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  • 1. 

    What Congressional Medal of Honor marine of World War II was nicknamed "Manilla John"?

    • A.

      J.J. McClure

    • B.

      Audie Murphy

    • C.

      John Basilone

    • D.

      John Barrymore

    Correct Answer
    C. John Basilone
    Explanation
    John Basilone was a Congressional Medal of Honor marine during World War II who was nicknamed "Manilla John."

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  • 2. 

    How many restrooms are there in the Pentagon?

    • A.

      245

    • B.

      192

    • C.

      157

    • D.

      284

    Correct Answer
    D. 284
    Explanation
    There are 284 restrooms in the Pentagon.

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  • 3. 

    Uncle Sam was a butcher in what small Northeastern city?

    • A.

      Peabody, Mass

    • B.

      Troy, NY

    • C.

      Peekskill, NY

    • D.

      Burlington, Vt

    Correct Answer
    B. Troy, NY
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Troy, NY. This is because the question asks about the small Northeastern city where Uncle Sam was a butcher, and the correct answer states that it was Troy, NY.

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  • 4. 

    Which emperor was not involved in the "Battle of the Three Emperors" of 1805?

    • A.

      Francis I Of Austria

    • B.

      Napoleon Bonaparte Of France

    • C.

      Alexander I Of Russia

    • D.

      Wilhelm I Of Germany

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilhelm I Of Germany
    Explanation
    The Battle of the Three Emperors of 1805 refers to the conflict between Napoleon Bonaparte of France, Francis I of Austria, and Alexander I of Russia. Wilhelm I of Germany was not involved in this battle as he was not yet the Emperor of Germany at that time.

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  • 5. 

    What was the first airplane to fly across the United States?

    • A.

      Winnie Mae

    • B.

      Spirit Of St. Louis

    • C.

      June Bug

    • D.

      Vin Fiz

    Correct Answer
    D. Vin Fiz
    Explanation
    The Vin Fiz was the first airplane to fly across the United States. It was a Wright Model EX biplane, piloted by Calbraith Perry Rodgers in 1911. The flight took 49 days, with numerous stops and repairs along the way. The Vin Fiz completed the journey from New York to California, covering a distance of approximately 4,321 miles. This historic flight played a significant role in the development of aviation in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    Where was the Liberty Bell made?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Philadelphia

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    D. England
    Explanation
    The correct answer is England because the Liberty Bell was actually made in London, England. It was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1752 and originally called the State House Bell. It was later renamed the Liberty Bell and became an iconic symbol of American independence.

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  • 7. 

    The Model T Ford started production in what year?

    • A.

      1913

    • B.

      1911

    • C.

      1908

    • D.

      1906

    Correct Answer
    C. 1908
    Explanation
    The Model T Ford started production in 1908. This was the year when the first Model T rolled off the assembly line, revolutionizing the automobile industry. The Model T Ford, designed by Henry Ford, was the first affordable car that brought automobile ownership within reach of the average American. Its production marked the beginning of a new era in transportation and had a significant impact on the development of modern society.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is true about John Adams?

    • A.

      None Of These Choices

    • B.

      He Was American Emissary To Great Britain

    • C.

      He Was Governor Of Massachusetts

    • D.

      He Was A Member Of The House Of Representatives

    Correct Answer
    B. He Was American Emissary To Great Britain
    Explanation
    John Adams was an American Emissary to Great Britain. This means that he served as a representative or ambassador from the United States to the United Kingdom. As an emissary, Adams would have been responsible for representing the interests of the American government and negotiating with the British government on various matters. This role was significant in fostering diplomatic relations between the two countries during a crucial period in American history.

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  • 9. 

    Who signed Clark Gable's discharge papers during WWII?

    • A.

      Ronald Reagan

    • B.

      Carl Spaatz

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • D.

      Jimmy Dolittle

    Correct Answer
    A. Ronald Reagan
    Explanation
    During World War II, Clark Gable served in the United States Army Air Forces as a gunner and aerial gunnery instructor. After the war, when Gable was discharged from the military, his discharge papers were signed by Ronald Reagan. Reagan, who later became the 40th President of the United States, was also serving in the Army Air Forces at the time and was assigned to the Army Air Forces' 1st Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a captain and a liaison officer. Therefore, it was Reagan who signed Gable's discharge papers.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the U.S. Air Force officer that Goering offered a 5000 dollar reward for?

    • A.

      Jimmy Doolittle

    • B.

      John Wayne

    • C.

      Jimmy Stewart

    • D.

      Clark Gable

    Correct Answer
    D. Clark Gable
    Explanation
    Clark Gable was the U.S. Air Force officer that Goering offered a $5000 reward for. Clark Gable was not only a famous actor but also served in the military during World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was assigned to the 8th Air Force. Due to his celebrity status, the German Luftwaffe commander, Hermann Goering, offered a reward for any information leading to Gable's capture. This was likely because Gable's involvement in the war effort was seen as a boost to morale for the American troops.

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  • 11. 

    How much did the Titanic weigh?

    • A.

      66,000 Tons

    • B.

      108,000 Tons

    • C.

      40,000 Tons

    • D.

      83,000 Tons

    Correct Answer
    A. 66,000 Tons
    Explanation
    The Titanic weighed 66,000 tons.

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  • 12. 

    How many men who would go on to be U.S. President served in the Pacific during World War II?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    B. Five
    Explanation
    During World War II, five men who would go on to become U.S. Presidents served in the Pacific. This includes Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush. These future presidents played various roles in the war effort, such as commanding troops, piloting aircraft, and serving in naval intelligence.

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  • 13. 

    The Gemini Program was launched using which rocket type?

    • A.

      Delta

    • B.

      Titan

    • C.

      Atlas

    • D.

      Gemini

    Correct Answer
    B. Titan
    Explanation
    The Gemini Program was launched using the Titan rocket. The Titan rocket was a two-stage liquid-fueled rocket that was developed by the United States Air Force. It was specifically designed to launch the Gemini spacecraft, which was a series of manned space missions conducted by NASA in the 1960s. The Titan rocket proved to be a reliable and powerful launch vehicle for the Gemini missions, successfully delivering astronauts into space and allowing for important advancements in space exploration.

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  • 14. 

    What state was Ronald Reagan's attempted assassin from?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Arizona

    Correct Answer
    A. Colorado
    Explanation
    John Hinckley Jr., the attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan, was from Colorado.

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  • 15. 

    What was Ulysses Grant's middle name?

    • A.

      Samuel

    • B.

      Hiram

    • C.

      Spurgeon

    • D.

      Ulysses

    Correct Answer
    D. Ulysses
    Explanation
    Ulysses Grant's middle name is Ulysses. This means that his full name is Ulysses S. Grant.

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