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Why did the mayor veto a bill to prevent bullying in schools?

What laws did the City Council pass to protect the environment?

Did your council member vote for the smoking ban?

How often is your council member absent?

Questions such as these can be answered easily with Gotham Gazette's database of city laws, an interactive tool to learn about laws passed by the New York City Council since 2002.

The following quiz is designed not only to test your knowledge of New York City laws, but to offer a step-by-step guide to the different ways this tool lets you find information – by year, topic, keyword, and individual council member.

To take the quiz, click on the circle next to the answer you think is correct, and a response will appear in the box below.

For help finding the correct answer, follow the instructions with each question.