Trivia Questions On Americanism: Quiz!

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Trivia Questions On Americanism: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Meaning a dwelling, a song and referring to Irish immigrants, this term became popular during the 1800s:
    • A. 

      Cabin

    • B. 

      Shanty

    • C. 

      Shack

    • D. 

      Choctaw

  • 2. 
    Police use the term BOLO for "Be on the look-out".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    First used in the U.S. as a political term on January 14, 1863, an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected, is known as a:
    • A. 

      Term limit

    • B. 

      Dated termination

    • C. 

      Recall election recall election

    • D. 

      Lame duck

  • 4. 
    A ghetto blaster is:
    • A. 

      A large gun

    • B. 

      A loud car

    • C. 

      A motorcycle

    • D. 

      A portable radio/CD player

  • 5. 
    Before the introduction of the kitchen stove in the mid-19th century, a commonly used cast iron cooking pan called a __________ had a handle and three legs used to stand up in the coals and ashes of a fire.
    • A. 

      Spider

    • B. 

      Tripod

    • C. 

      Legger

    • D. 

      Octopus

  • 6. 
    "Sit-rep" stands for:
    • A. 

      Situation report

    • B. 

      Sitting representative

    • C. 

      Situated repeater

    • D. 

      Sitting response

  • 7. 
    This pejorative term is one in which Southerners gave to Northerners (also referred to as Yankees) who moved to the South during the Reconstruction era, between 1865 and 1877.
    • A. 

      Copperheads

    • B. 

      Missionaries

    • C. 

      Carpetbaggers

    • D. 

      Migrationists

  • 8. 
    Frisk, a trial or test period (especially of a ship or aircraft) and extortion all describe:
    • A. 

      Blackmail

    • B. 

      Shakedown

    • C. 

      Launch

    • D. 

      Kidnapping

  • 9. 
    A Bruce Springsteen song from the 1978 album "Darkness on the Edge of Town", the title of a 1973 Terrence Malick film and a land formation are all known as:
    • A. 

      Hoodoos

    • B. 

      Badlands

    • C. 

      Canyons

    • D. 

      Ravines

  • 10. 
    An "empty nester" is:
    • A. 

      The last child to leave home.

    • B. 

      Someone whose children have left home.

    • C. 

      Someone whose parents have passed away.

    • D. 

      Someone who vacates an apartment.

  • 11. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  (Braces)
  • 12. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  (Car Boot)
  • 13. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  caretaker
  • 14. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  (maize)
  • 15. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  merry-go-round
  • 16. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  mechanical lift
  • 17. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  lodger
  • 18. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  waistcoat
  • 19. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  suitcase
  • 20. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of…  a sale of donated goods (for charity)
  • 21. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of… curtains?
  • 22. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of… tram?
  • 23. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of… paraffin?
  • 24. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of… underground?
  • 25. 
    Which word would Americans use instead of… music hall?