New York Quiz

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New York Quiz

Here is a little quiz about New York City. Enjoy!


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