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Ashtabula

written by: mikeyrak
 
This is a quiz for anyone who knows a thing or two about this northeast Ohio region of the USA.

Question 1:


Ashtabula is the county seat of Ashtabula County.
False
True

Question 2:


What does Ashtabula mean in the Iroquois language?
Tribe near the lake
Winding River
River of many fish
Small Settlement

Question 3:


Who is the author of the poem "Crossing Ohio When Poppies Bloom in Ashtabula"?
Robert Frost
Walter Dean Meyers
Edgar Allen Poe
Carl Sandberg

Question 4:


The United States Census Bureau defined the Ashtabula area as what?
Micropolitan Statistical Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Cleveland Suburb
Organized Crime Hub

Question 5:


Ashtabula is home to a large number of people of Finnish, Italian, and Swedish descent.
False
True

Question 6:


Name the University of Florida head coach who was born and raised in Ashtabula.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Which of the following is referred to as the Ashtabula Horror?
a train disaster that occurred in 1876
the worst civilian radioactive release in U.S. history
one of the bloodiest riots in U.S. history
a sinkhole that swallowed half of the Historic Harbor District

Question 8:


Which of the following is a NFL running back born in Ashtabula, Ohio?
Benny Friedman
Anthony Wright
Jarrod R. Bunch
Lawrence Taylor

Question 9:


Which European city is a sister city of Ashtabula?
Mexicali, Mexico
Berlin, Germany
Bardejov, Slovakia
Chernobyl, Ukraine until the nuclear meltdown of 1986

Question 10:


Was Ashtabula an important stop on the Underground railroad, used to convey African-American slaves to Canada?
No
Yes

 


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