Think you have what it takes to attain Certified Star City Citizen Status? Here are the answers to our 15-question quiz. What, you haven't taken the quiz yet? Well pick up a copy of our Jan/Feb 2013 issue and get to work!
I. Texas Tavern, Roanoker Restaurant, Hotel Roanoke Regency Room, Community Inn, Fork in the Alley, City, Market.
II. Northwest Hardware, Southern Air, East Coasters Bicycles, Western Sizzlin’.
III. Williamson Road Area Business Association, Old Dominionn Athletic Conference, Total Action for Progress (formerly Total Action against Poverty), Greater Raleigh Court Civic League, Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco.
IV. MLB: Billy Sample; NFL: Ronde & Tiki Barber, John St. Clair; NBA: George Lynch (JJ Redick was born in Cookeville, Tenn.).
VIII. a 3, b 5, c 1, d 2, e 4
X. Carilion: Home for the Sick; Sovran: Mountain Trust; Crestar: Farmers Bank; Exelis: ITT; Verizon: Bell Atlantic.
XII. The ones we know: Mac & Bob’s, Corned Beef & Co., 419 West, Frankie Rowland’s, Table 50, First & Sixth, Billy’s.
XIII. Dillard “Pilgrim;” McCrumb “Dale;” Bond “Lancelot Biggs.”
XIV. All are real.
XV. Taylor runs, Andy could be Bitter, Macy is out and Myatt is a weather nut.
65 point and up: Wait, you’re a newcomer!? Maybe a returnee? Is the truck about to get a ticket parked there next to the TT?
50-64 points: Our projection is you’ll be able to pass for a native within a year or two. Work on getting one of the Ts out of “sweet tea,” so it goes “swee-tea.”
35-49 points: Force yourself to go up to the Star a little more often, look down on things, try to find a traffic jam goin’ on anywhere down there, or a bank with the same name it had last year.
34 or fewer points: As we like to say, “Yore not from here, are yuh?”