American Quiz: What Do You Know About Uncle Sam?

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American Quiz: What Do You Know About Uncle Sam? - Quiz

Uncle Sam is a common national personification of the United States of America's federal government. According to myths, the term came to use in the war of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year did uncle Sam come into use? 

    • A.

      1814

    • B.

      1811

    • C.

      1812

    • D.

      1813

    Correct Answer
    C. 1812
    Explanation
    Uncle Sam came into use in 1812. This is the correct answer because Uncle Sam is a personification of the United States government, and the term "Uncle Sam" was first used in 1812 during the War of 1812. The nickname became popular when a meatpacker named Samuel Wilson supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army, which were stamped with "U.S." for United States. Soldiers began jokingly referring to the initials as standing for "Uncle Sam" Wilson, and the nickname quickly spread. Therefore, 1812 is the year when Uncle Sam came into use.

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  • 2. 

    What does uncle Sam represent? 

    • A.

      Nation 

    • B.

      People 

    • C.

      Government 

    • D.

      Organisation 

    Correct Answer
    C. Government 
    Explanation
    Uncle Sam is a personification of the United States government. He is often depicted as a tall, older man with white hair and a beard, wearing a top hat and patriotic clothing. The image of Uncle Sam has been widely used in American political cartoons and propaganda to represent the government and its authority. This representation symbolizes the power and influence of the government over the nation and its people.

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  • 3. 

    When was the first inference to uncle Sam done? 

    • A.

      1815

    • B.

      1816

    • C.

      1817

    • D.

      1818

    Correct Answer
    B. 1816
    Explanation
    The first inference to Uncle Sam was made in 1816.

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  • 4. 

    What was the other name given to uncle Sam? 

    • A.

      Brother clement 

    • B.

      Brother Jonathan 

    • C.

      Brother Jordan 

    • D.

      Brother Theophilus

    Correct Answer
    B. Brother Jonathan 
    Explanation
    Brother Jonathan is the other name given to Uncle Sam. This nickname originated in the early 19th century and was used to represent the United States as a whole. It is believed to have been derived from the character Brother Jonathan, who was a symbol of the American people and their values. The term became popular during the American Revolution and continued to be used throughout history as a personification of the nation.

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  • 5. 

    What was Uncle Sam? A ___

    • A.

      Salad packer 

    • B.

      Meat packer 

    • C.

      Waiter 

    • D.

      Chauffeur 

    Correct Answer
    B. Meat packer 
    Explanation
    Uncle Sam was a meat packer. This can be inferred from the question which asks "What was Uncle Sam?" and the answer choice "Meat packer".

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  • 6. 

    What year did Uncle Sam become official? 

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1889

    Correct Answer
    C. 1989
  • 7. 

    Where was Uncle Sam's birthplace? 

    • A.

      Massachusetts 

    • B.

      California 

    • C.

      Virginia 

    • D.

      Nevada 

    Correct Answer
    A. Massachusetts 
    Explanation
    Uncle Sam's birthplace is Massachusetts. This is because Uncle Sam is a personification of the United States, and the term originated from Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York. However, Samuel Wilson was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, making Massachusetts the birthplace of Uncle Sam.

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  • 8. 

    What age did Samuel Wilson die? 

    • A.

      78

    • B.

      77

    • C.

      87

    • D.

      88

    Correct Answer
    C. 87
  • 9. 

    When was the 'recruitment' image of uncle Sam created? 

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      1916

    • D.

      1815

    Correct Answer
    A. World War I
    Explanation
    The 'recruitment' image of Uncle Sam was created during World War I. This image is a representation of the United States government and was used as a recruitment tool to encourage men to join the military during the war. The image depicts Uncle Sam pointing directly at the viewer with the caption "I Want You for U.S. Army." This iconic image became widely recognized and associated with patriotic duty and service to the country.

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  • 10. 

    How many memorials are to Uncle Sam? 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    There are two memorials dedicated to Uncle Sam.

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