Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of History, Trivia

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History Quizzes & Trivia

You’ve screamed on the Giant Dipper, tried to win at Skee-Ball, eaten way too many corn dogs, chilled out on the carousel, sung the clam chowder song and run out to dip your toes in the ocean. So you think you know the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Put yourself in a sand-and-sun frame of mind and take our Boardwalk quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following animals is NOT represented on the Looff Carousel?
    • A. 

      Lion

    • B. 

      Ostrich

    • C. 

      Zebra

    • D. 

      Giraffe

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the Giant Dipper’s fastest speed?
    • A. 

      35 mph

    • B. 

      45 mph

    • C. 

      55 mph

    • D. 

      65 mph

  • 3. 
    The building that now houses the Neptune’s Kingdom entertainment center and miniature golf course was originally what?
    • A. 

      A bowling alley

    • B. 

      An aquarium

    • C. 

      An indoor pool

    • D. 

      A roller-skating rink

  • 4. 
    Which Olympic champ wowed the crowds at the Boardwalk with his aquatic prowess?
    • A. 

      Michael Phelps

    • B. 

      Duke Kahanamoku

    • C. 

      Mark Spitz

    • D. 

      Greg Louganis

  • 5. 
    The Wild Mouse sent riders flying from 1958 to 1975. Which ride is now at that location?
    • A. 

      Logger's Revenge

    • B. 

      Hurricane

    • C. 

      Haunted Castle

    • D. 

      Fireball

  • 6. 
    The only other original oceanfront Giant Dipper roller coaster still operating on the West Coast is at San Diego’s Belmont Park. Which one is older?
    • A. 

      Santa Cruz's

    • B. 

      San Diego's

  • 7. 
    The largest Boardwalk crowd ever was recorded at the 25th annual clam chowder cook-off in 2007.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The arches of the Cocoanut Grove building borrow from the architectural style of what prominent building?
    • A. 

      India’s Taj Mahal

    • B. 

      Virginia’s Monticello

    • C. 

      Paris’ Louvre

    • D. 

      Spain’s Alhambra

  • 9. 
    Laffing Sal, a robotic fun house character, has called the Boardwalk home for several years. This particular Sal came from an amusement park in what city?
    • A. 

      Santa Monica

    • B. 

      San Francisco

    • C. 

      Atlantic City

    • D. 

      Chicago

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      19