The Panorama Challenge is back! See if you can answer past years’ toughest trivia questions

February 16, 2018

For the 11th year, the City ReliquaryQueens Museum, and The Levys’ Unique New York! have partnered for the Panorama Challenge, considered the ultimate NYC trivia. On Friday, March 2, using the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum – a room-sized scale model of the entire city, a relic from the 1964 World’s Fair – teams will answer questions in categories that may include McKim, Mead, & White sites; the Grammys; the movie Wonderstruck; and the Museum’s Never Built New York exhibit. In anticipation of the event, quizmaster Jonathan Turer is testing 6sqft readers with five (one for each borough!) of past years’ toughest clues.

1. The Bronx:
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans in University Heights is considered to be the first in the nation.
It originally belonged to which institution?

A. Columbia University
B. Fordham University
C. City College of New York
D. New York University

2. Manhattan:
The Museum of Natural History once housed live human ‘specimens’, one of whom was later ‘displayed’ at the Bronx Zoo. What was his name?

A. Minik
B. Ota Benga
C. Chang and Eng
D. Tom Thumb

3. Queens:
When US Steel created the Unisphere for the 1964-65 Worlds Fair, they depicted three orbits around the globe. Choose the event that was NOT depicted by one of those rings.

A. First Astronaut in orbit: John Glenn
B. First Cosmonaut in orbit: Yuri Gagarin
C. First Communications Satellite in orbit: Telstar
D. First Animal in orbit: Laika

4. Staten Island:
From 1929-31 Staten Island had a professional sports team that played against the Dodgers and Giants. Which league did the team belong to?


5. Brooklyn:
In 1960 two planes collided over the city. One landed in Park Slope. One boy survived and was brought to Methodist Hospital where he died the next day. The hospital made a memorial plaque with the contents of his pockets. What objects are featured on the plaque?

A. Baseball Cards
B. Pocketknife
C. Jacks
D. Coins

Answers are listed after the following event details. 

Visit the official Panorama Challenge page for team details and to register >>

Friday, March 2: Doors 6 PM, Game 7 PM
Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
General Admission: $15 online/$20 at the door
City Reliquary & Queens Museum members: $12 online/$15 at the door

A free shuttle will travel between the Queens Museum and under the Mets‐Willets Point 7 stop from 5:30-7 pm and 9-10 pm.

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages available for purchase, with beer from our friends at the Rockaway Brewing Company. Proceeds from admission and concessions support The City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum.

Trivia answers: 1: D, 2: B, 3: D, 4: C, 5: D

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