How Much Do You Know About New York City?

  New York, New York, as the song goes, is an incredible city, one of the most famous cities in the world. There is so much to know about its rich history and culture; we could never fit it into one quiz, so you can be sure anything we didn't cover here we will cover in future quizzes. Good luck!
 
 
What is the population of New York City?
Around 9 million
Around 12 million
Around 6 million
Around 5 million
 
 
What was the original name of New York City?
New Haag
New Amsterdam
New Berlin
New Rome
 
 
True or False: New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States
True
False
 
 
Times Square was so named...
Because of the Times Newspaper
Because it was designed to be in the spirit of modern times
Because of all the time it took to build and the lives lost building it
Because it used to feature a clock tower and it's where people went to tell the time
 
 
Who is the current mayor of New York City?
Bill de Blasio
Andrew Cuomo
Michael Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani
 
 
Which of these populations do NOT have huge concentrations in New York City?
Jewish Population
Chinese Population
Puerto Rican population
Japanese Population
 
 
How many boroughs are there in New York City?
The boroughs are: Manhattan. Brooklyn. Queens. The Bronx and Staten Island.
5
4
3
6
 
 
What of these is considered the most dangerous NYC borough?
Queens
Manhattan
Bronx
Brooklyn
 
 
Who built the Statue of Liberty?
New Yorkers
The French
The English
The Spanish
 
 
Why was Central Park built in the first place?
The ground wasn't suitable for anything else
The city needed a place for the workers to relax
It was built after the great depression to lift people's morale
It was built to commemorate WWI
 
 
Which of these was NOT invented in New York?
Ice Cream Cone
Pasta Primavera
Eggs Benedict
Mac and Cheese
 
 
True or False: New York City used to be the Capital of the United States
New York was the capital of the United States for only 5 years - from 1785 until 1790
True
False
 
 
What is the 'Lowline'?
A system of underground tunnels used by thieves in the 19th century
The world's first underground park
A communication system used between people working below ground
The bottom line of a political article in the New York Times
 
 
Where does the name "The Big Apple" come from?
From the time New York state grew apple orchards
From the large apples brought from Europe to the New York docks
From horse racing prices
Nobody knows
 
 
If Brooklyn was its own city, it would be the ____________ largest city in the US.
Second
Third
Fourth
Tenth
 
 
What is the name of the New York Basketball Team?
The Knicks
The Yankees
The Rangers
The Vikings
 
 
When was the Empire State Building, the tallest building in New York, built?
The Empire State Building was built between 1930-1931
During the 30s
During the 20s
During the 40s
During the 50s
 
 
Which of these is NOT a nickname for New York City?
The Capital of the World
The City of Dreams
Empire City
The City of Lights
You're a long way from being a New Yorker
You've still got a lot to learn about the biggest city in America, and one of the most famous cities in the world! New York is a city of endless opportunities, culture, and history, so we recommend learning more about this remarkable place. Have a look at your mistakes below, or perhaps retake the test if you think you can do better this time around.
You're a Repeating Tourist
You're no New Yorker, perhaps, but you do know some things about the Big Apple, so you have some basics down. You still have much to learn, though, and we promise that the history and culture of New York are fascinating subjects. Have a look below at your mistakes or try retaking the test!
You're an Honorary New Yorker
You know a LOT about New York City. You've probably been, but if not, you should do so. It sounds like you truly like the place, so a pleasant long visit should be in your plans. Perhaps you already live there, but we'd expect a true New Yorker to ace this test altogether, and you had some mistakes, so we believe you aren't one. That said, you can always retake the test and prove us wrong.
You're Basically a New Yorker
Do you live IN New York City? That would explain how you ACED this test! Congratulations, you excelled! Your high score means you either know the Big Apple well, have lived there, or are living there still! If you are, good for you, it's an incredible place to live. If not, we are truly impressed with your level of knowledge!
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