Quiz: Only People With A PhD Can Ace This History Quiz. Can You?

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Are you a true history buff?

Only a certified historian will be able to answer all these American history questions from the 20th century.

 Sep 23, 2020

1 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The _____ Brothers first flight was in 1903 in North Carolina.
Wright
Jenkins
Smith

2 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The Titanic sank in 1912 on its voyage from _____.
France to America
Ireland to America
England to America

3 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

In 1927, who hit 60 home runs, setting a Major League Baseball record that would famously stand until 1961?
Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
Joe DiMaggio

4 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean was _____.
Jacqueline Cochran
Bessie Coleman
Amelia Earhart

5 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

True or False: the first widespread, affordable automobile in the country – the Model-T – was produced by Chevrolet.
True
False

6 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The 19th Amendment, establishing the legal right of women to vote, became a part of the US Constitution in what year?
1940
1920
1900

7 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

In World War II, which of these countries was NOT one of the Axis powers?
Japan
Soviet Union
Germany

8 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

This famous Chicago gangster was nicknamed "Scarface".
Al Capone
John Dillinger
Carlo Gambino

9 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for this disease which caused the paralysis of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Polio
Measles
Smallpox

10 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Which of the following economic events did NOT happen during The Great Depression?
Unemployment sharply increased
International trade sharply increased
Stock prices sharply declined

11 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

What event marked the United States' entry into World War II?
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Battle of Midway
Project Z

12 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

True or False: Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court ruling on the issue of segregation.
True
False

13 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

In 1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune printed the incorrect headline, "Dewey Defeats _____".
Eisenhower
Hoover
Truman

14 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Bonnie and Clyde were _____.
actors
musicians
criminals

15 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Who was the first president in the 20th century to be assassinated?
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
William McKinnley

16 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

A "Hooverville" was a _____.
small town
shantytown
suburb

17 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The war the United States fought primarily in the 1960s and 1970s was the _____.
Korean War
Gulf War
Vietnam War

18 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Early in the Cold War, this US Senator began a search for communists.
Barry Goldwater
Joseph McCarthy
Strom Thurmond

19 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

In 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by _____.
John Wilkes Booth
Lee Harvey Oswald
James Earl Ray

20 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

This civil rights leader gave the speech famously known for it's words: "I have a dream."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jesse Jackson
Nelson Mandela

21 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of this country in 1961.
Panama
Cuba
Brazil

22 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

Who was the President of the United States during the Korean War?
Jimmy Carter
Harry Truman
Lyndon Johnson

23 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

What was the Volstead Act of 1919 better known as?
Segregation
Suffrage
Prohibition

24 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

What did the Manhattan Project produce?
Atomic Bomb
Agent Orange
Anthrax

25 of 25Pick The Correct Answer!

The President of the United States during World War I was _____.
Theodore Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge
Woodrow Wilson
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