American History TAKS Quiz-reconstruction Through Today

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Reconstruction Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of American History from the Reconstruction to present day.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What day was considered the start of the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Black Sunday-May 1st, 1930

    • B. 

      Black Monday-September 25th, 1924

    • C. 

      Black Tuesday-October 29th, 1929

    • D. 

      Black Friday-November 24th, 1929

  • 2. 
    What president was blamed for not bringing America out of the Great Depression? Hint-Shanty towns full of people who lost everything during the depression bore his name.
    • A. 

      Pres. Hoover-the towns were called "Hoovervilles"

    • B. 

      Pres. Roosevelt-the towns were called "Franks"

    • C. 

      Pres. Truman-the towns were called "Truman Tents"

    • D. 

      Prs. Bush-the towns were called "midland"

  • 3. 
    What was a natural phenomenom that coincided with the Great Depression, and made life for agricultural workers even harder?
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Blizzards

    • C. 

      Hurricanes

    • D. 

      Dust Bowl

  • 4. 
    What was President Roosevelt's plan to bring the US out of the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Deal or No Deal

    • B. 

      14 Points

    • C. 

      The New Deal

    • D. 

      Treaty of Versailles

  • 5. 
    Name 3 programs that came out of the New Deal that we still use today.
    • A. 

      FDIC

    • B. 

      Social Security

    • C. 

      Securities and Exchange Comission

  • 6. 
    What naval battle changed WWII in favor of the Allie Powers?
    • A. 

      Battle of Saratoga

    • B. 

      Battle of Hiroshima

    • C. 

      Battle of Midway

    • D. 

      Battle at Pearl Harbor

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the conflict that took place in Vietnam. It was a civil war between North(communist) Vietnam and South Vietnam.
    • A. 

      Korean War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      Ho Chi Minh Conflict

    • D. 

      Vietnam War

  • 8. 
    What treaty ended WWI?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • B. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • C. 

      Treaty of Concord

    • D. 

      Treaty of Nagasaki

  • 9. 
    What was Woodrow Wilson's plan for peace and to prevent another World War?
    • A. 

      Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      NATO

    • C. 

      League of Nations

    • D. 

      14 Points

  • 10. 
    Wilson also established the League of Nations as apart of his 14 Points plan, what country did not join?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      United Kingdom

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 11. 
    What was the first battle of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Ft. Sumter

    • B. 

      Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Saratoga

    • D. 

      Bunker Hill

  • 12. 
    What ammendment gave women the right to vote in 1920?
    • A. 

      5th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      12th

    • D. 

      20th

  • 13. 
    What inncident brought the United States into WWII?
    • A. 

      Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • 14. 
    FDR said which of the following quotes refering to the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
    • A. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death."

    • B. 

      "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."

    • C. 

      "...a date which will live in infamy..."

    • D. 

      "Don't shoot until you see the whites of thier eyes."

  • 15. 
    This invention from the 1900's changed landscape of America in the way we lived, the work we did, and in that it better connected people all over the nation. What was it?
    • A. 

      The TV

    • B. 

      The Laptop

    • C. 

      The Radio

    • D. 

      The Automobile

  • 16. 
    This was a confrontation that was the head of the Cold War era. This was the closest to nuclear warfare that we have gotten. No Shots were fired.
    • A. 

      The Cold War

    • B. 

      Bay of Pigs invasion

    • C. 

      Cuban Missile Crisis

    • D. 

      Pearl Harbor

  • 17. 
    This was a military alliance formed after WWII where the members promise to defend anyone within this alliance against an attack. Name the alliance.
    • A. 

      North American Treaty Organization

    • B. 

      League of Nations

    • C. 

      Triple Entente

    • D. 

      Central Powers

  • 18. 
    Term used for when alcohol was made illegal during the 1920's.
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      Pro-Choice

    • C. 

      Proliferate

    • D. 

      Programs

  • 19. 
    WWI- Germany Austria-Hungary, & Turkey made up what?
    • A. 

      Triple Entente

    • B. 

      Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Central Powers

    • D. 

      Axis of Evil

  • 20. 
    WWI-France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and (from 1917) the U.S. made up what?
    • A. 

      Triple Entente

    • B. 

      Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Central Powers

    • D. 

      Axis of Evil

  • 21. 
    The act of seperating people is called what?
    • A. 

      Segregation

  • 22. 
    President during WWII who made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
    • A. 

      Truman

    • B. 

      Hoover

    • C. 

      Eisenhower

    • D. 

      FDR

  • 23. 
    Dictator of Italy during WWII?
    • A. 

      Hitler

    • B. 

      Mussolini

    • C. 

      Benini

    • D. 

      Houdini

  • 24. 
    This war took place between 1914-1918, the president during this war was Woodrow Wilson.
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      WWI

    • C. 

      WWII

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 25. 
    This war took place between 1939-1945. FDR was president, later Harry Truman became president and made the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
    • A. 

      Cold War

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      WWII

    • D. 

      WWI