10 most difficult New York riddles A list of ten (out of 17) New York related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly New York quiz Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups : for international yachting, for automobile races and for balooning. The last one continues to this day.very hard 39% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher39%inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon21%governor of Canadagovernor of Canada16%early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16199 answers in 3 languages »trophies riddles » This is a statue of a heroic dog, erected in 1925 in Central Park. What was the dog's name?Balto was a sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported to combat an outbreak of the disease. After the mission's success, Balto and the Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen, who drove the sled, became celebrities.very hard 39% HachikoHachiko32%LaikaLaika17%BaltoBalto39%Rin Tin TinRin Tin Tin10%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2207 answers in 2 languages »Alaska riddles » Which New York districts connects the Verrazano-Narrows bridge?Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The bridge is named for the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who in 1524 became the first documented European explorer to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River.very hard 39% Staten Island and BronxStaten Island and Bronx9%Staten Island and BrooklynStaten Island and Brooklyn39%Manhattan and BronxManhattan and Bronx24%Manhattan and BrooklynManhattan and Brooklyn26%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 455 answers in 3 languages »buildings riddles » What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.hard 40% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame12%it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans22%it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget40%it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13596 answers in 2 languages »construction riddles » How was an elephant Topsy put to death?Electrocution. Topsy was a female Asian elephant put to death at a Coney Island, New York amusement park by electrocution in January 1903.hard 40% strangulationstrangulation13%firing squadfiring squad29%electrocutionelectrocution40%starvingstarving16%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 8961 answers in 3 languages »elephants riddles » Where is the main campus of the Columbia University?On Manhattan. The university was established as King's College by George II, and later renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolutionary War. hard 43% On The Canaveral SeashoreOn The Canaveral Seashore22%Near Niagara FallsNear Niagara Falls15%On ManhattanOn Manhattan43%Near The White HouseNear The White House18%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 6952 answers in 3 languages »universities riddles » Which of the following is not a New York City borough?Harlem. Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. hard 43% HarlemHarlem43%QueensQueens13%ManhattanManhattan8%Staten IslandStaten Island35%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 280 answers in 3 languages »United States riddles » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of Hudson Bay!hard 47% Great BritainGreat Britain17%IrelandIreland22%FranceFrance12%PortugalPortugal47%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19180 answers in 2 languages »sailing riddles » Where is New York?At point 1. The easily recognizable Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor. It is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States. hard 47% at point 1at point 147%at point 2at point 225%at point 3at point 317%at point 4at point 49%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 29008 answers in 3 languages »cities of North America riddles » When was the Statue of Liberty created?1884. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from the French nation, commemorating the struggle for US independence. Its official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World". hard 47% 1784178417%1814181424%1884188447%1915191510%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 4220 answers in 3 languages »the United States riddles » Play New York quiz and see all the questions.