U.S. History Multiple Choice #4

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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Last updated: October 18, 2020
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1. Who shot Abraham Lincoln?
Lee Harvey Oswald
Philip Seymour Hoffman
John Wilkes Booth
Oliver Wendell Holmes
2. In which state would you find Gettysburg and Valley Forge?
California
New York
Maryland
Pennsylvania
3. Who or what were flappers?
Brash young women of the 1920s
Jousting sticks used by early fighter planes
Members of the 1970s cult led by the Bhagwan
4. Which Fleetwood Mac song did Bill Clinton use in his campaign in 1992?
You Make Loving Fun
Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)
Landslide
Go Your Own Way
5. Which of these is a major reason the U.S. got involved in the Vietnam War?
Domino theory
Oil
The Zimmerman Telegram
The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
"Domino Theory" said that, if one area fell to Communism, neighboring areas would topple like dominos
6. Who was John Brown?
A radical abolitionist who was hanged after raiding Harper's Ferry
"The Godfather of Soul"
The leader of Jamestown colony in Virginia
7. What judge's last name became a verb meaning "to vilify a person with the hope of preventing his or her appointment to public office"?
Clarence Thomas
Felix Frankfurter
Robert Bork
Robert Bork was "borked" in 1987, preventing his appointment to the Supreme Court
8. Why were the Brooklyn Dodgers known as the dodgers?
They dodged the Draft
They dodged trolleys
They dodged baseballs
They dodged their wives
9. Twenty people were executed for "witchcraft" in the Salem witch trials. How were 19 of the 20 executed?
Crucifixion
Burned at the stake
Stoning
Hanging
Giles Corey was pressed to death undernearth heavy weight. Additionally, five people died in jail.
10. What happened to the whale ship Essex?
It was sunk by a whale
It was captured by Albanian pirates
It served for over 100 years until being replaced by a helicopter
This story was the inspiration for "Moby-Dick"
11. What did George Washington warn against in his farewell address in 1796?
Large corporations
Political parties
The advancement of military technology
A British reconquest
12. What did Dwight Eisenhower warn against in HIS farewell address?
The military-industrial complex
Illegal drugs
Breakdown of the nuclear family
Social media
13. What was the Monroe Doctrine?
The settling of Native Americans west of the Mississippi
A warning to European powers not to interfere in the Americas
Adding a balanced number of free states and slave states to the Union
14. During what war was the White House burned down?
War of 1812
Revolutionary War
Civil War
World War II
15. What Native American group did Crazy Horse belong to?
Cherokee
Lakota Sioux
Comanche
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Level 83
Oct 18, 2020
Was that part of the Dodgers' spring training?
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
As in many municipalities, pedestrians in Brooklyn had trouble adjusting to the new electric trolleys which were much faster than horse drawn vehicles and injuries were frequent. MLB teams dressed in their uniforms at their hotel and made their way to the ball park, dodging trolleys as they went.

Being conspicuous in their uniforms, the team name changed from Superbas to Trolley Dodgers around 1911.

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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
Who is John Brown? An underperformer on my fantasy football team
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
We used to sing the song "John Brown's Body" and had no idea what we were singing about and wondered why they had to plagiarize the tune.
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2020
John Brown's Body was the original; the tune was later used for the Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Level 71
Nov 29, 2020
What American men worried about in 1859: what do I think about John Brown and the abolition of slavery?

What American men worry about in 2020: should I start John Brown or Hollywood Brown in my fantasy league?

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Level 87
Oct 18, 2020
I particularly admire George Washington's perspicacity. Eisenhower's was pretty good too.
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2020
Isn't it great that so many successful generals hate war?
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Level 73
Oct 20, 2020
learned a new word today. thank you!
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Level 71
Oct 19, 2020
"Bork" is also frequently said by the Swedish Chef.
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Level 65
Nov 28, 2020
Svindi verdi mergi svergi. Bork bork bork.
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Level 73
Oct 20, 2020
This is the quiz that gets me to level 72. A good day!
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Level 65
Oct 21, 2020
8/15, Almost all of what I know of US History is what I've picked up from the Simpsons
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Level 74
Nov 28, 2020
Poor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, being accused of assassinating Abraham Lincoln just due to him being an actor & having 3 names
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Level 72
Nov 28, 2020
Funny. I get the first seven right, then the next seven wrong (sounds almost like a bible story). Only the last one saves me from getting below 50%.
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Level 70
Nov 28, 2020
I only missed the Salem witch question. I knew they pressed witches with heavy weights. I figured burned at the stake was the obvious answer.
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Level 53
Nov 28, 2020
I thought I was gonna do terribly, yet I got 13/15. Not bad
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2020
I only got the Dodger's question because of 99% invisible. Yay for retention of knowledge from podcasts I listen to while mopping floors.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
I though Eisenhower warned against social media.