Trivia On US History

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What U.S. company was responsible for the industrial accident in Bhopal, India?
    • A. 

      Exxon

    • B. 

      Good Year

    • C. 

      Union Carbide

    • D. 

      Texaco

  • 2. 
    Which United States President was famous for picking up his dogs by their ears?
    • A. 

      Harry S Truman

    • B. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • C. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 3. 
    What of the following was the most produced U.S. military plane of WWII?
    • A. 

      B-24 Liberator

    • B. 

      P-38 Lightning

    • C. 

      P-51 Mustang

    • D. 

      B-17 Flying Fortress

  • 4. 
    What aircraft company built the "Spirit of St. Louis"?
    • A. 

      Ryan

    • B. 

      Stearns

    • C. 

      Curtiss

    • D. 

      Boeing

  • 5. 
    In what year did Florida become a state?
    • A. 

      1777

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1845

  • 6. 
    What city was George Moscone the mayor of when he was murdered in 1978?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      San Francisco

    • D. 

      Oakland

  • 7. 
    What position did Archibald Cox hold when President Nixon fired him in 1973?
    • A. 

      White House Chief Of Staff

    • B. 

      Attorney General

    • C. 

      Special Prosecutor In The Watergate Case

    • D. 

      Secretary Of Commerce

  • 8. 
    Which prison was the site of a 1971 riot that killed 43 people?
    • A. 

      Attica

    • B. 

      Joliet

    • C. 

      Sing Sing

    • D. 

      Folsom

  • 9. 
    What year did President Hayes sign the order for the Nubble lighthouse to be built in York, Maine?
    • A. 

      1875

    • B. 

      1876

    • C. 

      1872

    • D. 

      1879

  • 10. 
    Which of the following states has a bear on its flag?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Michigan

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Illinois

  • 11. 
    How many S&H Green stamps were needed to fill one book?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      1200

    • D. 

      1400

  • 12. 
    When was the first cornerstone of the White House laid?
    • A. 

      October 13, 1792

    • B. 

      December 21, 1785

    • C. 

      August 25, 1777

    • D. 

      May 12, 1861

  • 13. 
    Which U.S. President was the successor of President Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      William H. Harrison

    • B. 

      John C. Calhoun

    • C. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • D. 

      John Marshall

  • 14. 
    What was the subject of "The Phoenix Memo"?
    • A. 

      Warnings Of Middle Eastern Men Taking Flying Lessons In The U.S.

    • B. 

      German Attempts To Sink U.S. Submarines

    • C. 

      Illegal Aliens Entering The U.S. Thru Nogales, Arizona

    • D. 

      A Possible Invasion By Pancho Villa And His Men

  • 15. 
    Who was the FBI's first public enemy number one?
    • A. 

      John Dillinger

    • B. 

      Machine Gun Kelly

    • C. 

      Clyde Barrow

    • D. 

      Charles Starkweather