KEY TO THE CITY
How savvy are you about the city?
Test your G.I.Q.* with our quiz of the arcane and obvious
Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9:01 a.m.
As can be said for most places, Gainesville’s history and present is a treasure trove of fascinating tidbits. If you are a committed Gainesville-phile, you may know many of them. But do you know these? Take a moment to put your true Gainesville knowledge to the test. (Know more than you see below? Send us your piece of trivia and we’ll publish in upcoming issues.)
What’s your GAINESVILLE I.Q.?
Each correct answer is worth three points, you get ten points for trying!
88-100: You should be mayor!
49-87: Knows Enough to Be Dangerous
25-48: Learner’s Permit
Each correct answer is worth three points and you get ten points for just playing! See below for the answers and to discover your Gainesville IQ.
1) Which former Saturday Night Live comedic actress was born in Gainesville? Who were her parents?
2) We all know about Tom Petty’s Gainesville connections, but living in our midst today is a former musician whose hit-making band toured with the Beatles and was given its name’s distinctive spelling by John Lennon. Who is he and what was the name of his band?
3) Which University of Florida football coach went on to become a
U.S. Army General?
4) Which famous Floridian is the granddaughter of the late Ben Hill Griffin Jr., who lends his name to the stadium that is better known as “The
5) In 1883, what did drillers discover when looking for a water source under what is now the Alachua County Administration Building?