Heroes and scoundrels: What do you know about New York mayors? Take our quiz.

On Nov. 5, New Yorkers will elect the city’s 109th mayor. Often called “the second toughest job in America,” the office has been held by locomotive drivers, jazz composers, and one of the world’s richest men. Some have been scoundrels, some heroes, and some a mix of both. But all have been men, and all but one white.

How much do you know about the cast of colorful characters who have led the sprawling metropolis some have called the “capital of the world?”

2. Which mayor has an international airport named in his honor?

Fiorello H. LaGuardia. First the site of a popular amusement park, the area was converted to a private flying field before becoming a municipal airport in 1937. Two years later, it was named New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, during its namesake’s second term in office.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia. First the site of a popular amusement park, the area was converted to a private flying field before becoming a municipal airport in 1937. Two years later, it was named New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, during its namesake’s second term in office.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia. First the site of a popular amusement park, the area was converted to a private flying field before becoming a municipal airport in 1937. Two years later, it was named New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, during its namesake’s second term in office.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia. First the site of a popular amusement park, the area was converted to a private flying field before becoming a municipal airport in 1937. Two years later, it was named New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field, during its namesake’s second term in office.

Which mayor has an international airport named in his honor?

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Robert Van Wyk (91st mayor, 1898 to 1901)

 

Fiorello LaGuardia (99; 1934 to 1945)

 

Robert Wagner (102; 1954 to 1965)

 

Rudolph Giuliani (107; 1994 to 2001)

 
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