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US History Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the US history? Take this quiz and get to prove yourself! It comprises of questions that will put your US history knowledge to the test. Try it and see how it goes. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1974: Henry Ford Develops The Model T

    • B.

      1492: Christoph Columbus Lands In The West

    • C.

      1812: Napoleon Invades Russia And Reaches Moscow

    • D.

      1979: Sony Introduces The Walkman Radio

    Correct Answer
    A. 1974: Henry Ford Develops The Model T
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1974: Henry Ford Develops The Model T. This answer is not correctly matched because Henry Ford actually developed the Model T in 1908, not in 1974.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1855: First Boy Scout Troop Is Formed

    • B.

      1973: Pablo Picasso Dies At Age 91

    • C.

      1850: I.M. Singer Invents The Sewing Machine

    • D.

      1970: Jimi Hendrix And Janis Joplin Both Die

    Correct Answer
    A. 1855: First Boy Scout Troop Is Formed
    Explanation
    The Boy Scouts of America was officially founded in 1910, so it is not possible for the first Boy Scout Troop to have been formed in 1855.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1850: President Zachary Taylor Dies

    • B.

      1976: U.S. Celebrates Bicentennial

    • C.

      1968: Senator Robert F. Kennedy Is Assassinated

    • D.

      1860: Synthetic Plastic Bakelite Invented

    Correct Answer
    D. 1860: Synthetic Plastic Bakelite Invented
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the year/event 1860: Synthetic Plastic Bakelite Invented is not correctly matched. This implies that the invention of synthetic plastic Bakelite did not occur in the year 1860.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1967: First Rolling Stone Magazine Is Published

    • B.

      1990: East And West Germany Are United

    • C.

      1985: John D. Rockefeller 1st Billionaire

    • D.

      1983: Reagan Sends American Troops To Grenada

    Correct Answer
    C. 1985: John D. Rockefeller 1st Billionaire
    Explanation
    The answer is 1985: John D. Rockefeller 1st Billionaire. This is because John D. Rockefeller became the first American billionaire in 1916, not in 1985. The other options are correctly matched with their respective years/events.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1975: Bleriot Flies Over English Channel

    • B.

      1776: Declaration Of Independence Is Signed

    • C.

      1995: O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted Of Murder

    • D.

      1981: CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite Retires

    Correct Answer
    A. 1975: Bleriot Flies Over English Channel
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is 1975: Bleriot Flies Over English Channel. This is because Bleriot actually flew over the English Channel in 1909, not in 1975.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1999: King Hussein Of Jordan Dies Of Cancer

    • B.

      1973: Gerald Ford Replaces Agnew As Vice president Of U.S.

    • C.

      1956: Union Of South Africa Is Formed

    • D.

      1960: John F. Kennedy Defeats Nixon

    Correct Answer
    C. 1956: Union Of South Africa Is Formed
    Explanation
    The answer is 1956: Union Of South Africa Is Formed. This is because the Union of South Africa was actually formed in 1910, not 1956.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1850: I.M. Singer Invents The Sewing Machine

    • B.

      1856: James Buchanan Is Elected President

    • C.

      1999: John F. Kennedy Jr. Dies In Plane Crash

    • D.

      1858: "War And Peace" Author Tolstoy Dies

    Correct Answer
    D. 1858: "War And Peace" Author Tolstoy Dies
  • 8. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1913: The Seventeenth Amendment Added

    • B.

      1998: Explicit Starr Report Is Released On Clinton

    • C.

      1938: Edward VII Of Great Britain Dies

    • D.

      1932: Roosevelt Pledges 'New Deal' And Is Elected

    Correct Answer
    C. 1938: Edward VII Of Great Britain Dies
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because Edward VII of Great Britain actually died in 1910, not in 1938.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1967: Six-Day Arab-Israeli War

    • B.

      1974: The Portugese Monarchy Ends

    • C.

      1970: National Guard Kill 4 Students At Kent State

    • D.

      1843: Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974: The Portugese Monarchy Ends
    Explanation
    In 1974, the Portuguese Monarchy did not end. Instead, it was the year of the Carnation Revolution, also known as the April 25th Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and the establishment of a democratic government in Portugal. The monarchy in Portugal had already ended in 1910 with the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1964: President Johnson Is Elected President

    • B.

      1965: American Bombing Of North Vietnam Begins

    • C.

      1495: George V Crowned In Great Britain

    • D.

      1493: Columbus Builds A Fort In Hispaniola

    Correct Answer
    C. 1495: George V Crowned In Great Britain
  • 11. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1980: 57 Countries Boycott The Moscow Olympics

    • B.

      1803: Jefferson Purchases The Louisiana Territory

    • C.

      1969: Richard Nixon Is Inaugurated President

    • D.

      1960: China Abolishes Slavery

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960: China Abolishes Slavery
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is "1960: China Abolishes Slavery." This is because China did not officially abolish slavery in 1960. Slavery was abolished in China in 1910, during the late Qing Dynasty.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      2001: Senator Jim Jeffords Leaves Republican Party

    • B.

      1998: Explicit Starr Report Is Released On Clinton

    • C.

      1983: China Ends 267-Year Qing Dynasty

    • D.

      1977: Carter Pardons Most Vietnam Draft Evaders

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983: China Ends 267-Year Qing Dynasty
    Explanation
    In 1983, China did not end the 267-year Qing Dynasty. The Qing Dynasty actually ended in 1912 with the Xinhai Revolution. Therefore, the year/event combination is not correctly matched.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1980: Madero New President Of Mexico

    • B.

      1985: Mikhail Gorbachev Leads USSR

    • C.

      1970: National Guard Kills Four Students At Kent State

    • D.

      1975: Microsoft Is In Business In Seattle

    Correct Answer
    A. 1980: Madero New President Of Mexico
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1980: Madero New President Of Mexico. This is because Francisco I. Madero was elected as the President of Mexico in 1911, not in 1980.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1912: Roald Amundsen First To South Pole

    • B.

      1997: Princess Diana Is Killed In An Auto Accident

    • C.

      1992: Bill Clinton Elected President Of U.S.

    • D.

      1814: British Troops Burn Much Of Washington, D.C

    Correct Answer
    A. 1912: Roald Amundsen First To South Pole
    Explanation
    In 1912, Roald Amundsen successfully led an expedition and became the first person to reach the South Pole. This event is correctly matched with the year.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1973: Direct American Involvement In Vietnam Ends

    • B.

      1985: Courts Break Up Standard Oil

    • C.

      1979: Jerry Falwell Establishes The Moral Majority

    • D.

      1994: Yitzhak Rabin Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize

    Correct Answer
    B. 1985: Courts Break Up Standard Oil
    Explanation
    In 1985, the courts did not break up Standard Oil. This statement is incorrect because Standard Oil was actually broken up by the courts in 1911. The correct event that occurred in 1985 was the Live Aid concert, which was a benefit concert organized to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

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