Ultimate Trivia On US History! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is Bruno Hauptmann?

    • A.

      Convicted Of Lindbergh Kidnapping

    • B.

      Doctor's Name In Silence Of The Lambs

    • C.

      One Of The Soprano Henchmen On HBO

    • D.

      Real Name Of Famous Wrestler Sammartino

    Correct Answer
    A. Convicted Of Lindbergh Kidnapping
    Explanation
    Bruno Hauptmann is known for being convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping. The Lindbergh kidnapping refers to the infamous abduction of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in 1932. Hauptmann was arrested and found guilty of the crime, which garnered significant media attention at the time. The case is considered one of the most high-profile criminal trials in American history.

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  • 2. 

    Who received a Ticker-Tape parade in New York on March 15, 1946?

    • A.

      Harry S Truman

    • B.

      Amelia Earhart

    • C.

      Connie Mack

    • D.

      Winston Churchill

    Correct Answer
    D. Winston Churchill
    Explanation
    Winston Churchill received a Ticker-Tape parade in New York on March 15, 1946. Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II and played a crucial role in leading the Allies to victory. The parade was a way for the American people to show their appreciation and honor Churchill for his leadership and contributions to the war effort.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the 1938 Time magazine Person of the Year?

    • A.

      Charles Lindbergh

    • B.

      Adolf Hitler

    • C.

      Joseph Stalin

    • D.

      Winston Churchill

    Correct Answer
    B. Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    Adolf Hitler was named the 1938 Time magazine Person of the Year due to his significant impact on world events during that year. In 1938, Hitler's aggressive actions, including the annexation of Austria and the Munich Agreement, were seen as major developments that shaped the course of history. Despite the controversy surrounding his actions, Hitler's influence and power were undeniable, making him a prominent figure in the global political landscape at the time.

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  • 4. 

    Timothy Leary was the leader of the drug culture in what decade?

    • A.

      70's

    • B.

      50's

    • C.

      80's

    • D.

      60's

    Correct Answer
    D. 60's
    Explanation
    Timothy Leary was a prominent figure in the drug culture during the 1960s. He was an American psychologist and writer who advocated for the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD. Leary became a leading advocate for the counterculture movement and encouraged individuals to explore their consciousness through the use of drugs. He popularized the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out" and became a symbol of the 1960s counterculture movement.

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  • 5. 

    The highest political office Nelson Rockefeller held was?

    • A.

      State Senator

    • B.

      Governor

    • C.

      Vice President

    • D.

      Mayor

    Correct Answer
    C. Vice President
    Explanation
    Nelson Rockefeller held the highest political office as Vice President. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977. Prior to his vice presidency, Rockefeller had a successful political career, serving as the Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. While he also held other political positions such as State Senator and Mayor, the Vice Presidency was the highest office he attained.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these U.S. states was admitted first to the union?

    • A.

      Iowa

    • B.

      Utah

    • C.

      Nevada

    • D.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    A. Iowa
    Explanation
    Iowa was admitted first to the union because it became the 29th state on December 28, 1846. Utah became the 45th state on January 4, 1896, Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, and Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867. Therefore, Iowa was admitted to the union before the other three states listed.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these U.S. states was admitted to the union the earliest?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      New Mexico

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida
    Explanation
    Florida was admitted to the union the earliest among the given options. Florida became the 27th state to join the United States on March 3, 1845. Texas was admitted on December 29, 1845, New Mexico was admitted on January 6, 1912, and Oregon was admitted on February 14, 1859.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these U.S. states was admitted earlier to the union?

    • A.

      Wyoming

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      Oklahoma

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    D. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Minnesota was admitted earlier to the union compared to the other states listed.

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  • 9. 

    On June 12, 1982, an estimated 500,000 people demonstrated in New York City on behalf of what?

    • A.

      Nuclear Arms Control

    • B.

      Feeding The Hungry

    • C.

      Animal Rights

    • D.

      Equal Rights Amendment

    Correct Answer
    A. Nuclear Arms Control
    Explanation
    On June 12, 1982, an estimated 500,000 people demonstrated in New York City on behalf of Nuclear Arms Control. This means that the protesters were advocating for measures and agreements aimed at limiting and reducing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The large number of people participating in the demonstration indicates the significance and widespread concern about the issue at that time. The protest likely aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of nuclear weapons and to pressure governments to take action towards disarmament and arms control.

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  • 10. 

    Who took over the Presidency when Harding died in 1923?

    • A.

      Truman

    • B.

      Taft

    • C.

      Coolidge

    • D.

      Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    C. Coolidge
    Explanation
    After Harding's death in 1923, Calvin Coolidge took over the Presidency. Coolidge served as the Vice President under Harding and assumed the role of President following Harding's sudden death. Coolidge was known for his conservative policies and his commitment to limited government intervention in the economy. He successfully led the country through a period of economic growth and stability known as the "Roaring Twenties."

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  • 11. 

    Aaron Burr held which high office?

    • A.

      Governor

    • B.

      Bank President

    • C.

      Vice President

    • D.

      Secretary Of State

    Correct Answer
    C. Vice President
    Explanation
    Aaron Burr held the high office of Vice President. This position is the second-highest in the United States government, with the Vice President serving as the deputy to the President. The Vice President's role includes presiding over the Senate and being next in line for the presidency in case of the President's death, resignation, or removal from office. Aaron Burr served as Vice President from 1801 to 1805, during Thomas Jefferson's first term as President.

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  • 12. 

    American patriot Ethan Allen was the leader of which group?

    • A.

      Green Berets

    • B.

      Republicans

    • C.

      Blue Mountain Militia

    • D.

      Green Mountain Boys

    Correct Answer
    D. Green Mountain Boys
    Explanation
    Ethan Allen was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys, a group of American patriots. They were known for their resistance against British rule in the territory of Vermont. The name "Green Mountain Boys" was derived from the fact that Vermont was known as the "Green Mountain State" due to its lush green landscapes. Allen and his group played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War, defending their territory and fighting for independence.

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  • 13. 

    How many Federal Reserve Districts are there in the US?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    B. 12
    Explanation
    There are 12 Federal Reserve Districts in the US. Each district has a Federal Reserve Bank that serves as a central bank for that particular region. These banks work together to implement monetary policy, regulate banks, and provide financial services to the government and financial institutions within their respective districts.

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  • 14. 

    What famous American's main interest was teaching speech to the deaf, which led him to his most famous invention that we use to this day?

    • A.

      Henry Ford

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • D.

      George Washington Carver

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Graham Bell
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell's main interest was teaching speech to the deaf, which led him to his most famous invention, the telephone. Bell's work with the deaf and his understanding of speech and sound transmission laid the foundation for his invention of the telephone. The telephone, which revolutionized communication, is still widely used today.

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  • 15. 

    What famous assassin served in the Marines before renouncing his U.S. citizenship?

    • A.

      John Wilkes Booth

    • B.

      Sirhan Sirhan

    • C.

      Squeaky Fraum

    • D.

      Lee Harvey Oswald

    Correct Answer
    D. Lee Harvey Oswald
    Explanation
    Lee Harvey Oswald is the correct answer because he is the famous assassin who served in the Marines before renouncing his U.S. citizenship. Oswald is known for assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963. After leaving the Marines, he defected to the Soviet Union but later returned to the United States. His act of renouncing his citizenship and his subsequent involvement in the assassination made him a significant figure in American history.

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