Salt Lake City, UT

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Skiers flock to Salt Lake City seeking its awesome peaks and powder, and many associate Utah's capital with the former 2002 Olympic Games. However, less familiar and often misconstrued are the City's unique laws, customs and attributes. To test your knowledge of this friendly mountain town, take our true or false quiz, which will also help set the record straight, on a few issues at least:

True or False: The term "Mormon" is a nickname for those members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

T or F: Polygamy is accepted by the Mormon religion.

T or F: Utah has the highest literacy rate and youngest population in the nation.

T or F: Because drinking alcohol is frowned upon by SLC's large religious population, private clubs were established to sell the hard stuff. Visitors wishing to tip a toddy can do so only at such establishments and after purchasing temporary membership.

T or F: The Great Salt Lake has twice the salt content of an ocean.

T or F: The Great Salt Lake is a popular fishing spot and underwater habitat for a variety of salt water creatures.

T or F: The people of Salt Lake City consume more Jell-O per capita than any other city in the U.S.

T or F: Salt Lake City provides desirable hotels and health clubs for athletic-minded travelers.

Answers: 1. T; 2. F, polygamy has been denounced by the church's leadership; 3. T; 4. F, though visitors will find hard liquor served only in private clubs, these establishments were formed to get around the state's ban on smoking in public places. Smoking is also only permitted in "private" clubs. But, membership rules have recently been relaxed to stimulate tourism. 5. T; 6. F, brine shrimp are the only creatures that can survive the Lake's harsh conditions; 7. T; 8. True!