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Which City in the United States?

You are given a description and the starting letter. Do you know the U.S. city?
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Last updated: January 31, 2018
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First submittedNovember 20, 2017
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Description
 
City
Its airport code is LAX
L
Los Angeles
Biggest city in New Mexico
A
Albuquerque
Where the Seahawks play
S
Seattle
Liberty Bell locale
P
Philadelphia
Has the most Cuban-Americans
M
Miami
Famous Colorado ski town
A
Aspen
Biggest city on Hawaii,
aka the Big Island
H
Hilo
Edgar Allan Poe's house is
a tourist attraction
B
Baltimore
City near Acadia National Park
B
Bar Harbor
Largest city on the shores
of Lake Superior
D
Duluth
"The Gateway to the West"
S
St. Louis
Elvis was born here
T
Tupelo
"Sin City"
L
Las Vegas
Has the world's busiest airport
A
Atlanta
Has lost more than a million
residents since 1950
D
Detroit
Description
 
City
1773 Tea Party
B
Boston
"The City by the Bay"
S
San Francisco
Biggest city in the Northern Marianas
S
Saipan
Wyoming city named after Buffalo Bill
C
Cody
Despite its nickname, this city's
wind speed is typical
C
Chicago
It was hurt by Hurricane Harvey
H
Houston
This ghost town in "Central" PA has
had an ongoing mine fire since 1962
C
Centralia
2002 Winter Olympics host city
S
Salt Lake City
Its federal building was
bombed in 1995
O
Oklahoma City
Across the border from Ciudad Juárez
E
El Paso
Capital of the least populous state
C
Cheyenne
Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands
C
Charlotte Amalie
Least populous city home to a
major pro sports team
G
Green Bay
Most populous city whose name
starts with "Fort"
F
Fort Worth
70 Comments
+23
Level 88
Nov 26, 2017
Some of these are not "cities." The instructions should be more clear if you include towns or other communites. For example, the closest city to Acadia National Park is Bangor; Bar Harbor is a town (officially and in reality). Similarly, Centralia is officially only a Borough (which is still liberal for a community of less than a dozen people). Few people would think of Cody or Aspen as "cities" and, legally speaking, they are just towns.
+18
Level ∞
Nov 26, 2017
It varies state by state, but here in the U.S. it generally doesn't matter if something is a "city" or just a "town".
+10
Level 78
Mar 2, 2018
It does, however, matter if a place is a city or town in most Jet Punk quizzes. If we want these to be fair to everyone a certain unwritten rule has to be that we draft quizzes keeping in mind general expectations of people taking these.
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Level ∞
Mar 23, 2024
I am not sure what this even means. The U.S. doesn't have a strong city/town distinction like the U.K. does.

Almost everything is called a city.

And if some place like Bar Harbor isn't technically a city no one really cares.

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Level 47
May 30, 2024
JetPunk users care.
+11
Level 72
May 1, 2020
No it doesn't. There are regularly quizzes "Biggest US Cities..." that include towns without a problem.
+1
Level 49
Jan 25, 2021
correctomundo!
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Level 89
Jan 30, 2018
Great quiz, but I have to agree with nonono on one point. Bangor absolutely fits the clue of a city near Acadia National Park that starts with B.
+4
Level ∞
Jan 30, 2018
Bangor will work now
+2
Level 88
Apr 19, 2021
I'm glad this was hashed out a few years ago. I got Bangor but never would have thought to put Bar Harbor.
+1
Level 85
Jun 3, 2024
I checked the quiz afterwords and said, "How the heck did I get Bar Harbor?" I didn't notice that Bangor had been a type-in for a much less obvious answer.
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2018
This again? Can't we put a caveat at the top of the front page: unless otherwise specified, JetPunk uses the word "city" the same way the United States Postal Office Does- i.e. the thing you fill in on your address that comes after the street and before the zip code.
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2018
*Service
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2018
The closest municipality to Bar Harbor legally a city is Ellsworth by a long shot, although in New England, a town can have a representative town council and a city a representative city council. There's nothing special about a municipality being called a city whatsoever. Zilch. By the way, Bangor is 50 miles away at bottleneck tourist speed, Ellsworth is 20 and you have to pass through it to get on to Mount Desert Island where Bar Harbor sits.
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Level 89
Jul 2, 2018
And thanks for quizzes like this that focus more on towns that have something to be known for other than a litany of populous, unknown cooker cutter 'burbs.
+1
Level 71
Aug 23, 2018
This is where I come from!

Bangor is a city, albeit a small one.

Ellsworth calls itself a city and has a city council to "prove" it.

Bar Harbor may be a city for jetpunk purposes, but it calls itself a town.

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Level 77
Jun 8, 2020
I thought it was Ba Haba.
+3
Level 66
Apr 18, 2021
Yeah guy.
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Level 86
Nov 27, 2017
Is it necessary to type all of Fort Worth when the Fort part is given in the question?
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2017
Just "Worth" will work now
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Level 44
Mar 1, 2018
"central" Pa isn't a bigenough clue for the least guessed town? BTW its no longer a town as it has been evacuated permanently. ;)
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Level 89
Mar 2, 2018
...which is why the quizmaster calls it a ghost town.
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Level 45
Mar 2, 2018
True, but isn't there still a resident or two living there?
+16
Level 80
Mar 5, 2018
They have to, otherwise what's the point of ghosts if there's no one there to see them.
+2
Level 54
Apr 18, 2021
I should have paid attention to the quotes since it's the only one I missed, but I still feel like even if I did, I never would have guessed it.
+2
Level 71
Apr 18, 2021
Finally, a question where living in Central PA lives off :) Centralia is kinda part of the lore of the region. Never been there personally, but I'd like to some day.
+2
Level 66
Mar 2, 2018
Could do with yellow boxing to make it tougher?
+6
Level 86
Mar 2, 2018
Could someone explain to me the logic of not requiring the word city for Salt Lake City, but requiring it for Oklahoma City? I've never understood that. It seems like it should be consistent, but I've never know Quizmaster to do something like that without a good reason. Interested in why.
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Level 68
Mar 2, 2018
I would say that it does make some sense, due to the fact that Oklahoma, by itself, is a state; whereas Salt Lake is not.
+3
Level 29
May 1, 2020
What about New York
+1
Level 70
Mar 11, 2021
new york doesn't work as a write-in for nyc either
+2
Level 67
Apr 18, 2021
That actual name of the city is "New York." People just add "City" to differentiate it from the state, but it's not part of the official name. Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City, on the other hand, but include "City" in the name itself.
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2018
I think it's because Salt Lake is a nickname for Salt Lake City, but Oklahoma is not a nickname for that city. In fact, the Winter Olympics logo for that year only had the words "Salt Lake 2002" written on it.
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Level 88
Apr 19, 2021
I just type SLC and OKC.
+5
Level 65
Mar 2, 2018
This quiz is especially susceptible to unintended answers. I mean seriously, there are two different answers that are "C" cities in Wyoming.
+2
Level 55
Mar 2, 2018
I believe the biggest city on Lake Superior is Thunder Bay, Ontario - Duluth is the biggest US city on the lake.
+4
Level 48
Mar 2, 2018
You are right about that, but seeing as the title specifies the United States, I think it was still clear. Good catch, though!
+1
Level 71
Mar 2, 2018
Agreed on the Edgar Allen Poe question. Either the clue needs to be changed, or Boston needs to be accepted. Glad to see Centralia included though.
+2
Level 55
Mar 2, 2018
Thought of Fort Worth but dismissed it because Worth doesn't start with "F"...
+2
Level 75
Mar 2, 2018
Fun quiz even though I never heard of the burning PA town. I wondered why the word central was in quotation marks but still no idea.
+3
Level 56
Mar 4, 2018
It's rumored that Centralia was the inspiration for the video game and film franchise Silent Hill, a survival horror series that takes place in a cursed mining town ravaged by fire and... other things.
+3
Level 66
Apr 12, 2020
They tried to burn garbage from a landfill but somehow the fire got to an abandoned coal mine and made the land unstable.
+1
Level 70
Mar 3, 2018
Interesting quiz, I got 1 point ....... but I worked hard for it.
+2
Level 65
Mar 4, 2018
Just happened to learn about Centralia a month ago, pretty interesting story.
+1
Level 66
Apr 12, 2020
I learned about it on TV
+2
Level 77
Apr 18, 2021
I live about 12 miles away from Centralia. I drove through the town many times when it was still heavily populated and saw all the smoke coming up through the ground.
+3
Level 69
Mar 4, 2018
Spent wayyy too long thinking I was somehow spelling Honolulu wrong. SMH.
+2
Level 61
Mar 7, 2018
how did I get Saipan, which 11% of people get right, but not Baltimore or St. Louis, in the 60% range?
+1
Level 67
Feb 23, 2020
Me too. Guess I just learn the more obscure stuff.
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Level 43
Aug 3, 2018
The title of the quiz is: "Which City in the United States?"

Saipan and Charlotte Amalie are not in the united States.

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Level 66
Feb 1, 2019
Where are they then? Spain? Japan? Burundi?
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Level 79
Jan 30, 2021
They're in American territories but are not part of the United States (I think)
+1
Level 70
Mar 11, 2021
you're wrong unfortunately
+1
Level 37
Apr 18, 2019
Great quiz!
+2
Level 79
Jan 30, 2021
I want to KICK myself for forgetting Seattle..
+1
Level 57
Apr 18, 2021
same with me for missing Duluth!
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Level 90
Apr 18, 2021
The nickname "windy city" originated in a newspaper article referring to city politicians talking a lot of hot air about the city in the city's bid to host a world expo.
+1
Level 16
Apr 18, 2021
Go to this quiz please https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1413986/harry-potter-quiz
+1
Level 46
Apr 19, 2021
Why do none of these cities start with N?
+1
Level 88
Apr 19, 2021
Good quiz! The PA ghost town came up in a book I read recently, but I probably wouldn't have remembered the name if not for the hint.
+1
Level 53
Apr 21, 2021
I didn't know Green Bay was a city. I thought it was just an area.
+5
Level 69
Oct 17, 2022
29 questions, and two go to Wyoming? Lol ok
+1
Level 74
Feb 14, 2023
Nice quiz for me. We have been to Centralia. It is sad there, but it was interesting for us to try to imagine how the town used to look. As for this quiz, I scored 28/29. I didn't know the Northern Marianas answer. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 69
Apr 14, 2023
Fort Worth question poorly written. it sounds like the second part starts with F. Should be in the 'W' section
+2
Level 71
Nov 10, 2023
Saipan isn't really a city it's the name of the island
+1
Level 52
May 27, 2024
How is New York City not in this quiz?!
+1
Level 85
Jun 3, 2024
Is New York entitled to inclusion in all US quizzes?
+1
Level 53
May 31, 2024
How in the world is Saipan less guessed than centralia?

And Saipan is an island not a city

+1
Level 85
Jun 3, 2024
I can't speak for anyone else, but I can't guess a city unless I've heard of it, so that eliminates Saipan. Centralia, on the other hand, was guessable because of the "Central" PA clue.
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2024
Fun quiz, thanks.

As for "towns," the State of New York has a goofy definition of "town." What they call a town is what I'd think of as a "township." The State of New York has "towns" that are little more than rural areas drawn up on a map, featuring a few scattered farmhouses, a small town hall, and a town road maintenance garage situated on a country road--which road is often called a "street," even though it's in the middle of nowhere!