State Quiz - New York

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of New York?
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Last updated: August 30, 2020
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First submittedJuly 7, 2015
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State capital
State nickname
The Empire State
Second most populous city
Third most populous city
Major set of waterfalls shared
with Canada
Niagara Falls
Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida, etc…
The Finger Lakes
Most populous islands
Long Island
Staten Island
Major river that flows to the sea
at New York City
Canal connecting the above to
the Great Lakes
Erie Canal
Confederation of six different
Native American tribes
Lake between New York and Vermont
Mountain range in which the
"Borscht Belt" is located
Catskill Mountains
Mountain range covering much
of northeast New York
1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics host
Lake Placid
Ichabod Crane's village
Sleepy Hollow
Battles considered to be the
"turning point" of the Revolutionary War
Battles of Saratoga
Famous 1969 music festival
Village home to the Baseball
Hall of Fame
Level 29
Nov 12, 2015
I can tell whoever made this quiz is from "upstate" New York. Which is the entire state except NYC. I'm so sick of having to say I'm from "New-York-Not-The-City" Great quiz thanks!
Level 90
Jan 19, 2021
I'm pretty sure the Quizmaster's from Seattle
Level 69
Feb 14, 2022
Long Island isn't upstate.
Level 68
Nov 12, 2015
the Adirondaks rival any other mountain region in the country for beauty. I am surprised that the region was never made a national park, but it does have state park protection.
Level 69
Feb 14, 2022
It should definitely become a NP
Level 67
May 26, 2023
Similar status down south near the Catskills with Harriman State Park and it's an amazing temperate forest. It's a friendly camping area and amazing creeks.
Level 71
Jan 19, 2016
I live in NYS and I'm disappointed that I only got 20/21. I feel stupid for not knowing about IBM
Level 60
Apr 4, 2017
Maybe do a Delaware state trivia quiz?
Level 95
May 21, 2017
Please accept Haudenosaunee for Iroquois
Level 67
Sep 7, 2019
Missed Manhattan because I got Long Island and Staten Island, and then fixated on answers with "Island" in the name. Roosevelt Governor's What else could there be? Didn't know IBM was based in New York.
Level 34
Aug 20, 2022
same here!! felt like an idiot afterwards lol... ooh rightttt manhattan's an island too
Level 95
Sep 21, 2020
I almost blanked on the last one (phew)
Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
Tied as best performance on a country quiz, along with Maine, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, and North Dakota.
Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
And New Mexico!
Level 71
Jan 19, 2021
Is it just me, or as these states quizzes easier than the country quizzes (for Americans at least)? Although the early country quizzes were also not too bad, so it might get more difficult with smaller, less notable states.
Level 67
Jan 19, 2021
As I European I find them way harder than the countries quizzes. I only got 9 on this one and most of the ones I didn’t get does not even ring a bell. There is no chance I will ever get the badge without starting to cheat
Level 65
Jan 19, 2021
Wasn't Yorkville the battle that turned the war around? At least according to Hamilton, where most people now get their rev war history from...
Level 59
Jan 19, 2021
The battle of Yorktown was the last major battle in the war, but the song "Yorktown" does cover a significant amount of the second half of the war, since Hamilton's personal issues took up most of the first act.
Level 73
Feb 20, 2021
Yorktown was ironically the site of major and pivotal battles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It is quite moving to go there and see the redoubts still intact, worn down by two and a half centuries of weather, but identifiable as to their purpose nonetheless.
Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
I read the Trixie Belden books as a girl and got stuck on Sleepyside for the Ichabod Crane answer and almost didn't get it.
Level 85
Mar 8, 2021
"Haudenosaunee", the actual name of the confederacy, should be accepted.
Level 24
Apr 3, 2021
*sigh* no mention of the stonewall riots
Level 38
Apr 12, 2021
I missed my own city as the third most populous *facepalm* ive lived here my entire 14 years of exsistence too
Level 49
May 13, 2022
I just type in mountains ranges that I know in New York, which I read from a book(this comment was definitely not promoted to read books), and I got it correct
Level 40
May 24, 2022
Thank you Monica Tarantino, from spelling bee - you helped me get the Catskills!
Level 59
Nov 12, 2022
No, no, no, it’s an Albany expression
Level 67
Sep 6, 2023
Please accept Haudenosaunee for Iroquois. It is the correct name for the confederation
Level 44
Nov 16, 2023
Yonkers is now the 3rd largest city
Level 46
Mar 28, 2024
Native New Yorker. Never heard of Cooperstown. Lol. Then again those of us from the City haven't heard of a lot of small towns. The Adirondacks are beautiful though. Upstate is nice but landlocked.