Question 1: Famous for its beach, this town is also known for having the largest collection of Art Deco structures in the world. Where are we?
- St. Augustine
- St. Petersburg
- Miami Beach
Correct Answer: Miami Beach
Fact: Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District includes hundreds of mostly hotels and apartments built between 1923 and 1943. Some of the best examples can be found on Ocean Drive, which faces the beach.
Question 2: A TV drama from the 1980s is credited for helping revive South Beach, where much of the show was filmed. Which show was it?
- Miami Vice
- Cop Rock
Correct Answer: Miami Vice
Fact: The crime drama ran five seasons, from 1984 to 1989, and set cultural trends with its use of music, clothes, and cars. Many scenes were shot in South Beach because the neighborhood was largely emptied by urban decay in the 1980s and therefore easy to film in. Investment and renewal soon followed, turning the once blighted neighborhood into one of the world's most fashionable.
Question 3: The renowned New World Symphony performs in the New World Center concert hall in South Beach. What famed architect designed it?
- Rem Koolhaas
- Frank Gehry
- César Pelli
Correct Answer: Frank Gehry
Fact: Gehry, one of the world's most famous architects, has designed several performance halls, the New World Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall among them. The LA-based Gehry also designed the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain.