How well do you know the City?

Onboarding for Managers and Supervisors includes an interactive board game that tests managers on their knowledge of the City and its work. Try your hand at some of the questions from the game “Into The City.”

1. While the Minneapolis Fire Department does respond to fire calls, they spend more time responding to:

A.      Power line situations.
B.      People in need of emergency medical services.
C.      Animals caught in dangerous situations.
D.      None of the above.

Answer: B. The Fire Department provides emergency medical services, fire suppression, specialized rescue and hazardous material mitigation for anyone who lives in, works in or visits our city 24/7.

2. True or false: Minneapolis 911 receives about 10,000 calls a year.

Answer: False. 911 receives about 500,000 calls per year. 

3. True or false: In 2015, the Minneapolis Convention Center staff set up more than 500,000 chairs.

Answer: True. Convention Center staff set up 569,016 chairs in 2015.

4. Which department’s programs include Housing Inspection Services, Fire Inspection Services, Animal Care and Control, and Community Engagement?

A.      Public Works.
B.      Health and Safety.
C.      Regulatory Services.
D.      Community Planning and Economic Development.

Answer: C. Regulatory Services works to strengthen communities by partnering with residents, neighborhoods and businesses to make the city safer, healthier and more inviting for all.

5. Which department sells what services to eight Minneapolis suburbans and the Metropolitan Airports Commission?

A.      Human Resources sells recruiting services.
B.      Public Works sells water.
C.      Community Planning and Economic Development sells planning services.
D.      None of the above.

Answer: B. Public Works supplies water to the residents of Columbia Heights, Crystal, Golden Valley, Hilltop, New Brighton, New Hope, and Edina’s Morningside neighborhood and supplements Bloomington’s water supply. Public Works also also provides water to the Metropolitan Airports Commission.  

Published Nov 2, 2016

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