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The Ultimate Route 66 Quiz
by Staff
How many roads have a song named after them? Route 66 might not be what it once was, but its legend lives on. Are you interested in visiting this landmark road? Take our quiz to learn about getting your kicks on one of the county's most famous roads: Route 66.

Which of these famous musicians wrote the song "Route 66?"

  • Bobby Troup
  • Chuck Berry
  • Nat King Cole

Which of these movies takes place primarily on Route 66?

  • Cars
  • Duel
  • Road to Perdition

Which famous novel refers to Route 66 as the "Mother Road?"

  • Atlas Shrugged
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Route 66 began in which Midwestern city?

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • St. Louis

In which California city did Route 66 end?

  • Los Angeles
  • Palo Alto
  • San Diego

When did Route 66 receive its designation?

  • 1909
  • 1914
  • 1926

In which year did Route 66 lose its designation?

  • 1966
  • 1973
  • 1985

What was the original length of Route 66?

  • 1200 miles
  • 2400 miles
  • 3600 miles

Through how many states did Route 66 run?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

In which year did the Transcontinental Footrace take place?

  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1930

How long did it take the winner to complete the Transcontinental Footrace?

  • 357 hours
  • 573 hours
  • 735 hours

How much money did Andy Payne receive for winning the Transcontinental Footrace?

  • 250
  • 2500
  • 25000

Which of these programs is in charge of Historic Route 66?

  • The Adopt-a-Highway Program
  • National Scenic Byways Program
  • The Office of Federal Lands Highway

How long is Historic Route 66?

  • 14 miles
  • 140 miles
  • 1,400 miles

Approximately how long does it take to cross the current version of Route 66?

  • one or two days
  • three or four days
  • five or six days

The longest section of Route 66 runs through which state?

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Illinois

Which famous landmark will you pass while driving across Route 66?

  • the Grand Canyon
  • the Great Salt Lake
  • the Golden Gate Bridge

How tall are the teepees at Wigwam Motel?

  • 10 feet
  • 20 feet
  • 30 feet

In which state is the Petrified Forest?

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico

How large is the Petrified Forest?

  • 520 acres
  • 5,200 acres
  • 52,000 acres