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Long Island history quiz

The Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

The Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Long Island history theoretically dates back to when the land we call home broke off from southern Connecticut. But don't worry, we won't go back that far. Take this short quiz, and see if you're an expert -- or a novice -- about Long Island's history.

1

What was Robert Moses State Park originally called?

Robert Moses State Park.

Photo credit: Daniel Brennan

2

What was the first event at the Nassau Coliseum?

The Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

Photo credit: Jim McIsaac

3

The LIRR system is made up of how many miles of track?

A Long Island Rail Road train.

Photo credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

4

A right turn at a red light became legal on Long Island in what year?

A sign and red-light camera on Middle Country

Photo credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

5

How many licensed wineries are there on Long Island?

Palmer Vineyards in Cutchogue.

Photo credit: Randee Daddona

6

Which of these facts are true about the Montauk Point Lighthouse

The Montauk Point Lighthouse.

Photo credit: Brittany Wait

7

Which one of these facts about the Belmont Stakes is false?

The horses break at the Belmont Stakes on

Photo credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

8

Long Island's Walt Whitman has a famous bridge named after him in which city?

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and

Photo credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez

9

Prior to Nikon, which of these companies was Jones Beach Theater named after?

The audience cheers at the Nikon Theater at

Photo credit: Maria Boyadjieva

10

Which native American tribe lived in Babylon Village?

Argyle Park in Babylon Village.

Photo credit: Jessica Stallone

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