General Knowledge On U.S. History

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General Knowledge On U.S. History

The history of the United States of America is wrought with tales of hardship and triumph, and as such makes for a country full of people proud to be a part of it. What do you know about U. S. History?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much did Seward's purchase of Alaska cost?
    • A. 

      $15 Million

    • B. 

      $3 Million

    • C. 

      $8.8 Million

    • D. 

      $7.2 Million

  • 2. 
    Why was the Supreme Court legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade not the headline story in a number of newspapers the following day?
    • A. 

      Lyndon Johnson Died The Same Day And Many Papers Deemed This The Bigger Story

    • B. 

      Roe V Wade Has Not Been Decided Yet

    • C. 

      No One Understood The Ruling So It Never Made The Papers

    • D. 

      Most Newspapers Were Afraid To Give Abortion Too Much Coverage

  • 3. 
    What were Bobby Kennedy's last words?
    • A. 

      Oh, My God, A Gun!

    • B. 

      Its On To Chicago And Lets Win There!

    • C. 

      He Got Me.

    • D. 

      I've Been Shot Get A....

  • 4. 
    During World War I, what was "Liberty Cabbage"?
    • A. 

      War Bonds

    • B. 

      Sauerkraut

    • C. 

      Food Ration Coupons

    • D. 

      Gas Stamps

  • 5. 
    With whom as his Presidential running mate did Franklin Delano Roosevelt run for Vice-President?
    • A. 

      James Cox

    • B. 

      William J. Bryan

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Strom Thurmond

  • 6. 
    What U.S. military installation is known as "Freedom's Fortress" because of its role in the "Underground Railroad"?
    • A. 

      Fort Sumpter, South Carolina

    • B. 

      Fort Monroe, Virginia

    • C. 

      West Point Military Academy

    • D. 

      Fort Lee, Virginia

  • 7. 
    The Battle of Lake Erie was fought during what war?
    • A. 

      War Of 1812

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      French And Indian War

    • D. 

      Spanish-American War

  • 8. 
    Which state did not attend the Continental Convention?
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 9. 
    How old was George Washington when his father died?
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      Not Yet Born

    • D. 

      23

  • 10. 
    What college did President John Adams graduate from?
    • A. 

      Harvard

    • B. 

      Princeton

    • C. 

      Brown

    • D. 

      Richmond

  • 11. 
    What college did Thomas Jefferson attend?
    • A. 

      University Of Richmond

    • B. 

      Georgetown University

    • C. 

      Columbia University

    • D. 

      College Of William And Mary

  • 12. 
    What was the first U.S. College to admit women and African Americans?
    • A. 

      Swarthmore

    • B. 

      Bowdoin

    • C. 

      Oberlin

    • D. 

      Amherst

  • 13. 
    What President's slogan was "Let the people rule"?
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      James Garfield

  • 14. 
    In what state did President Martin Van Buren once serve as state attorney general?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Delaware

    • D. 

      New Jersey

  • 15. 
    Who became the richest man in the world after making a deal with J.P. Morgan in 1901?
    • A. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • B. 

      John Jacob Astor

    • C. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • D. 

      Jay Gould

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