Quiz: Can You Answer 22 History Questions Every American Should Get?

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 Jun 10, 2017
1 of 22Pick one!
Which country was the leading communist in the Cold War?
North Korea
Germany
The Soviet Union
2 of 22Pick one!
Benjamin Franklin is noted for all of the following achievements except
Playing the piano
Inventing the glass harmonica
Being a founder of the University of Pennsylvania
3 of 22Pick one!
Who invented the lightbulb?
Thomas Edison
Leonardo Da Vinci
George Washington
4 of 22Pick one!
Which English king was known for beheading his ex-wives?
John the Baptist
Henry the Eighth
King Ferdinand
5 of 22Pick one!
When did the Boston Tea Party occur?
1915
1773
1684
6 of 22Pick one!
Which of the following is NOT an original 13 colony?
Pennsylvania
Georgia
Delaware
7 of 22Pick one!
In which continent did the Renaissance occur?
Asia
Europe
South America
8 of 22Pick one!
In Virginia in 1620, what was used for money?
Coal
Tobacco
Grasshoppers
9 of 22Pick one!
How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated while in office?
0
12
4
10 of 22Pick one!
Which of the following colleges were founded during the colonial period?
USC
Yale
Oxford
11 of 22Pick one!
When was George Washington first elected President?
1788
1720
1799
12 of 22Pick one!
What was the first successful British colony in America?
Jamestown, Virginia
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
13 of 22Pick one!
"Freedom of Speech" is addressed in the:
9th amendment
2nd amendment
1st amendment
14 of 22Pick one!
Which theatre were Shakespeare's plays performed in?
The Rose Theatre
The Chinese Theatre
The Globe Theatre
15 of 22Pick one!
What was the main occupation of colonists in the New World?
Farming
Knitting
Mining
16 of 22Pick one!
Independence Day is ______
January 1st
July 4th
October 31st
17 of 22Pick one!
On what peninsula in Washington would you find the Olympic Mountains?
Puget
Washington
Olympic
18 of 22Pick one!
What was the main reason for the spread of the Black Plague?
Rats
Water
Mosquitos
19 of 22Pick one!
What is the capital of Illinois?
Urbana
Springfield
Minneapolis
20 of 22Pick one!
Who said "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
George W. Bush
Ghandi
21 of 22Pick one1
The Missouri Compromise was the act that:
Settled the boundary dispute between Missouri and Kansas
Admitted Maine into the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state
Funded the Lewis and Clark expedition on the upper Missouri River
22 of 22Pick one!
The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln stated that:
Slaves were free in areas of the Confederate states not held by the Union
The slave trade was illegal
Slavery was abolished in the Union
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