'Parks and Recreation': The Pawnee Quiz
by Staff
With the exception of Springfield, the fictional town of Pawnee in "Parks and Recreation" is probably the most well fleshed-out TV location ever. How much do you know about the people, places and fairly shameful history of Pawnee?

Where is Pawnee?

  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Ohio

The people of the Wamapoke tribe were the first inhabitants of the Pawnee area. What were they known for?

  • tiny tepees and bloody massacres
  • rain dances and fur moccasins
  • basket weaving and scalping

Who was the founder of Pawnee?

  • Sergeant Rutherford Miller
  • Reverend Luther Howell
  • General George Gray

Pawnee Lutheran was the town's first church. What is it now?

  • Pawnee Animal Control
  • the original Paunch Burger
  • a wholesale linen outlet

Which Pawnee institution burned twice during the "fire period" of 1916-22?

  • the race track
  • the bread factory
  • the library

Why was Chief Wamapoke put on trial in 1834?

  • He had a pet raccoon.
  • He scalped the mayor's daughter.
  • He was an American Indian.

The City Hall mural called "Sunday Boxing" depicted a woman being punched out by …

  • her grandmother
  • Chief Wamapoke
  • the town reverend

The "Turnbill Mansion Wedding" mural sounds nice, but what does it actually depict?

  • Native Americans getting drunk
  • a raccoon attack
  • a massacre

What's Pawnee's twin city?

  • Eagleton
  • Windemere
  • Clayford

Which animals cause the most problems in Pawnee?

  • opossums
  • raccoons
  • wild dogs

What's one of the claims to fame (or shame) of the Pawnee Zoo?

  • A man was displayed in a cage.
  • The raccoons got out and mauled half the town.
  • A small boy lived in the kangaroo cage for three years.

What other scandalous event happened at the Pawnee Zoo?

  • The mayor accidentally set a fire that destroyed the whole zoo.
  • A pack of raccoons ate an elephant.
  • Leslie married two male penguins.

What's the name of Pawnee's gay bar?

  • The Cocktail Club
  • The Bulge
  • The Total Package

What's the name of the bar of which Donna and Tom are part owners?

  • Snakehole Lounge
  • The Snarling Owl
  • Perd's Pleasure

What substance was accidentally invented in Pawnee?

  • saccharine
  • corn syrup
  • trans fats

Who was the mayor of Pawnee from 1994 to 2017?

  • Mitch Lanford
  • Walter Gunderson
  • Dwight Harrelson

Who served 10 terms as mayor after Gunderson died?

  • Garry Gergich
  • Tom Haverford
  • Jean-Ralphio Saperstein

Who played Walter Gunderson?

  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Bill Murray
  • Jack Nicholson

What's the name of Pawnee's strip club?

  • Boobie Bungalow
  • Pink Pony
  • Glitter Factory

Why does Ron like the Glitter Factory?

  • It has an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
  • There are no lap dances.
  • The couches in the back room are good for napping.

What happens on Ted Party Day in Pawnee?

  • They burn corrupt former mayor Ted Larson in effigy.
  • Everyone brings their teddy bears to the park.
  • Someone named Ted gets thrown into a lake.

Where does Leslie get her waffles?

  • Grammy's Grill
  • JJ's Diner
  • Waffle Shack

Where does Ron do his grocery shopping?

  • Food and Stuff
  • Meat and Things
  • Discount Food Outlet

What's the No. 1 cause of death for Pawnee law enforcement officials?

  • raccoon bites
  • gunshot wounds
  • boredom

What's the best-selling item at Paunch Burger?

  • Bacon Grenade
  • Triple Pig Deluxe
  • Greasy Lard Bomb

Finish this slogan: If you can't beat 'em, _________!

  • shoot 'em
  • chew gum
  • Sweetums

Which of the following is NOT a Sweetums product?

  • Sugar Splash
  • Artery Hard'nerz
  • Bobby Bars
  • Lil' Nooses
  • Kandy Nailz
  • Nougat in Yo' Face
  • Teef Savers

Which of the following is NOT a TV show starring Perd Hapley?

  • "Ya Herd? With Perd"
  • "Lights, Camera, Perd"
  • "The Final Word With Perd"
  • "Perd's the Word"

What local personality's home is filled with erotic paintings … of herself?

  • Tammy Swanson
  • Joan Callamezzo
  • Shauna Malwae-Tweep

What is one occupation that Pawneeans have absolutely no respect for?

  • librarian
  • professor
  • historian