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  • 1. 

    What historical event inspired the motto "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins?

    • A.

      The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

    • B.

      Prohibition

    • C.

      World War I

    • D.

      Civil War

    Correct Answer
    D. Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Civil War. During the Civil War, the United States faced a great deal of turmoil and uncertainty. In an effort to inspire unity and faith in the nation, the motto "In God We Trust" was first introduced on U.S. coins in 1864. This motto was intended to remind citizens that their trust and reliance should be placed in a higher power during such challenging times.

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  • 2. 

    What was the first year in which the government mandated that all new cars be equipped with seat belts?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1966

    • C.

      1957

    • D.

      1979

    Correct Answer
    B. 1966
    Explanation
    In 1966, the government mandated that all new cars be equipped with seat belts. This means that starting from that year, it became a legal requirement for car manufacturers to include seat belts in their vehicles. This decision was made in order to improve safety standards and reduce the risk of injuries in car accidents.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the founder of Hinduism?

    • A.

      Siddharta Gutama

    • B.

      Zoroaster

    • C.

      Muhammed

    • D.

      Not One Particular Founder- A Mix Of Ideas

    Correct Answer
    D. Not One Particular Founder- A Mix Of Ideas
    Explanation
    Hinduism does not have a single founder like other religions. It is a complex and diverse religion that evolved over thousands of years, incorporating various beliefs, rituals, and philosophies. It emerged from the ancient Indus Valley civilization and was influenced by the Vedic traditions, as well as the teachings of various sages and philosophers. Therefore, Hinduism is considered to be a mix of ideas rather than being founded by a specific individual.

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  • 4. 

    What happened in Britain in 1666?

    • A.

      The Great Fire Of London

    • B.

      The Black Death

    • C.

      The End Of French Rule In England

    • D.

      The Signing Of The Magna Carta

    Correct Answer
    A. The Great Fire Of London
    Explanation
    In 1666, Britain experienced a significant event known as the Great Fire of London. This massive fire started in a bakery and quickly spread throughout the city, causing extensive damage. It lasted for several days and destroyed a large portion of the city, including numerous homes, buildings, and landmarks. The Great Fire of London had a profound impact on the city's architecture and led to the implementation of new fire safety regulations and building codes.

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  • 5. 

    What European country invaded what European country on June 22nd, 1941?

    • A.

      Germany Invaded The Soviet Union

    • B.

      Britain Invaded Germany

    • C.

      Italy Invaded France

    • D.

      Britain Invaded Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Germany Invaded The Soviet Union
    Explanation
    In June 22nd, 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This invasion was part of Operation Barbarossa, which was a massive military campaign launched by Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union during World War II. The invasion aimed to conquer Soviet territory, eliminate the Soviet Union as a political and military power, and acquire resources for Germany. It was a significant turning point in the war, marking the beginning of a long and brutal conflict between the two countries.

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  • 6. 

    During the outbreak of World War II (September 1, 1939), who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain?

    • A.

      Neville Chamberlain

    • B.

      Winston Churchill

    • C.

      Lloyd George

    • D.

      Sir Anthony Eden

    Correct Answer
    A. Neville Chamberlain
    Explanation
    During the outbreak of World War II, Neville Chamberlain was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Chamberlain served as Prime Minister from 1937 to 1940 and is best known for his policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany in the years leading up to the war. However, his approach was widely criticized, and he eventually resigned in 1940 after the failure of the Norwegian campaign. Winston Churchill succeeded Chamberlain as Prime Minister and led the country through the rest of the war.

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  • 7. 

    The Wright Brothers came from which Midwestern city?

    • A.

      Springfield, Indiana

    • B.

      Boise, Idaho

    • C.

      Chicago, Illinois

    • D.

      Dayton, Ohio

    Correct Answer
    D. Dayton, Ohio
    Explanation
    The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, were born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. They conducted their aviation experiments and made their historic first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, but their hometown was Dayton. They owned a bicycle shop there and conducted much of their research and development for their flying machines. Dayton, Ohio, therefore, is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    What did the Tower commission investigate?

    • A.

      Airline Safety

    • B.

      Reagan's Handling Of Iran-Contra

    • C.

      Affirmative Action

    • D.

      Vice President Bush's Finances

    Correct Answer
    B. Reagan's Handling Of Iran-Contra
    Explanation
    The Tower Commission was established to investigate Reagan's handling of the Iran-Contra affair. This scandal involved the illegal sale of weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages, and the diversion of funds from these sales to support anti-Sandinista rebels in Nicaragua. The commission was tasked with examining the actions of the Reagan administration, including any knowledge or involvement of the President himself, and providing recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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  • 9. 

    What country has historically been an area of conflict because of its flat terrain?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    B. Poland
    Explanation
    Poland has historically been an area of conflict because of its flat terrain. Its flat landscape made it vulnerable to invasions and attacks throughout history. Being located in the heart of Europe, Poland has been a battleground for various powers and has faced numerous conflicts and invasions from neighboring countries. The absence of natural barriers like mountains or rivers in its flat terrain made it easier for armies to invade and control the region, leading to centuries of conflicts and power struggles.

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  • 10. 

    What country was producing 2 million barrels of oil a day in 1994?

    • A.

      Kuwait

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Iran

    • D.

      Iraq

    Correct Answer
    A. Kuwait
    Explanation
    In 1994, Kuwait was producing 2 million barrels of oil a day. This indicates that Kuwait had a significant oil production capacity during that time.

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  • 11. 

    What country was returned to Chinese control?

    • A.

      Tai Pai

    • B.

      Indonesia

    • C.

      Hong Kong

    • D.

      Taiwan

    Correct Answer
    C. Hong Kong
    Explanation
    Hong Kong is the correct answer because it was returned to Chinese control. In 1997, after 156 years of British rule, Hong Kong was handed back to China under the principle of "one country, two systems." This meant that while it became a part of China, it would maintain its own legal system, currency, and freedoms for 50 years. The transfer of sovereignty marked the end of British colonial rule and the beginning of a new era for Hong Kong under Chinese control.

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  • 12. 

    What famous serial killer confessed to his psychiatrist and was never brought to trial for his famous killings?

    • A.

      Charles Manson

    • B.

      Albert Desalvo, Boston Strangler

    • C.

      John Wayne Gacy

    • D.

      Jeffery Dahmer

    Correct Answer
    B. Albert Desalvo, Boston Strangler
    Explanation
    Albert Desalvo, also known as the Boston Strangler, confessed to his psychiatrist about his famous killings. However, he was never brought to trial for these crimes. This could be due to various reasons such as lack of concrete evidence, legal technicalities, or the possibility that his confession was not deemed credible enough. Despite his confession, Desalvo's case remains unresolved and he was never convicted for the Boston Strangler murders.

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  • 13. 

    What U.S. President declared war on Spain, which resulted in Puerto Rico coming into U.S. possession?

    • A.

      William McKinley

    • B.

      Millard Fillmore

    • C.

      William Henry Taft

    • D.

      James Polk

    Correct Answer
    A. William McKinley
    Explanation
    William McKinley is the correct answer because he was the U.S. President who declared war on Spain in 1898. This war, known as the Spanish-American War, resulted in Puerto Rico coming into U.S. possession as part of the Treaty of Paris.

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  • 14. 

    What western outlaw eventually moved to South America, where it was rumored he was trapped and killed?

    • A.

      Wyatt Earp

    • B.

      Jesse James

    • C.

      Butch Cassidy

    • D.

      Billy The Kid

    Correct Answer
    C. Butch Cassidy
    Explanation
    Butch Cassidy, the infamous western outlaw, eventually moved to South America. It was rumored that he was trapped and killed there.

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  • 15. 

    Who was born in Pennsylvania to a Quaker family, but was best known for his frontier exploits in Kentucky?

    • A.

      Daniel Boone

    • B.

      Kit Carson

    • C.

      Simon Kenton

    • D.

      Davy Crockett

    Correct Answer
    A. Daniel Boone
    Explanation
    Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania to a Quaker family, but he is best known for his frontier exploits in Kentucky. He was a legendary American frontiersman and explorer who played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States. Boone's adventures and skills as a woodsman made him a prominent figure in Kentucky, where he established the Wilderness Road and helped settle the region. His name became synonymous with the American frontier and his exploits were widely celebrated, making him the correct answer to this question.

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