Quiz
American History Quiz 1

Question 1 July 4th marks the day that:
1 the American Revolution ended
2 the Declaration of Independence was signed
3 the Constitution was ratified by the 13th state
4 the British fired on Lexington and Concord
5 Bruce Springsteen was born
 
Question 2 Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?
1 Roosevelt
2 Kennedy
3 Eisenhower
4 Truman
5 Nixon
 
Question 3 Who has been given the title "father to his country."
1 Benjamin Franklin
2 Abraham Lincoln
3 George Washington
4 Roosevelt
5 Truman
 
Question 4 Which battle occurred during World War I?
1 Verdun
2 Midway
3 Sharpsburg
4 Camden
5 Sexes
 
Question 5 Which of the following battles occurred during World War II?
1 Chancellorsville
2 Saratoga
3 Gallipoli
4 Guadalcanal
5 Bands
 
Question 6 Who was the 3rd US President?
1 John Adams
2 James Madison
3 James Monroe
4 Thomas Jefferson
5 Paul Winfield
 
Question 7 What international organization was created after World War I?
1 The Red Cross
2 The United Nations
3 The League of Nations
4 The Salvation Army
5 The United Federation of Planets
 
Question 8 Which phrase comes from the Declaration of Independence?
1 Give me liberty or give me death
2 We hold these truths to be self-evident
3 Of the people, by the people, and for the people
4 We the people of the United States
5 We don’t get fooled again
 
Question 9 How many stars were on the first United States flag?
1 8
2 13
3 17
4 20
5 24
 
Question 10 Who shot Abraham Lincoln?
1 John Hinkley
2 Charles Guiteau
3 Leon Czolgosz
4 John Wilkes Booth
5 Johnny Unitas
 
Question 11 Who did Aaron Burr kill in a duel?
1 Benjamin Franklin
2 Alexander Hamilton
3 George Mason
4 Thomas Paine
5 Lee Marvin
 
Question 12 What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
1 1620
2 1761
3 1776
4 1801
5 1812
 
Question 13 How many amendments are there to the US Constitution?
1 10
2 13
3 22
4 27
5 43
 
Question 14 How many US Senators are there?
1 60
2 100
3 120
4 150
5 220
 
Question 15 The president of the United States must be:
1 A naturalized US citizen
2 45 or older
3 Born in the USA
4 A male
5 A rich male
 
Question 16 The "Father of the US Constitution" was:
1 James Madison
2 George Washington
3 George Mason
4 Thomas Jefferson
5 George Jefferson
 
Question 17 What ship carried the Pilgrams to America in 1620?
1 The Bounty
2 The Maine
3 The Mayflower
4 The Queen Victoria
5 The Queen Latifah
 
Question 18 What did John Kennedy call on Americans to do within 10 years?
1 Eradicate polio
2 Win the war on poverty
3 Win the war on drugs
4 Land a man on the moon
5 Construct a bomb shelter
 
Question 19 What was the approximate population of the USA as of 2000?
1 120 Million
2 180 Million
3 220 Million
4 280 Million
5 320 Million
 
Question 20 Who were the main allies of the USA in World War II?
1 France & Italy
2 Germany & England
3 England & France
4 Spain & Italy
5 Spain & Germany