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Sawing off of Manhattan Island: Quiz


Question 1: According to the story, in the 1820s a rumor began circulating among city merchants that southern ________ was sinking near the Battery due to the weight of the urban district.
New York CityManhattanBrooklynStaten Island

Question 2: The sawing off of ________ is an old New York City story that is largely unverified.
Staten IslandThe BronxBrooklynManhattan

Question 3: The story did not appear in any known ________ (although the press supposedly did not report on such pranks in that era) and no records have been found to confirm the existence of the individuals involved.
News mediaDefamationNewspaperMedia bias

Question 4: Surprisingly the main concern was not the futility of the idea but of ________ being in the way.
Long IslandBrooklynNew York CitySuffolk County, New York

Question 5: At a massive groundbreaking ceremony, Lozier did not show up but hid in ________ and did not return for months.
BrooklynSuffolk County, New YorkNew York CityQueens

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