We’re half-way through our first semester of vWNY and, as promised at the outset, we’re holding a mid-term — contest, that is. Send an email to bryan.waterman@nyu.edu with correct answers to the questions below and we’ll enter you in a drawing for your choice of prizes: either the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York or a copy of each of our volumes in the 33 1/3 series.

Questions are drawn from the texts we’ve covered to this point in our virtual course. Anyone reading this is eligible to enter. So:

1. Who wrote the song “Rhinestone Cowboy” and on what album did it first appear?
2. True or False: “Knickerbocker” is a completely fictional name invented by Washington Irving from the Dutch words knicker