Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Vegas IQ

QUESTIONS:

1) What authentic hotel demolition footage was used in the epilogue of the movie Casino?

2) In what Vegas-based cable movie does a Vegas icon speak the line “Too much of a good thing … is wonderful”?

3) Who was president of the United States when Nevada officially became a state?

4) What 1970s TV series aired an episode that served as a de facto pilot for the series that became Vega$ with Robert Urich as private eye Dan Tanna?

5) What Las Vegas headliner said this about the city?: “The best thing about Las Vegas is that no one pretends to be responsible for your behavior like they do in the rest of the country. There’s (no one) telling you that you can’t do something fun with your own time and money. If you can afford it, it’s yours.”

ANSWERS:

1) The implosion of The Dunes in October 1993 and January 1994, which was witnessed live by more than 200,000 spectators. The Bellagio now occupies that area on the Strip.

2) The HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra, spoken by Michael Douglas as Liberace.

3) Abraham Lincoln

4) Charlie’s Angels, which aired a 1976 episode titled “Angels in Vegas” in which the Tanna character appeared at the end of the episode as a friend of the Charlie and Bosley characters. Vega$ premiered in 1978. [RELATED: https://www.lasvegasnewswire.com/to-vega-with-love-forty-years-ago-a-classic-tv-series-brought-the-tourists-to-vegas/] 

5) Drew Carey

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