Quiz: Can You Pass This NYC Subway Etiquette Test?


Are you rude on the subway?

Prove that you're a real New Yorker by taking this quiz all about the dos and don'ts of subway travel.

 Oct 01, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
If you get stuck at a turnstile in rush hour, what do you do?
Let others pass
Ask for help
Keep trying until you get through
2 of 15Pick your answer!
If you’re standing at the doors and people are getting on, what do you do?
Squeeze to the side
Make them go around you
Step off
3 of 15Pick your answer!
What should you do if you are approached by a panhandler?
Ignore them
Give them what they ask for
Insult them
4 of 15Pick your answer!
Is it ever okay to tip musicians on the subway?
5 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these should you NOT do on the subway?
Glance at people
Stare at your phone
Stare at people
6 of 15Pick your answer!
Do most New Yorkers enjoy small talk with strangers on the subway?
It depends
7 of 15Pick your answer!
Where should you put your valuables when riding the subway?
Side pockets
In a bag
Back pockets
8 of 15Pick your answer!
Who has right of way: people getting on the subway or coming off?
Coming off
Getting on
9 of 15Pick your answer!
What kind of food should you never eat on the subway?
Food that’s in a container
Food that smells
Food that’s cold
10 of 15Pick your answer!
Where do you put your rubbish when exiting the subway?
Leave it in the car
Trash cans
The tracks
11 of 15Pick your answer!
What should you do with the poles?
Hold on for safety
Lean on them
Block them from others
12 of 15Pick your answer!
Where should you put your bag?
On the seat next to you
On the ground
On your lap
13 of 15Pick your answer!
When is it okay to put your feet on the seat?
When it’s crowded
In rush hour
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Who of these people should you give your seat up to?
A man returning from work
A young school boy
A pregnant woman
15 of 15Pick your answer!
When can you stand by the doors?
If there is no room anywhere else
All the time
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