How Much Do You Already Know About US History?

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This is a quiz to see how much you ALREADY know about US History before we get started with 8th grade Social Studies!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the President BEFORE Barack Obama?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      George W. Bush

    • C.

      Sarah Palin

    • D.

      John Edwards

    Correct Answer
    B. George W. Bush
    Explanation
    The correct answer is George W. Bush because he served as the President of the United States before Barack Obama. Bush was the 43rd President and served two terms from 2001 to 2009. He was succeeded by Barack Obama, who became the 44th President.

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  • 2. 

    What does immigrate mean?

    • A.

      To move into a foreign region or country.

    • B.

      The ceremony when the President officially takes the oath of office.

    Correct Answer
    A. To move into a foreign region or country.
    Explanation
    The word "immigrate" means to move into a foreign region or country. This term specifically refers to the act of leaving one's own country and establishing permanent residence in another country. It involves the process of relocating to a different nation with the intention of living and settling there.

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  • 3. 

    How many states are in the USA?

    • A.

      51

    • B.

      49

    • C.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 50
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 50 because there are 50 states in the USA. Each state has its own government and is represented in the federal government. This includes 48 contiguous states, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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  • 4. 

    What President wore a famous tall black hat?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      Jimmy Carter

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln is the correct answer because he is known for wearing a famous tall black hat. The tall black hat, also known as a stovepipe hat, became a signature part of Lincoln's appearance and is often associated with him. It was a distinctive and iconic accessory that he wore during his presidency and is often depicted in photographs and illustrations of him.

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  • 5. 

    What did this President keep in his tall hat?

    • A.

      His papers.

    • B.

      His medicine.

    • C.

      His pens.

    Correct Answer
    A. His papers.
    Explanation
    The President kept his papers in his tall hat. This was a common practice during that time as it allowed him to conveniently carry important documents with him wherever he went. The tall hat provided a secure and easily accessible storage space for the papers, ensuring that they were always within reach.

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  • 6. 

    What is the President's office called?

    • A.

      The President's office.

    • B.

      The Office.

    • C.

      The Oval Office.

    • D.

      The Circle Office.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Oval Office.
    Explanation
    The President's office is called the Oval Office. This is a well-known term used to refer to the office of the President of the United States. The Oval Office is located in the West Wing of the White House and is where the President carries out their official duties and meets with advisors and world leaders. The term "The Oval Office" has become synonymous with the power and authority of the President.

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  • 7. 

    Who was America's first President?

    • A.

      Abe Lincoln

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    B. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was America's first President because he was elected as the President of the United States in 1789. He played a crucial role in the formation of the country and establishing the presidency as an institution. Washington's leadership during the Revolutionary War and his commitment to democratic principles made him a popular choice for the presidency. He served two terms and set important precedents for future presidents, such as the two-term limit. Abe Lincoln and John Adams were not the first presidents of America.

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  • 8. 

    What are the two main political parties?

    • A.

      North & South

    • B.

      Bushes & Clintons

    • C.

      Democrats & Republicans

    Correct Answer
    C. Democrats & Republicans
    Explanation
    The two main political parties in the United States are the Democrats and Republicans. These parties represent different ideologies, policies, and values. The Democrats are generally associated with liberal and progressive views, advocating for social equality, government intervention, and environmental protection. On the other hand, the Republicans are typically associated with conservative and right-wing views, advocating for limited government, free markets, and individual liberty. These two parties dominate the political landscape in the United States and play a crucial role in shaping policies and legislation.

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  • 9. 

    How many original colonies were there in America?

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      24

    • D.

      33

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    There were 13 original colonies in America. These colonies were established by European powers, primarily England, in the 17th and 18th centuries. They eventually became the foundation for the United States of America.

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  • 10. 

    Why are there thirteen stripes on the American Flag?

    • A.

      First 13 colonies.

    • B.

      13 wars America has won.

    • C.

      For 13 daughters George Washington had.

    • D.

      For the 13 day war.

    Correct Answer
    A. First 13 colonies.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "First 13 colonies." The American flag has thirteen stripes to represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from Great Britain and formed the United States of America. Each stripe symbolizes one of these colonies, which include Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

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