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The Ultimate Philadelphia Quiz
by Staff
Philadelphia is famous for its rich history and its tourism industry is definitely driven by this factor. But there are other attractions, too: great restaurants, galleries, flower shows and performing art shows all attract the tourists every year. Take this quiz and learn more about fascinating Philadelphia.

How many people visit Philadelphia a year?

  • 10 million
  • 20 million
  • 30 million

Who are you likely to meet on Elfreth's Alley?

  • Betsy Ross
  • Michael Jordan
  • Kevin Bacon

What was Philadelphia originally intended to be?

  • a garbage dump
  • a mining town
  • a Quaker utopian town

What happens on New Year's Day in Philadelphia?

  • a fireworks display
  • the Mummers Parade
  • everyone works, it isn't a public holiday

Where in Philadelphia is Benjamin Franklin buried?

  • Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Christ Church
  • Independence Hall

Which rivers border Philadelphia?

  • Delaware and Schuylkill
  • Delaware and Montrose
  • Montrose and Schuylkill

What is the safety situation in Philadelphia?

  • unsafe
  • generally safe for walking
  • safe during the day, dangerous at night

What is Philadelphia's population?

  • 1.5 million
  • 1.8 million
  • 2.3 million

What is Philadelphia's average temperature?

  • 20s in the winter, 90s in the summer
  • 30s in the winter, 80s in the summer
  • 30s in the winter, 90s in the summer

When is the best time to visit Philadelphia?

  • spring and summer
  • spring and fall
  • summer and fall

What is the average cost of a one week car rental?

  • $100
  • $200
  • $300

How much is it customary to tip taxi drivers?

  • 10 percent
  • 12 percent
  • 15 percent

How is Philadelphia laid out?

  • in a grid
  • in circles
  • haphazardly

What is hosted at Rittenhouse Square?

  • antiques show in May, flower market in June
  • fine arts show in May and the flower market in June
  • flower market in May and the fine arts show in June

What is exhibited at the Mutter Museum?

  • medical oddities
  • insects
  • cattle and sheep

When did Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program (MAP) begin?

  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1984

Which theater is Philadelphia's "Avenue of the Arts"?

  • Temple University's Theater Program
  • the Freedom Repertory Theater
  • the Headlong Dance Theater

How tall is the statue of William Penn?

  • 12 feet
  • 24 feet
  • 37 feet

How much is the sales tax on clothing in Philadelphia?

  • zero percent
  • five percent
  • ten percent

How many acres is Fairmount Park?

  • 2400
  • 6200
  • 8700