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  • 1. 
    What were Dwight D. Eisenhower's two favorite subjects in school?
    • A. 

      History And Plane Geometry

    • B. 

      Math And Science

    • C. 

      Microbiology And Zoology

    • D. 

      Chemistry And History

  • 2. 
    As a child, Martin Van Buren was called by what nickname?
    • A. 

      Big Man

    • B. 

      Little Mat

    • C. 

      Little Brew

    • D. 

      Tiny Toe

  • 3. 
    How much did Richard Nixon weigh at birth?
    • A. 

      10 Pounds

    • B. 

      8 Pounds

    • C. 

      9 Pounds

    • D. 

      11 Pounds

  • 4. 
    Under which U.S. President was the Oregon Territory acquired?
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Tyler

    • C. 

      Taylor

    • D. 

      Polk

  • 5. 
    What was the year of the Gadsden Purchase?
    • A. 

      1854

    • B. 

      1816

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1858

  • 6. 
    In what city did the first U.S. Postmaster work?
    • A. 

      Robert Morris, Trenton

    • B. 

      Richard Fairbanks, Boston

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin, Philadelphia

    • D. 

      Isac Putnam, Albany

  • 7. 
    Which group of people moved from Mexico to Arizona in the 1400's. They developed agricultural methods including canals. What was their name?
    • A. 

      The Hohokam People

    • B. 

      The Hopi People

    • C. 

      The Anasazi People

    • D. 

      The Ho-Ho-Kus People

  • 8. 
    Who was the first Catholic bishop in America?
    • A. 

      Juarez De Cordona,1528

    • B. 

      Don Cabrillo,1528

    • C. 

      Francois Des Orleans,1528

    • D. 

      Fray Suarez,1528

  • 9. 
    In 1573 an important export entered Seville, Spain. What was this product?
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      The Potato

    • C. 

      Opals

    • D. 

      The Tomato

  • 10. 
    The Puritans began what is referred to as "The Great Migration" in 1630. About how many people were involved in this migration to the New World?
    • A. 

      60,000

    • B. 

      110,000

    • C. 

      15,000

    • D. 

      4,500

  • 11. 
    In 1789 a freed slave from Benin wrote a book detailing the terrible institution of slavery. What was his name?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott

    • B. 

      Qlaudah Equiano

    • C. 

      T'oussaint L'overture

    • D. 

      Nat Turner

  • 12. 
    What was Jefferson's view on the revolt of Toussaint L" Ouverture's rebellion in Haiti?
    • A. 

      He Offered To Help Put It Down

    • B. 

      He Kept A 'Hands-Off Attitude

    • C. 

      He Offered Help To The Rebellion

    • D. 

      He Never Heard About It Because Of Poor Communication

  • 13. 
    What word described a black southerner who migrated to the Plain states in the 1870's to claim land for farming?
    • A. 

      Carpetbagger

    • B. 

      Squatter

    • C. 

      Exoduster

    • D. 

      Hohokam

  • 14. 
    Which was the first state to abolish capital punishment?
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Wyoming

  • 15. 
    In December of 1960, two planes collided and crashed over what city?
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Detroit

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      New York