History 101: Basic American History! Trivia Facts Quiz

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History 101: Basic American History! Trivia Facts Quiz - Quiz

Do you know anything about basic American history? Do you know enough to pass this quiz? Some miscellaneous basic facts about history include George Washington was the first president of the United States, the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of speech and religion, the American Revolutionary war allowed the United States the freedom of speech and religion. Taking this quiz will help you see if you are a history whiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the first president of the United States?

    • A.

      Barack Obama

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      Washington Carver

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first president of the United States because he was elected as the president in 1789. He played a crucial role in the establishment of the country and was known for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War. Washington's presidency set many precedents and shaped the office of the president. His contributions to the formation of the United States make him a significant figure in American history.

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  • 2. 

    How many stripes are on the current flag of the United States?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      49

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      50

    • E.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    The current flag of the United States has 13 stripes. This is because the flag originally had 13 stripes to represent the 13 original colonies of the United States. The stripes alternate between red and white, with a total of 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes. The number of stripes has remained the same even as the number of states in the country has increased.

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  • 3. 

    Which person was signed the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      William Clinton

    • B.

      John Hancock

    • C.

      George H.W. Bush

    • D.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    B. John Hancock
    Explanation
    John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 4. 

    The American Civil War was fought between the United States and England.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the American Civil War was fought between the United States and the Confederate States of America, not England. England did play a role in the conflict, particularly in terms of diplomatic relations and trade, but it was not directly involved in the fighting. The war was primarily a result of tensions between the Northern and Southern states over issues such as slavery and states' rights.

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  • 5. 

    How many stars are on the current flag of the United States?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 50
    Explanation
    The current flag of the United States has 50 stars. Each star represents a state in the country.

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  • 6. 

    Which president was assassinated while attending the play "Our American Cousin"?

    • A.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • B.

      John F. Kennedy

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      William McKinley

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending the play "Our American Cousin."

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  • 7. 

    The Bill of Rights freed the slaves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 8. 

    Who assassinated President Lincoln?

    • A.

      Jeffrey Boothe

    • B.

      Johnathan Wilkinson

    • C.

      Geoffrey Booth

    • D.

      John Wilkes Booth

    Correct Answer
    D. John Wilkes Booth
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln. He was a Confederate sympathizer and a well-known actor. On April 14, 1865, Booth shot Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the next day, making Booth one of the most infamous assassins in American history.

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