Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Seven Little Trivia Questions

1. About how many people are employed by the City of Pasadena?

a) 1,200
b) 2,300
c) 3,400

2. Which three positions are hired by the City Council?

a) City Manager
b) Police Chief
c) City Clerk
d) City Treasurer
e) City Prosecutor
f) City Attorney

3. Which are the three top revenue sources to the city’s budget?

a) Property tax
b) Transient occupancy tax (hotel room tax)
c) Sales tax
d) Interest income
e) Parking meters and parking tickets
f) Utility users tax

4. What three types of businesses produce the most sales tax in Pasadena?

a) Auto sales
b) Restaurants
c) Department stores
d) Gas stations
e) Grocery stores
f) Computer software companies

5. Which four properties are owned by the City of Pasadena?

a) Wrigley Mansion / Tournament of Roses headquarters
b) The Gamble House
c) Pasadena Senior Center
d) The Athenaeum at Caltech
e) Pacific Asia Museum
f) Armory Center for the Arts
g) Pasadena Playhouse

6. Which three are official, chartered business improvement districts in Pasadena, approved by the City Council?

a) Old Pasadena Management District
b) South Lake Business District
c) Playhouse District Association
d) Hastings Ranch Shopping District Association
e) East Washington Boulevard Business District

7. Which three items are not allowed in your blue-lidded recycle container?

a) Batteries
b) Phone books
c) Glass jars and bottles
d) Styrofoam
e) Plastic bags
f) Used motor oil
g) Computers

Leave your answers as comments. I'll post correct answers next time.

17 comments:

Miss Havisham said...

But then everybody in the world is going to know what a dummy I am. (I'll be back)

Petrea said...

These are hard!

I thought I knew all the recycling answers, but if I can put styrofoam in my recycle bin I'll be a happy (and surprised) Pasadenyite.

Petrea said...

I'm looking at the "Recyling & Refuse Information" listed on the "Pasadena Recycles" Annual Trash schedule pamphlet we keep on our refrigerator for reference. Batteries, motor oil and computers are listed as household hazardous waste. Since Styrofoam is not listed as acceptable under "Blue Lid Recycling," we haven't been putting it into our bin. I want to, but the hubby won't let me because it's not on the list.

Are you saying I may? May I? Please?

pasadenapio said...

You'll have to wait for the answers, Petrea, just like everybody else. Be patient!

AP said...

Just guessing at MOST of these.

1. b

2. a, d, f

3. a, b, e

4. b, c, d

5. a, c, e, f

6. b, d, e

7. a, d, g Recycling..pshaw

Winner gets a date with Jane Rodriguez or Vannia De La Cuba.

AP said...

Will have my own trivia questions up tomorrow on my site.

cheater said...

1-2,300
2-CM, Clerk, C. Atty
3-SAles Tax, Utility User Tax, interest income
4-Auto, dept. stores, groceries
5-Wrigley manse, senior center, armory, gamble house
6-OPMD, Playhouse, S.Lake
7-batteries, oil, computers


Needed to do the bonus Q: Who's the pace car for the Doo Dah Parade?

Petrea said...

The Doo Dah Parade has a pace?

pasadenapio said...

For many years I had the honor of riding in the pace car for the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. In all those years, I think it was only an actual car twice (a beat up VW convertible and a vintage Cadillac). It all started the year after Tom Coston took over as Doo Dah Czar and invited me to lead off the parade with him on foot. Then I got pneumonia and the doctor wouldn't let me walk the parade route, so I was in a flower-festooned wheelchair with a "Pace Car" sign on it. In subsequent years the pace car ranged from a 14-foot-tall high chair to a huge flower cart. Two years ago I said I would like to pass the torch and actually watch the parade. Apparently I am irreplaceable because there has not been a Doo Dah pace car since then.

Miss Havisham said...

How vetty fancifully interesting, Ann. All of these DooDah histoire de vive gauche I quite marvel on these pearls- being that I am an old lass.

(the end is a lie)

AP said...

My more fun quiz is over on my blog.

Mike said...

Ann, do we have at least until the end of the month to answer?!

Miss Havisham said...

Yeah, I need a bit more time.

Miss Havisham said...

1. About how many people are employed by the City of Pasadena?

a) 1,200
b) 2,300
c) 3,400

I'm guessing C. Holy cow.

2. Which three positions are hired by the City Council?

a) City Manager
b) Police Chief
c) City Clerk
d) City Treasurer
e) City Prosecutor
f) City Attorney

A) forchezzy, B, C. I just don't remember any elections for these.

3. Which are the three top revenue sources to the city’s budget?

a) Property tax
b) Transient occupancy tax (hotel room tax)
c) Sales tax
d) Interest income
e) Parking meters and parking tickets
f) Utility users tax

Okay, I gotta say A, D because we have a huge surplus, E - yeah, I got tons of parking violations. ( F - this is going to be the fat one in the future-I'm sure.)

4. What three types of businesses produce the most sales tax in Pasadena?

a) Auto sales
b) Restaurants
c) Department stores
d) Gas stations
e) Grocery stores
f) Computer software companies

Answer: A, B, E

5. Which four properties are owned by the City of Pasadena?

a) Wrigley Mansion / Tournament of Roses headquarters
b) The Gamble House
c) Pasadena Senior Center
d) The Athenaeum at Caltech
e) Pacific Asia Museum
f) Armory Center for the Arts
g) Pasadena Playhouse

Answers: A, B, C, F (I know the Pasadena Playhouse is owned by the state)

6. Which three are official, chartered business improvement districts in Pasadena, approved by the City Council?

a) Old Pasadena Management District
b) South Lake Business District
c) Playhouse District Association
d) Hastings Ranch Shopping District Association
e) East Washington Boulevard Business District

A, B, and E (wild guesses)

7. Which three items are not allowed in your blue-lidded recycle container?

a) Batteries
b) Phone books
c) Glass jars and bottles
d) Styrofoam
e) Plastic bags
f) Used motor oil
g) Computers

A, F, G (Styrofoam is the debil)

Tada!

AP said...

What is Ann Erdman bringing to the picnic?

a) Ham & Eggs
b) Pasadena Pie
c) That hot secretary chick

The Proc said...

The Proc says update your blog.

Pasadena Observer said...

Guesstimating:

1b, 2acf, 3acf, 4acd, 5abcf,
6abc, 7afg