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Miami Beach - Created by Arthur Agatson, it is similar to, but not as extreme as, the Atkins diet.The South Beach diet was named for an Art Deco neighborhood along Ocean Drive in what city?

       a. Charleston
       b. Miami Beach
       c. San Diego
       d. Seattle

Baton Rouge - The name refers to a red cypress tree that marked the boundaries between the hunting grounds of two Indian tribes.Named for a bloody boundary marker, what state capital has an annual Mardi Gras parade through its Spanish Town neighborhood?

       a. Baton Rouge
       b. Shreveport
       c. Galveston
       d. Jacksonville

Hoover Dam - It was originally called Boulder Dam.Originally planned for Boulder Canyon, what dam in the Black Canyon created Lake Mead?

       a. Hoover Dam
       b. Three Gorges Dam
       c. Grand Coolee Dam
       d. Aswan High Dam

Venice - He built more than 20 miles of canals for his gondolas, as well as palazzo mansions. Today, its boardwalk is full of buskers and rollerskaters.Muscle Beach is found in what summer hot spot, which was built in 1905 on Santa Monica Bay by tobacco magnate Abbot Kinney to recreate an Italian city?

       a. Venice
       b. Rome
       c. Syracuse
       d. Santa Clara

Coney Island - Trolley parks were designed to give people a reason to use trolleys on weekends. They were meant for picnics, but Coney Island started to add rides. Nathan's Famous Hotdog Stand and a famous wooden roller coaster called the Cyclone are both in what community?

       a. Coney Island
       b. Las Vegas
       c. Atlantic City
       d. Orlando

Parishes - It has 64 of them. Orleans Parish, home to New Orleans, was one of the original 19 from 1807.Counties in Connecticut and Rhode Island are just for show and Alaska's are called boroughs. What are counties called in Louisiana?

       a. Ridings
       b. Parishes
       c. Districts
       d. Villages

North Carolina - This is because of violent weather and treacherous shoals. The Diamond Shoals are especially deadly.Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout and Cape Fear are among the tombstones in what state's "graveyard of the Atlantic"?

       a. North Carolina
       b. Florida
       c. South Carolina
       d. Louisiana

Utah - The Great Salt Lake is the largest bit still left.The Bonneville Salt Flats are a remnant of Lake Bonneville, which covered the western third of what state some 15,000 years ago?

       a. Utah
       b. Wyoming
       c. Colorado
       d. Nebraska

Michigan - It's in the mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula.Battle Creek is named for the stream where two surveyors fought two Indians in the 1820s. Where is it?

       a. Ohio
       b. Pennsylvania
       c. Michigan
       d. Illinois

It's been erupting - It is considered the world's most active volcano.What has been happening on Kilauea since 1983?

       a. Ancient Hawaiian religious rites
       b. It's been erupting
       c. Annual music festivals
       d. The search for alien life

Nashville - Its Parthenon bronze doors may be the world's largest.What southern city, known as the Athens of the South, even has its own Parthenon, complete with a statue of Athena, long gone from the original?

       a. Charlotte
       b. Nashville
       c. New Orleans
       d. Charleston

Chicago - Designed to be temporary, most of the buildings were destroyed in an 1894 fire, possibly by striking Pullman workers.The "White City" at what city's 1893 World's Columbia Exposition inspired the "City Beautiful" urban renewal movement?

       a. Chicago
       b. Brooklyn
       c. St. Louis
       d. Buffalo

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