The end of year 2012 is almost upon us, so consider this your final exam on Atlanta-area news from the year. Answers are at the bottom of the article. No scrolling in advance, and no looking up your answers. Good luck!
1. What does T-SPLOST stand for?
a. The Special Luxury Occupancy State Tax.
b. Tax: Special Priority List of State Transportation.
c. The Sports Luxury or State Tax.
d. Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
2. Who was the new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport named for?
a. The airport's first general manager.
b. A former Atlanta mayor.
c. A former Georgia governor.
d. It has no formal name.
3. How many games did the University of Georgia football team lose this year?
4. Three of these bands played at Music Midtown this year at Piedmont Park. One did not. Which one?
b. Florence and the Machine.
c. Pearl Jam.
5. Which highly anticipated sequel spent time filming in the Atlanta area this year?
a. "Catching Fire."
b. "Ghostbusters 3."
c. "The Hangover Part III."
d. "The Slugger's (Second) Wife."
6. Who left the reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" this year after storming out of a restaurant?
a. Kandi Burruss.
b. NeNe Leakes.
c. Kenya Moore.
d. Kim Zolciak.
7. How many days did it snow at least 1 inch in Atlanta in 2012?
8. What is the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of Georgia (it was recorded in 2012)?
a. 120 F.
b. 116 F.
c. 112 F.
d. 108 F.
9. At which 2012 game did the Atlanta Braves record their highest attendance total for the season?
a. April 13: Home opener vs. Brewers.
b. June 13: Interleague game vs. Yankees.
c. September 28: Chipper Jones Tribute Night.
d. October 5: One-game Wild Card vs. St. Louis Cardinals.
10. Andrea Sneiderman was indicted on murder charges this summer after testifying in the high-profile 2012 murder trial of Hemy Neuman, who was convicted in the shooting death of Sneiderman's husband Rusty outside a Dunwoody day care. Where was she arrested?
a. Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport.
b. On the campus of General Electric.
d. Lake Oconee.
1. D. Metro Atlanta voters said no to The Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in the July 31 referendum. It was one of the more contentious political and regional debates this year.
2. B. The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal is named for Maynard Jackson, mayor of Atlanta from 1974-1982 and again from 1990-1994. The new F Terminal opened this year.
3. D. Trick question, sort of. Georgia lost 32-28 to Alabama in the December 1 SEC title game, 35-7 on October 6 to South Carolina, and 33-30 to Michigan State in the January 2 Outback Bowl.
4. A. Coldplay wasn't at the huge September 21-22 festival.
5. A. "Catching Fire " is the second movie to the hit "Hunger Games" series and is expected to be released in November 2013. It shot a large portion of the film at several Atlanta locations, including the Goat Farm, the Georgia World Congress Center, and the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. "Ghostbusters 3" is still just a dream; "The Hangover Part III" is filming in the West and Southwest; and while "The Slugger's Wife" (1985) was filmed here, there are sadly no plans for a sequel.
6. D. Kim Zolciak left the show. She and her Atlanta Falcons husband Kroy Biermann are expected to have their own show on Bravo.
7. A. According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, there were only trace amounts of snow in Atlanta in 2012 (through mid-December).
8. C. According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, 112 F is the all-time hottest temp in the entire state of Georgia, and that was recorded on July 1 in Brender this year. That tied the 112 F mark set on August 20, 1983, in Greenville.
9. D. The one-game NL Wild Card drew a season-high attendance of 52,631, according to the Braves. Chipper Jones' night was second and the highest regular-season draw at 51,910. The Braves averaged 29,878 per game in 2012, good for 15th in the Major League.
10. D. Andrea Sneiderman was arrested at her home in Lake Oconee on August 2.
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