Quiz: Almost No One Can Get 10/15 On This Basic American History Test

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Can you make your history teacher proud?

Find out how much you really know about the history of the United States by answering questions about it.

 Nov 07, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

In 1492, what navigator landed in the Caribbean and connected Europe to the Americas?
George Washington
Christopher Columbus
James Cook

2 of 15Pick your answer!

This navigator was representing a country in Europe. Which one?
Spain
England
Germany

3 of 15Pick your answer!

What is the first permanent English settlement in America?
Salem
Jamestown
Gettysburg

4 of 15Pick your answer!

The Pilgrims and Puritans soon arrived in America. Where did they settle?
New England
Deep South
Midwest

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Originally, how many colonies were there?
25
49
13

6 of 15Pick your answer!

What is the official date that congress approved the Declaration of Independence?
July 4, 1776
December 24, 1845
October 3, 1664

7 of 15Pick your answer!

The Declaration of Independence was addressed to one country in particular. Which one?
France
Great Britain
Belgium

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Name the document that document that established America's laws, and guaranteed basic rights for its citizens
The Bill of Rights
The Articles of the Confederation
The Constitution of the United States

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Under the Bill of Rights, how many amendments were there to the Constitution?
15
10
3

10 of 15Pick your answer!

What year was the Bill of Rights signed?
1904
1822
1791

11 of 15Pick your answer!

How many Constitutional Amendments are there today?
27
38
19

12 of 15Pick your answer!

There are two houses of Congress in this country. Which of these is NOT one of them?
House of Representatives
Senate
Labor

13 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was the first President of the country?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following Presidents was NOT assassinated?
John F. Kennedy
Barack Obama
Abraham Lincoln

15 of 15Pick your answer!

In what century was the Civil War fought?
20th
19th
17th
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