Brooklyn Heights History Quiz

Does anyone remember laughter?

Figured we’d have some fun this week and post a quick Brooklyn Heights History quiz. If this really tickles our collective fancy, we’ll do more soon. Get ready to rumble after the jump.

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  • harumph

    where are the answers?? would love to know some of them (for sure I mean)

  • nabeguy

    Do I get anything for scoring 100%? The “red” scare one was rather obscure, I must say. Almost broke a memory bank getting that one.

  • Karl Junkersfeld


    I agree. The others were easy. The only reason I knew about the red scare was due to Homer Fink’s Brooklyn Heights Tour where he explained in great deal about the minister of Holy Trinity and his so-called subversive acts.

  • Homer Fink

    I’ll make answers available over the weekend. Wanted to see how folks reacted to this first. I’ll be creating a longer one soon with the help of the entire BHB crew.

  • She’s Crafty

    I got 80% and that means I got one wrong, and I know which one it was – the Harry Chapin song. The other answers I knew immediately from growing up in the neighb. Love Brooklyn Heights!

  • Prom Gal

    My paternal grandparents were parishioners at Holy Trinity and knew the Reverend Melish and his wife, Mary Jane well. The Melishes were actual Soviet, Stalinist Communists.
    Read up on William Howard Melish, and you will see that his “so called subversive acts” were very real, and very serious.
    Melish was a communist, a founder of the communist front organization, the American Labor Party, Melish was a member of the board of the Communist front organization, the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and edited their biweekly publication, Reporter (CPUSA).
    Melish oversaw the awarding of the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. (An oxymoron if there ever was one.) It was the communist answer to the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Gramps always said Melish hid fugitive Communist Black Panther Angela Davis in the basement of their Dean Street home.

  • Gerry

    I think Bob Dylan makes reference to Brooklyn Heights in a few of his songs I wish there had been a question here about him.

  • Claude Scales

    Here’s a song to warm the cockles of Prom Gal’s heart:

  • Homer Fink

    While I figure out how to display answers the “right” way – here are the answers to quiz #1

    1) Truman Capote
    2) Holy Trinity
    3) Bad Bad Leroy Brown
    4) Haagen Dazs
    5) Hezekiah Pierrepont