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?
Yes
No
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, lived from 1774 to 1845
2. Who was the U.S. President during World War I?
Herbert Hoover
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Dwight Eisenhower
3. What color did rebel soldiers wear in the Civil War?
Black
Red
Gray
Khaki
4. What was the "Great Migration"?
The forced migration of Native Americans to Oklahoma
Irish immigration to the U.S.
African-Americans moving from South to North
5. Which of these was NOT a New Deal program?
Works Progress Administration
Tennessee Valley Authority
Civilian Conservation Corps
Medicare
Medicare did not begin until 1965
6. When was the Jazz Age?
1950s
1920s
1980s
1890s
7. What was Al Capone's most profitable business?
Running crooked unions
Selling alcohol
Gambling halls
Selling drugs
8. What country held 52 Americans hostage from 1979 to 1981?
Soviet Union
Egypt
Panama
Iran
9. Which of these countries never had territorial possessions in the modern-day territory of the United States?
Portugal
Russia
France
Netherlands
10. Who were known as "Carpetbaggers"?
Farmers in the Upper Midwest
People who traveled on the Oregon Trail
Northerners who moved south after the Civil War
Italian immigrants
11. Which of these is Susan B. Anthony known for?
Campaigning for women's suffrage
Writing novels
Nursing during the Civil War
Owning a casino
12. Why is Chuck Yeager famous?
First person to reach the North Pole (claimed)
First quarterback to win the Super Bowl
First pilot to break the sound barrier
13. What day will live in infamy, according to Franklin D. Roosevelt?
July 4th, 1776
December 7, 1941
June 6, 1944
October 24, 1929
The date of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
14. What was the Dust Bowl?
A coal-mining region in Appalachia
A period of severe prairie dust storms in the 1930s
The first college football ball game
15. Why did the U.S. military invade Mexico in 1916?
To annex territory
It was part of the first World War
To capture Pancho Villa
A dispute over fishing rights
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Level 50
Mar 24, 2019
Got 9 right. Not bad for a Brit!
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Level 36
Mar 24, 2019
Cool quiz
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Level 53
Mar 30, 2019
Well that was easy. Missed the Capone question though, though gambling would still be more profitable.
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2019
He sold illegal alcohol during Prohibition
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Level 56
Jul 30, 2019
Yeah selling alcohol during prohibition is very profitable.
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Level 67
Apr 3, 2019
Did the Japanese invade Pearl Harbor or just bomb it?
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2019
Just bombed it. That has been fixed.
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Level 73
Jul 30, 2019
I thought the Germans bombed it.
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Level 69
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?
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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.

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Level 69
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.
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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.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2019
Got 100%, but wasn't totally sure about the least-guessed answer. Made the most sense, though.
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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! ;)
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Level 51
Jul 30, 2019
Didn't portugal have claims in Florida?
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Level 47
Jul 31, 2019
Apparently not
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Level 77
Nov 13, 2019
Maybe claims, but not possessions?
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Level 50
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.)