Thursday, November 20, 2008

Around the world in one week: New York City

So far this Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22, 2008) we have tested our knowledge of Hungary and Croatia, then stepped back in time to Hungary prior to 1918 and to the former Austria-Hungary. These areas were each home to various branches of my family at one point in time.

Now we "jump across the pond" (as they say) and bring our focus to New York City where many of my Hungarian and Croatian immigrant ancestors made their new homes. (You might be interested to know that New York City has ten official "sister cities", one of which is Budapest, Hungary.)

The Big Apple is one of the most famous cities in the world. Chances are that you've visited at least once in your life. But how much do you know about the city's geography?

Here are your geography challenges of the day:

New York City quiz

New York City boroughs and waterways quiz

New York City landmarks and neighborhoods quiz

I hope you have enjoyed this little focus on the world this week here at 100 Years in America, and I hope you'll take continue with this week's focus and venture out further into the world of geography.

The New York City skyline image is a view of Midtown Manhattan at night.

1 comment:

  1. I have lived in Upstate New York mist of my life and have only been to NYC three times. Needless to say, I didn't do very well on any of the quizzes.


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