Quiz: Can You Score 15/18 On This Difficult U.S. History Test?

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Are you a true history buff?

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about the history of the United States including more modern questions as well as those from the colonial era!

 Apr 07, 2020

1 of 18Pick the correct answer!

How many original British colonies united to form the United States?
13
25
6

2 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What did colonists dump into the harbor during a famous protest in 1773?
stamps
tea
guns

3 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which president was assassinated at a theater?
John Quincy Adams
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington

4 of 18Pick the correct answer!

In what year did the United States proclaim its independence?
1429
1776
1935

5 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Who accompanied Lewis & Clark on their expedition?
Sacagawea
Thomas Jefferson
Pocahontas

6 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which nation attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
Canada
Brazil
Japan

7 of 18Pick the correct answer!

"Flappers" can be associated with which decade?
1960s
1930s
1920s

8 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which president forced Native Americans to move west?
Bill Clinton
Andrew Jackson
Ronald Reagan

9 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Who is known for his Midnight Ride to warn the colonial militia that the British were coming?
Francis Scott Key
Samuel Adams
Paul Revere

10 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What was the first British settlement in America?
Jamestown
Myrtle Beach
St. Augustine

11 of 18Pick the correct answer!

How long did George Washington serve as President?
20 years
15 years
8 years

12 of 18Pick the correct answer!

What does Manifest Destiny refer to?
the conclusion of the War of 1812
the belief that American settlers were destined to expand westward
the signing of the Constitution

13 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Who was the general of the Confederate Army in the Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
Frederick Douglass
George Washington

14 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Before New York was New York, it was New ________.
Rome
Paris
Amsterdam

15 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Where was the Constitution drafted?
Boston
Philadelphia
Richmond

16 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Which was the last US state to join the country?
Hawaii
California
New Mexico

17 of 18Pick the correct answer!

____ was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Amelia Earhart
Ingrid Bergman
Maya Angelou

18 of 18Pick the correct answer!

Known as "Honest Abe," this man was the 16th President of the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson
William Pringle
Abraham Lincoln
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