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The following is a test of St. Paul Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt trivia. There are 15 questions for a total of 20 points. Please answer all questions and submit them to get the correct answers and explanations. It is filled with things you may or may not know about this obsessive annual event. Good Luck and Enjoy!

Multiple Choice

- One Point for each correct answer

Question #1
What was the first year of the St. Paul Pioneer Press - Dispatch treasure hunt?
1949
1952
1953
1959

Question #2
What was the amount of prize money awarded to the very first winner?
$500
$1000
$1100
$2000

Question #3
How many times has the treasure been hidden outside of St. Paul city limits?
9
11
12
13

Question #4
How many times has the treasure been found at Como Park, St. Paul's largest park?
5
7
8
9

Question #5
How many times has the treasure been found by a party that had previously found the treasure?
(Winner in multiple years)
1
2
3
4

Question #6
In which of the following years did they hold a second treasure hunt with the unclaimed bonus prize money from the first hunt?
(Second hunt was after the first treasure was found)
1953
1955
1959
1960

Question #7
What is the fewest number of published clues it has taken to find the treasure?
1
3
5
7



True or False

- One Point for each correct answer

Question #8
The original treasure was an actual treasure chest containing a certificate for the prize and instructions on how to claim it.
True
False

Question #9
The treasure has been found in a pile of ashes from a bonfire inadvertently built over it's hiding place.
True
False

Question #10
The treasure has been kicked out of the snow by a 9 year old girl.
True
False

Question #11
One year, the winners of the treasure hunt donated the prize money to charity.
True
False

Question #12
The treasure has always been hidden in Ramsey County.
True
False

Question #13
The treasure has always been found.
True
False

Question #14
The treasure has been found with the aid of a metal detector.
True
False



Select 6 of 10

- One Point for each correct answer

Question #15
The treasure has been hidden in or attached to which of the following objects:
Hollow Log
Door Knocker
Old Rubber Boot
Hockey Puck
Horseshoe
Wheel of a Baby Buggy
Block of Cheese
Block of Printer's Lead
Heart-shaped Candy Box
Diaper



Your test score is of a possible 20 Points.