Journalists' Quotes About Virginia Beach Quiz

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Can you guess what phrases outside journalists used to describe our area?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following descriptions of Virginia Beach appeared in New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger?
    • A. 

      “Droning jets blasted over a majestic seaside statue of King Neptune, the ocean god that presides over this tranquil beach town.”

    • B. 

      “In Virginia Beach, suburbs swoop around military complexes. Miles of chain restaurants and big-box stores create an aura of banality … ”

    • C. 

      “Idyllic fields of fresh strawberries just miles from Dam Neck belie the intense and secretivetraining … ”

  • 2. 
    Which of the following descriptions appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek?
    • A. 

      “Around Virginia Beach, a city of about 433,000 dominated by an oceanfront institute devoted to holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality and dream interpretation, there were no signs of public tribute to the SEALS … ”

    • B. 

      “Around Virginia Beach, a city of about 433,000 dominated by government officials reminding residents the city has the lowest real estate tax rate in South Hampton Roads, there were no signs of public tribute to the SEALS … ”

    • C. 

      “Around Virginia Beach, a city of about 433,000 dominated by strip malls and suburban sprawl around the military bases, there were no signs of public tribute to the SEALs … ”

  • 3. 
    Which of the following descriptions appeared in a BBC radio segment?
    • A. 

      “It looks like a thousand other seaside towns, but Virginia Beach has a unique claim to fame.”

    • B. 

      “It looks like – hang on, did Princess Anne Road just turn into General Booth Boulevard?”

    • C. 

      “It looks like a good place to score some sweet rims.”

  • 4. 
    Which mysterious placement of Dam Neck appeared in The Washington Post?
    • A. 

      “The elite counterterrorism unit deploys from a tiny military facility in Dam Neck, just outside Virginia Beach.”

    • B. 

      “The elite counterterrorism unit deploys from a tiny military facility in Dam Neck, just outside Virginia Beach, but not all the way to North Carolina.”

    • C. 

      “The elite counter-terrorism unit deploys from a tiny military facility in Dam Neck, somewhere either in or near Virginia Beach.”

  • 5. 
    Which description of the now-famous facility appeared in a story by the French news service Agence France-Presse?
    • A. 

      SEAL Team Six is based at the Dam Neck annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, which sits at the end of a tree-lined road behind a protective chicane of orange barriers and a guard detail of armed servicemen who stand nervously to attention when an unknown vehicle pulls up to the guardhouse.

    • B. 

      What is a chicane?

    • C. 

      They don’t look nervous to me.

  • 6. 
    Which quote from a Virginia Beach resident was not included in an out-of-town news story about the SEALs?
    • A. 

      “You want to attack Virginia Beach? Bring it. Every redneck in town is armed to the teeth.”

    • B. 

      “You can kind of tell. They’re extremely fit. They all kind of dress in a similar way, wear the same type of sunglasses and Tevas.”

    • C. 

      “We sell tons of sunglasses and sandals to SEALs, but that’s all I’m at liberty to say. Sorry.”