Retail
Amazon.com
Retail
Costco
Software
Microsoft
Beverage
Starbucks
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level 74
Aug 15, 2013
Should accept Mt. Baker for the volcano as it is frequently visible from Seattle as well, plus Jet City for nickname.
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level 63
Aug 19, 2013
Alaska Airlines?! Ugh, talk about false advertising. ;-)
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level 58
Nov 18, 2015
No kidding, right?
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level 82
May 25, 2014
Based any knowledge mainly on Fifty Shades of Grey :P
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level 79
Jun 1, 2015
Most famous grunge bands is a bit vague. Could include Hole or Foo Fighters or others. Still, fun quiz.
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
Added the lead singer as a clue.
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level 76
Jan 23, 2016
I now know about a dozen WRONG ways to spell "Rainier!"
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level 73
Jul 10, 2016
A great shame Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine does not get a mention in this quiz.
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level 73
Apr 12, 2017
About rain – it seems it's similar to London. It doesn't rain so much as the stereotype says, but it rains often and if it doesn't, it's often cloudy. Averages from Wikipedia:
Seattle: 950mm, 152 days with precipitations, 2170
NYC: 1270mm. 122 days, 2535h
Boston: 1110mm, 126 days, 2633h
Houston: 1260mm, 104 days, 2578h

London: 600mm, 110 days, 1632h
Bern: 1060mm, 124 days, 1682 h
Ljubljana: 1360mm, 153 days, 1974h
Podgorica: 1660mm, 122 days, 2473h
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level 73
Jun 26, 2017
h = hours of sun
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level 56
Jun 26, 2017
very cool to see. cool and cloudy.
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level 77
Apr 14, 2017
Rainier gives away rain. Also, it's pretty sad not to see Jimi in here :/.
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level 30
Jul 22, 2017
Word is, Jimi didn't like Seattle.
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level 75
Feb 5, 2019
He spent way more time in Vancouver, hanging with his grandmother in the Hogan Alley neighbourhood.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Wow I didn't know Houston got so many rain.
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level 66
Jun 26, 2017
Tacoma and Bellevue for major cities. >.>
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level 61
Jun 26, 2017
Quizmaster, for a TV show whose title character is female, you chose a male actor who moreover was not part of the complete series run. You picked rightly the actor playing the title character of the other TV show (Sorry those trying to cheat from the comments!), so I cannot imagine any reason not to list Ellen Pompeo but the patriarchy.
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level 60
Jun 26, 2017
Your point is a fair one, although I would point out that Patrick Dempsey has become more of a star in his own right than Ellen Pompeo (whose name I had to look up). Dempsey certainly isn't a superstar, but he does show up in a lot of mainstream movies. The only movie I can think of with Ellen Pompeo is Old School. So if you're trying to make the clue more accessible to the general public, you might pick the most famous actor from the show (although that's actually probably Catherine Heigl anyway). This is all very unscientific of course, but I could imagine someone picking Patrick Dempsey over Ellen Pompeo because Dempsey is generally a more recognized name...but then, why not pick Heigl? Who knows.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2017
Apparently they haven't been there since 2008 but I'm still sure more people know the Supersonics than the Sounders. I haven't been in the States in a long time... are people acting like soccer is a real sport now?
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level 63
Jun 29, 2017
No.
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level 43
Sep 22, 2017
Should accept Salmon for fish since it always is...
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level 75
Feb 5, 2019
Good one. Any chance you can accept Expo for World's Fair? It's a commonly accepted short form (from World Exposition).
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level 65
Apr 26, 2019
Interesting only 12% got Costco. Must just be a North American thing!
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level 38
Jul 6, 2019
What defines a major city?
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level 38
Jul 6, 2019
For example, why doesn't Tacoma work?
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level 69
Aug 23, 2019
Patrick Dempsey has been gone from GA for a little while. How about Ellen Pompeo? Tried to put in Seattle Storm for professional sports team . . . have they moved or maybe this quiz predates them?