NYS Facts & History Quiz



1. What historic New York military base was the site of the colonist’s first victory in the American Revolution?

• Fort Knox
• Fort Ticonderoga
• Fort Montgomery
• The Alamo

2. The Dutch settled permanently in 1624 and ruled over the colony of:

• New Hampshire
• New Holland
• New Netherland
• New England

3. Which city was the first capital of the United States?

• Washington D.C.
• New York City
• Philadelphia
• Kingston

4. What president, born in New York, was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize?

• Franklin Delano Roosevelt
• Theodore Roosevelt
• Millard Fillmore
• Martin Van Buren

5. New York declared its independence from the British in:

• 1492
• 1609
• 1776
• 1976

6. The Turning Point of the American Revolution was the:

• Battle of Saratoga
• Battle of the Bulge
• Battle at Bunker Hill
• Battle of Trenton

7. Who was the first elected Governor of New York State?

• DeWitt Clinton
• George Clinton
• John Jay
• Grover Cleveland

8. What canal system was completed in 1825?

• Suez Canal
• Erie Canal
• Panama Canal
• Lake Champlain

9. How many United States Presidents were born in New York State?

• One
• Two
• Three
• Four
• Five

10. Who was the European Explorer to visit what would later be known as New York Harbor?

• Amerigo Vespucci
• Christopher Columbus
• William Blithe
• Henry Hudson
• Giovanni Verrazzano

11. Where is the inscription "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free"?

• The Empire State Building
• The Statue of Liberty
• The Metropolitan Museum
• Central Park

12. Which Governor of New York State was once New York State Secretary of State?

• Hugh L. Carey
• Mario M. Cuomo
• George E. Pataki
• Averell Harriman

13. What county's name is an Iroquois word meaning "the outpouring"?

• Oswego
• Seneca
• Nassau
• Steuben

14. What county's name is a Seneca Indian word for "bad smelling banks"?

• Chemung
• Montgomery
• Rensselaer
• Cattaraugus

15. Who earned her medical degree in Geneva, NY, making her the first female Doctor in US history?

• Susan B. Anthony
• Elizabeth Blackwell
• Clara Barton
• Joyce Brothers

 

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