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June 23, 2016

PhillyVoice's 'This Week in Philly' Quizzo round (June 18-24)

Trivia questions about the week that just was in the city, region and country

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Quizzo June 24 Photoshop by Brian Hickey/for PhillyVoice

Ben Simmons, Chaka Fattah and a Villanova basketball player joined Mayor Ed Rendell to open the city of Philadelphia's public pools in this bit of revisionist photoshop history.

Welcome to the latest installment of PhillyVoice’s “This Week in Philly” Quizzo round feature.

Each Friday, we’ll offer trivia questions from stories we’ve covered over the course of the past week. Sure, the only prize is the personal pride of not scrolling down to the bottom of the story to see the answers before thinking of them yourselves. But that counts for something, doesn’t it?

So with no further ado, here are 10 questions about the people, places, events and more that made the past week so special.

Questions:

1. Spell the name of the Villanova University men’s basketball team guard who worked out for the Sixers on Monday.

2. According to Philadelphia Fire Department statistics, what percentage of civilian fire deaths in the city could be attributed to hoarding/excessive clutter?

3. How many public swimming pools will open this summer in Philadelphia?

a) 58

b) 75

c) 103

d) 111

4. After this week’s corruption conviction, when did U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah initially say he would resign from office?

5. Where will visitors and locals be able to see "14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words," a ground installation collaborated upon by the Mural Arts Program, the 2016 DNC Host Committee and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society?

6. During an appearance on the “Tonight Show,” (then-likely) No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons was given a cheesesteak to eat from which Philadelphia eatery?

7. What two fast-food chains said their push for self-service kiosks totally has nothing to do with the minimum-wage battle?

8. What acts/performers will headline two nights of the "Made In America" show on the Ben Franklin Parkway?

9. Fill in the blank: N.J. lawmakers propose __-cent per gallon gas tax to fund transportation projects.

10. Which resort came in 16th place in the weekly, definitive Jersey Shore-Town Power Rankings last week?

Bonus Question: Who said this Quote of the Week? “One day I was eating lunch at McDonald’s, and this girl comes up to me and shows me her phone of me dancing (and asked), ‘Is this you dancing?'"

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Lt. Andrew Brown is the Philadelphia Fire Department's representative on the Hoarding Task Force.


Answers:

1. Ryan Arcidiacono

2. 25 percent

3. 75

4. Oct. 3

5. On the South Broad Street median between City Hall and Washington Avenue

6. Dalessandro’s

7. McDonald’s and Wendy’s

8. Rihanna and Coldplay

9. 23

10. North Wildwood

Bonus Question: Nicole Gotto, a Delaware County-native/viral-Vine star

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