American History Quiz, Part I

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American History Quiz, Part I - Quiz

A fun quiz to test your knowledge on History


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      2001: U.S. Spy Plane Collides With Chinese Plane

    • B.

      1831: Virginia Slave Nat Turner Leads A Uprising

    • C.

      1905: Queen Victoria Of England Dies

    • D.

      1965: Martin Luther King, Jr. Marches In Selma

    Correct Answer
    C. 1905: Queen Victoria Of England Dies
    Explanation
    All the other options are correctly matched with their respective years/events. In 1905, Queen Victoria of England did indeed die, making this the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1976: "Roots" Is Written By Alex Haley

    • B.

      1987: Iran-Contra Affair Hearings

    • C.

      1989: U.S. Invades Panama To Arrest General Noriega

    • D.

      1984: First Electric Typewriter Introduced

    Correct Answer
    D. 1984: First Electric Typewriter Introduced
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the first electric typewriter was actually introduced in 1901, not in 1984. Therefore, the year/event is not correctly matched.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1995: Israeli Prime Minister Rabin Is Assassinated

    • B.

      1959: Fidel Castro Becomes Premier Of Cuba

    • C.

      1777: Walt Disney Is Born In Chicago

    • D.

      1775: American War Of Independence Begins

    Correct Answer
    C. 1777: Walt Disney Is Born In Chicago
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is 1777: Walt Disney Is Born In Chicago. This is incorrect because Walt Disney was actually born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois. Therefore, the year 1777 does not correspond to the correct event of Walt Disney's birth.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1973: East And West Germany Are Admitted To UN

    • B.

      1975: Marconi Sends Transatlantic Message

    • C.

      1970: Jimi Hendrix And Janis Joplin Both Die

    • D.

      1997: Princess Diana Is Killed In An Auto Accident

    Correct Answer
    B. 1975: Marconi Sends Transatlantic Message
    Explanation
    The incorrect match in the given options is "1975: Marconi Sends Transatlantic Message." This is because Marconi had successfully sent the first transatlantic radio transmission in 1901, not in 1975.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1994: Yasir Arafat Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize

    • B.

      1974: Oil Is Discovered In SE Texas

    • C.

      1980: Iran-Iraqi War Starts

    • D.

      1967: World's First Heart Transplant Is Performed

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974: Oil Is Discovered In SE Texas
    Explanation
    In 1974, oil was indeed discovered in Southeast Texas. This event is correctly matched with the year.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1991: Operation Desert Storm Begins

    • B.

      1981: The Boer War Ends

    • C.

      1973: World Trade Center Opened

    • D.

      1963: John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated In Dallas

    Correct Answer
    B. 1981: The Boer War Ends
    Explanation
    The Boer War actually ended in 1902, not 1981. The Boer War was fought between the British Empire and the two Boer states, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. Therefore, the year/event 1981: The Boer War Ends is not correctly matched.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1492: Christoph Columbus Lands In The West

    • B.

      1973: Roe V. Wade Rules On Abortion Rights

    • C.

      1975: The Aswan Dam Is Completed

    • D.

      1810: Napoleon Marries Archduchess Of Austria

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975: The Aswan Dam Is Completed
    Explanation
    The Aswan Dam was actually completed in 1970, not 1975. This major engineering project in Egypt was started in 1960 and finished in 1970. It was built to control the flooding of the Nile River and provide hydroelectric power, irrigation water, and improved navigation. The completion of the Aswan Dam had a significant impact on the development and modernization of Egypt.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1965: Malcolm X Is Shot And Killed In Harlem

    • B.

      1973: World Trade Center Opened

    • C.

      1982: Toy Store Sells First Teddy Bear

    • D.

      1995: Israeli Prime Minister Rabin Is Assassinated

    Correct Answer
    C. 1982: Toy Store Sells First Teddy Bear
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the event mentioned in 1982, "Toy Store Sells First Teddy Bear," is not accurately matched with the year. The first teddy bear was actually sold in 1902, not 1982.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1952: Dick Clark Hosts The First American Bandstand

    • B.

      1969: Charles De Gaulle Resigns From Office

    • C.

      1812: Napoleon Invades Russia And Reaches Moscow

    • D.

      1955: Carrier Designs Air-Conditioning

    Correct Answer
    D. 1955: Carrier Designs Air-Conditioning
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is 1955: Carrier Designs Air-Conditioning. This is because Willis Carrier actually invented and designed air-conditioning in 1902, not in 1955.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1967: Tyrannosaurus Rex Is Discovered

    • B.

      1976: Jimmy Carter Beats Gerald Ford In Election

    • C.

      1955: Disneyland Opens In California

    • D.

      1970: National Guard Kills Four Students At Kent State

    Correct Answer
    A. 1967: Tyrannosaurus Rex Is Discovered
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is 1967: Tyrannosaurus Rex Is Discovered. This is because Tyrannosaurus Rex was actually discovered in 1902, not in 1967.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1846: U.S. Signs An Oregon Treaty With The British

    • B.

      1998: Two U.S. Embassies Are Destroyed By Terrorists

    • C.

      1856: Curie Awarded The Nobel Prize

    • D.

      1969: Gay Rights Movement Begins In New York

    Correct Answer
    C. 1856: Curie Awarded The Nobel Prize
  • 12. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1845: Republic Of Texas Becomes The 28th State

    • B.

      1827: Henry Ford Founds Ford Motor

    • C.

      1826: Thomas Jefferson And John Adams Both Die

    • D.

      2001: U.S. Spy Plane Collides With Chinese Plane

    Correct Answer
    B. 1827: Henry Ford Founds Ford Motor
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because Henry Ford did not found Ford Motor in 1827. In fact, Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. Therefore, the year/event pairing for 1827: Henry Ford Founds Ford Motor is not correctly matched.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1956: Martin Luther King Organizes A Bus Boycott

    • B.

      1990: Nelson Mandela Is Released From Prison

    • C.

      1953: Red Sox Win The First World Series

    • D.

      1831: Virginia Slave Nat Turner Leads An Uprising

    Correct Answer
    C. 1953: Red Sox Win The First World Series
    Explanation
    In 1953, the Red Sox did not win the first World Series. The first World Series was played in 1903, and it was won by the Boston Americans, who later became the Boston Red Sox. Therefore, the year/event of 1953: Red Sox Win The First World Series is not correctly matched.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1979: First Tour De France Bicycle Race

    • B.

      1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes

    • C.

      1987: Iran-Contra Affair Hearings

    • D.

      1841: John Quincy Adams Defends Amistad Slaves

    Correct Answer
    A. 1979: First Tour De France Bicycle Race
    Explanation
    The Tour De France Bicycle Race was not held for the first time in 1979. The race was first organized in 1903.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1961: The Freedom Rides In Alabama Start

    • B.

      1973: Ice Cream Cones Introduced In U.S.

    • C.

      1966: Formation Of The Black Panthers

    • D.

      1963: An Artificial Heart Is Used For The First Time

    Correct Answer
    B. 1973: Ice Cream Cones Introduced In U.S.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1973: Ice Cream Cones Introduced In U.S. This answer is not correctly matched because ice cream cones were actually introduced in the U.S. much earlier, in 1904, during the St. Louis World's Fair.

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