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How Well Do YOU know Long Island? | NewOnLongIsland

How Well Do YOU know Long Island?

Do you know all things “Long Island”?  Long Island is rich in history and heritage, and full of fun facts.  If you are a LI trivia buff, you should do quite well on this trivia quiz.  If you are new to LI, then here are some facts you may want to know (answers at bottom)… Looking to show off your trivia knowledge? Below is where you can find a local weekly trivia night near you!

1 – How many Native American Indian tribes originally inhabited Long Island?  
A – 13
B – 10
C – 21
D – 4

2 – How long is Long Island from New York Harbor to the tip of Montauk?  
A – 124 miles
B – 92 miles
C – 118 miles
D – 84 miles

3 – How wide is Long Island at its widest point?  
A – 16 miles
B – 23 miles
C – 32 miles
D – 44 miles

4 – When was the Long Island Iced Tea invented?  
A – 1972
B – 1966
C – 1980
D – 1984

5 – What was the name of the first whaling station built in the 1600’s on Fire Island?  
A – Whalehouse Point
B – Whaling Rock
C – Fisherman’s Cove
D – Point Lookout

6 – How many waterfront communities make up Fire Island?  
A – About a dozen
B – 4 or 5
C – At least 36
D – Just over 20

7 – What year was the first LI Ducks baseball game played?
A – 2000
B – 1992
C – 2004
D – 2008

8 – Approximately, how many customers ride the LIRR each weekday?  
A – 100,000 customers
B – 300,000 customers
C – 1 million customers
D – 20,000 customers

9 – How many acres is Jones Beach State Park made up of?
A – 12,100 acres
B – >2,400 acres
C – >7,000 acres
D – <1,000 acres

10 – Which famous bands/musicians came from Long Island?
A – Twisted Sister
B – Blue Öyster Cult
C – Billy Joel
D – All of the above

For even more Long Island fun facts, check out articles ABOUT LI on www.NewOnLongIsland.com.


Local Trivia Nights

If you just can’t get enough trivia and want to test out your skills against fellow Long Islanders, check out one of the many local trivia nights hosted by your favorite bars & restaurants.  Some events pit you against the rest so you can go solo and make new friends.  Some events require teams so you can bring your friends & family to form your own team of trivia buffs…Some events offer prizes, some don’t, but all offer bragging rights!


The Main Event
1815 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735


228 Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

T.J. Finley’s
42 E Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706


The Bench
1095 Rte. 25A Stony Brook, NY 11790

The Black Sheep Ale House
78 2nd St, Mineola, NY 11501

John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House
2093 Smith Haven Plaza, Lake Grove, NY 11755

Shandon Court
115 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730

The Tap Room
114 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772


Park Lounge
605 E Main St., Kings Park, NY 11754

Verde Wine Bar & Ristorante
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729


Harmony Vineyards
169 Harbor Road, Head of the Harbor, NY 11790

1-A, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-A, 6-D, 7-A, 8-B, 9-B, 10-D

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