Test Your History Of America! Knowledge Trivia Quiz

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Test Your History Of America! Knowledge Trivia Quiz

There are a lot of stories about the history of America. Some are true, and others have been told so much that they are seen as truth. Did you know that most of the things Thomas Edison patented were not his creation, and he just took the credit before the real inventors did? How about you test your history of America using this knowledge trivia quiz and see what new facts you learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Written by Thomas Jefferson, Signed and ratified by the 13 colonies on July 4, 1776.
    • A. 

      Constitution

    • B. 

      Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      Magna Carta

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independance

  • 2. 
    An act of protesting the tax on several daily items by colonists. In this act tea was thrown overboard into a harbor.
    • A. 

      Battle of Lexington

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Boston Massacre

    • D. 

      Boston Red Socks

  • 3. 
    This branch of government makes the laws. Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and The Senate.
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Executive

    • C. 

      Judicial

    • D. 

      Legislative

  • 4. 
    A system that keeps all three branches of government accountable to each other and prevents any one branch from gaining too much power.
    • A. 

      Checks and balances

    • B. 

      Honor system

    • C. 

      Law of the land

    • D. 

      The president's veto power

  • 5. 
    We have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned. . . . Our petitions have been slighted. . . . There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free . . . we must fight! — Patrick Henry, 1775 This quote is referring to what?
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      American Revolution

    • D. 

      World War I

  • 6. 
    During the American Revolution, what role did George Washington play?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Commander in Chief

    • C. 

      General

    • D. 

      King

  • 7. 
    Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly(protests) freedom of petition (you can speak out against the government or tell the government they are doing wrong)
    • A. 

      Preamble to the Constitution

    • B. 

      Amendment 4

    • C. 

      Amendment 1

    • D. 

      Amendment 3

  • 8. 
    This was a war over the land of America, and who was to own it. The British or the French.
    • A. 

      French and Indian War

    • B. 

      WWI

    • C. 

      WWII

    • D. 

      Americna Revolution

  • 9. 
    The legal or illegal movement of people between one country and another.
    • A. 

      Inenvention

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Integration

    • D. 

      Immigration

  • 10. 
    The first battle of the civil war.
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Midway

    • C. 

      Ft. Sumter

    • D. 

      Grant

  • 11. 
    They wanted to abolish slavery and switch to a totally industrialized way of life.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 12. 
    Wanted to give more power to the states and insisted that slaves were necesarry to continue thier agricultural way of life.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 13. 
    Commanded the confederate army during the Civil War.
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Paul Revere

  • 14. 
    Ulysses S. Grant.
    • A. 

      Rode through the colonies yelling, "The British are coming!"

    • B. 

      Commanded the US Troops during WWI

    • C. 

      Commanded the Americans during the American Revolution

    • D. 

      Led the Union Army during the Civil War

  • 15. 
    Power is separated between the state governments and the national governments. This is a basic principle of the US Constitution.
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 16. 
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." Where is this quote from?
    • A. 

      The Constitution

    • B. 

      The Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      FDR Innagural Speech

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independance

  • 17. 
    " We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independance

    • B. 

      Preamble to the Constutition

    • C. 

      Federalist Papers

    • D. 

      Bill of Rights

  • 18. 
    The 4th Amendment says:
    • A. 

      Government can’t force you to house a solider in your home (this goes back to the Brits making the colonist house soldiers during the American Revolution)

    • B. 

      Gun ownership. As a people we can establish a militia (civilian army) and be able to own and carry guns

    • C. 

      Ensures you get a speed trial, a lawyer and get to be judged by a jury. This is where the Miranda rights(what they tell you when you get arrested) comes from

    • D. 

      The cops can’t search/arrest you without a warrant or probably cause. If they do what the find is illegal and can’t be used against you.