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Results From THE CITY’s First-Ever Subway Quiz

The ride was rough; the average score was 5 out of 10.

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The results are in, folks! THE CITY published its first-ever subway quiz in mid-December and more than 40,000 of our readers took it in the first month. One of five gave up before the end; about 80%, or 32,000 readers, completed it. 

Almost everyone who made it to question #5, about a subway station in the Financial District, finished the quiz. 

The hardest question was the last one: In which station can you find this bitcoin machine? If you botched it, you’re not alone. Most people, or about 80%, got that one wrong.

Question #3 was the next most challenging question, about the tiles in a Manhattan station. Only about 1 in 4, or 24%, of quiz takers got that right.  

Here’s more on how often readers answered each quiz question correctly:

The average score overall was 5 correct out of 10. The best day for quiz takers was December 31, 2022, when most readers scored a 6 out of 10. Maybe New Year’s Eve luck?

The worst day was January 1, 2023, when the average score was nearly 4 out of 10. (Perhaps we can blame a post-party malaise.)

Many missed the hints in the pictures for questions #7 and #8. Zooming in on both showed the trains matching the correct answer. Roughly a third of readers got these wrong.

In case you missed it, there was an Easter egg for the super-nerds — the light blue color used to connect all the questions is the color of the proposed Second Avenue subway line. 

Thanks to all 40,000 readers who tried it, including former MTA chairman Joe Lhota who, naturally, scored a perfect 10. We’d expect nothing less!

If you never took the quiz, try your luck and test your subway trivia chops here. There will be another one. Soon.

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