Summer quiz about our communities
How well do you know your own community as well as surrounding communities in which you might shop, worship, dine and cavort in?
Here are 10 questions designed to test your local knowledge. Get eight or more, and you're a veritable local encyclopedia. Score five to eight, and you need some brushup work. Score below five, and you need a summer-school refresher course.
We offer the test from time to time, emphasizing different facets of our communities.
File this under general interest and have fun (and don't peek at the answers).
1. What happened in 2004 that tore at the very fabric of life and business in Carnegie, from which the borough slowly recovered and some businesses never reopened?
A. Fire on West Main Street
B. Flood spawned by Hurricane Ivan
C. Too many bars in town
D. Police officers went on strike
2. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy secured $2.2 million in federal funds to do what in Carnegie, Heidelberg and Scott?
A. Create a war memorial
B. Build a shopping center
C. Clean up Chartiers Creek
D. Revitalization project along Route 50
3. Parents in Rosslyn Farms and residents sympathetic to their cause have made a case to secede from what?
A. Allegheny County
B. Carlynton School District
C. South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG)
D. School lunch program
4. Which is not a business establishment in Carnegie?
A. 3rd Street Gallery
B. Bob's Diner
C. CVS pharmacy
5. Which local community is not part of the Chartiers Valley School District?
C. Scott Township
D. Collier Township
6. Great Southern Shopping Center is located in which municipality?
A. Collier Township
C. Scott Township
7. Which local community is not part of the Keystone Oaks School
A. Green Tree
B. Castle Shannon
D. Scott Township
8. Since Forsythe Miniature Golf did not reopen this year, Fitzy's Putt-N-Go has become the place to play mini golf in these parts. Where is it located?
A. In Scott Towne Center.
B. Collier Town Square, where Krispy Kreme used to be.
C. Greentree Road behind Rita's Italian Ice in Scott Township.
D. Washington Pike in Bridgeville.
9. Jeff Harbin retired as police chief and borough manager in Carnegie. Jeffrey Kennedy replaced him as chief. Who replaced him as interim manager?
A. Maggie Forbes
B. Bernadette Kazmarski
C. Stephen King
D. Steve Beuter
10. The iconic B&O Railroad caboose at Penn Central Station on Railroad Street housed the Bridgeville Public Library from 1975 until it moved to a new building on McMillen Street in 2011. What happened to the caboose?
A. It is on exhibit at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis
B. It was purchased by the Bridgeville Historical Society
C. It has become a diner
D. An art gallery moved in
Answers: 1. B, 2. D, 3. B, 4. D, 5. B, 6. A, 7. D, 8. C, 9. D, 10. B
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