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Who Wants to be a Local?

Take this quiz to see if you qualify!

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Who wants to be a local? Almost everyone. Mr. Toy hears regularly from people who say they want to move to the Monterey Peninsula. As much as we'd like to accommodate them, there just isn't enough room for everybody. In order to weed out the riff-raff, we've created this qualifying quiz.

For purposes of this quiz, the term "Monterey Peninsula" refers to the area from the northern Seaside border south to Carmel Highlands, and up Carmel Valley. Yeah, technically, that covers more than the actual Peninsula, but it covers all the commmunities that are embraced by the Monterey Peninsula's cultural sphere. Whatever the heck that means. 

When you finish, click the "Get Score" button at the bottom. To start over click "Clear." Scoring is as follows:

  • 10% or less makes you a first time visitor.
  • 10-25% makes you a repeat visitor.
  • 25-50% makes you a frequent visitor.
  • 50-75% makes you a second-home owner who really lives elsewhere.
  • 75-90% makes you a resident, but a relative newcomer.
  • 90-100% makes you a true Local!

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Mark one dot for each question:
 
1. The Monterey Peninsula is located in the state of....
Oregon
California
Washington
Confusion

2. Which one of these cities is not on the Monterey Peninsula?
Carmel
Pacific Grove
Monterey
Salinas

3. A popular playground in Monterey is named after which comic strip character?
Charlie Brown
Dennis the Menace
Beetle Bailey
Donald Duck

4. Point Pinos is located in which community?
Pacific Grove
Monterey
Carmel Highlands
Pebble Beach

5. Who is the Mayor of Carmel?
Clyde Roberson
Jason Burnett
Clint Eastwood
Steve Dallas

6. Who is our state Assemblyman?
Mark Stone
Sam Farr
Jane Parker
Bill Monning

7. What is the name of the Pacific Grove High School football team?
Padres
Otters
Breakers
Toreadores

8. Where on the Monterey Peninsula were scenes for Star Trek IV filmed?
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Fisherman's Wharf
Naval Postgraduate School

9. Who is the publisher of the Carmel Pine Cone?
Paul Miller
Dan Miller
Don Miller
Scott Miller

10. Clint Eastwood owns which local resort?
Mission Ranch
Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Valley Ranch
Highlands Inn

11. How many Safeway stores are there on the Monterey Peninsula?
2
3
4
5

12. Carmel's Forest Theater was established in what year?
1906
1910
1926
1931

13. What is the Zip Code for Monterey?
93940
93955
93950
93921

14. What is the name of the rock outcropping that supports the Lone Cypress?
Midway Point
Lovers Point
Cypress Point
Pescadero Point

15. Which Monterey Peninsula school operates a radio station?
York
Carmel High
Robert Louis Stevenson
Santa Catalina

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