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Las Vegas 101

written by: jerzeelv
 
A set of questions pertaining to the "entertainment capital of the world". If you've been there, it will be easy. Or, will it?

Question 1:


Las Vegas is situated in a high desert valley roughly 2,500 feet above sea level. What provides its main source of water?
Colorado River
Lake Havasu
Lake Mojave
Wells

Question 2:


What Las Vegas building, completed in 1996, offers two observation decks, a revolving restaurant, and thrill rides?
Vegas World
MGM Grand
Bellagio
Stratosphere

Question 3:


Out in the Mojave desert, Las Vegas is far from any other metropolitan areas. Which is the closest?
Phoenix
San Diego
Salt Lake City
Los Angeles

Question 4:


Which casino-hotel in Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and at the time of its completion was the largest privately-funded construction project in the U.S.?
Bellagio
Wynn Las Vegas
Excalibur
Mandalay Bay

Question 5:


If you travel southeast from Las Vegas, you're heading toward two tourist attractions. One is 35 miles away, the other is a couple hundred miles further. Name them.
Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon
Valley of Fire, Zion
Zion, Bryce Canyon
Mt. Charleston, Death Valley

Question 6:


Which of the following is the major interstate highway running through Las Vegas?
I-15
I-215
I-10
I-40

Question 7:


This Las Vegas casino, when built, was touted as the first ever "megaresort". Name this resort complete with an erupting volcano and a white tiger exhibit.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Only part of The Las Vegas Strip is located within Las Vegas.
False
True

Question 9:


The area code for Las Vegas is 702. This was the code for all of Nevada until 1996. What is now the area code for the rest of the state?
707
777
703
775

Question 10:


Which of these is the mountain that boasts a skiing area, a lodge complete with cabins, hiking trails, and alpine terrain all within 50 miles of the center of the Las Vegas valley?
Sunrise Mountain
Mt. Baldy
Telescope Peak
Mt. Charleston

 


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