Can You Answer These 25 Challenging American History Questions?

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Can You Answer These 25 Challenging American History Questions?

How well do you know the Constitution, and the founding fathers?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is known as the 'Father of the Constitution'?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      John Jay

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      John Adams

    • E. 

      Alexander Hamilton

  • 2. 
    What is the 'Bill of Rights'?
    • A. 

      The 1st ten amendments to the Constitution

    • B. 

      Another name for the preamble of the Constitution

    • C. 

      The original name for the Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      The rights granted to you by the Constitution

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    This Founding Father from Virginia, now known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights", Has a University named after him in that state.
    • A. 

      Henry Clay

    • B. 

      John Jay

    • C. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • D. 

      John Adams

    • E. 

      George Mason

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      To give rights to the people

    • B. 

      To make sure the Federal Government is the supreme law of the land

    • C. 

      To tell the people what they can and cannot do.

    • D. 

      To restrain and inhibit the power of the Federal Government

    • E. 

      To enumerate the rights that the states may retain for themselves.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      King Louis XVI of France

    • B. 

      King George III of England

    • C. 

      King Henry V of England

    • D. 

      Queen Elizabeth I of England

    • E. 

      King Louis XIV of France

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Freedom of the press

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      The right to peaceably assemble

    • D. 

      The right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

    • E. 

      The right of separation of Church and State

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      To ensure the People always have a means of hunting for food

    • B. 

      To provide Muskets and ammunition to citizens if the British attack

    • C. 

      To ensure citizens always retained the ability and right of armed resistance against their own gov't

    • D. 

      For the purpose of forming the National Guard in each State

    • E. 

      For the formation of Militias which are regulated by the Federal Government

  • 8. 
    How many verses does "The Star Spangled Banner" have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 9. 
    When Francis Scott Key, during the war of 1812, wrote the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner, he was describing the bombardment of what important installation?
    • A. 

      The Capitol Building, Washington DC

    • B. 

      West Point, New York

    • C. 

      Fort McHenry, Maryland

    • D. 

      Fort Sumter, South Carolina

    • E. 

      Fort Lee, Massachusetts

  • 10. 
    How many amendments to the Constitution have there been since its ratification? 
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      29

    • E. 

      20

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      To provide needed goods and services

    • B. 

      To create jobs

    • C. 

      To pay taxes to fund social programs

    • D. 

      To make a profit

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Who is next in line for the presidency if the President and Vice President are no longer able to serve in office?
    • A. 

      President Pro Tempore of the Senate

    • B. 

      Senate Majority leader

    • C. 

      No one. A special election will be held

    • D. 

      The most senior Cabinet member

    • E. 

      The Speaker of the House

  • 13. 
    Who is the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      John Roberts

    • B. 

      Samuel Alito

    • C. 

      Anthony Kennedy

    • D. 

      Clarence Thomas

    • E. 

      Antonin Scalia

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Patrick Henry

    • D. 

      Nathan Hale

    • E. 

      Samuel Adams

  • 15. 
    Who, of the following, was not a U.S. President?
    • A. 

      James K. Polk

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Millard Fillmore

    • E. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 16. 
    What Constitutional Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      17th

    • C. 

      19th

    • D. 

      21st

    • E. 

      25th

  • 17. 
    Who was the President during World War One? 
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Warren Harding

    • E. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 18. 
    Who was the first President to be impeached?
    • A. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      William Howard Taft

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

    • E. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 19. 
    Which of the following was not one of the original 13 colonies?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Maine

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      Delaware

  • 20. 
    To help secure foreign assistance, this founding Father spent much of the Revolutionary War as Ambassador to France trying to convince the French Fleet to come to the aid of our cause. 
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      John Hancock

    • C. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • D. 

      Samuel Adams

    • E. 

      Benjamin Rush

  • 21. 
    This battle ended the Revolutionary war, by forcing General Cornwallis to surrender, because the British army had become trapped on the coast between the Continental army and the French Fleet.
    • A. 

      Battle of Yorktown

    • B. 

      Battle of Trenton

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Battle of Cowpens

    • E. 

      Battle of Saratoga

  • 22. 
    Which Founding Father did not become President, but did become the first Secretary of the Treasury?
    • A. 

      James Monroe

    • B. 

      Aaron Burr

    • C. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • E. 

      Richard Henry Lee

  • 23. 
    What famous Government Building was burned by the British during the War of 1812
    • A. 

      The Pentagon

    • B. 

      The Treasury Building

    • C. 

      The White House

    • D. 

      The Capitol Building

    • E. 

      The Lincoln Memorial

  • 24. 
    The booklet written by Thomas Paine, which was instrumental in changing public opinion towards supporting the revolution, was named what? 
    • A. 

      The times that try men's souls

    • B. 

      Liberty and Tyranny

    • C. 

      Government is a necessary evil

    • D. 

      Common Cause

    • E. 

      Common Sense

  • 25. 
    "The Shot Heard around the World", starting the Revolutionary War, was fired at Lexington, Massachusetts by the local militia, April 20, 1775, when British soldiers arrived there to do what? 
    • A. 

      To confiscate food and provisions for the army's use

    • B. 

      Build an outpost to station soldiers there

    • C. 

      To seize all weapons and ammunition from the people and the local armory

    • D. 

      To try to capture several leaders of the American Rebellion

    • E. 

      Both 3 and 4