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New York State Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers - Free Printable Trivia Quiz

Free trivia quiz with answers about the great State of New York.

 

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?
A: Third.

What city has more people than any other American city?
A: New York City.

Where was the first permanent immigration depot in New York was established?
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 of what?
A: The state of New York.

What city has more foreign visitors by far than any other American city?
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 century person?
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?
A: Albany.

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?
A: 1664.

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 what?
A: Ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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 what date?
A:  January 1, 1892.

 

In the early part of the 19th century transportation was difficult in western New York  until the building of what?
A: Canals.

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 Declaration of Independence?
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?
A: British.

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 President George 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 terrorists?
A: Four.

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?
A:  54,556.

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 Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic National Parks all combined?
A: Adirondack Park.

In western New York, what is a major contributor to snowfall levels?
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?
A:  62.

How many cities are there in New York state?
A: 62 cities.

What are the  five counties (boroughs) that make up New York City?
A:  Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island).

What city is New York's state capital?
A:  Albany.