PDD Quiz: 2018 in Review

Bid adieu to 2018 with this year-in-review quiz, which tests your memory of local headlines (and PDD current events quizzes).

The next PDD quiz, on the murals of Superior, will be published on Jan. 13. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Jan. 10.

#1 Which structure in Superior was lost to fire on Dec. 17?

The grain elevator’s wood was being salvaged at the time of the fire.

#2 Duluth’s first cidery opened this year; what is its name?

#3 Which festival announced in December that it will relocate to Duluth?

ITVFest will run Oct. 9-13, 2019.

#4 The William A. Irvin was intentionally moved for the first time since which year?

The William A. Irvin was moved to Fraser Shipyards for repair; the Minnesota Slip seawall will also be repaired.

#5 A clip of awkward banter among Fox 21 news anchors was featured on which late night show?

View a clip of the segment here.

#6 Why did Duluth’s Fourth Fest become Fifth Fest this year?

Fireworks were postponed in 2004 due to fog.

#7 Duluthians made headlines in the 2018 Olympics for all of the following events except:

Read more about Duluthians in the 2018 Olympics here.

#8 A vehicle crashed into a storefront at the corner of 24th Avenue West and Third Street on Sept. 11, echoing a similar crash that occurred in which year?

Find links to stories about both crashes here.

#9 Duluth artist Chris Monroe announced in February that this long-running comic strip would be going on hiatus.

Netflix announced that it would adapt Monroe’s “Monkey with a Tool Belt” series for its streaming service.

#10 Multiple explosions rocked a Superior oil refinery during which month?

The explosion occurred on April 26, 2018.


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