Questions to How Well Do You Know Brooklyn?

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Brooklyn ‘99” I posted last month:

  1. In 1899 this gangster-to-be was born in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard section; no reports of any scars on his face. – Who is Al Capone?
  2. As it was shedding concrete, this alliterative structure was “Falling Down” in the subject of a 1999 article.  – What is the Brooklyn Bridge?
  3. This sitting president visited Brooklyn in 1899 & cabled Admiral Dewey on the anniversary of his triumph in the Philippines.  – Who is McKinley?
  4. In 1899 the Brooklyn Superbas won the National League pennant; 100 years later, they’d have moved far away and become this team. – Who are the Los Angeles Dodgers?
  5. In 1999 this novel about h Tourette’s by Brooklyn native Jonathan Lethem was the basis of a 2019 Edward Norton film.  – What is “Motherless Brooklyn?”

Even though I was born in Brooklyn, I only got three of them correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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