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  • 1. 
    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in what state in 1849?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      North Dakota

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 2. 
    Who graduated first in Robert E. Lee's class at West Point?
    • A. 

      Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      George Mason

    • D. 

      Dan Butterfield

  • 3. 
    Who delivered President Thomas Jefferson's annual message (akin to today's State of the Union Address) to the Congress in December, 1801?
    • A. 

      James Monroe

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Meriwether Lewis

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the only President of the United States to have a foreign river named for him?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • 5. 
    Who was ready to call the state militia to ensure Thomas Jefferson's 1801 inauguration as President?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      James Monroe

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      William Henry Harrison

  • 6. 
    What U.S. President said, "I don't even think women should be educated"?
    • A. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • B. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 7. 
    Which of the following Presidents was a descendant of John and Priscilla Alden of "Mayflower" fame?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      George W. Bush

    • D. 

      Herbert Hoover

  • 8. 
    In which year was Ohio granted statehood?
    • A. 

      1810

    • B. 

      1799

    • C. 

      1805

    • D. 

      1803

  • 9. 
    When U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. retired in 1990, who was named to replace him?
    • A. 

      Ruth Ginsberg

    • B. 

      David Souter

    • C. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D. 

      Judge Ito

  • 10. 
    Paul Tsongas ran for President claiming which state as his home?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Rhode Island

    • D. 

      New York

  • 11. 
    Whom was John Adams speaking of when he said, "the gentleman from Virginia"?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 12. 
    How many rows of stars are there on the U.S. flag?
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Ten

  • 13. 
    How did JFK's PT-109 ship sink?
    • A. 

      Hit By A Bomb

    • B. 

      Hit By A German Torpedo

    • C. 

      It Didn't Sink

    • D. 

      Rammed By A Japanese Ship

  • 14. 
    What was the original name of the United Parcel Service?
    • A. 

      United Mailing Service

    • B. 

      American Messenger Company

    • C. 

      Parcel Post

    • D. 

      American Postage Service

  • 15. 
    What year was the Starbucks Coffee chain first opened?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1971