New York State Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers - Free Printable Trivia Quiz
New York is the second-largest of the original what?
A: Thirteen Colonies.
Where does New York rank in population with respect to the
other US States?
What city has more people than any other
A: New York City.
Where was the first permanent
immigration depot in New York
A: In 1855 at Castle Garden.
How many soldiers did the state of New York supply to the
Union armies in the Civil War?
A: Over 370,000.
How many immigrants passed through Ellis Island, between
1892 and 1954?
A: More than 12 million.
Since the early 19th century New York City has been the
largest port of entry for what?
A: Immigration into the U.S..
What is the population of New York City?
A: Over 8.4 million in 2013.
What is the smallest city in the state of New York?
A: Sherrill, New York, in Oneida County.
New York City has over 40 percent of the entire population
A: The state of New York.
What city has more foreign visitors by far than any other
A: New York City.
Ellis Island was the subject of a border dispute between
New York State and which other state?
A: The State of New Jersey.
New York City and New York State were named for the 17th
A: Duke of York.
New York established the first what in the United States at
Niagara Falls in 1885.
A: State park.
Who claimed the New York region for the Dutch in 1609?
A: Henry Hudson.
The Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 near the site of what
is now the city of what?
The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and established
the colony of New Netherland, but the British took over the colony by
annexation in what year?
How many of the Revolutionary War battles were fought in
New York State?
A: About one third.
On July 26, 1788, New York became the 11th state to do
A: Ratify the U.S.
In what century did Dutch trading posts pop up for trading
of pelts from the Lenape, Iroquois and other indigenous peoples?
A: 17th century.
The Bureau of Immigration chose Ellis Island in Upper New
York Harbor to be a central immigration center , and Ellis Island opened on
A: January 1, 1892.
In the early part of the 19th century transportation was
difficult in western New York until the building of what?
What U.S. President added Ellis Island to the National
Park Service system in May 1965?
A: President Lyndon B. Johnson.
In New York City, in response to the Stamp Act passed by
the British Parliament in 1765, what group was formed?
A: The Sons of Liberty.
What is the point with the highest elevation in New York ?
A: Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks.
On October 19, 1765, there was a gathering of
representatives from across the Thirteen Colonies, the Stamp Act Congress, that
preceded the what?
A: Continental Congress.
The cannon and gunpowder that were needed to beat back the
British at the Siege of Boston in 1775 was provided by what?
A: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
On what date did New York endorse the
A: On July 9, 1776.
What was the first major battle of the American
Revolutionary War and the largest battle of the entire war?
A: The Battle of Long Island (a.k.a. Battle of Brooklyn) in August 1776.
The British made New York City their what in North America
for the duration of the war?
A: Their military and political base of operations.
More American combatants died of intentional neglect in the
"what" than were killed in all the battles of the war, combined?
A: The British prison ships of Wallabout.
How many New Yorkers were killed in the Civil War?
A: Over 53,000.
To retain their sovereignty and remain an independent
nation four of the Iroquois Nations fought on which side in the war?
The only Indians to ally themselves with the Americans were
which Indian nation?
A: Oneidas and their dependents the Tuscaroras.
After the Revolutionary War, over 5 million acres of
former Iroquois territory was put up for sale leading to what?
A: Rapid development in upstate New York.
Where was the site of the inauguration of
Washington, and the drafting of United States
Bill of Rights?
A: New York.
Governor DeWitt Clinton strongly advocated building a canal
to connect the Hudson River with Lake Erie which resulted in what canal being
finished in 1825?
A: The Erie Canal.
The Erie canal was considered an engineering marvel and
packet boats traveled up and down the canal with what on board?
A: Sightseers and visitors.
On September 11, 2001, how many
planes were hijacked by
The crashing of two passenger jets into the world trade
center resulted in how many deaths?
A: 2,606 people, plus those on the planes.
On October 29 and 30, 2012, what hurricane caused extensive
destruction of the state's shorelines, a record-high storm surge, with severe
flooding and more?
A: Hurricane Sandy.
When did Ellis island stop processing immigrants?
A: On November 12, 1954.
How big is the state of New York in square miles?
What are the names of the four New York City boroughs that
are located on three islands at the mouth of the Hudson River?
A: Manhattan Island, Staten Island, and Long Island.
New York is the only state that touches both the Great
Lakes and what?
A: The Atlantic Ocean.
What is the name of the park in New York that is the
largest state park in the United States?
A: Adirondack Park.
Which park in New York state is larger than
Grand Canyon, Glacier and
Olympic National Parks all combined?
A: Adirondack Park.
In western New York, what is a major contributor to
A: Lake-effect snow.
Where does New York State rank as far as the amount of
greenhouse gases generated per person goes?
A: 46th among the 50 states.
How many counties does New York have?
How many cities are there in New York state?
A: 62 cities.
What are the five counties (boroughs) that make up New
A: Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten
What city is New York's state capital?