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Just How Big is the Proposed Office?


Test your knowledge. For each question, click on the answer you think is correct.

1) The architects of the proposed office building have specified that the exterior of the edifice will be constructed predominantly of this classic New England building material:

a) cedar shingles
b) clapboard
c) red bricks
d) Southwestern stucco

2) In a public Board of Education meeting last May, one board member used this phrase to describe the traffic congestion at Farm Road and South Avenue (the intersection that will serve the proposed building):

a) A delightful country crossing
b) A good place to check out the latest SUVs at 2 m.p.h.
c) An uncrowded oasis - a good place for a new office building
d) The seventh level of hell

3) Which town spends most beyond its means? According to the State of Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, which of these Fairfield County municipalities has the highest total indebtedness per capita?

a) Darien
b) Fairfield
c) Greenwich
d) New Canaan
e) Norwalk
f) Ridgefield
g) Stamford
h) Weston
i) Westport
j) Wilton

4) At the Town Council meeting on December 19th, 2001, when Town Council member Ruth Smithers asked the building committee (and its paid architect) for the cost per square foot for the proposed building, their answer was...

a) $52/square foot
b) $79/square foot
c) $150/square foot
d) They didn't have a figure.