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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.


What was Robert Moses State Park originally called?

Robert Moses State Park.

Photo credit: Daniel Brennan


What was the first event at the Nassau Coliseum?

The Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

Photo credit: Jim McIsaac


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.


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


How many licensed wineries are there on Long Island?

Palmer Vineyards in Cutchogue.

Photo credit: Randee Daddona


Which of these facts are true about the Montauk Point Lighthouse

The Montauk Point Lighthouse.

Photo credit: Brittany Wait


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


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


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


Which native American tribe lived in Babylon Village?

Argyle Park in Babylon Village.

Photo credit: Jessica Stallone

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