Statistics for U.S. History Quiz for Dummies

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  • This quiz has been taken 10,795 times
  • The average score is 18 of 20

Answer Stats

Question Answer % Correct
Who was the first President of the United States?George Washington
99%
From what country did the United States gain its independence?Great Britain
99%
Where did Neil Armstrong walk in 1969 that no other person had ever set foot on before?The Moon
99%
What country attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941,
"a day which will live in infamy"?
Japan
99%
Who was the first African-American President of the United States?Barack Obama
98%
What did the Wright Brothers invent?The Airplane
96%
What war caused the death of 58,318 American soldiers in the 1960s and 1970s?Vietnam War
95%
In what war did Ulysses Grant fight against Robert E. Lee?Civil War
92%
Who was known as "Honest Abe"?Abraham Lincoln
92%
What brought thousands of people to California in 1849?Gold Rush
91%
Who invented the phonograph, the movie camera, and the practical light bulb?Thomas Edison
90%
What country was the primary adversary of the United States during the "Cold War"?Soviet Union
90%
Which state was an independent country for 10 years before joining the U.S. in 1845?Texas
90%
What holiday did the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors celebrate
in the autumn of 1621?
Thanksgiving
89%
What industry caused the population of Detroit to explode in the
first half of the 20th century?
Auto Industry
88%
What city, founded on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1837, grew to become
the fourth largest city in the world by 1900?
Chicago
87%
Name one of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.Religion | Speech | Press |
Assembly | Petition
84%
What baseball player was known as the "Bambino" and the "Sultan of Swat"?Babe Ruth
77%
Who was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935 and "left the building" for good in 1977?Elvis Presley
75%
What was the name of the "railroad" which helped slaves escape from the south?{Underground} Railroad
68%

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