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Map quiz: old streets, new names

Clip of 1857 Map of Albany by E Jacob

A clip from the 1857 E. Jacob map of Albany.

It's Columbus Day, and in what somehow ended up being a tradition, that means a map quiz here on AOA.

This year's map quiz is a little different -- it's not about maps, so much as it's drawn from maps. It's a quiz of the history of Albany street names.

So, ready to test your knowledge of bird streets, animal streets, Dutch names, and the city's many street name changes? Here's a quick 7-question quiz...

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Quiz: Jimmer Fredette, Troy, Jerry Jennings, wine

quiz thumbnail ice creamQuiz time! Books away! Get out your (virtual) No. 2 pencils!

This week's quiz is about Jimmer Fredette, Troy, Jerry Jennings and wine.

Bonus: one person drawn at random from the pool of high scorers will win a $10 gift card to the Wine-n-Diner in Albany!

Ready. Set. Quiz!

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Weekly quiz results

zamboni quiz thumbnail 2011-03-11Congrats to Anne C, the winner of last week's quiz prize (a gift certificate to the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza). Her name was drawn at random from the pool of high scorers (10 out of 10 this week).

The question answered correctly most often (tie): "In a recent Siena poll, 40 percent of New Yorkers said what?" | "The giant sandwich at McIntyres Pub shares a name with which mountain?" (85 percent)

The question answered correctly least often: "L'esperance Tile Works makes a set of tiles based on New York state fossils. What provided the artist with inspiration for the images?" (37 percent)

This past week's quiz was a bit harder -- the average score was down to 68.

If you missed the quiz on Friday, you can still take it. There's a question about Zambonis.

Weekly quiz: highways not built, fossils, poets, the Zamboni

zamboni quiz thumbnail 2011-03-11Quiz time! Books away! Get out your (virtual) No. 2 pencils!

This week's quiz is about highways not built, fossils, poets, and the Zamboni.

Bonus: one person drawn at random from the pool of high scorers will win a $10 gift certificate to the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza!

Turn over you quiz sheets -- go!

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