Rust Belt Cities Map Quiz

Click the names of each city located in the American Region known as the "Rust Belt".
The Rust Belt is an area characterised by industrial decline, urban decay and population loss
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Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: March 25, 2020
First submittedMarch 24, 2020
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Akron
Buffalo
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dayton
Detroit
Flint
Milwaukee
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
Toledo
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Level 65
Mar 24, 2020
Rust Belt - Wikipedia in case you want to read more.
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Level 60
Apr 14, 2020
Fun quiz, thanks, but I think there is too much time here. While it is always fun to get them all, a little pressure to pick more quickly can make it more fun. Thanks!
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Level 46
Mar 25, 2020
Great quiz idea!
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2020
Cheers! :)
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2020
Good Quiz! Too much time though.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2020
Thanks for playing. I'm generous for time on these kinds of quizzes, as I think they're better played at a leisurely pace.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2020
Fun, thanks! Just curious, what was your criteria for choosing which cities would appear in the quiz? I'd love to see a version with additional city dots to guess.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
I only added cities that were both large in size, and with some kind of population decrease (usually starting in the 80's). I also double-checked each city by searching the term "rust-belt" on the Wikipedia article for each city. This ruled out cities like Rochester and Indianapolis. I also forgot to add Columbus, but it doesn't bother me considering Ohio has so many cities already.
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2020
Youngstown, OH would make sense as an addition. But also fine as is.
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Level 82
Apr 14, 2020
Without a doubt it's Youngstown if you're looking for the quintessential rust belt town. It's Flint sans the fame.
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Level 26
Apr 19, 2020
The lack of Columbus had me confused, especially since one of the other cities is where I thought it should be, and because it's much bigger than Akron and Dayton...
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Level 71
Apr 14, 2020
Please add Erie. It’s probably the most quintessential Rust Belt town out there!
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Level 82
Apr 14, 2020
Really like the quiz. One suggestion or and idea for an additional quiz. Maybe cities that at some point in he 20th century were among the 50 or 100 most populated but no longer are on the list. We have enough quizzes with Chicago and Pittsburgh on a map and not enough with Rochester, Youngstown, Syracuse, Canton, Fort Wayne, Gary, Decatur and Racine. If you've ever been to Rochester it's almost eerie how empty it is.
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Level 60
Apr 14, 2020
Ahhh I'm a sucker for city quizzes, this is really well done :)
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Level 51
Apr 14, 2020
Funny how Ohio contains 5/12 of the cities...
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Level 55
Apr 14, 2020
who would want to live in a place called the rust belt?
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Level 71
Apr 14, 2020
Hey, it’s still better than the Bible Belt!
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Level 64
Apr 14, 2020
Nobody, that's the point of the name. It was popularized to capture the nature of the industrial decline and concomitant population loss that much of this region suffered when the factories that provided much of the region's jobs closed down.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2020
I wouldn't say nobody. These cities still have sizeable populations, even though they've lost many of their manufacturing businesses.
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2020
Erie??
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2020
Seems there are a lot more cities that could be added. In addition to those already mentioned: Weirton, Wheeling, South Bend, Hammond, Saginaw. Would be great to see the formerly important, now mostly overlooked places get a mention alongside the big iconic cities.
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Level 55
Apr 24, 2020
I found a similar quiz like this on [LINK REDACTED BY QUIZMASTER]
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Level ∞
Apr 24, 2020
That's an obvious copy of our quiz. Brutal. It wouldn't be the first time it has happened, and it won't be the last.