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PDD Quiz: Duluth in Literature

This edition of the PDD Quiz tests your knowledge of references to Duluth in literature. The 10-year-old PDD post “References to Duluth in Popular Literature” might prove useful should you want to cheat study.

The next PDD quiz will focus on September 2019 headlines; it will be published on Sept. 29. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 25.

PDD Quiz: August 2019

August is drawing to a close; how many of this month’s headlines do you recall? Quiz on to find out!

The next PDD quiz, on Duluth in literature, will be published on Sept. 15. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Sept. 8.

PDD Quiz: Neon Signs of the Twin Ports

Banner image by Garner Moffat.

Whether you’re in Superior or Duluth, we’re in that prime Perfect Day™ time of year. Belly up to this week’s quiz and see if you can identify local neon signs based on a single letter (and some possibly helpful hints)!

The next PDD quiz, scheduled for Aug. 25, will review the month’s headlines and happenings. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Aug. 21.

PDD Quiz: July 2019

Put your knowledge of recent headlines to the test with this week’s PDD quiz!

The next PDD quiz will feature neon signs of the Twin Ports; it will be published on Aug. 11. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Aug. 8.

PDD Quiz: Presidential Twin Ports

Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Test your knowledge of local history and presidential trivia with this week’s PDD quiz, which explores presidential visits to the Twin Ports. Inspired by a 2011 PDD post, this quiz relies heavily on external sources (Zenith City Online and Minnesota Reflections in particular).

The next PDD quiz will review the month’s headlines; it will be published on July 28. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by July 25.

PDD Quiz: June 2019

Celebrate 16 years of PDD by testing your knowledge of current events!

The next PDD quiz, on presidential ties to the Twin Ports, will be published on July 14. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by July 11.

PDD Quiz: Duluth in Song

Inspired by a ten-year-old PDD list, this quiz is all about songs that mention Duluth. Be sure to cheat study up before pressing on!

The next PDD quiz, reviewing the month’s headlines and happenings, will be published on June 30. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 27.

PDD Quiz: May 2019

Another month’s worth of headlines and happenings has nearly passed; how much do you remember? Test your smarts with PDD’s monthly current affairs quiz!

The next PDD quiz will cover Duluth in song; it will be published on June 9. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 6.

PDD Quiz: Parks of Duluth

Now that spring has (maybe) sprung, Duluth’s many parks and green spaces are beckoning. Take this week’s quiz to learn more about parks located in neighborhoods from Central Hillside to Congdon Park. While an earlier PDD quiz explored parks on the western side of town, it’s no longer available because the platform supporting the quiz changed, so we’ll revisit western parks and other neighborhood parks in future PDD quizzes.

Duluth’s Historical Parks: Their First 160 Years, by Tony Dierckins and Nancy S. Nelson, was an invaluable resource for this quiz (as was Dierckins’ Zenith City Online).

The next quiz, reviewing current events, will be published on May 26. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by May 23.

PDD Quiz: April 2019 in Review

Photo by Jim Rosvold

Put your current affairs knowledge to the test with this edition of the PDD Quiz.

The next quiz, scheduled for May 12, will explore Duluth parks. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by May 7.

PDD Quiz: Homegrown Innovations Edition

In honor of the upcoming Homegrown Music Festival, this PDD quiz examines inventions, innovations, and ideas that were “homegrown” in the Duluth area.

The next PDD quiz will review headlines from April 2019 and will be published on April 28. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by April 25.

PDD Quiz: March 2019 in Review

Time to test your current events acumen with this week’s PDD quiz!

In a nod to Homegrown Music Festival, the next PDD quiz (scheduled for April 14) will feature other things that were “homegrown” in the Northland. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by April 11.

PDD Quiz: History of Morgan Park

This week’s quiz is the first in an occasional series that will focus on the history of Twin Ports neighborhoods; please sound off in the comments on other neighborhoods that you’d like to see covered!

PDD Quiz: February 2019 in Review

Take a break from the neverending shoveling and give your brain a workout with this month-in-review quiz!

The next PDD quiz, on the history of Morgan Park, will be published on March 10. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by March 7.

PDD Quiz: Sports Go Sports!

With a nod to the recent Super Bowl (and a Garfunkel and Oates song), this month’s PDD Quiz explores athletics in Duluth. Step up to the plate, sports fan, and see if you can knock this quiz out of the park!

Zenith City Online was an invaluable source of research for this quiz in case you want to cheat study beforehand.

The next PDD quiz, on the happenings that made headlines this month, will be published on Feb. 24. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Feb. 21.