Columbus Trivia: How well do you know your city?

How well do you know this city you call home? Test your knowledge with 614now trivia! New questions coming attcha daily so be sure to check back. The more you know, right?

How many counties are in Ohio?


Ohio has 88 counties, which is a lot less than Texas' 254 and substantially more than Delaware's three.

What is the tallest building in Columbus and how many stories is it?

Rhodes State Office Tower

Coming in at 629 feet and 41 stories high, the Rhodes State Office Tower is not only the tallest building in Columbus, but the 5th tallest building in the state.

What nickname did Columbus earn for the popular features in the Short North?

Arch City

Dozens of wooden and metal arches that spanned multiple streets at the turn of the 20th century used to power streetcars and provide electricity for streetlights until they were torn down in 1914. Columbus restored metal facsimiles of the historical arches in the city's Short North district in 2002.

What famous author of a spooky chapter books series was born in Columbus?

R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine was born Robert Lawrence Stine in Columbus, Ohio, on October 8, 1943. Stine began writing stories at the age of 9, using an old typewriter that he found.

Who was the two-time Heisman trophy winner at Ohio State?

Archie Griffin

This Buckeye sweetheart won the Heisman back-to-back in 1974 and 1975.

What is Ohio's state rock song?

Tomato juice

In 1985, Ohio approved ``Hang on Sloopy`` as the state's official rock song. This came after Joe Dirck, a columnist for the Columbus Citizen-Journal, wrote a column about the State of Washington considering the adoption of its own rock song.

What is Ohio's state drink?

Tomato juice

In 1965, the Ohio General Assembly made tomato juice Ohio's official beverage. Adoption of an official beverage coincided with the Tomato Festival held in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

What was Ohio's first capital?


Chillicothe served as Ohio's capital from 1803- 1810, when state government moved to Zanesville. The capital returned to Chillicothe two years later, only to move to Columbus, forty-five miles to the north, in 1816

What was the first concert held at Nationwide Arena?

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Nationwide Arena opened its doors in September, 2000 with the nation's only two-night performance of the sold-out ``Soul to Soul`` tour featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

How many undisputed championships have the Ohio State Buckeyes won?


Six titles are undisputed for Ohio State: 1942, 1954, 1957, 1968, 2002 and 2014. The two up for debate are 1961 and 1970 and while OSU claims all eight, not everyone agrees.

What popular olympian was born in Columbus, Oh?

Simone Biles

Born on March 14, 1997, Biles was raised by her grandparents as her mother suffered from substance abuse. She did not let the adversity stop her—she went on to become the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history.

What percentage of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Columbus?

About 50%

Of all the metropolitan areas in North America, Columbus has access to the highest percentage of the country's population within 500 miles. This among a few other key facts is why Columbus is home to so many company headquarters.

What river runs near downtown Columbus?

Scioto River

The Scioto River is a major river in central and southern Ohio. Its headwaters are located in Auglaize County. The river then flows to Columbus and then in a southerly direction to Portsmouth, where it flows into the Ohio River. “Scioto” is an American Indian word meaning “deer.”


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