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Gotham Gazette's Summer Quiz

How well do you know Gotham? Our Summer Quiz has some answers that may surprise you. Simply click on the circle next to the answer you think is correct, and an answer will appear in the box below. Keep trying until you get the correct answer. To learn more about the subject, link to the Gotham Gazette story after each question.

  1. Which is the most populous species in New York City.
    A. People
    B. Household Pets
    C. Pigeons
    D. Rats

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  2. Which one of these New York based television shows is actually filmed in New York City?
    A. Friends
    B. NYPD Blue
    C. Sex and the City
    D. Spin City

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  3. In 1997, what was the voter turnout for the New York City mayoral election?
    A. 93%
    B. 58%
    C. 50%
    D. 19%

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  4. Which of the following is NOT the name of a New York City youth gang?
    A. Dead Rabbits
    B. Sharks
    C. Bloods
    D. Filthy Mad Dogs

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  5. Which of the following was NOT a political party that ran a candidate in New York City?
    A. No Deal
    B. Locofocos
    C. Children First
    D. Native American-Democrat

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  6. Which of the following people is NOT a candidate for public office in New York City this year.
    A. A 19-year-old junior at New York University
    B. A famous salsa singer
    C. A character from Seinfeld
    D. A State Comptroller

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  7. New York City has one of the largest annual government budgets in the country. Which of these is closest in size?
    A. The price of a Boeing 747
    B. Harvard University endowment
    C. New Jersey state budget
    D. Bill Gates' net worth

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  8. What is the oldest newspaper still in circulation in New York City?
    A. The New York Times
    B. The New-York Gazette
    C. The Wall Street Journal
    D. The New York Post

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  9. Which of the following factors defines a Broadway show?
    A. The size of the theater
    B. The location of the theater
    C. The actors' salaries
    D. All of the above

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  10. How many golf courses are there in New York City?
    A. 2
    B. 5
    C. 16
    D. None

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  11. Which one of the following is a member of the so-called "Vieques Four?"
    A. Cesar Chavez
    B. Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
    C. Alfonso Ribeiro
    D. Che Guevara

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  12. Which of the following comes closest to the size of The New York City Police force?
    A. The Los Angeles Police Department
    B. The population of Rikers Island jail
    C. The number of participants in the New York City marathon
    D. The seating capacity of Shea Stadium in Queens

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Quiz compiled by Freddy Dominguez, Josh Payne, and Josh Shipper. If you want more New York City trivia, take another Gotham Gazette quiz.

Gotham Gazette's New York City Quiz

So you think you know New York City? Take our quiz and see if you are really an expert. And if you do not know an answer, you can read more about it in articles in Gotham Gazette. Good Luck!

  1. Which is the longest subway ride on a single train?
    A. the "2" Train
    B. the "A" Train
    C. the "G" Train
    D. the "7" Train

  2. Which of these was NOT a Major League baseball team in New York City?
    A. Brooklyn Dodgers
    B. Bacharach Giants
    C. Cuban Stars
    D. Manhattan Giants

  3. What is the average speed of cross-town automobile traffic in Manhattan?
    A. 5.2 m.p.h.
    B. 14 m.p.h.
    C. 40 m.p.h.
    D. 55 m.p.h.

  4. Last year, 321,000 city students received letters warning that...
    A. they should be prepared for a transit strike.
    B. school water fountains are breeding grounds for West Nile Virus.
    C. they may have to attend summer school
    D. school lunches were being cut.

  5. Which of the following is NOT an acronym for a New York City neighborhood?
    A. Soho
    B. DUMBO
    C. Nolita
    D. Redho

  6. What is the largest park in New York City?
    A. Central Park
    B. Gramercy Park
    C. Pelham Bay Park
    D. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

  7. How many surveillance cameras track the movements of New Yorkers every day?
    A. 8,439
    B. 2,397
    C. 1,028
    D. 652

  8. Which of the following is NOT a real proposal for the waterfront of New York City?
    A. Developing office and residential high-rises in Long Island City.
    B. Turning Governor's Island into a casino.
    C. Building an art museum that looks like a giant piece of aluminum foil.
    D. Building a Disney resort near Riverside Park.

  9. Which item is currently housed in City Hall, and therefore nearly impossible for the public to visit?
    A. The Giant's Super Bowl Trophy
    B. The Yankee's World Series Trophy
    C. The receipt for the purchase of Manhattan from the Indians
    D. A Starbucks Coffee espresso cart

  10. The Fresh Kills landfill, where much of the city's trash was put for the last 53 years (until just recently), is bigger than which of these human-made wonders?
    A. The Great Wall of China
    B. The Taj Mahal
    C. The Titanic
    D. All of the above

  11. How much did the Tweed Courthouse, which was built in 1870, and sits behind City Hall cost to build?
    A. $250,000
    B. $7.1 million
    C. $7.2 million
    D. $13 million

  12. Which of these novels is NOT set in New York?
    A. Native Son
    B. The Age of Innocence
    C. The Great Gatsby
    D. Washington Square

Shalimar Aldafari and Alex Viado also contributed to the quiz. Information and statistics from the Encyclopedia of New York and Gotham Gazette

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