Can You Pass This Big Fat American History Quiz?

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Do you think you know all there is to know about the USA? Prove that you're a real American by taking this quiz!

 Sep 03, 2020

1 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
The Spanish American War
The Vietnam War
The Civil War

2 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Who was President during World War I?
Harry Truman
Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover

3 of 30Choose Your Answer:

In what year did the space shuttle Challenger explode?
1986
1991
1994

4 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Who killed John Lennon?
John Hinckley Jr.
Mark David Chapman
Lee Harvey Oswald

5 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first President of the United States to be assassinated in the 20th century?
William McKinley
Abraham Lincoln
John F. Kennedy

6 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The Theory of Relativity was published in 1905 by:
Nikola Tesla
Albert Einstein
Charles Darwin

7 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The Wright Brothers first flight was in 1903 in this state:
North Carolina
Texas
Rhode Island

8 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Where did the Titanic set sail to?
Los Angeles
Miami
New York

9 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean was who?
Amelia Earhart
Harriet Quimby
Bessie Coleman

10 of 30Choose Your Answer:

What year were women allowed to vote in the US?
1920
2001
1960

11 of 30Choose Your Answer:

In World War II, which of these countries was NOT one of the Allied countries?
Portugal
United States
Soviet Union

12 of 30Choose Your Answer:

This famous Chicago gangster was nicknamed "Scarface":
Clyde Barrow
John Dillinger
Al Capone

13 of 30Choose Your Answer:

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

14 of 30Choose Your Answer:

A "Hooverville" was what?
A shantytown
A suburb
A fishing village

15 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura was elected governor of what state?
Florida
Minnesota
Illinois

16 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The largest oil spill of the 20th century in Alaska was caused by the the Exxon ___________.
Lopez
Valdez
Sanchez

17 of 30Choose Your Answer:

In 1955, ___________ refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus.
Angela Davis
Rosa Parks
Coretta Scott King

18 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980. Where is it located?
Oregon
California
Nevada

19 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of this country in 1961:
Korea
Vietnam
Cuba

20 of 30Choose Your Answer:

What was the first state to ban drivers from using hand held cell phones?
California
New York
Arizona

21 of 30Choose Your Answer:

George W. Bush beat which Democratic hopeful in the 2004 presidential election?
Hillary Clinton
Dan Quayle
John Kerry

22 of 30Choose Your Answer:

In 2001, the US invaded what country after the September 11th terrorist attacks?
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Iran

23 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The country in which Desert Storm was fought is:
Iraq
Libya
Iran

24 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Who was the President of the United States during the Korean War?
Dwight Eisenhower
Jimmy Carter
Harry Truman

25 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The 1992 riots in Los Angeles were a reaction to the acquittal of police officers who beat a civilian named:
Rodney King
Reginald Denny
Travon Martin

26 of 30Choose Your Answer:

Who was president when Osama Bin Laden was assassinated?
Donald Trump
George W. Bush
Barack Obama

27 of 30Choose Your Answer:

What actor was elected governor of California in 2003?
Bruce Willis
Clint Eastwood
Arnold Schwarzenegger

28 of 30Choose Your Answer:

What was the year of the Kent State University riots?
1980
1970
1995

29 of 30Choose Your Answer:

The only president to ever resign was who?
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton

30 of 30Choose Your Answer:

What hurricane devastated New Orleans in 2005?
Katrina
Gia
Katherine
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If you're American as apple pie and if you're a history buff, you'll be able to answer these difficult questions regarding the events and people that shaped this great country since the very beginning!

A lot has happened in creating the United States of America as we know it today. We're a relatively young country — less than 250 years old— but we've packed a lot in that time. From 45 presidents to moon landings, to wars, to inventions from the phone to the electric light to personal computers, America has left an indelible mark on its people, and the world, and continues to shape popular culture, science, and events around the globe, even to this day.

Do you know how we got here? Do you know who the Founding Fathers were and how early American government came to be? Do know the battles fought and waged in the name of Democracy? Can you name every president that has served country since its humble beginnings? Do you know the inventors and inventions that shaped the Industrial Revolution? Do you know how the Stock Market crash of 1929 happened? Do you know the players in the Cold War and who finally won the space race?

If you know the answers to all those questions, you just may be a history buff, and you just might ace this difficult but super fun quiz! So sit back, relax, put on your thinking cap and take a trip back in time through America's colorful, vibrant and rewarding history!