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U.S. Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions
Can you name the city based off a description from its Wikipedia article?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Some descriptions edited slightly
Last updated: January 7, 2019
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The busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines
Nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet)
Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England
The location of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, when Al Capone
sent men to gun down members of a rival gang
The number one beer producing city in the world for many years
The most remote city of its size in the world
Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, its population has declined
by more than 60 percent
It stands on the Rio Grande across the Mexico-United States border from Ciudad Juárez
Named after King Louis XVI of France
The second-largest music production center (after New York) in the United States
Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers
The largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea
The most famous historic resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in the city from 1837 until 1861
In 1770, the city's 11,000 inhabitants - half slaves - made it the 4th-largest port after
Boston, New York, and Philadelphia
Famous residents have included writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass,
Ogden Nash, and H. L. Mencken
Almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea
The largest city within the greater Mojave Desert
An important city in U.S. presidential politics; as the state's capital, it is the site of the first
caucuses of the presidential primary cycle
Known for its cool summers, fog, and steep rolling hills
The cultural center of the Valley of the Sun
Jan 9, 2019
Phoenix and cultural center in the same sentence?
Jan 31, 2019
shocking, I know.
Aug 22, 2019
The greater Phoenix area has quite a respectable roster of museums, a large and growing fine arts scene, and is a hub for Native and Latin American culture as well. It's not Chicago or New York, but if you're into the arts, there's a respectable scene.
Jan 10, 2019
I understand the qualifier that the answers are based on the Wiki descriptions, but it seems that the "most remote" question could describe a lot of different cities depending on the actual size limits.
Jan 16, 2019
It's hard to be more remote than Honolulu. I was trying western cities, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne...then it dawned on me...duh...it HAS to be Honolulu.
Mar 28, 2019
I should be used to this, but it still catches me. Whenever "Pittsburgh" is an answer, it is accepted before the "h" is entered causing said "h'" to be left hanging as the beginning of the next answer.
Mar 28, 2019
What does that Dallas question even mean?
Mar 28, 2019
In the order of biggest cities in the US, Dallas is the first one you can't make it out to sea in a boat via waterways (rivers, tributaries, lakes, etc).
Ex: in St Louis, you could ride the Mississippi River south to the Gulf. In Buffalo, you could take the Erie Canal and then the Hudson River out to the Atlantic.
The so-called Trinity "River" in Dallas is basically a creek in the middle of a flood plain. Most days, you'd have trouble riding an inner tube let alone actually travel in a proper watercraft.
Mar 28, 2019
Easy. Had to guess a couple for Charleston. I would have thought New Orleans or Baltimore would be bigger and I also guessed Norfolk.
Mar 28, 2019
I feel like this quiz is a lot easier than the results suggested. I expected to see every answer in the 80%-100% range. Maybe there are just a lot of non-Americans here.
Feb 13, 2020
Well I knew 4 so that balances things a bit. Though 1 or 2 other ones seemed familiar after reading the answers. For a non american it was indeed tough. I know óf many cities (a lot more than compared to other countries even in europe or our direct neighbours) but not a big deal abóut them.
Feb 12, 2020
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