Behind the Hedges: Hamptons Trivia Quiz

Behind the Hedges: Hamptons Trivia Quiz

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Think you’re a Hamptons expert? A newbie? Take our fun quiz and see how much you really know!

1. What is Red Horse Market named after?
a. Former owner Jerry Della Femina’s favorite horse, Red Baron
b. A statue that was in front of a Levi’s store in the location
c.  A famous Montaukett nicknamed Red Horse
d.  The former name of the horse farm located across the street

2. Who is the former owner of Matt Lauer’s new home in North Haven?
a. Jerry Seinfeld
b. Jimmy Buffett
c. Richard Gere
d. Christie Brinkley

3. Which artist is not associated with the Hamptons?
a. Andy Warhol
b. Robert Motherwell
c. Thomas Moran
d. Jean-Michel Basquiat

4. Who was Kirk Park in Montauk named for?
a. Major General Norman T. Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army
b. Captain James T. Kirk, UFP
c. Colonel Thomas Kirk, Camp Hero commander
d. Captain Franklin Kirk, HM Culloden commander

5. When was the Thomas Halsey Homestead originally built?
a. 1650
b. 1660
c. 1670
d. 1680

6. What is the name of the fake Southampton street in The Bonfire of the Vanities?
a. Drover’s Lane
b. Ox Pasture Road
c. Old Drover’s Mooring Lane
d. Old Dune Lane

7. Why is Gin Lane called Gin Lane?
a. It’s named after a Hogarth print
b. Gin bottles used to wash ashore during Prohibition
c. It’s short for “Ginevra,” the former owner of an estate covering most of the area
d. “Gin” is an old English term for a “common grazing area”

8. Captain Kidd supposedly buried treasure where?
a. Gardiners Island
b. Robins Island
c. Shelter Island
d. Block Island

9. Where is the house pictured in the movie Something’s Gotta Give?
a. Further Lane, East Hampton
b. Meadow Lane, Southampton
c. Gin Lane, Southampton
d. Highway Behind the Pond, East Hampton

10. Where is Lasata, former home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis?
a. Further Lane, East Hampton
b. Meadow Lane, Southampton
c. Gin Lane, Southampton
d. Highway Behind the Pond, East Hampton

11. What is Wainscott’s status?
a. Town
b. Village
c. Hamlet
d. None of the above

12. Why did East Hampton purchase much of the Grace Estate?
a. To preserve open space
b. To preserve scallop beds
c. To avoid subdivision
d. All of the above

13. Goody Garlick was the only woman ever accused of witchcraft in East Hampton. What happened to her?
a. Was tried and acquitted in Connecticut
b. Was tried and acquitted in East Hampton
c. Died before her trial
d. Escaped to Connecticut

14. How many non-resident East Hampton Village beach parking permits are sold every year?
a. 3000
b. 2500
c. 1000
d. 500

15. How much did Barry Rosenstein pay for his oceanfront East Hampton property in 2014?
a. $107 million
b. $127 million
c. $147 million
d. $67 million

Answers
1 b, 2 c, 3 d, 4 a, 5 b, 6 c, 7 d, 8 a, 9 b, 10 a, 11 c, 12 d, 13 a, 14 a, 15 c

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