General Knowledge On US History - 2

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

In this second instalment of our quiz series on the rich history of the United States of America, we’re going to be quizzing you on topics like San Francisco, the US Marines, Ron Brown, congressmen and more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1982 San Francisco became the first U.S. city to do what?
    • A. 

      Ban The Sale And Possession Of Handguns

    • B. 

      Legalize Pot

    • C. 

      Drop Speed Limit Law

    • D. 

      Pass A Public Building No Smoking Law

  • 2. 
    In Sept 1983 2000 U.S. Marines were sent to which country?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Lebanon

    • C. 

      Haiti

    • D. 

      Iran

  • 3. 
    In 1989, Ron Brown was elected to which position?
    • A. 

      Secretary Of Defense

    • B. 

      Chairman Of The Democratic National Committee

    • C. 

      Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs

    • D. 

      CEO Of Kraft

  • 4. 
    What congressman described himself as a "conservative futurist"?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Bob Dole

    • D. 

      Sonny Bono

  • 5. 
    What evangelist comes from a political background and holds a law degree?
    • A. 

      Robert Schuller

    • B. 

      Pat Robertson

    • C. 

      Jim Bakker

    • D. 

      Oral Roberts

  • 6. 
    What famous Congressman supported Eugene McCarthy's anti-war candidacy?
    • A. 

      Bob Dole

    • B. 

      Al Gore

    • C. 

      Tip O'Neill

    • D. 

      Newt Gingrich

  • 7. 
    What famous cowboy served as a spy and a scout for the Union Army?
    • A. 

      Wyatt Earp

    • B. 

      Wild Bill Hickok

    • C. 

      Buffalo Bill Cody

    • D. 

      Judge Roy Bean

  • 8. 
    What famous Governor once taught Junior High School?
    • A. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • B. 

      John Engler

    • C. 

      Ann Richards

    • D. 

      Mario Cuomo

  • 9. 
    What famous Governor ordered the attack on Attica state prison?
    • A. 

      Nelson Rockefeller

    • B. 

      James Daly

    • C. 

      Fiorello LaGuardia

    • D. 

      Mario Cuomo

  • 10. 
    What famous lawman was credited with bringing John Dillinger to justice?
    • A. 

      Melvin Purvis

    • B. 

      J. Edgar Hoover

    • C. 

      Eliott Ness

    • D. 

      Wyatt Earp Jr.

  • 11. 
    What famous senator opposed Ronald Reagan's Star Wars program?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • B. 

      Bob Dole

    • C. 

      Edward Armey

    • D. 

      Sam Nunn

  • 12. 
    Who gained national attention in 1898, by staging a boxing match in the middle of the Rio Grande to avoid the Texas ban on boxing?
    • A. 

      Buffalo Bill Cody

    • B. 

      Billy The Kid

    • C. 

      Judge Roy Bean

    • D. 

      Frank James

  • 13. 
    What First Lady was her husband's childhood sweetheart?
    • A. 

      Bess Truman

    • B. 

      Mamie Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Lady Bird Johnson

    • D. 

      Nancy Reagan

  • 14. 
    What First Lady was known to have conducted "white-glove" inspections of the White House?
    • A. 

      Jackie Kennedy

    • B. 

      Mary Todd Lincoln

    • C. 

      Mamie Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Nancy Reagan

  • 15. 
    What first lady wrote a syndicated column called "My Day"?
    • A. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Lady Bird Johnson

    • C. 

      Mamie Eisenhower

    • D. 

      Hillary Clinton