The Ultimate Salt Lake City Quiz

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About This Quiz

When you plan your next vacation, forget the coastal metropolises of New York and Los Angeles and try out Salt Lake City, Utah, instead. Salt Lake is a beautiful city full of brilliant architecture, a world-famous choir, and great restaurants. The area is surrounded by a stunning mountain range with great ski resorts. Take this quiz to learn more about the pleasures that await you in lively Salt Lake City.

How much is bus fare into Salt Lake City from the airport?

The Utah Transit Authority charges $1.50 for a bus ride into Salt Lake City, and you can use that ticket as a transfer once you get to the center of town.


Which two interstates dissect Salt Lake City?

Both Interstate 15, which runs from San Diego to the Canadian border, and Interstate 80, which runs from San Francisco all the way to Boston, cross through Salt Lake City.


The Wasatch Mountains are in which direction relative to the city?

To the east of Salt Lake City are the Wasatch Mountains, which provide an easy locator for compass points, as well as a stunning vista.


How much does a trip on Salt Lake's light rail system cost?

The TRAX system is free for all stops through the city center.


What is the name of Utah's NBA team?

The Utah Jazz, a top-tier NBA team, is one of Salt Lake City's major attractions.


Why do tourists get so tired when walking the streets of Salt Lake City?

Don't forget that Salt Lake is rather high up -- some 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), in fact -- and the thin air at that altitude can mean that even a short walk is a tiring experience.


Temple Square features a six-spire church belonging to which Christian denomination?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose followers are often referred to as Mormons, has a major center at Temple Square. The square is at the junction of Main St., and North Temple, South Temple, and West Temple Street.


Mormon Pioneers first arrived in Salt Lake City in which year?

Salt Lake City was founded by Mormons in 1847, and there remains a strong Mormon presence throughout the city and the surrounding areas.


The Utah Symphony performs at a concert hall named for which of these famous conductors?

Maurice Abravanel Concert Hall was named for the Utah Symphony's long-standing conductor.


What is the name of Salt Lake City's most famous choir?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is known the world over for its extraordinary tone and sheer grandeur.


How many members does the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has 350 members, which means it's not only one of the best choirs in the world, it's one of the largest.


Approximately how many pipes does the Tabernacle organ have?

Organs are usually defined by their size; a portable organ might have only 20 pipes, while a very large organ might have 5,000. The organ used by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has more than 11,000 pipes, and is one of the largest organs in the United States.


Where is Robert Smithson's work Spiral Jetty located?

Spiral Jetty, a modern art masterpiece, is an "earthwork," which means it's made on the earth itself, or in this case, on the lake. It sits on Salt Lake itself, reaching out over 1,500 feet from the shore.


The area of the city originally reserved for artisans was called what?

The Avenues, whose boarder is defined by South Temple St., is a charming area full of boutique shops.


The Tabernacle was built without the use of which of these building tools?

There are no metal nails anywhere in the Tabernacle.


Which annual film festival is held in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area?

The Sundance Film Festival, held in and around Salt Lake City, is an annual even that attracts film makers and critics from all over the world. It is sponsored by famed actor Robert Redford.


Why are you required to get a membership to a bar in Utah?

Utah has very strict liquor laws, which categorize all bars as private clubs. To enter such a club you must have a membership, a temporary one which can be purchased for four dollars.


How large is Salt Lake's bird refuge?

At the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake is the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, which spans over 74,000 acres (30,000 hectares), including a 10-mile (16-kilometer) traffic loop.


Which Olympiad was held in Salt Lake City, Utah?

In 2002, the XIX Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, a perfect location considering the various ski resorts in the area.


At Gilgal Gardens you can find a sphinx with the face of which person?

The founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, is depicted as a sphinx at Gilgal Gardens.


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