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Tournament of Roses Parade Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Tournament of Roses Parade Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is the Tournament of Roses Parade?
A: The Tournament of Roses Parade, typically shortened to Rose Parade, is a parade held annually on the morning (8:00 am Pacific Time) of New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.

Who produces the parade?
A: It is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and includes flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrian units.

The parade, whose route is mostly along Colorado Boulevard, is followed by what sporting event?
A: The Rose Bowl collegiate football game in the afternoon.

When New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the parade and the Rose Bowl game are moved to when?
A: The next day, Monday.

When was the parade first produced?
A: On January 1, 1890.

The Rose Parade is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route, and is broadcast on what?
A: Multiple television networks in the United States.

It is seen by millions more on television worldwide in how many international territories and countries?
A: More than 100.

The Rose Bowl is a college football game that was added in 1902 to do what?
A: To help fund the cost of staging the parade.

Since 2011, the parade has been sponsored by what company?
A: Honda.

Accordingly, the company has the parade's first float, which like all floats, follows the what?
A: The parade's theme.

Who first staged the parade in 1890?
A: Members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club.

Since then, when has the parade been held?
A: Every New Year's Day, except when January 1 falls on a Sunday.

In that case when is it held?
A: On the subsequent Monday, January 2.

Why was this exception instituted in 1893?
A: The organizers did not wish to disturb horses hitched outside Sunday church services.

Many of the members of the Valley Hunt Club were former residents from where?
A: The American East and Midwest.

They wished to showcase their new California home's what?
A: Mild winter weather.

At a club meeting, Professor Charles F. Holder announced what?
A: "In New York, people are buried in the snow. Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise."

So the club organized what?
A: Horse-drawn carriages covered in flowers, followed by foot races, polo matches, and a game of tug-of-war on the town lot.

How big of a crowd did that attract?
A: A crowd of 2,000.

Upon seeing the scores of flowers on display, the professor decided to suggest what name?
A: "Tournament of Roses."

What was added over the next few years?
A: Marching bands and motorized floats.

By 1895, the event was too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle, so what was formed?
A: The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

By the 11th annual tournament (1900), the town lot on which the activities were held was renamed to what?
A: Tournament Park.

It was a large open area directly adjacent to what world-famous institution of higher learning?
A: Caltech.

Activities soon included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations, and an odd novelty race between what?
A: A camel and an elephant.

Who won the race?
A: The elephant.

Soon what were built along the parade route?
A: Reviewing stands.

The stately Italian Renaissance-style mansion of William Wrigley Jr. (the maker of Wrigley's chewing gum) was offered to the city of Pasadena after Mrs. Wrigley's death in 1958, under what condition?
A: Under the condition that their home would be the Rose Parade's permanent headquarters.

What is the name given the former home where the organization is headquartered?
A: Tournament House.

When was the first associated football game played?
A: On January 1, 1902.

Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game," it is considered to be the first what?
A: Rose Bowl.

The next game was not played until when?
A: New Year's Day 1916.

The game derives its modern name from Rose Bowl Stadium, which was built for what?
A: The 1923 game.

The Tournament of Roses Parade has followed the same route mainly following what street?
A: Colorado Boulevard.

The day before the parade, the entire environs of the neighborhood streets south of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvds. are sealed off and reserved for what?
A: The marshaling of the dozens of floats, bands, equestrian units, and other elements.

This staging area is referred to as what?
A: The "Formation Area" and is managed by the Formation Area Committee.

On parade morning the various elements are merged and dispatched in front of where?
A: Tournament House.

The parade starts headed north on South Orange Grove Boulevard beginning at what street?
A: Green Street.

What does it pass at Colorado Boulevard?
A: It passes the main grandstands (and the main television and media stands) and proceeds east on Colorado Boulevard.

The parade then turns north on what street?
A: Sierra Madre Boulevard.

The floats then must travel under what?
A: The Sierra Madre Boulevard/I-210 freeway overpass, requiring over-height floats to reduce their height.

Where does the parade end?
A: At Paloma Street near Victory Park and Pasadena High School.

How long is the parade route?
A: In total this route is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long.

How long do the assembled bands, horse units and floats take to pass by?
A: Approximately two hours.

How many floats did the 2009 parade feature?
A: 46.

The 2010 parade saluted the men and women serving America throughout the world with a what?
A: A flyover at the beginning of the parade by four F-18 jets (performed by pilots of the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron 22 (VFA-22) from the Naval Air Station at Lemoore, California).

How many bands did the 2012 Rose Parade have?
A: 21.

The honor for being the last units in the parade went to whom?
A: All American Cowgirl Chicks (Equestrian), Needham Broughton High School (Band), and RFD-TV (Float).

It also featured what first ever Swedish entry?
A: The Royal Swedish Navy Cadet Band.

Featured in the 2014 parade were 45 floats, including new floats from whom?
A: eHarmony, K9s4COPS, Public Storage ("Adventures In Space") and SeaWorld.

The 2016 parade featured 44 floats, 19 equestrian units, and how many marching bands?
A: 20.

Originally the parade featured flower-decorated what?
A: Horse carriages.

Currently most are built by whom?
A: Professional float building companies and take nearly a year to construct.

The Valley Hunt Club still enters a what?
A: A flower-decorated carriage.

The Cal Poly Universities Rose Float still relies solely on whom?
A: Students who volunteer.

It is a rule of the parade that all surfaces of the float framework must be covered in what?
A: Natural materials (such as flowers, plants, seaweeds, seeds, bark, vegetables, or nuts, for example).

No artificial flowers or plant material are allowed, nor can the materials be what?
A: Artificially colored.

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