U.S. History Multiple Choice #3

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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1. Who came after John Adams as President of the U.S.?
John Quincy Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Lyndon B. Johnson
2. What city's crime syndicate was run by Al Capone?
Chicago
Kansas City
Miami
New York
3. What crime were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of (and executed for)?
Bank robbery
Giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union
The assassination of James Garfield
Witchcraft
4. Why did Ohio's Cuyahoga River gain notoriety in 1969?
It caught fire
It caused the deadly Johnstown flood
Pirates captured several ships on its waters
5. What was notable about Virginia Dare?
She was the first English person born in the New World
She was the first female Senator
She was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas
She went over Niagara Falls in a barrel
6. What was the middle name of Civil War general William Sherman?
Blackhawk
Pontiac
Tecumseh
He didn't have one
7. What does the holiday Juneteenth celebrate?
Abolition of slavery in the state of Texas
The day that British forces evacuated New York City
The safe return of the Apollo 11 astronauts
The surrender of Japan in WWII
8. Where was the Constitutional Convention held?
Boston
Las Vegas
New York
Philadelphia
9. What was the Watergate Scandal named after?
A branch of the Potomac River
A company that manufactured recording devices
A hotel and office complex
A Presidential advisor
10. Who or what were speakeasies?
Confederate sympathizers living in the North
Illegal bars of the Prohibition era
Poetry readings
Tabloid newspapers
11. What religious group practiced pacificism, gender equality, and celibacy?
Mennonites
Jacobins
Shakers
The celibacy caused them to die out - but they made some great furniture along the way
12. What famous failed car model, launched in 1958, was named for Henry Ford's son?
Edsel
Hercules
Homer
Rudolph
13. Did Sweden ever have colonies in what is today the United States?
Yes
No
Wilmington, Delaware was originally founded as a Swedish colony.
14. Who did the U.S. fight against in the Barbary Wars?
Germany
Pirates on the northern African coast
Spain
The Lakota Sioux
15. What do people falsely claim that Abner Doubleday invented in 1839 at his home in Cooperstown, New York?
A way to communicate with the deceased
Baseball
Blue jeans
The revolver
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Level 80
Feb 26, 2020
If you're in the Wilmington, Delaware area, I recommend visiting the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard which works to preserve the history of the Swedish Colony. They have a full-size reconstruction of the Kalmar Nyckel, one of the tall ships that brought the colonists to the area in four separate voyages, the first in 1638. When not in port, they sail on "goodwill tours" around the world.
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Level 83
Feb 26, 2020
If you're in the Wilmington, Delaware area, I recommend locking your doors.
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Level 83
Feb 26, 2020
All 3 are correct for who came after John Adams as President. 1963 was after 1799 by any measure. Who immediately came after or succeeded John (no Q.) Adams as President?

Sorry to be be a pedantic d.b. on JetPunk, but that's open ended. Whoever wins in 2024 will be after John Adams.

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Level ∞
Feb 27, 2020
All featured quizzes assume common sense on the part of the quiz taker.
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2020
I would usually agree with you regarding common sense, but at first I thought it was a trick question because of the ambiguitiy. I agree that the word "immediately" would help.
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2021
John Adams is the second president so it would be impossible to have only one answer if it was not immediately after, but just anyone after Adams.
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Level 82
Feb 27, 2020
If the Constitutional Convention had been held in Vegas, I would imagine the Constitution would have ended up being a very different document indeed . . .
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Level 84
Mar 10, 2020
But the current administration would have fit it much better.
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Level 81
Mar 12, 2020
The one I didn't know I guessed the group that I didn't remember hearing of before, assuming that if they were celibate they wouldn't have been around for very long. That was the right answer.
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Level 29
Oct 14, 2020
Baseball was invented just around the corner from me in England - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-48902381
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Level 45
Jan 19, 2021
#7 could be written better. Juneteenth commerates the date that news of emancipation first made its way to Texas.