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New York City

4.2
(30 votes)
11 questions
English
1

Where is New York City?

58% got this right

2

New York City was the first capital of the United States of America. True or False?

True

False

46% got this right

Contrary to popular assumption, New York City was the first capital of the United States, not Washington D.C.
3

During the 19th century, what species was so popular that their shells were used to pave Pearl street?

Oysters

Clams

Mussels

Scallops

52% got this right

It's only a theory, but many believe its name is from being covered with oyster shells crushed by the Dutch in the 1700s
4

Where is the Statue of Liberty?

60% got this right

5

The Statue of Liberty was a gift bestowed in 1886 for America’s centennial celebration. What country gifted it?

France

Easy  81% got this right

It was then shipped as 350 pieces in over 200 crates and took more than four months to assemble.
6

Which statement is false regarding the Statue of Liberty?

She was painted green to symbolize abundance.

Her face was modeled after the designer’s, Auguste Bartholdi's, mother.

Her head is 20 centimeters off center.

The spikes on her crown represent the oceans and continents of the world.

45% got this right

When she first arrived she was the color of a shiny new penny. The statue is green due to the oxidation of the copper.
7

Where is the Empire State Building?

40% got this right

8

The iconic Empire State Building has its own zip code, what is it?

10118

10008

10018

11118

Hard  32% got this right

As of 2022, there are 43 buildings in New York City with their own zip code!
9

What instrument can you hear playing from the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building on weekend evenings?

Saxophone

Bassoon

Piano

Trumpet

42% got this right

The musician even takes special requests and can help set the mood for anyone looking to make a romantic gesture.
10

What is illegal in New York City?

Honking

Bathing a donkey in your house

Going topless

Spitting

Hard  20% got this right

It's true, but rarely enforced. Pro tip: You can bathe a donkey, it is only illegal if the donkey sleeps during its bath
11

New York City is the most multicultural city in the world? True or False?

False

True

Hard  30% got this right

It's only 6th. However, with more than 800 languages spoken in New York City, it's the most linguistically diverse city!