The Ultimate Seattle Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

What do you think of when people mention Seattle, Washington? Some people might think about rain, but others remember that it’s the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix, Microsoft, and Starbucks coffee. Give this fascinating town a try on your next vacation, but take our quiz first to learn more about how Seattle works.

Which of these snow-capped mountains will you find to the south of Seattle?

South of the city is the glorious Mount Rainier, which is capped with snow all year round.

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How tall is Mount Rainier?

At over 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) tall, Rainier is a giant by any standard.

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Seattle was the birthplace of which famous rock guitarist?

Among the many musicians to come out of Seattle, the most famous is likely Jimi Hendrix.

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How large is the city of Seattle?

At only 84 square miles (218 square kilometers), Seattle is quite small, which hasn't stopped it from being a major corporate and social center.

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What is the name of the tower crowning Seattle's skyline?

Though it isn't nearly as tall as some other towers in the United States, the Seattle Space Needle is one of the city's main landmarks.

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Approximately how many people live in Seattle?

While more than 3 million people live in the greater Seattle area, fewer than 600,000 live within the city limits.

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How much rain does Seattle get annually?

Whenever people speak about Seattle, they mention the inordinate amount of rain the city gets. In fact the 37 inches of annual rain is no more than a number of other major cities in the U.S., including New York, Miami, and even Houston, Texas.

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What is the average temperature in Seattle during its warmest months?

During July and August, Seattle is both warm and dry. Not much rain falls, and the average temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 C).

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The headquarters of which major hi-tech company is located in Seattle?

Seattle is the home of Microsoft, which has definitely left its mark on the city.

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How far is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) from downtown Seattle ?

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is only 20 miles from downtown Seattle, and you can get from the terminal to your downtown hotel by taxi for $28.

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How much does luxury car service from the airport to the city center cost?

If you don't want to take a taxi from the airport, try a luxury town car service, which will be only a few dollars more -- between $32 and $40.

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Which two interstate highways meet in the southern area of Seattle?

Interstate 90, which runs east-west, and Interstate 5, which runs north-south, meet just south of Seattle's city center.

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How do people usually cross Puget Sound?

To cross Puget Sound you take a Washington State Ferry, which costs about $7.

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Which of these is Seattle's biggest annual party?

Every year Seattle enjoys Seafair, which includes boat races and a performance by the Blue Angles aerial demonstration squadron.

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What happened to the original city of Seattle?

In 1889 a huge fire destroyed the city of Seattle, and the new city was built over the ruins.

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What is the name of Seattle's NFL team?

Seattle is home to the Seahawks, who made it to the Super Bowl in 2006.

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How many professional sports teams are there in Seattle?

Seattle is a true sports town, with a football team, a baseball team, a soccer team and women's basketball team.

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Seattle is also famous for which glass artist?

Dale Chihuly, a native of Seattle, is the most prestigious glass artist of the modern era. You can find his works at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, just south of Seattle.

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How many books are housed at the Seattle Central Library?

Seattle Central Library, which cost over $150 million to build, holds 1.4 million books!

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Which style of music was invented in Seattle?

In the early 1990s grunge rock took the country by storm. Among the most important bands of this style were Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden, all of which originated in Seattle.

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