Join WLRN For A Night Of South Florida Trivia

Jul 31, 2013

We want to see who is the most knowledgeable local out there! The questions will be about South Florida history and pop culture. Here are some examples (for the answers, please scroll to the bottom):

1.  What TV show set in Miami was a break-out hit for actor Edward James Olmos? 

Key West once supplied the bulk of the U.S. market for sponges.
Credit State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,

2. Name the last Category 5 hurricane to hit the continental United States. HINT: This is trivia about South Florida.

3.  In what 1980s film set in Miami did a character proclaim, "You gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. When you get the power, then you get the women?"  

4.  What language does the name Miami come from?

Join us Thursday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Lester's, 2519 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami. Teams of six or less are allowed. Prizes include tickets to HistoryMiami.

If you want to help us build the list of questions, please submit them to our Public Insight Network. We particularly like facts that make South Florida "flawed but fabulous."

NOTE: It's first-come, first-serve. We have a maximum capacity of 70 people.  


1.  Miami Vice

2.  Hurricane Andrew

3.  Scarface

4.  Mayaimi (a lake - now Lake Okeechobee) means "very large." It was a Native American term, although it is unclear from which tribe.