Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Las Vegas IQ: October 2018

Challenge your Vegas knowledge by pondering the following questions:

QUESTIONS:

1) Why are the circles around the letters of the word “Welcome” on the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign meant to portray silver dollars?

2) What re-creation of an historical structure on the Strip dwarfs the original after which it is modeled?

3) Where did the former Dunes Hotel’s main tower, casino and most of its restaurants, clubs and theaters once stand in the Las Vegas of today?

4) When Howard Hughes lived at the Desert Inn hotel-casino, what flavor of ice cream did he order in a 200-gallon shipment?

5) After only a few days, when Hughes grew tired of that flavor, what flavor did he order as a replacement?

ANSWERS:

1) Why are the circles around the letters of the word “Welcome” on the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign meant to portray silver dollars?

Because Nevada is known as The Silver State.

2) What re-creation of an historical structure on the Strip dwarfs the original after which it is modeled?

The Luxor Hotel-Casino’s Sphinx, which at 101 feet, looms 35 feet taller than the 66-foot-high Great Sphinx of Giza, on which it was based.

3) Where did the former Dunes Hotel’s main tower, casino and most of its restaurants, clubs and theaters once stand in the Las Vegas of today?

Within the eight-acre Bellagio lake.

4) When Howard Hughes lived at the Desert Inn hotel-casino, what flavor of ice cream did he order in a 200-gallon shipment?

Baskin-Robbins’ banana nut.

5) After only a few days, when Hughes grew tired of that flavor, what flavor did he order as a replacement?

Chocolate marshmallow. For a year afterward, the D.I. gave out free banana nut ice cream.

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