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
Step off
Make them go around you

3 of 15Pick your answer!

What should you do if you are approached by a panhandler?
Give them what they ask for
Insult them
Ignore 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?
Stare at your phone
Glance at people
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?
In a bag
Back pockets
Side pockets

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Who has right of way: people getting on the subway or coming off?
Getting on
Coming off

9 of 15Pick your answer!

What kind of food should you never eat on the subway?
Food that smells
Food that’s cold
Food that’s in a container

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Where do you put your rubbish when exiting the subway?
Trash cans
The tracks
Leave it in the car

11 of 15Pick your answer!

What should you do with the poles?
Block them from others
Lean on them
Hold on for safety

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Where should you put your bag?
On the seat next to you
On your lap
On the ground

13 of 15Pick your answer!

When is it okay to put your feet on the seat?
In rush hour
When it’s crowded

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Who of these people should you give your seat up to?
A pregnant woman
A young school boy
A man returning from work

15 of 15Pick your answer!

When can you stand by the doors?
All the time
If there is no room anywhere else
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