BriefsLas Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Vegas IQ

QUESTIONS:

1) What protective equipment was created as a result of the Hoover Dam project in 1933?

2) What famously caused a gaming area plumbing problem at the former Riviera hotel-casino in 1987?

3) When Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Caesars Palace fountains on Dec. 31, 1967, what famous actress shot the footage of him crashing that was shown around the world?

4) At what local broadcasting outlet did Jimmy Kimmel go on-air for the first time?

5) What Vegas-set TV series featured opening credits with a Great Dane playing blackjack?

ANSWERS:

1) What protective equipment was created as a result of the Hoover Dam project in 1933?

Hardhats.

2) What famously caused a gaming area plumbing problem at the former Riviera hotel-casino in 1987?

A leaking rooftop pool (quickly abandoned for use, though it survived until the resort was imploded in 2016).

3) When Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Caesars Palace fountains on Dec. 31, 1967, what famous actress shot the footage of him crashing that was shown around the world?

Linda Evans, who was married to Knievel’s friend, director John Derek.

4) At what local broadcasting outlet did Jimmy Kimmel go on-air for the first time?

KUNV-FM, at UNLV

5) What Vegas-set TV series featured opening credits with a Great Dane playing blackjack?

Blansky’s Beauties, in which Nancy Walker’s character owned a Great Dane named … Blackjack.

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