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Ten Questions About Philadelphia

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Question 1

As Mayor Nutter put it recently: "Philadelphia is on the rise; we're on our way back...and we are creating jobs."  Despite the recession, there are more jobs in the city today than there were 10 years ago.

True or False?

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Question 2

Manufacturing was once the backbone of Philadelphia.  Though that sector has  declined in past decades, manufacturing still represents what percentage of the total jobs in the city?

A.  4%

B. 11%

C. 17%

D. 21%

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Question 3

The number of homicides is down in Philadelphia, but the number of most other major crimes continues to rise.

True or False?

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Question 4

Mayor Nutter has set a goal of  doubling the number of college graduates in Philadelphia over the next 10 years.  What percentage of Philadelphian's are college graduates today?

A.  9%

B. 13%

C. 22%

D. 34%

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Question 5

There is poverty in Philadelphia but there is also affluence. What percentage of the city's households have an annual income of over $150,000 a year?

A.  5%

B. 12%

C. 16%

D. 19%

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Question 6

As it has done since the 1960's, the number of black Philadelphians rose during the first decade of the new century.

True or False?

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Question 7

Traditionally, black Philadelphians have been on the bottom rung of the economic ladder and that fact remains true today, despite the economic gains made by African Americans.

True or False?

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Question 8

Due mostly to cuts the Nutter Administration made in recent years, the size of the city budget has shrunk. Today, the budget is what percentage smaller than it was 10 years ago?

A. -3%

B. -6%

C. -9%

D. None of the above.

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Question 9

Despite the cutbacks made by the Nutter administration, the number of city employees is higher today than it was 10 years ago.

True or False

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Question 10

Most city employees have not had raises in at least three years.  Today, including salary and benefits, the average cost of a city employee is:

A: $56,000 a year.

B. $77,000 a year.

C. $93,000 a year.

D. $106,000 a year.

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Award yourself 10 points for each correct answer.

 

Scoring:

80-100: Maybe you should run for mayor.

50-70:   Not bad, in a Philly kind of way.

30-40:   Now you know what you don't know.

0--20:    Are you from out of town?

 

Part Two: Read about the city neighborhoods that have prospered and grown the most in the last 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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