Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Vegas IQ

QUESTIONS:

1) The production of The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage began with the friendship of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and which member of The Beatles?

2) What actor portrayed a billionaire Las Vegas casino owner who arranges a race for competitors, from Vegas to New Mexico for a $2 million prize stuffed in a luggage locker, then urges his high-roller patrons to bet on the outcome, resulting in comic zaniness?

3) Nevada borders which five states?

4) Though Las Vegas is often associated with colorful neon — which was recently named Nevada’s state element — neon only emits one color. Which one?

5) As a child fascinated by ventriloquism, where did Mirage headliner Terry Fator acquire his first dummy when he was in the fifth grade?

ANSWERS:

1) The production of The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage began with the friendship of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and which member of The Beatles?

George Harrison. The potential for a production was first discussed in 2000. Harrison died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. The show debuted in 2006.

2) What actor portrayed a billionaire Las Vegas casino owner who arranges a race for competitors, from Vegas to New Mexico for a $2 million prize stuffed in a luggage locker, then urges his high-roller patrons to bet on the outcome, resulting in comic zaniness?

John Cleese, in the 2001 movie Rat Race.

3) Nevada borders which five states?

California, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Arizona

4) Though Las Vegas is often associated with colorful neon — which was recently named Nevada’s state element — neon only emits one color. Which one?

Red, because of the arrangement of its electrons. Different gases are combined for other colors. Most contemporary signs are electronic message boards and video screens.

5) As a child fascinated by ventriloquism, where did Mirage headliner Terry Fator acquire his first dummy when he was in the fifth grade?

At a Sears store in Dallas, Texas, which he used to win $25 for a performance at a church picnic.

 

 

 

 

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