Quiz: Less Than 4% Of Americans Will Pass This Obscure History Test

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How well do you know American history?

Prove how much you know about the good ole USA with these questions covering presidents, states, colonies, and national holidays.

 May 20, 2020

1 of 18Pick your answer!

When does Independence Day take place?
December 24
July 4
February 14

2 of 18Pick your answer!

What country gifted the U.S. with the Statue of Liberty?
Spain
France
England

3 of 18Pick your answer!

What type of teeth was George Washington rumored to have?
Porcelain teeth
Wooden teeth
Diamond teeth

4 of 18Pick your answer!

When was Pearl Harbor attacked?
December 7, 1941
September 1, 1935
September 2, 1949

5 of 18Pick your answer!

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Where was Abraham Lincoln shot?
Walnut Street Theatre
Thalian Hall
Ford's Theatre

7 of 18Pick your answer!

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
1
24
9

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Who opposed George Washington in the election of 1792?
Abraham Lincoln
Harry Truman
No one

9 of 18Pick your answer!

"No taxation, without ___________."
communication
explanation
representation

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Who said, "Give me liberty, or give me death"?
Abraham Lincoln
Patrick Henry
George Washington

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What war was fought on American soil from 1861 to 1865?
The Revolutionary War
The Spanish American War
The Civil War

12 of 18Pick your answer!

Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?
For the original 13 colonies
For the 13 settlers who came on the Mayflower
For the 13 Founding Fathers

13 of 18Pick your answer!

Who invented the phonograph and the light bulb?
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
Henry Ford

14 of 18Pick your answer!

From what country did the U.S. purchase the Louisiana territory?
France
Holland
England

15 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the name of the 1863 order which freed the slaves?
The Gettysburg Address
The Second Confiscation Act
The Emancipation Proclamation

16 of 18Pick your answer!

What country did Texas win independence from?
England
France
Mexico

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Which one was NOT a member of the original Thirteen Colonies?
Rhode Island
Texas
New York

18 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the name of the hotel which held the Democratic National Committee headquarters that was broken into in 1972?
The Washington Hilton
Watergate
The Westin
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