This US History Quiz Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, It’s That Hard

Can you make your history teacher proud?

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 May 21, 2018
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Question: 1/18Pick your answer!

Which was the last U.S. state to join the country?
New Mexico

Question: 2/18Pick your answer!

The _____ Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.

Question: 3/18Pick your answer!

The gold rush from 1848-1855 brought 300,000 people to which state?
New Mexico

Question: 4/18Pick your answer!

Who made automobiles affordable, by inventing a factory process known as "mass production"?
Jerry Altoid
Henry Ford
Henry Malthwright

Question: 5/18Pick your answer!

What war was America part of from 1861 to 1865?
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War

Question: 6/18Pick your answer!

Which U.S. state was the last one to ratify the abolition of slavery?
North Carolina

Question: 7/18Pick your answer!

Canada sold what to the United States in 1885?
Niagara Falls
The state of New York
The Statue of Liberty

Question: 8/18Pick your answer!

Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
Arthur Miller
Edgar Allan Poe
Francis Scott-Key

Question: 9/18Pick your answer!

How many colonies was the United States originally?

Question: 10/18Pick your answer!

Who composed the draft of the Declaration of Independence?
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington

Question: 11/18Pick your answer!

What was the first name of Captain Lewis, who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Question: 12/18Pick your answer!

What famous book did Louisa May Alcott write?
Little Women
Charlotte's Web
How to Kill a Mockingbird

Question: 13/18Pick your answer!

The Pilgrims originally arrived on U.S. soil from what country?

Question: 14/18Pick your answer!

Slavery was abolished under which president?
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson

Question: 15/18Pick your answer!

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from ______.
The Netherlands

Question: 16/18Pick your answer!

What color did the North wear in the Civil War?

Question: 17/18Pick your answer!

Who was the only President to serve more than 8 years in office?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George H. W. Bush
Gerald Ford

Question: 18/18Pick your answer!

In what U.S. city were many early automobiles assembled?
Detroit | Quiz Facts

US history is an important subject that is sometimes not taken as seriously as it should be. There are several key dates, figures and events featuring throughout the history of the United States that have majorly influenced the society Americans enjoy today, and should be remembered. Some of the major events in the history of the United States include the arrival of early explorers like Erik the Red and Christopher Columbus, the arrival of early settlers and pilgrims, the early days as a colony still attached to England and other European powers, and the trials faced by Native Americans after settlement. Other major events include the breakaway from Britain and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War and abolition of slavery, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the initial isolation policy of the United States followed by the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and then the United States entering World War Two and other wars as the years continued, including the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. Some of the most influential figures in the history of the United States include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Meeriwhether Lewis and William Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama. To pass this quiz on US history, answer questions such as “Which U.S. state was the last one to ratify the abolition of slavery in the 1990s?”, “Canada sold what to the United States in 1885?”, “Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?” and “The discovery of gold in California brought how many people from all over the world to hunt for gold?”