Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Practice for NYC map quiz to be taken Wed
- Include a dozen labels, correctly placed and spelled.
- You'll earn 15 pts.
- Write legibly.
- Title it with verve.
"Youse guys" is a phrase associated with a writer named Damon Runyon, who wrote comically of the ill-educated gangsters so often in the news in the 1920's. In fact, the name Nathan Detroit came from Runyon's reportage.
Here are a few NYC identifications for the quiz bowl on Fri:
- New Amsterdam
- Henry Hudson
- Peter Stuyvesant
- Erie Canal, 1825
- Flatiron Building, 1902
- Subway construction began in 1900