How Well Do You Know New York City History?

You may know a bit about the Big Apple, but are you really an expert on New York City history? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What is the name of New York City's largest zoo?
Bronx Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
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The New York Aquarium is located in which New York City borough?
Queens
Brooklyn
Manhattan
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What New Yorker became the first American to make a living only with his pen?
Walt Whitman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Washington Irving
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What did famed New Yorker Dewett Clinton create?
The Subway
Grand Central
Erie Canal
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In the 1830's what New York newspaper pioneered the idea to sell more copies by filling it with news of murder, violence and death?
The New York Times
The New York Herald
The Mirror
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What proportion of the population of Ireland entered America through South Street during the potato famine?
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1/15
1/8
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Who said of what book, it "arose out of my life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, absorbing a million people for 15 years ...?"
Mark Twain
Walt Whitman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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What did Fredrick Olmsted co-design in an attempt to encourage the different classes to assimilate?
Coney Island
Madison Square Garden
Central Park
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What became the richest man in America by buying up all the real estate property he could in Manhattan?
JP Morgan
John Jacob Astor
Donald Trump
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What did the Conscription Act lead to in New York City?
Gang Wars
Draft riots
The wall street bombing
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True or false: in 2018, NYC will open the world's first underground park.
True
False
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True or false: Manhattan was purchased from the native people in 1626 for the modern equivalent of US $1000.
True
False
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're a bit New York City slow. While you might love to visit the big apple, you're far from an expert on the history of this great city. Study up on your New York facts and your next trip to this urban jungle will be twice as fascinating!

C+, New York City Slow

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Well done! Based on the results of this quiz, you are totally New York City savvy. When it comes to this great city, you know the history well. With so many different cultures, races, and religions mixing in this melting pot; the history isn't always simple. That didn't stop you from earning a near perfect score!

B+, New York City Savvy

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a real trivia buff when it comes to this great city! It's clear that this urban oasis holds a special place in your heart. From the history of the parks to to the history of the subway, you know all there is to know about New York City!

A+, New York City Buff

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1
What is the name of New York City's largest zoo?
Bronx Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
2
The New York Aquarium is located in which New York City borough?
Queens
Brooklyn
Manhattan
3
What New Yorker became the first American to make a living only with his pen?
Walt Whitman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Washington Irving
4
What did famed New Yorker Dewett Clinton create?
The Subway
Grand Central
Erie Canal
5
In the 1830's what New York newspaper pioneered the idea to sell more copies by filling it with news of murder, violence and death?
The New York Times
The New York Herald
The Mirror
6
What proportion of the population of Ireland entered America through South Street during the potato famine?
1/10
1/15
1/8
7
Who said of what book, it "arose out of my life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, absorbing a million people for 15 years ...?"
Mark Twain
Walt Whitman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
8
What did Fredrick Olmsted co-design in an attempt to encourage the different classes to assimilate?
Coney Island
Madison Square Garden
Central Park
9
What became the richest man in America by buying up all the real estate property he could in Manhattan?
JP Morgan
John Jacob Astor
Donald Trump
10
What did the Conscription Act lead to in New York City?
Gang Wars
Draft riots
The wall street bombing
11
True or false: in 2018, NYC will open the world's first underground park.
True
False
12
True or false: Manhattan was purchased from the native people in 1626 for the modern equivalent of US $1000.
True
False