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How well do you know the United States? Take this quiz to see if you can answer these fun questions all about American history!

 Sep 02, 2019

1 of 25Choose Your Answer:

As a teen, ___ came up with the idea for the world's first electronic television.
Thomas Edison
Philo Farnsworth
Alexander Graham Bell

2 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Many Americans hoped to get rich quickly by ___ in California in 1848.
Making movies
Finding gold
Growing crops

3 of 25Choose Your Answer:

___ was NOT a state during the Civil War.
Iowa
New Mexico
Louisiana

4 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The United States of America purchased Florida from ___ in 1819.
Spain
France
Germany

5 of 25Choose Your Answer:

___ was the nickname that the Confederate states gave northerners during the Civil War.
Yankees
Yahoos
Yippies

6 of 25Choose Your Answer:

In 1929, the stock market crashed, and the economy tanked. This was known as the ___.
Revolutionary Era
Gilded Age
Great Depression

7 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Which president was known for walking 3 miles to return 6 cents to a customer?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington

8 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Georgia started as a ___ colony.
Charter
Debtors
Lepers

9 of 25Choose Your Answer:

When the colonies formed an army before the Revolutionary War, they chose ___ to be their leader.
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin

10 of 25Choose Your Answer:

True or False: The Oregon Trail was the path that the pioneers used when traveling west during the 19th century.
False
True

11 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The first capital in the US was ___ city.
New Haven
Philadelphia
New York

12 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The first president to hold a pilot's license was ___.
Dwight Eisenhower
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan

13 of 25Choose Your Answer:

___ was responsible for Chicago kids getting school milk.
Baby Face Nelson
John Dillinger
Al Capone

14 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Benjamin Franklin claimed to be a ___ by trade.
Accountant
Taxman
Printer

15 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Jimmy Carter was the first President to be born in a ___.
Bathtub
Hospital
Car

16 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Tennessee was called ___ until 1796.
Seneca
Ramada
Franklin

17 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Which first name has been commonly used by many Presidents?
James
Harrison
Ronald

18 of 25Choose Your Answer:

The turning point in the Civil War for the North was the Battle of ___.
Vicksburg
Gettysburg
Carlsburg

19 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Who is considered to be the "Father of the Constitution"?
James Madison
John Adams
Patrick Henry

20 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Which movement was against the sale and drinking of alcohol?
The Abolitionist Movement
The Suffrage Movement
The Temperance Movement

21 of 25Choose Your Answer:

___ was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to convince colonists that it was time to become independent from Britain.
Common Sense
The Voice of Reason
Logical Affairs

22 of 25Choose Your Answer:

___ is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame.
John F. Kennedy
Albert Einstein
Abraham Lincoln

23 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Uncle Sam's real name was ___.
Samuel Wilson
Stephen Westerberg
Sonny Williams

24 of 25Choose Your Answer:

How many people have walked on the moon?
3
12
35

25 of 25Choose Your Answer:

Where were early automobiles manufactured?
Detroit
Media
Atlanta
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A lot has happened to shape the United States of America as we know it today. The US is relatively young country — less than 250 years old— but it has packed a whole lot in that time. From world wars to civil wars to 45 presidents to moon landings to wars, to unheard of inventions from the Industrial Revolution to the tech boom, America has left an indelible mark on the world, and it continues to shape popular culture, science, and events around the globe!

Do you know how we came to be? Do you know who the Founding Fathers were and how early American government was formed? Do know the battles fought and waged in the name of Democracy? Can you name every president that has served the country since its humble beginnings? Do you know the names of the great presidents from those who faded into obscurity? Do you know the good times from the bad, from the prosperous times to the Great Depression? Do you know what happened during the Cold War and who finally won the space race? If you know the answers to all those questions, you may just be a US history fanatic, and you might have the know-how to ace this 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!

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