The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 28

quiz

➍ In 1971, Victory Stadium

HOW

ROANOKE
ARE YOU?
Think you know all
there is to know about
Roanoke?
Enjoy our quiz and prove
your Roanoke history
knowledge-or learn
something new about
your hometown!

by SCOTT FELL

START
For half a century,
Jefferson High School was
the largest high school
in Roanoke. What was its
sports teams called?
a. The Presidents
b. The Streeters
c. The Stars
d. The Magicians
e. The Statesmen

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➋ Before Pizza Hut and
Domino's entered the
Roanoke restaurant scene,
local pizza joints thrived
and offered wonderful
pizza options. Which of the
following was not a Roanoke
pizza favorite?
a. Ferro's
b. Roma
c. Kenney's
d. Villa Sorento
e. Davis Pizza

➌ It's the early 70's and
you want to see a "Walking
Tall" and "Vanishing Point"
double feature at a local
drive-in. Which drive-in
theater was located where
the Kohl's is currently
located on 220?
a. Trail
b. Star City
c. Riverside
d. 220
e. Shenandoah

hosted the epic high school
football battle between
Salem's Andrew Lewis High
School and behemoth T.C.
Williams from Northern
Virginia. "Remember the
Titans" became a Hollywood
hit retelling the story. Who
was the legendary coach of
that Andrew Lewis team?
a. Eddie Joyce
b. Eddie Vedder
c. James Joyce
d. Bob Ayersman
e. Willis White

➎ In The Roanoker's first
ever "Best of Roanoke" issue
in 1986, readers voted this as
their favorite restaurant:
a. Charade's
b. The Roanoker
c. Fiji Island
d. The New Yorker
e. The Library

➏ Before American Idol
and America's Got Talent,
there was Star Search. In
the show's second season,
1985, this Roanoker won
$100,000.00 as Best Vocalist:
a. Jane Powell
b. Robbin Thompson
c. Cassius Belli
d. Tiffany
e. Durell Coleman

➓ 1981 was a big year
for rock and roll fans in
Roanoke. Which of these
bands did not roll through
Roanoke that year?
a. The Allman Brothers Band
b. The Black Crowes
c. Van Halen
d. Blue Oyster Cult
e. Rush

** It is a late night on the
** In the 1940's, Americans
were watching Casablanca,
listening to Bing Crosby and
reading Hemingway. Which
of the following was not in
Roanoke in the 1940's?
a. Woodrum Field
b. Roanoker Restaurant
c. Star on Mill Mountain
d. New Yorker Delicatessen
e. The Coffee Pot

** Which came first?
a. Cave Spring High School
b. Northside High School
c. Patrick Henry High School
d. William Fleming High
School
e. Glenvar High School

** Which came last?
a. Roanoke-Salem Plaza
b. Community Hospital
c. Tanglewood Mall
d. Roanoke Civic Center
e. Salem Civic Center

** It is 1977 and you have
➐ The Berglund Center used
to be known as the Roanoke
Civic Center. Which of these
sports teams did not call
that facility home?
a. Roanoke Buckskins
b. Roanoke Express
c. Virginia Squires
d. Roanoke Dazzle
e. Roanoke Valley Vipers

➑ Continue this progression:
Longview, Avenham,
Wycliffe...
a. Carolina
b. Cornwallis
c. Yellow Mountain
d. Jefferson
e. Stanley

➒ Continue this progression:
Noel Taylor, David Bowers,
Ralph Smith, Nelson Harris...
a. Sherman Lea, Sr.
b. David Bowers
c. Sherman Oaks
d. David Trinkle
e. Richard Sherman

Roanoke we had our own sex
symbols. Who was voted
Best Sex Symbol (Male) by
readers of The Roanoker?
a. Bart Prater
b. Greg Roberts
c. Artie Levin
d. John Carlin
e. Robin Reed

a hankering for some
ebelskivers. Where do you
head for dinner?
a. La Maison
b. Catawba Emporium
c. G.D. Grafitti
d. Fiesta Cantina
e. Charcoal Steak House

** Remember the hidden
corner of Tanglewood
Mall where you could eat
at DJ's Brasserie and buy
homemade bread at Martha's
Vineyard? What was that
quiet gem called?
a. La Rive Gauche
b. Latin Quarter
c. French Quarter
d. French Connection
e. Le Bon Marche

** Isabella Rossellini
steamed up movie screens
in 1986 in Blue Velvet.
And remember the beach
volleyball scene in Top Gun
that same year? Well, in

town and you find yourself
at the Texas Tavern ordering
a "bowl with." What are you
about to devour?
a. Bowl of chili with a slab
of cheese on top
b. Bowl of chili with a fried
egg on top
c. Bowl of chili with diced
onions
d. Bowl of chili with
crushed crackers
e. Bowl of chili with extra
beans

** Which of these
professional athletes did
not attend Cave Spring High
School?
a. Danny Aiken
b. Tiki Barber
c. J.J. Redick
d. George Canale
e. George Lynch
** Professional wrestling
superstar Tony Atlas, aka
Black Superman, attended
which Roanoke high school?
a. Jefferson
b. Patrick Henry
c. William Fleming
d. Northside
e. Hidden Valley
** The O. Winston Link
Museum in Roanoke
displays the artist's
stunning photographs of
primarily what subject
matter?
a. Blue Ridge Mountains
b. Steam Trains
c. Smith Mountain Lake
d. Route 66
e. Dairy Farms
** The Roanoke
Valley Rebels won the
Southern Hockey League
championship in 1974.
Which of the following
was not one of the Rebels'
opponents in the SHL?
a. Charlotte Checkers
b. Hampton Gulls

c. Greensboro Generals
d. Winston-Salem Polar
Twins
e. Knoxville Knights
Between Jefferson Street
and First Street, what comes
next: Day, Bullitt, Franklin,
Luck, Church......
a. Norfolk Avenue
b. Salem Avenue
c. Kirk Avenue
d. Centre Avenue
e. Mountain Avenue

**

** All of the following predate World War II, except?
a. Hotel Roanoke
b. St. Andrews
c. Lakeside
d. Mill Mountain Star
e. Patrick Henry Hotel
** Roanoke Valley public
high schools have won
nine state championships
in football since 2000.
Northside and Glenvar are
in that club, but Salem leads
the way with how many
titles?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
e. 6

** Queen sang "We are the
Champions" in 1977. Since
then, numerous Roanoke
schools have claimed state
championships in boys
basketball. Which of the
following is unfortunately
not in that elite club?
a. Patrick Henry 1988
b. Cave Spring 2002
c. William Fleming 2007
d. Cave Spring 2010
e. Hidden Valley 2011

Refer to the Answer Key
below to determine how
you ranked:
21-25: Well done! Enjoy
some Peanut Soup from the
Hotel Roanoke.
16-20: Not bad. Have a plate
of ham biscuits from The
Roanoker Restaurant.
0-15: Meh. A Cheesy Western from the Texas Tavern is
waiting for you.

Answer Key: 1. D 2. C (Kenney's was more famous for their burgers and chicken) 3. D (from 1952 to 1970 the drive-in was called Star City) 4. A 5. E 6. E 7. A 8. A 9. B 10. B 11. D (opened in 1959) 12. D (opened in
1933) 13. C (opened in 1973) 14. B (in Crossroads Mall) 15. C 16. E 17. C 18. E (Patrick Henry High School) 19. B 20. B 21. E 22. C 23. D (erected in 1949) 24.E 25. E (lost to Potomac Falls in championship game)
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