Quiz: No One Can Ace This Early America Test, Not Even George Washington!

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Can you beat Washington's score?

How much do you know about the early days of the United States of America? Take this quiz to find out!

 Jun 10, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In 1870, __ was first established as a holiday by Congress.
Thanksgiving
Independence Day
Valentine's Day

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first president to live in the White House?
John Adams
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jeffson

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Jamestown colony was led by who?
Richard Nixon
John Smith
John Adams

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the original name of New York City?
New Rotterdam
New Amsterdam
New Holland

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: After the Boston Tea Party, Boston harbor was closed to all commerce until the Bostonians paid for their tea.
False
True

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When the Pilgrims made their way to America, where did they plan to arrive?
New York
Virgina
Florida

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: Maine used to be known as a penal colony.
False
True

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which American colony was NOT established illegally?
Connecticut
New York
Rhode Island

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What colony was George Washington born in?
New York
Virginia
Pennsylvania

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which American general became a traitor and joined the British?
Patrick Henry
John Hancock
Benedict Arnold

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

During the Revolution, America received foreign aid from what country?
The Netherlands
France
Germany

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What woman is credited with being the "Voice of the American Revolution"?
Betsy Ross
Abigail Adams
Dolly Madison

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was George Washington's occupation before the Revolution?
Tobacco farmer
Lawyer
Tax collector

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The District of Columbia was given to the Federal Government by which two states?
New York and Massachusetts
Virginia and Maryland
Maryland and Delaware

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the president during the war of 1812?
Zachary Taylor
James Madison
John Quincy Adams

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What philosopher stated that all individuals had certain "natural rights" (life, liberty, and the pursuit of property)?
Patrick Henry
John Locke
Paul Revere

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the incident where British troops fired on a mob and killed five people in Boston?
The Boston Massacre
The Massachusetts Massacre
The Boston Blitz

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: George Washington attended college.
True
False
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In almost 250 years, the United States of America has seen a lot of change—some for better, and some for worse. We don't know where America's headed, but one thing we do know for sure, judging by what the Founding Fathers left as a legacy, no matter what happens, America will always bounce back and be the country they intended it to be. If you think you know a LOT about the early days of the United States, sit back, relax, put on your thinking cap and take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a proud American Revolutionary.

Are you American as apple pie? Do you love the history of this amazing country? Are you an American Revolution buff who's obsessed with the battles, events, and people who shaped this country in its early days? Do you know who the Founding Fathers were and how early American government was formed? Do you know the about protests, marches, and meetings that led to the Colonies wanting their freedom? Do you know the battles fought and waged in the name of Democracy? Do you know the countries that helped and those that were adversaries? Can you name the men and women who came together to declare their independence and form a nation in the wild, virtually uncharted New World? If you said "yes" to any of the above, you should be able to answer these difficult questions how the good old US of A came to be, and give three cheers for the red, white and blue!