The most difficult New York riddles A list of New York related questions that are most often answered incorrectly North America quiz Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups : for international yachting, for automobile races and for balooning. The last one continues to this day.very hard 36% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher36%inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon23%governor of Canadagovernor of Canada16%early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12133 answers in 2 languages »trophies riddles » What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.very hard 38% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame13%it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans23%it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget38%it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10668 answers in 2 languages »skyscrapers riddles » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!hard 46% Great BritainGreat Britain17%IrelandIreland22%FranceFrance13%PortugalPortugal46%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15436 answers in 2 languages »sailing riddles » Where is New York?At point 1. The easily recognizable Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor. It is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States. hard 46% at point 1at point 146%at point 2at point 225%at point 3at point 317%at point 4at point 49%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 23420 answers in 2 languages »cities of North America riddles » Where is this well known spiral gallery located in?New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building of the Guggenheim Museum is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral until it reaches the ground level.hard 58% New YorkNew York58%LondonLondon11%TokyoTokyo21%ParisParis8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 14488 answers in 2 languages »museums riddles » Where is the UN headquarters located at?In New York. The site of the United Nations Headquarters has extraterritoriality status. Journalists, when reporting from the complex, often use "United Nations" rather than "New York" as the identification of their location in recognition of the extraterritoriality.average 63% in Genevain Geneva21%in New Yorkin New York63%in the Haguein the Hague7%in Strasbourgin Strasbourg8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 20447 answers in 2 languages »United Nations riddles » Which skyscraper was the longest holder of the "World’s Tallest Building" title?Empire State Building held the title for 42 years since 1931. It was surpassed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. An early-1970s proposal to dismantle the spire and replace it with an additional 11 floors, which would have made it once again the world's tallest at the time, was considered but ultimately rejected.easy 79% Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building79%Sears TowerSears Tower9%Petronas Twin TowersPetronas Twin Towers8%Woolworth BuildingWoolworth Building2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8650 answers in 2 languages »buildings riddles » Play North America quiz and see all the questions.