U.S. History Multiple Choice #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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Last updated: April 3, 2019
First submittedMarch 22, 2019
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1. Was Johnny Appleseed a real person?
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, lived from 1774 to 1845
2. Who was the U.S. President during World War I?
Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Dwight Eisenhower
3. What color did rebel soldiers wear in the Civil War?
4. What was the "Great Migration"?
Irish immigration to the U.S.
African-Americans moving from South to North
The forced migration of Native Americans to Oklahoma
5. Which of these was NOT a New Deal program?
Civilian Conservation Corps
Tennessee Valley Authority
Works Progress Administration
Medicare did not begin until 1965
6. When was the Jazz Age?
7. What was Al Capone's most profitable business?
Selling drugs
Running crooked unions
Gambling halls
Selling alcohol
8. What country held 52 Americans hostage from 1979 to 1981?
Soviet Union
9. Which of these countries never had territorial possessions in the modern-day territory of the United States?
10. Who were known as "Carpetbaggers"?
Farmers in the Upper Midwest
Northerners who moved south after the Civil War
People who traveled on the Oregon Trail
Italian immigrants
11. Which of these is Susan B. Anthony known for?
Writing novels
Campaigning for women's suffrage
Nursing during the Civil War
Owning a casino
12. Why is Chuck Yeager famous?
First quarterback to win the Super Bowl
First pilot to break the sound barrier
First person to reach the North Pole (claimed)
13. What day will live in infamy, according to Franklin D. Roosevelt?
December 7, 1941
October 24, 1929
June 6, 1944
July 4th, 1776
The date of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
14. What was the Dust Bowl?
A period of severe prairie dust storms in the 1930s
A coal-mining region in Appalachia
The first college football ball game
15. Why did the U.S. military invade Mexico in 1916?
To capture Pancho Villa
A dispute over fishing rights
To annex territory
It was part of the first World War
Level 50
Mar 24, 2019
Got 9 right. Not bad for a Brit!
Level 36
Mar 24, 2019
Cool quiz
Level 53
Mar 30, 2019
Well that was easy. Missed the Capone question though, though gambling would still be more profitable.
Level 57
Jul 30, 2019
He sold illegal alcohol during Prohibition
Level 55
Jul 30, 2019
Yeah selling alcohol during prohibition is very profitable.
Level 66
Apr 3, 2019
Did the Japanese invade Pearl Harbor or just bomb it?
Level ∞
Apr 3, 2019
Just bombed it. That has been fixed.
Level 72
Jul 30, 2019
I thought the Germans bombed it.
Level 68
Apr 27, 2019
What was Johnny Appleseed (apparently) famous for, I have never heard of him, and i know you guys are better than Mr Google?
Level 81
Jun 4, 2019
Planting a certain kind of plant. I'll give you three guesses which one, and the first two don't count.

But seriously, for a simple question like "Who was X?", Google/Wikipedia are going to be way better than the Jetpunk comments section.
Level 68
May 17, 2019
I enjoy these multiple choice quizzes. You can't just type type type your way to 100% so there's always that chance of getting a question wrong.
Level 81
Jun 4, 2019
Pretty good. I wasn't familiar with the term "Great Migration," but I was able to get it by process of elimination.
Level 80
Jul 30, 2019
Got 100%, but wasn't totally sure about the least-guessed answer. Made the most sense, though.
Level 82
Jul 30, 2019
It would be cool if the stats at the end of the quiz showed the percentage of people who guessed each answer. I'd love to know how many people guessed the dust bowl was the first college football bowl game! ;)
Level 51
Jul 30, 2019
Didn't portugal have claims in Florida?
Level 47
Jul 31, 2019
Apparently not
Level 77
Nov 13, 2019
Maybe claims, but not possessions?
Level 48
Aug 2, 2020
The migration of English to Northeastern America in the 1630s is also known as the "Great Migration." Most of my ancestors were part of that movement. (My dad used to say that our people came over on a rowboat following the Mayflower.)