New York City Trivia Facts And Questions! Quiz

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New York City Trivia Facts And Questions! Quiz

The City of New York, also known as New York City (NYC), is the most densely populated major city in the United States. This city is majorly known as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, including entertainment, research, technology, tourism, art, fashion, sports, and the center for international diplomacy. Take this Trivia Quiz to test your knowledge about New York City.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Big Orange

    • B. 

      Big Apple

    • C. 

      Empire City

  • 2. 
    What is the other name given to the tall buildings in New York City?
  • 3. 
    What was New York City first called?
  • 4. 
    How many boroughs are there in New York City?
  • 5. 
    New York City is the second most populated city in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which country offered the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886?
  • 7. 
    Who sculpted the Statue of Liberty and who built the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty?
    • A. 

      Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

    • B. 

      Auguste Rodin

    • C. 

      Gustav Eiffel

  • 8. 
    The Statue of Liberty wears a crown with 7 spikes. What do they represent?
    • A. 

      The 7 days of the week

    • B. 

      The 7 seas and 7 continents

    • C. 

      The 7 most important gods

  • 9. 
    Who had to stop at Ellis Island before entering the United States?
    • A. 

      Animals

    • B. 

      Immigrants

    • C. 

      Foreign cars

  • 10. 
    What is Wall Street famous for?
    • A. 

      It's the home of the Stock Exchange.

    • B. 

      It's the headquarter of the United Nations.

    • C. 

      It is where the President of the United States lives.

  • 11. 
    The Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for more than …
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      30 years

    • C. 

      40 years

  • 12. 
    Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building became for the second time the tallest building in New York City.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Empire State Building is represented in a famous film in which the title character, a giant ape (gorilla), climbs to the top to escape his captors but falls to his death. What film is it?
  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Twin Towers

    • B. 

      Two Sisters

    • C. 

      Two Buildings

  • 15. 
    What is the other name given to the New World Trade Center complex?
    • A. 

      The Tower of Liberty

    • B. 

      The Independence Tower

    • C. 

      The Freedom Tower

  • 16. 
    What is the name of New York City’s rapid transit system?
    • A. 

      The Subway

    • B. 

      The Underground

    • C. 

      The Metropolitain

  • 17. 
    In the song entitled “New York, New York”, New York City is called:
    • A. 

      The city that never eats.

    • B. 

      The city that never sleeps.

    • C. 

      The city that never dances.

  • 18. 
    New York City is the capital of the State of New York.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which river separates New York City from the State of New Jersey?
    • A. 

      The Mississippi River

    • B. 

      The Missouri

    • C. 

      The Hudson River

  • 20. 
    Which avenue in New York City is considered one of the premier shopping streets in the world?
  • 21. 
    Which term is associated with the musicals and stage plays presented in New York City?
    • A. 

      Manhattan

    • B. 

      Greenwhich Village

    • C. 

      Broadway

  • 22. 
    Where, in New York City, can you find many animated, digital advertisements?
    • A. 

      On Fifth Avenue

    • B. 

      In Times Square

    • C. 

      On the Empire State Building

  • 23. 
    Which neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan is known as a major African-American cultural and business center?
    • A. 

      Harlem

    • B. 

      SoHo

    • C. 

      Greenwhich Village

  • 24. 
    What is the name of the neighborhood of Manhattan that has a large population of Chinese immigrants?
    • A. 

      Chinese Village

    • B. 

      Chinatown

    • C. 

      Chinese City

  • 25. 
    Which airport is the newest and busiest in New York City?
    • A. 

      LaGuardia Airport

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy International Airport

    • C. 

      Newark Liberty International Airport

  • 26. 
    What happened on September 11, 2001?
  • 27. 
    Was there really a wall in Wallstreet?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    What is written on the book that the Statue of Liberty holds in her hand?
  • 29. 
    How do you call the roads on Manhattan that go from North to south
    • A. 

      Avenues

    • B. 

      Streets

    • C. 

      Roads

  • 30. 
    How many people live in New York City?
    • A. 

      Around 3 million

    • B. 

      Around 5 million

    • C. 

      Around 8 million

  • 31. 
    Smoking  in restaurants and bars in New York City has been forbidden …
    • A. 

      Since 2003

    • B. 

      In 2003

    • C. 

      Of 2003

  • 32. 
    You are eating at a café in New York City. What should you say when you‘re ready to pay?
    • A. 

      Could I have the check, please?

    • B. 

      Could I have the invoice, please?

    • C. 

      Could I have the receipt, please?

  • 33. 
    What is ‘Empire State of Mind‘?
    • A. 

      A movie about New Yorkers

    • B. 

      A musical theater in the Empire State Building

    • C. 

      A song about New York City

  • 34. 
    Which of these singers was born in New York?
    • A. 

      Madonna

    • B. 

      Lady Gaga

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson

  • 35. 
    You are unable to finish you meal in a restaurant, and you want to take the rest home to eat the next day. What should you ask for?
    • A. 

      A to-go plate

    • B. 

      A leftover box

    • C. 

      A doggie bag

  • 36. 
    Where was rapper 50 Cent born?
    • A. 

      Brooklyn

    • B. 

      Queens

    • C. 

      The Bronx

  • 37. 
    In which style of architecture is the beautiful Chrysler Building designed?
    • A. 

      Classical

    • B. 

      Gothic

    • C. 

      Art Deco

  • 38. 
    Around how many animal species can you find at the Bronx Zoo?
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      450

    • C. 

      650

  • 39. 
    What does the name of the cool neighborhood SoHo (in Lower Manhattan) stand for?
    • A. 

      South of Houston

    • B. 

      So Hot

    • C. 

      Southern Home

  • 40. 
    What would you see if you walked along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade?
    • A. 

      The Bronx

    • B. 

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      The Manhattan skyline

  • 41. 
    Who were Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel?
    • A. 

      Two boxers from New York

    • B. 

      Two New York mayors

    • C. 

      Two New York gangsters

  • 42. 
    By what other name is New York City known?
    • A. 

      Goddamn

    • B. 

      God's Home

    • C. 

      Gotham

  • 43. 
    Which New York state nickname is on all New York license plates
    • A. 

      The Big Apple

    • B. 

      The Empire State

    • C. 

      The State that Never Sleeps

  • 44. 
    Your taxi fare is $16.80. You give the driver a $20 bill. What do you say?
    • A. 

      This is for you.

    • B. 

      Keep the change.

    • C. 

      No change needed.

  • 45. 
    Which New York borough is the only one that is not on an island?
    • A. 

      Manhattan

    • B. 

      Queens

    • C. 

      The Bronx

  • 46. 
    In which directions do streets run in Manhattan?
    • A. 

      East - west

    • B. 

      North - south

    • C. 

      Both ways

  • 47. 
    In 1950, if you stood where Battery Park is today (on the southern tip of Manhattan), where would you be?
    • A. 

      Under water

    • B. 

      On a mountain

    • C. 

      Inside a vulcano

  • 48. 
    What is another name for the 6th Avenue in Manhattan?
    • A. 

      Avenue of the Americas

    • B. 

      Avenue of Dreams

    • C. 

      Avenue of Freedom

  • 49. 
    How many bridges are in the city?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      24

  • 50. 
    What was the eight-block-long Wall Street best known as?
    • A. 

      The Financial District

    • B. 

      The Quarter

    • C. 

      The City

  • 51. 
    What do New Yorkers call the area next to the street, where people walk?
    • A. 

      The sidewalk

    • B. 

      The boardwalk

    • C. 

      The pavement

  • 52. 
    What are you talking about if you mention the BQE or the LIE?
    • A. 

      Restaurants

    • B. 

      Neighborhoods

    • C. 

      Highways

  • 53. 
    What is Madison Square Garden?
    • A. 

      A stadium for music and sports

    • B. 

      A large park

    • C. 

      A train station

  • 54. 
    What is the largest New York City borough?
    • A. 

      Brooklyn

    • B. 

      Manhattan

    • C. 

      Queens

  • 55. 
    If you stand in the middle of Grand Central Station and look up, what will you see?
    • A. 

      A blue sky filles with stars

    • B. 

      A map of New York City

    • C. 

      A huge digital clock

  • 56. 
    The park at Fifth Avenue and 4th Street is named after which US president?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Barack Obama

  • 57. 
    New York City is ...
    • A. 

      At the Hudson River

    • B. 

      On the Hudson River

    • C. 

      In the Hudson River

  • 58. 
    In what year was New York City as we know it today founded?
    • A. 

      1614

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1898

  • 59. 
    What is the borough of Brooklyn named after?
    • A. 

      The small bridges that go to Manhattan from there

    • B. 

      A Native American word for 'immigrant'

    • C. 

      A village in the Netherlands

  • 60. 
    Most tourist in New York City take a photograph ...
    • A. 

      From the Statue of Liberty

    • B. 

      By the Statue of Liberty

    • C. 

      Of the Statue of Liberty