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  • 1. 

    In which U.S. city was Malcolm X assassinated?

    • A.

      Dallas

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    D. New York
    Explanation
    Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. This event took place on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. Malcolm X was a prominent civil rights activist and a key figure in the Nation of Islam. His assassination was a significant event in American history and had a profound impact on the civil rights movement.

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  • 2. 

    Which Apollo spacecraft was destroyed in a fire on the launch pad in 1967?

    • A.

      Apollo 4

    • B.

      Apollo 13

    • C.

      Apollo 11

    • D.

      Apollo 1

    Correct Answer
    D. Apollo 1
    Explanation
    Apollo 1 was the spacecraft that was destroyed in a fire on the launch pad in 1967. This tragic incident occurred during a pre-launch test, resulting in the deaths of all three crew members: Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee. The fire was caused by a combination of electrical issues and a highly flammable atmosphere inside the spacecraft. As a result of this disaster, significant changes were made to the design and safety protocols of future Apollo missions.

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  • 3. 

    In 1969, what riots started the modern gay rights movement?

    • A.

      Grimwald Riots

    • B.

      Stonewall Riots

    • C.

      Detroit Riots

    • D.

      Watts Riots

    Correct Answer
    B. Stonewall Riots
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Stonewall Riots. In 1969, a series of spontaneous demonstrations took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The riots were a response to frequent police raids on gay bars and establishments, which were common at the time. The Stonewall Riots are considered a pivotal moment in the modern gay rights movement, as they sparked a wave of activism and led to the formation of numerous LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy groups.

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  • 4. 

    Jimmy Hoffa was convicted of what crime in 1964?

    • A.

      Racketeering

    • B.

      Embezzling

    • C.

      Jury Tampering

    • D.

      Murder

    Correct Answer
    C. Jury Tampering
    Explanation
    In 1964, Jimmy Hoffa, a prominent labor union leader, was convicted of jury tampering. This crime involves attempting to influence or manipulate jurors in a trial, often through bribery or intimidation, to achieve a desired outcome. Hoffa's conviction for jury tampering suggests that he was involved in illicit activities aimed at manipulating the justice system.

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  • 5. 

    Who won five states as the Populist Party candidate for President in 1892?

    • A.

      James B. Weaver

    • B.

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C.

      William Jennings Bryan

    • D.

      Eugene V. Debs

    Correct Answer
    A. James B. Weaver
    Explanation
    James B. Weaver won five states as the Populist Party candidate for President in 1892. This indicates that he had significant support and popularity among voters in those states.

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  • 6. 

    In what decade was Kwanzaa first celebrated in the U.S.?

    • A.

      60's

    • B.

      20's

    • C.

      70's

    • D.

      50's

    Correct Answer
    A. 60's
    Explanation
    Kwanzaa was first celebrated in the U.S. in the 1960s. This cultural holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, an African-American professor, as a way to celebrate African heritage and promote unity among African-Americans. It takes place from December 26th to January 1st and incorporates elements from various African traditions. The 1960s were a time of significant social and cultural change in the U.S., making it an appropriate decade for the emergence of a holiday that aimed to celebrate African-American identity and history.

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  • 7. 

    Which state produces the most turkeys annually?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      New Mexico

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    D. North Carolina
    Explanation
    North Carolina is the correct answer because it is the state that produces the most turkeys annually. This can be attributed to the state's favorable climate and agricultural conditions, which are ideal for turkey farming. Additionally, North Carolina has a long history and tradition of turkey production, with many farmers specializing in raising turkeys. These factors contribute to North Carolina's position as the leading producer of turkeys in the United States.

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  • 8. 

    In 2000, what was the total turkey production in the United States?

    • A.

      988,075,000 Turkeys

    • B.

      45,067,000 Turkeys

    • C.

      98,700,000 Turkeys

    • D.

      269,969,000 Turkeys

    Correct Answer
    D. 269,969,000 Turkeys
    Explanation
    In 2000, the total turkey production in the United States was 269,969,000 turkeys.

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  • 9. 

    The wild turkey is the official state bird of which state?

    • A.

      Wyoming

    • B.

      Oklahoma

    • C.

      Maine

    • D.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    B. Oklahoma
    Explanation
    The wild turkey is the official state bird of Oklahoma. Each state in the United States has its own official state bird, and in Oklahoma, it is the wild turkey. This bird is native to North America and is known for its distinctive feathers and loud gobbling call. Oklahoma likely chose the wild turkey as its state bird because it is a common and recognizable bird in the state's forests and grasslands.

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  • 10. 

    The tradition of firing guns at midnight on December 31st in Philadelphia is called what?

    • A.

      Murdering The Old Year

    • B.

      New Year Blasts

    • C.

      Killer Night

    • D.

      Blowing Up The Year

    Correct Answer
    A. Murdering The Old Year
    Explanation
    The tradition of firing guns at midnight on December 31st in Philadelphia is called "Murdering The Old Year." This term refers to the act of symbolically "killing" the old year and welcoming the new year. It is a unique and local tradition specific to Philadelphia.

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  • 11. 

    In what year did Toys for Tots start to bring toys to needy children?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1947

    • D.

      1922

    Correct Answer
    C. 1947
    Explanation
    Toys for Tots started to bring toys to needy children in 1947.

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  • 12. 

    In 1997, who started the tradition of lighting the Empire State building with blue and white lights on the eve of Hanukkah?

    • A.

      Ivana Trump

    • B.

      Mayor Rudolph Guiliani

    • C.

      Leona Helmsley

    • D.

      Donald Trump

    Correct Answer
    C. Leona Helmsley
    Explanation
    Leona Helmsley is the correct answer because she started the tradition of lighting the Empire State Building with blue and white lights on the eve of Hanukkah in 1997.

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  • 13. 

    In 1947, what did Edward Lowe invent?

    • A.

      Kitty Litter

    • B.

      The TV Remote Control

    • C.

      The Microwave Oven

    • D.

      The Silicon Chip

    Correct Answer
    A. Kitty Litter
    Explanation
    Edward Lowe invented Kitty Litter in 1947. Kitty Litter is a type of absorbent material used in a litter box for cats. Before this invention, cat owners used sand, soil, or ashes as a litter material, which was not very effective in controlling odor and maintaining cleanliness. Edward Lowe's invention revolutionized cat hygiene by providing a more convenient and efficient solution for cat waste management.

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  • 14. 

    In which years did Millard Fillmore serve as U.S. President?

    • A.

      1841-1845

    • B.

      1989-1993

    • C.

      1849-1850

    • D.

      1850-1853

    Correct Answer
    D. 1850-1853
    Explanation
    Millard Fillmore served as U.S. President from 1850 to 1853. This can be determined by looking at the years mentioned in the answer options and matching them with the correct answer. The other options, 1841-1845 and 1989-1993, are incorrect as Fillmore did not serve as President during those years.

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  • 15. 

    What position was Joshua B. Bolten's in the 2004 Bush administration?

    • A.

      DHS Under Secretary

    • B.

      OMB Director

    • C.

      Chief Of Staff

    • D.

      EPA Director

    Correct Answer
    B. OMB Director
    Explanation
    Joshua B. Bolten's position in the 2004 Bush administration was the OMB Director. The OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Director is responsible for overseeing the preparation of the federal budget, evaluating agency performance, and providing economic analysis and policy recommendations to the President. This position plays a crucial role in managing the financial resources of the government and ensuring efficient allocation of funds.

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