Facts You Should Know Before Taking U.S. History

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Facts You Should Know Before Taking U.S. History

Facts you should know before taking U. S. History


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  • 1. 
     What year did Christopher Columbus discover America?
    • A. 

      1620

    • B. 

      1492

    • C. 

      1942

  • 2. 
    Who was the first President of the United States of America? 
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 3. 
     Who was the sixteenth President of the United States of America?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • C. 

      Millard Fillmore

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Guarino

    • B. 

      Bush

    • C. 

      Obama

  • 5. 
     Who wrote most of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Napoleon

    • B. 

      Jefferson

    • C. 

      Washington

  • 6. 
     What happened on December 7, 1941?
    • A. 

      World War II ended

    • B. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • C. 

      Pearl Harbor

  • 7. 
     What two countries fought in the American Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      America & Britain

    • B. 

      America & France

    • C. 

      Britain & France

  • 8. 
     Who fought in the Civil War?
    • A. 

      East & West

    • B. 

      North & South

    • C. 

      America & Mexico

  • 9. 
     What are the last 2 states admitted into the Union?
    • A. 

      Texas and Hawaii

    • B. 

      Alaska and Texas

    • C. 

      Hawaii and Alaska

    • D. 

      Texas and Oregon

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      What the United States was known as during the Civil War

    • B. 

      What the North was known as during the Civil War

    • C. 

      What the South was known as during the Civil War

  • 11. 
     What do the stars on the American Flag represent?
    • A. 

      Presidents

    • B. 

      States

    • C. 

      Colonies

  • 12. 
     What do the stripes on the American flag represent?
    • A. 

      Presidents

    • B. 

      Colonies

    • C. 

      Colors of America

  • 13. 
     Who is the current Vice President of the United States?
    • A. 

      Obama

    • B. 

      Palin

    • C. 

      Biden

  • 14. 
     Congress is made up of what 2 houses?
    • A. 

      Senate and House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Representation Senate and House

    • C. 

      Cabinet and Senate

  • 15. 
    How many Senators are there in the Senate?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      100

  • 16. 
     Why are there 100 senators?
    • A. 

      Only 100 seats available in the building

    • B. 

      2 picked per state

    • C. 

      So the votes would equal 100%

  • 17. 
     How many representatives are there in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      200

  • 18. 
     How many states are there?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      49

  • 19. 
    What is the capital of Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Springfield

    • C. 

      Lowell

    • D. 

      Cambridge

  • 20. 
     How many terms can a President serve?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Unlimited

  • 21. 
     How long is a term for a President?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      4 years

    • C. 

      6 years

  • 22. 
    What is the national anthem of the United States? (This is the song we sign at graduation.)
    • A. 

      Star Spangled Banner

    • B. 

      America the Beautiful

    • C. 

      O Say Can You See

  • 23. 
     How old do you have to be to vote in an election?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      21

  • 24. 
    What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
    • A. 

      Mayflower

    • B. 

      Nina / Pinta / Maria

    • C. 

      Lusitania

  • 25. 
     What are the first ten Amendments to the Constitution called?
    • A. 

      Preamble

    • B. 

      First Ten Amendments

    • C. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 26. 
     In what month do we elect a new President?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      November

    • C. 

      May

  • 27. 
    In what month is a President inaugurated (sworn into office)?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      November

    • C. 

      May

  • 28. 
    What is the President's official home?
    • A. 

      Camp David

    • B. 

      White House

    • C. 

      State House

  • 29. 
  • 30. 
     How many Presidents have there been?
    • A. 

      43

    • B. 

      44

    • C. 

      42

  • 31. 
     Which President quit?
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      Clinton

    • C. 

      Reagan

  • 32. 
    What was written in 1787?
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 33. 
     What is the capital of the United States?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      District of Columbus

  • 34. 
     What are the two longest rivers in the United States?
    • A. 

      Mississippi and Michigan

    • B. 

      Missouri and Mississippi

    • C. 

      Ohio and Missouri