thumbnail

Los Angeles City Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the city of Los Angeles and its suburbs?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: October 28, 2020
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedJuly 1, 2013
Times taken28,833
Average score65.0%
Rating4.05
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Question
Answer
Country which established the settlement of Los Angeles in 1781
Spain
Event hosted in 1932 and 1984 (and scheduled for 2028)
Summer Olympics
Suburb with the zip code 90210
Beverly Hills
County just south of Los Angeles County
Orange County
NFL team that played in Los Angeles, left for Saint Louis, and then came back
Los Angeles Rams
Boulevard famous for its "strip" of nightclubs
Sunset Boulevard
Valley which Valley Girls come from
San Fernando
Valley
Beach area known for canals and bodybuilders
Venice Beach
Tar pits which trapped thousands of prehistoric animals
La Brea
"Quiet beach community" on the Pacific Coast Highway famous for celebrity homes
Malibu
Man who was beaten by police in 1991, causing widespread riots the following year
Rodney King
Observatory featured in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause"
Griffith Observatory
Burger chain which offers "animal style" fries
In-N-Out
Three-letter airport code for Los Angeles International Airport
LAX
L. A. suburb where Disneyland is located
Anaheim
A person from Paris is a Parisian. A person from Los Angeles is an _______.
Angeleno
There are currently 2,759 of these on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Stars
Home town of Snoop Dogg which has a busy port
Long Beach
What the Hollywood sign originally said
Hollywoodland
Coastal city where Route 66 came to an end
Santa Monica
52 Comments
+6
Level 78
Jul 9, 2013
Plowed through...helped that I lived in Manhattan Beach for 11 years
+7
Level 60
Jul 9, 2013
love the big lebowski reference
+8
Level 28
Jun 21, 2016
Not all of Beverly Hills is in 90210 and part of Los Angeles is in it....
+3
Level 56
Jul 26, 2017
The Chargers now fit the description of the NFL team that played in LA, left and then came back. Chargers played in LA their inaugural year.
+2
Level 74
Jul 26, 2017
Was just about to say that.
+5
Level ∞
Oct 27, 2017
Changed the question, thanks.
+4
Level 91
Oct 23, 2018
Maybe an even better clue would be what team started in Cleveland moved to Los Angeles left and eventually returned to Los Angeles. They are the only team to relocate as the current NFL champion.
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2020
Except for Oakland, LA is the last place I'd return to.

Jack Kemp was the Chargers' quarterback in L.A.

+3
Level 51
Jul 27, 2017
Go Bruins!
+10
Level 84
Oct 23, 2018
Silicone Valley apparently not correct. Who knew?
+8
Level 82
Oct 23, 2018
That's quite a bit north from Los Angeles.
+5
Level 54
Oct 23, 2018
Woosh
+3
Level 65
Oct 23, 2018
He's making a joke about plastic surgery. Anyway the valley you are referring to that is up North is called Silicon (without the 'e') Valley.
+1
Level 60
Oct 4, 2023
I took it as a joke about both valleys being in California.
+5
Level 82
Oct 29, 2020
I got it. It just wasn't a very good joke. San Jose is pretty far away from LA. Silicon Valley is well-known to be in San Jose. San Fernando Valley is well-known as home to the valley girls. And valley girls were not known for having plastic surgery. That's more something you'd see in Beverly Hills or on Rodeo Drive.
+4
Level 75
Oct 23, 2018
With all the plastic surgeons I'm guessing there is a lot of silicone there, but not in valleys.
+8
Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Valley Girls did not have plastic surgery. It was not a big deal yet. We hung out in the malls when they were new, all talk about clothing, makeup, and boys. Talked like most teenage girls do nowadays. "Like, for sure. Totally." "Gag me with a spoon." Moon Zappa recorded a song on this...early or mid 70s? My sister spoke exactly like that--eerie. I moved away and suddenly people noticed my speech. I dropped most of it bc you got no respect turning every statement into a question mark.
+2
Level 85
Oct 28, 2020
The song Valley Girl was released in 1982.
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2020
Isn't it funny how your speech will change? I talked hippie-talk and it seemed completely natural. Then I stopped.
+4
Level 82
Oct 29, 2020
When I was a toddler I spoke with a strong southern accent probably because I watched a lot of the Dukes of Hazzard.
+1
Level 73
Jun 30, 2021
I definitely would not have guessed that. But, kids can do funny things. I once got a technical foul in a youth basketball game because I was arguing with the ref in a British accent and kept saying "bloody" and he took objection to that. I have no idea why I did that. LOL.
+4
Level 32
Oct 23, 2018
grew up in LA and Orange county. This was super easy except the hollywood sign one. I had no idea. I think most people who got it must have googled it. I mean other questions were a lot easier if you lived there and more people got some of those wrong.
+4
Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
The sign was in a movie a few years ago, maybe several. And documentaries and books about old Hollywood and old movie stars. There are stories about the sign, like someone bought the "O" in honor of Groucho Marx when they redid the sign. It originally marked a housing division built under it called "Hollywoodland."
+13
Level 48
Oct 24, 2018
"I think most people who got it must have googled it."

Wow. The ego-centrism is palpable. "I didn't know it THEREFORE no one else must have known it." Just, wow.

Keep your eyes open, you'll start seeing signs with "Hollywoodland" all over the place. Now you'll know why.

+3
Level 71
Oct 29, 2020
It's pretty common knowledge if you a bit interested in movie history.. I'd never heard of Los Angeles Rams, but I'm guessing it's a big football team..
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2020
If you don't know American football, you don't know.......American football.

I enjoy it but don't waste your time.

+3
Level 62
Oct 30, 2020
Helps if you're a movie trivia buff. I've known about the sign for years and without the help of Google
+6
Level 64
Oct 23, 2018
It helps that I've lived in this godforsaken place my whole life.
+3
Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Believe me, it's the best place in the world! I moved away after living there 45 yrs and learned how awful it is elsewhere. People from all over the world have contributed to a thriving diverse community with 100 things to do. People are smarter in California--all the colleges from the JCs to private schools for arts, fashion, technology, then the world-rated 30th best university. All the entertainment. The beaches. People think it's all entertainment industry, but there is a world class city there, independent of that, that rarely crosses its path. It just needs the representation in Congress it deserves by population, not 1/4, and it needs a transportation system!
+3
Level ∞
Oct 28, 2020
Visited Los Angeles last winter and had a great time. It can be a beautiful city. I think part of the reason people are negative is that it used to be a lot better. There was probably no better place in the world to live from about 1920 to 1970 or so.
+2
Level 83
Oct 28, 2020
I visited and maybe I was in the wrong parts but I found it a dump. Rundown, too much traffic, only 3 metro lines, a few touristy streets. Some nice roads for driving and nice walks in the hills when it's not too smoggy.
+4
Level 83
Oct 29, 2020
"People are smarter in California" is debatable. If you'd have said "people in California think they are smarter than everyone else", then I could agree with you. (Gross generalizations, I know, but while the weather is admittedly great in LA, you couldn't pay me enough to live there.)
+2
Level 66
Oct 23, 2018
Do people actually use the term "Angeleno?" I've never heard it in my life, but I've also never been closer than San Francisco so it's quite possible I've just never encountered it.
+5
Level 36
Oct 24, 2018
Yes, I heard the term all my life--local news mostly. But I'm old, can't speak for current usage. It was used in sports a lot...maybe because they were their constituency/fans?
+2
Level 56
Mar 29, 2019
I still use it. I'm pretty sure it's the standard local demonym -- if you google it you will pull up a lot of local news articles from the current year.
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2020
Once you're in San Francisco, why go to L.A.?
+6
Level 56
Aug 5, 2019
I-10 doesn't terminate in Santa Monica, it starts there...
+2
Level 59
Dec 21, 2019
When did In N Out ever have anything called animal style fries? When we visited Orange County and first encountered In N Out there were only fries, no options, just fries. Lived in Silicon Valley for a while (nearly 20 years) and when In N Out finally reached there there were only fries, really really really good fries but no options involving anything but size of order. And very moreish burgers. Straightforward simple and always fresh hot off the grill.

I miss In N Out.

+6
Level 59
Sep 16, 2020
It’s on the secret menu.
+5
Level 73
Oct 29, 2020
Ask for animal style fries next time you go. You won't regret it.
+2
Level 62
Oct 30, 2020
Google "in-n-out secret menu" and I promise you won't be disappointed!
+9
Level 67
Oct 29, 2020
I think an important distinction is that Rodney King's beating did not cause the riots. It was the acquittal of the officers at trial that caused the riots. People could live with knowing there were a few violent police officers out there. They flipped out when they learned that there on consequences for being a violent police officer.
+2
Level 64
Oct 29, 2020
Riots, schmiots. Half of the cities in America are burning.
+2
Level 38
Oct 29, 2020
Long Beach is not part of LA, why is it on here?
+4
Level 57
Oct 29, 2020
I feel so badly for anybody who didn't know the In-N-Out clue because that most likely means you haven't been to one. In-N-Out is the best.
+2
Level 88
Oct 29, 2020
I got the answer right, because I've heard people reference the chain, but I've never been to one. What's so fab about it?
+3
Level 82
Oct 29, 2020
nothing. Very likely the most overrated fast food chain in existence.
+1
Level 68
Oct 5, 2023
^ agreed
+2
Level 62
Oct 30, 2020
It's California comfort food. Try convincing the Whataburger fanboys that In-n-out is better
+2
Level 51
Oct 31, 2020
Super easy. Go Bruins!
+2
Level 55
Nov 1, 2020
Ah, no that was the chief of police of Malibu. A real reactionary.
+1
Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
14/20