PDD Quiz: 2019 in Review

Test your memory of 2019 headlines and happenings with PDD’s year-in-review quiz!

The next PDD quiz, previewing 2020’s coming attractions, will be published on Jan. 12. Please submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Jan. 9.

#1 Marcia Hales’s Spirit of the Light display can now be found at this Duluth landmark.

Fox 21 News has more on Spirit of the Lights at Glensheen.

#2 Which of the following establishments closed in 2019?

Martha’s Daughter closed in April, Letica’s Iron Mug closed in May and Red Herring Lounge closed in June. 

#3 This Duluth church reopened for Palm Sunday services after being damaged by fire in 2016.

View WDIO’s coverage of the service here.

#4 The UMD Men’s Hockey team won the NCAA Division I national championship for the second year in a row. Prior to their 2018 title, when was the last time the team took top honors?

See a Selective Focus of the championship team here.

#5 The City of Duluth got a new flag in 2019. Which one is it?

Read more about Duluth’s new city flag here.

#6 This Duluth poet died on Dec. 21, 2019.

Read more about Jenkins’ life and work on the MPR website.

#7 This Art Deco theater reopened in June 2019.

Read more about the theater’s restoration here.

#8 Beaner’s Central underwent a name change in 2019: what is it called now?

Read more about the name change on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#9 Which of these things did the Duluth Public Library discontinue in 2019?

Read more about the new late policy on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#10 The Adas Israel Congregation synagogue was destroyed by fire in 2019. In what year was the congregation founded?

Remnants of Torah scrolls that survived the synagogue fire were damaged in a separate fire on Nov. 17, 2019.


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