Test Your Roc IQ

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Intelligence Test Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to college in Rochester! Every town has its own quirks, and Rochester is no exception. We could help you out with something boring like a map or a fact sheet, but we decided to have some fun. This quiz will test you on everything that is worth knowing about Rochester. If you get them all wrong, don't worry. You'll learn stuff just by looking at the right answers. If you've lived here your whole life, stop cheating and go help an out-of-towner. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are some of the optional contents of an original Nick Tahoe's Garbage Plate?
    • A. 

      Two hotdogs, two hamburgers, macaroni salad, fries, baked beans, hot sauce

    • B. 

      Two Italian sausages, two hamburgs, mac salad, fries, baked beans, Tabasco sauce

    • C. 

      Two hotdogs, two hamburgers, coleslaw, macaroni salad, fries, hot sauce

    • D. 

      A heart attack

  • 2. 
    Which of the following foods is unique to Rochester?
    • A. 

      Deep-fried Oreos

    • B. 

      The bun-less burger

    • C. 

      The white hot

    • D. 

      The fat cat

  • 3. 
    What is Abbott's specialty?
    • A. 

      Gelato, an Italian ice cream

    • B. 

      Frozen custard, an extra soft and creamy frozen treat

    • C. 

      Frozen yogurt

    • D. 

      A variety of unique soft-serve flavors

  • 4. 
    Which famous person is buried in Rochester's Mount Hope Cemetery?
    • A. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • C. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D. 

      Michael Jackson

  • 5. 
    Did you pack an umbrella, rain boots, and a heavy jacket?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      What is this "umbrella" you speak of?

  • 6. 
    Why is the Susan B. Anthony House a historical landmark?
    • A. 

      It was used as part of the Underground Railroad

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony was a famous women's rights activist

    • C. 

      Susan B. Anthony was a famous abolitionist

    • D. 

      Who is Susan B. Anthony?

  • 7. 
    How long does winter last in Rochester?
    • A. 

      December-March

    • B. 

      November- March

    • C. 

      December-February

    • D. 

      October-April

  • 8. 
    Which is NOT a real town in Western New York?
    • A. 

      Egypt, NY

    • B. 

      Greece, NY

    • C. 

      France, NY

    • D. 

      Amsterdam, NY

  • 9. 
    What will you find in a Wegmans?
    • A. 

      A mall-sized grocery store

    • B. 

      Tons of delicious prepared food

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      What's a Wegmans?

  • 10. 
    Which animal is not the mascot of a Rochester sports team?
    • A. 

      Hedgehog

    • B. 

      Rhino

    • C. 

      Redwing

    • D. 

      Armadillo

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a nickname for Rochester?
    • A. 

      The Flower City

    • B. 

      The Flour City

    • C. 

      Smugtown

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What do you get when you order hot sauce in Rochester?
    • A. 

      Tabasco sauce

    • B. 

      A mix of Frank's hot sauce, a dash of lemon, and a secret ingredient

    • C. 

      An extremely greasy, spicy sauce with bits of meat in it

    • D. 

      Chopped up hot dogs in a mix of Tabasco sauce

  • 13. 
    What is interesting about the Genesee River?
    • A. 

      It is a college myth about filling a dorm bathtub with Genesee beer

    • B. 

      It flows north

    • C. 

      Nothing, it's just another body of water

    • D. 

      It has never flooded

  • 14. 
    Which Company was NOT founded in Rochester?
    • A. 

      Kodak

    • B. 

      Xerox

    • C. 

      Paychex

    • D. 

      BIC

  • 15. 
    Which Rochester fact is true?
    • A. 

      Rochester is the fourth-cloudiest city in the United States

    • B. 

      Rochester was originally called "Rochesterville"

    • C. 

      It has never been more than 100 degrees in Rochester

    • D. 

      Rochester is has the fourth-highest population in New York State

  • 16. 
    What will you find at the Strong Museum?
    • A. 

      A collection of Kandinsky paintings

    • B. 

      More than 400,000 historical photographs

    • C. 

      A miniature grocery store

    • D. 

      A tribute to Susan B. Anthony

  • 17. 
    With what flower is Rochester's Highland Park most associated?
    • A. 

      Dandelion

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Daffodil

    • D. 

      Lilac

  • 18. 
    How do you pronounce "Charlotte" neighborhood?
    • A. 

      Shar-let

    • B. 

      Shar-lot

    • C. 

      Sher-lock

  • 19. 
    Which is not a Rochester radio station?
    • A. 

      100.5 The Drive, a station that plays alternative rock

    • B. 

      93.5 Smooth, a station known for its jazz

    • C. 

      106.7 Kiss FM, a pop and hip-hop station

    • D. 

      Warm 101.3, a station that plays soft rock

  • 20. 
    Who is most likely to attend the Eastman School?
    • A. 

      A pre-med student

    • B. 

      A clarinet player

    • C. 

      A photographer

    • D. 

      A liberal-arts undergraduate

  • 21. 
    Pick the correct food-named Rochester community known for its annual art festival.
    • A. 

      Strawberry Hill

    • B. 

      Carrot Hill

    • C. 

      Corn Hill

    • D. 

      Pumpkin Hill

  • 22. 
    Which actor/actress is NOT from the Rochester area?
    • A. 

      Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live")

    • B. 

      Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill," "A Cinderella Story")

    • C. 

      Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," "Capote")

    • D. 

      John Lithgow ("3rd Rock from the Sun," "Shrek")

  • 23. 
    Which is NOT a Rochester news station?
    • A. 

      Channel 13 WHAM

    • B. 

      Rochester YNN (Your News Now)

    • C. 

      News 12 Rochester

    • D. 

      These are all Rochester news stations

  • 24. 
    How many colleges are in the Greater Rochester area?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      My college is the only one worth knowing

  • 25. 
    How many TOTAL inches of snow does Rochester get in an average year?
    • A. 

      Approx. 54.6 inches

    • B. 

      Approx. 75.2 inches

    • C. 

      Approx. 95.8 inches

    • D. 

      Approx. 111.5 inches

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