Can You Match The US City To Its Time Zone?

By: Isadora Teich
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Can You Match The US City To Its Time Zone?
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About This Quiz

Six time zones cover the whole United States, but do you know what time it is in which city? Test your time zone IQ with this timely HowStuffWorks quiz!
What is the time zone of New York City?
MSK
ACST
KST
EST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

New York City's time zone is EST or Eastern Standard Time. New York City is always 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles is in the _________ time zone.
PST
SST
EST
CST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of the city of Los Angeles is PST, or Pacific Standard Time. The city's UTC offset is UTC -8. Los Angeles is always 3 hours behind New York City.

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Louisville, Kentucky is part of which time zone?
MST
EST
MSK
GMT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Louisville's time zone is EST or Eastern Standard Time. It is always 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Philadelphia's time zone is:
EST
CST
NZST
WAT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

EST or Eastern Standard Time is the time zone of Philadelphia. It's in the same zone as New York City.

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Chicago's time zone is:
CST
EEST
HAST
HOVT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Chicago, the time zone is CST or Central Standard Time. This city is 1 hour behind New York City.

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Salem, Massachusetts is in which time zone?
CST
ULAT
BNT
EST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Salem is EST or Eastern Standard Time. This witch-famous city is near the East Coast of the U.S.

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What time zone is Honolulu in?
HAST
EST
CST
MST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Honolulu's timezone is HAST, or Hawaiian-Aleutian Standard Time. This means it is at UTC-10 and 6 hours behind New York City at any time.

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What time zone is San Francisco within?
PST
CST
AKST
EST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of San Francisco is PST, or Pacific Standard Time. The city's UTC offset is UTC -8. It is always 3 hours behind New York City.

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Las Vegas is in which time zone?
HST
EST
MST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Las Vegas is PST, or Pacific Standard Time. The city's UTC offset is UTC -8. In Las Vegas, the time is always the same as it is in Los Angeles.

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In Salt Lake City, the time zone is:
MST
EST
HAST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone in Salt Lake City is MST or Mountain Standard Time. This city is always 2 hours behind New York City.

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Denver is in which time zone?
MST
PST
AKST
SDT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

MST or Mountain Standard Time is Denver's time zone. "Mountain" makes sense, given its mile-high elevation.

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What is the time zone of Minneapolis?
AKST
CST
HST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Minneapolis, the time zone is CST or Central Standard Time. It's in the same time zone as Chicago, but don't tell the residents.

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Boston's time zone is:
COT
AST
EST
GMT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Boston is EST, or Eastern Standard Time. Boston is 3 hours ahead of the city of Los Angeles.

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Kansas City, Missouri is in the _______ time zone.
PST
CST
HAST
MST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone is CST or Central Standard Time in Kansas City. "Central" is fitting for the heart of the Heartland!

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What time zone is Dallas in?
CST
MST
EST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Dallas, the time zone is CST or Central Standard Time. Dallas is 1 hour behind New York City, but Dallas residents don't like thinking of themselves as "behind" anyone.

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What is Portland, Oregon's time zone?
MSK
ART
EST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Portland is PST or Pacific Standard Time. You can get beer or coffee at 9 p.m. when it's midnight in NYC.

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Which time zone is New Orleans in?
CST
MST
EAT
KRAT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone is CST, or Central Standard Time, In New Orleans. The city is always 1 hour behind New York City.

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What is the time zone of Indianapolis?
EST
MST
WAT
GMT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Indianapolis is EST or Eastern Standard Time. Part of Indiana is in the Central time zone.

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What is the time zone of Miami?
EST
BST
AKST
GMT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Miami is EST or Eastern Standard Time. Miami is 3 hours ahead of the city of Los Angeles.

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Washington, D.C. is in which time zone?
BRT
PET
MST
EST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Washington, D.C.'s time zone is EST or Eastern Standard Time. It's midway between NYC and Miami on the East Coast.

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What is the time zone of Anchorage, Alaska?
AKST
EST
PST
JST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Anchorage is AKST, or Alaska Time. Anchorage is always 4 hours behind the city of New York City.

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Seattle is in which time zone?
SST
MST
EST
PST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Seattle's time zone is PST, or Pacific Standard Time. The city's UTC offset is UTC -8. It's just a short hop from another PST hotspot, Portland, Oregon.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming is a part of which time zone?
PYT
EAT
MST
CLST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Cheyenne's time zone is MST. The entire state of Wyoming is contained in this time zone.

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In Unalaska, Alaska, what is the time zone?
AKST
SST
CHST
AST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Unalaska is the largest city of the Aleutian Islands, which is a part of Alaska. Its timezone is AKST, or Alaska Time.

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Phoenix's time zone is:
MST
CEST
JST
AWST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Phoenix is MST, or Mountain Standard Time. Arizona is unique, as parts of the state recognize Daylight Savings Time and others do not.

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San Diego's time zone is:
KST
AWST
PST
CST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

San Diego's time zone is PST or Pacific Standard Time. San Diego is a big Navy port, and near some surfing meccas.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico is in what time zone?
MST
AKST
KST
SST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

MST, or Mountain Standard Time, is Albuquerque's time zone. The city is 2 hours behind New York City.

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What is Portland, Maine's time zone?
EST
COT
RET
TFT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Portland is EST or Eastern Standard Time. This small East Coast city is 3 hours ahead of the city of Los Angeles.

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Billings, Montana is within which time zone?
MST
AKST
IST
BST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Billings is a part of the MST, or Mountain Standard Time Zone. It is the most populous city in Montana.

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Houston is in which time zone?
ICT
EST
GMT
CST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone in Houston is CST or Central Standard Time. It's the fourth-largest city in the U.S.

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In Atlanta, the time zone is:
PST
AWST
JST
EST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Atlanta, the time zone is EST, or Eastern Standard Time. This city is always 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Fairbanks, Alaska's time zone is:
CST
EAT
SRET
AKST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Fairbanks is AKST or Alaska Time. It's four hours behind and a lot of degrees colder than Atlanta.

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What time zone is Memphis, Tennessee a part of?
CST
OMST
SAST
CKT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Memphis, the time zone is CST or Central Standard Time. This city is 1 hour behind New York City.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota is in which time zone?
CST
ICT
VLAT
NZST
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sioux Falls is in CST or the Central Standard Time Zone. South Dakota is split between CST and MST time zones.

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What is Providence, Rhode Island's time zone?
MST
EST
ACST
ALMT
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The time zone of Providence is EST, or Eastern Standard Time. Providence sits on the East Coast, just like Boston and New York City.

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