Los Angeles... or New York City?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to Los Angeles or New York City.
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: June 24, 2022
First submittedJune 29, 2019
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1. Has hosted the Olympic Games
Los Angeles
New York City
Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics twice and will again in 2028
2. Its last three mayors where all Democrats
Los Angeles
New York City
3. Is located closer to St. Louis as the crow flies
New York City
Los Angeles
4. Setting of the movie "Chinatown"
New York City
Los Angeles
5. Where John Lennon was killed
Los Angeles
New York City
6. Is located closer to its state's capital
Los Angeles
New York City
7. Was settled by the European colonizers first
Los Angeles
New York City
Los Angeles was settled about 100 years later than New York
8. Home to the world's fourth-busiest airport
New York City
Los Angeles
9. Lost the greatest number of people via domestic migration between 2010–2020
New York City
Los Angeles
10. Non-Hispanic whites are the largest proportion of the population
New York City
Los Angeles
They make up 30.9% of NYC's population and 28.9% of LA's. Meanwhile the Latinos make up 46.9% of LA's population
11. Has a higher average elevation than the other
Los Angeles
New York City
12. Where MLB's Dodgers call home
Los Angeles
New York City
13. Has a busier container port
New York City
Los Angeles
14. Where Rodney King was beaten by the police in 1991
Los Angeles
New York City
15. Its modern-day name was NOT included in its original name
New York City
Los Angeles
NYC was formerly called "Nieuw Amsterdam", and LA was called "El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Angeles"
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2019
Wikipedia: " Historian Doyce B. Nunis has said that the Spanish named it 'El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles' ('The Town of the Queen of the Angels'). For proof, he pointed to a map dated 1785, where that phrase was used. Frank Weber, the diocesan archivist, replied, however, that the name given by the founders was 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula', or 'the town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula.' and that the map was in error."

Neither historian claims that the original name was simply "Los Angeles".

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Level 69
Jun 29, 2019
Although it wasn't always called by that long name, but the thing i considered was that LA's name wasn't "changed", it was "abbreviate". But NY's name was "half" "changed".
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Level 37
Jun 30, 2019
The previous name of New York was "Nieuw" Amsterdam, not "New" Amsterdam. English language quiz or not, write the correct previous name for the city. (Note: You don't anglicize Los Angeles).
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
Dang, I guess Niagara falls is more than 200 miles from NY. :/

On another note, I would suggest changing 'major' to 'navigable' in the river question.

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Level 50
Jun 16, 2022
For the seventh question, can you put it as of a percentage because if it’s not percentage then it would be NYC as it has a bigger population by doubling Los Angeles population, oh yeah, can you change N.Y to NYC as it’s more accurate to me and probably others
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2022
The movie "Chinatown" was set in Los Angeles. John Lennon was shot in New York city.