The Ultimate Los Angeles Quiz

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The Ultimate Los Angeles Quiz
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About This Quiz

When you think LA, you might think big, smog-filled city teeming with wannabe actors and actresses. Think again! LA has so much to offer -- beautiful beaches, museums, art galleries, restaurants. Take this quiz and learn more about what Los Angeles has to offer.
How many public parks are there in the Santa Monica Mountains?
25
120
300
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There are over 300 public parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, spanning 65,000 acres, including the refreshing Malibu Temescal Canyon hike.

How long is the LA's western border?
20 miles
40 miles
60 miles
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LA's western border is made up of 60 miles worth of connected beaches and beach towns. In fact, it's been said that LA is really a bunch of beach towns connected by a freeway than a real city!

Which of these beaches is a haven for movie stars?
Malibu Beach
Venice Beach
Santa Monica Beach
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Malibu Beach is a haven for celebrities, Santa Monica has great shopping and Venice Beach is where you go for some fun and liveliness.

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Which neighborhood is worth visiting to gawk at the mansions?
Palm Beach
Beverly Hills
Hollywood
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It may be clich├ęd, but you can't visit LA without gawking at the mansions in Beverly Hills and taking a stroll along Rodeo Drive.

In which neighborhood would you find art galleries?
Little Tokyo
Silver Lake
Chinatown
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Silver Lake is the place to find art galleries, hip bars and music venues.

How many square miles is LA?
289
345
469
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LA is 469 square miles, which includes beaches, hills, wetlands, mountains and rivers.

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Which of these exotic flowers is native to LA?
Bird of Paradise
Orchid
Lilly of the Valley
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LA is home to a number of exotic flowers, including the Bird of Paradise, Jacaranda, Hibiscus and Bougainvillea.

Which neighborhoods should you avoid at night?
East LA and South Central
Chinatown and Little Tokyo
Chinatown and South Central
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East LA and South Central are neighborhoods to avoid at night, as is the area around the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

What is LA's population?
1.2 million
2.7 million
3.8 million
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LA is the second largest city in the United States, according to a 2005 census, with a population of about 3.8 million.

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What is the average summer temperature in LA?
between 58 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit
between 63 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit
between 71 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit
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The average temperature for April is between 54 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit (12-22 C); in July, it's between 63 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the average winter temperature in LA?
31 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit
43 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit
49 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit
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The average temperature in October is between 59 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit; January is between 49 and 67 degrees.

Which airport is LA's primary airport?
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
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LAX is LA's primary airport. There, rental car centers are all off-site, but each company has its own shuttle which will take you to the center.

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If you're renting a car, which roads should you avoid due to notorious traffic back ups?
Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard
405 Freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard
405 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard
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Try to avoid 405 Freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard. Also, try to avoid driving during rush hour, from seven to nine in the morning and four to seven in the late afternoon.

What is the best way to get around LA?
by car
by train
by bus
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LA really is spread out, public transport isn't there things and the city really has been designed with the car in mind, so you're best off hiring a car for the duration of your visit.

What is Hollywood Studios?
a movie studio
a museum
an amusement park
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The country's two iconic amusement parks, Disneyland and Hollywood Studios, are located in LA.

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Which hotels is famous for hosting celebrities?
Chateau Marmont
Hilton Los Angeles
Ramada Hollywood Hotel
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If you're bent on getting a glimpse of a celebrity, try hanging out the Chateau Marmont. 8 of 10 celebrity interviews mention that they took place at the Chateau.

If you want a glimpse of a fossilized dinosaur, where should you head?
Museum of Natural History
the La Brea Tar Pits
Museum of Ancient History
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The La Brea Tar Pits and its Page Museum Laboratory are the venue for viewing fossils from the Ice Age; the ancient tar pits lured many an animal over the years, because in the sunlight they deceptively look like water holes.

How many locations does the Museum of Contemporary Art have?
one
two
three
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The Museum of Contemporary Art has three locations: South Grand Avenue, North Central Avenue downtown and Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Entrance is free from 5 to 8 p.m.

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If you are looking for a reasonably priced spa experience, where should you head?
Venice Beach
Orange County
Malibu
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The Glen Ivy Natural Outdoor Hot springs and Day Spa in Orange County has decently priced spa facilities. For just $35, you can have access to the hot spring pools, saunas, steam rooms, red clay mud bath, Roman baths and Wafa.

Where are the best places to stay in LA?
Venice Beach, Malibu or Redondo Beach
downtown, Little Tokyo and Venice Beach
Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills
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The best places to stay are in either Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Downtown also has some lovely, more reasonably priced hotels.

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