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Pontiac, Michigan: Quiz


Question 1: Class one freight rail service is provided by ________ (CN), which also operates a large classification yard in Pontiac serving the local auto industry.
Canadian Northern RailwayVia RailCanadian Pacific RailwayCanadian National Railway

Question 2: The city is at the north end of the famous ________, known in the 1950s and 1960s as being popular with young people who would "cruise" and drag-race their hot-rods in the area.
Atkinson Avenue Historic DistrictArden Park-East Boston Historic DistrictM-1 (Michigan highway)M-3 (Michigan highway)

Question 3: The city is best-known for its General Motors manufacturing plants (GM's primary truck plant was formerly in Pontiac) and the GM automobile brand, ________, which was first produced in and named after the city.

Question 4: Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa ________.
French and Indian WarChief PontiacRobert Rogers (soldier)Pontiac's Rebellion

Question 5: On February 20, 2009 the State of Michigan placed the city into ________[4], and the Department of Treasury appointed Fred Leeb the city's emergency financial manager in March 2009.
ReceivershipConservatorshipFloating chargeSavings and loan association

Question 6: About 18.0% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the ________, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.
Poverty thresholdBasic needsBhutanCanada

Question 7: Pontiac is one of the cities in Michigan being used to film the 2010 remake of the film Red Dawn, recreating ________.
Spokane, WashingtonVancouver, WashingtonCheney, WashingtonSeattle

Question 8: Also of note is the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium that hosted the ________ from 1975 until 2002 when they moved back to Downtown Detroit.
Detroit Lions1957 Detroit Lions season2009 Detroit Lions season2010 Detroit Lions season

Question 9: Considered a satellite city of ________, it is surrounded by affluent Metro Detroit suburbs.
Dearborn, MichiganMichiganGrosse PointeDetroit

Question 10: ________, the national passenger rail system, operates its Wolverine from Pontiac to Chicago via Detroit and Battle Creek, Michigan.
Norfolk Southern RailwayAmtrakNew York, New Haven and Hartford RailroadBNSF Railway


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