Surprisingly Few Americans Can Pass This Social Studies Quiz. Can You?

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Do you have social study skills?

Show what you know about social studies and being an American by answering these tough trivia questions!

 Dec 26, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was NOT one of the first five presidents?
John Adams
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which country gifted the United States the Statue of Liberty?
Germany
France
Japan

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these states was NOT one of the original 13 colonies?
New York
Colorado
Virginia

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the 50th state to join the United States?
Hawaii
Alaska
California

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Paul Revere was part of a secret society. What was the name of this group?
Sons of Liberty
The Midnight Riders
Sons of Anarchy

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Ulysses S. Grant appears on the front of which denomination of US currency?
$1
$10
$50

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Under the US Constitution, which body has the sole authority to declare war?
Congress
The Supreme Court
The President

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

World War I is also known as:
The First War
The Most Deadly War
The Great War

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What amendment in the U.S. Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion, speech and the press?
The 1st Amendment
The 2nd Amendment
The 5th Amendment

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
Scott Joplin
Benjamin Franklin
Francis Scott Key

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which political figure was involved in a car accident at Chappaquiddick in 1969?
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Ted Kennedy

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who became the world's first billionaire?
Howard Hughes
Cornelius Vanderbilt
John D. Rockefeller

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What Civil War general graduated first in the West Point class of 1829?
Ulysses S. Grant
Jefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does "E pluribus unum" mean?
Out of many, one
America the beautiful
One nation, under God

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In which US city was Al Capone crime king during the Prohibition?
New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is Salem, Massachusetts known for?
Being a battlefield during the American Revolution
Being the home of Susan B. Anthony
It's witch trials

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the name of the first American Constitution?
The Federalist Papers
The Articles of Confederation
The Bill of Rights

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What word is used to describe the the delay of a Senate matter by debate or proceudral motions?
Lobby
Gerrymander
Fillibuster
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