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The '411' on US Area Codes

written by: skyblu1
 
Way back in the day, before the proliferation of cell phones and fax machines, most major metropolitan areas only had 1 or 2 area codes, and sometimes entire states only had one! Let your fingers do the walking through this quiz, and see how many you remember?

Question 1:


Area code 213 is one of the original area codes in which major metropolitan area?
New York
Los Angeles
Pittsburgh
San Francisco

Question 2:


312 is an area code in which major metro area?
Detroit
Phoenix
Chicago
Miami

Question 3:


Which of these is not a San Francisco area code?
650
931
510
415

Question 4:


What is the area code which severs Des Moines, Iowa?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


The area code which spells the word 'Vol' serves this state.


Question 6:


If I'm 'Sleepless in Seattle' in area code 206, and I call into area code 205, I've called into the state of Kentucky.
False
True

Question 7:


What geographic feature divides the 213 area code from the 818 area code?
A line in the sand.
A ravine.
A range of Mountains.
A body of water.

Question 8:


Was South Carolina's original area code 843?
No
Yes

Question 9:


Tennessee originally had 2 area codes. One was 901. Can you name the second one?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


Which area code has been variously described as 'The 'Donut' around Los Angeles?
323
408
431
909

Question 11:


If I make a call into the 718 area code, what general area am I calling into?
North of the Greater Miami area
Suburbs south of Seattle
The 'Boroughs of New York'
Western suburbs of Chicago

Question 12:


Provo, Utah is located in the same area code as Salt Lake City.
False
True

 


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