So, do you think you know all there is to know about Cincinnati? Let’s find out!
Here’s a Cincinnati quiz for you. At the bottom of the quiz, we’ll provide the right answers for each question in case there are a few you can’t figure out.
Here we go . . .
1) Cincinnati was founded in 1788 but we weren’t always known as Cincinnati. What was our city’s first name? Was it. . .
c. New York?
2) According to FBI crime statistics, Cincinnati is. . .
c. 16th most dangerous city in the United States.
d. 10th most laughable city in the world.
3) Findley Market is. . .
a. A place to buy fruit that is almost rotten.
b. Just another store downtown that has closed.
c. Ohio’s oldest continuously-operated public market.
4) We all know Cincinnati is famous for chili, but there’s another food that’s popular here. Is it. . .
a. Fried bed bugs?
b. Road kill pizza?
5) On April 1, 1853, The Cincinnati Fire Department became. . .
a. Overrun with bed bugs.
b. The first full-time paid fire department in the United States.
c. Am April fool joke.
6) The most popular gathering place downtown for many events is. . .
a. Madonna’s Bar & Grill on Seventh Street.
b. Washington Park.
c. Blue Ash.
d. Fountain Square.
7) The current Mayor of Cincinnati is. . .
a. Santa Claus.
b. Mark Mallory.
c. Roger Ach.
d. We don’t have a mayor.
8. Cincinnati is also known as “The Queen City.” This came about, because. . .
a. A lot of gay people live here.
b. Most of the bed bugs that live here are female.
c. A poem called “Catawba Wine,” written by Longfellow, called Cincinnati “the queen of the west.”
9) Cincinnati’s Proctor & Gamble first became famous for. . .
a. Tide detergent.
b. Cincinnati douche spray.
c. Little Kings Beer.
d. Ivory Soap.
10) Cincinnati’s only remaining daily newspaper is. . .
a. The New York Times.
c. The Cincinnati Enquirer.
11) In 1869, the Cincinnati Reds. . .
a. Recruited a young player named Pete Rose.
b. Started to win a few games.
c. Hired Marty Brennaman as their announcer.
d. Became the first professional baseball team in the country.
12) In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Cincinnati as tenth in a list of. . .
a. Cities with the most bed bugs.
b. Places where even space aliens don’t want to visit.
c. Places where Roger Ach will approach you with an investment opportunity.
d. One of America’s most hard-drinking cities.
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So, how did you do? Here are the correct answers to the questions above. . .
1) d. 2) c. 3) c. 4) d. 5) b. 6) d. 7) b. 8. – c. 9) d. 10) c. 11) d. 12) d.
Thanks for taking the quiz, now go eat some chili.
(Photo from University of Cincinnati)