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
Lyndon B. Johnson
Thomas Jefferson
2. What city's crime syndicate was run by Al Capone?
Miami
Kansas City
New York
Chicago
3. What crime were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of (and executed for)?
Bank robbery
Witchcraft
The assassination of James Garfield
Giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union
4. Why did Ohio's Cuyahoga River gain notoriety in 1969?
Pirates captured several ships on its waters
It caused the deadly Johnstown flood
It caught fire
5. What was notable about Virginia Dare?
She was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas
She went over Niagara Falls in a barrel
She was the first English person born in the New World
She was the first female Senator
6. What was the middle name of Civil War general William Sherman?
He didn't have one
Pontiac
Blackhawk
Tecumseh
7. What does the holiday Juneteenth celebrate?
Abolition of slavery in the state of Texas
The surrender of Japan in WWII
The day that British forces evacuated New York City
The safe return of the Apollo 11 astronauts
8. Where was the Constitutional Convention held?
Philadelphia
Boston
Las Vegas
New York
9. What was the Watergate Scandal named after?
A hotel and office complex
A Presidential advisor
A branch of the Potomac River
A company that manufactured recording devices
10. Who or what were speakeasies?
Illegal bars of the Prohibition era
Tabloid newspapers
Confederate sympathizers living in the North
Poetry readings
11. What religious group practiced pacificism, gender equality, and celibacy?
Mennonites
Shakers
Jacobins
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
Rudolph
Hercules
Homer
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?
The Lakota Sioux
Spain
Pirates on the northern African coast
Germany
15. What do people falsely claim that Abner Doubleday invented in 1839 at his home in Cooperstown, New York?
Blue jeans
A way to communicate with the deceased
Baseball
The revolver
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Level 79
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 82
Feb 26, 2020
If you're in the Wilmington, Delaware area, I recommend locking your doors.
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Level 82
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 81
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 83
Mar 10, 2020
But the current administration would have fit it much better.
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Level 80
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