U.S. History Multiple Choice #1

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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1. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles in the American revolution. In what state did they take place?
Massachusetts
New York
South Carolina
Virginia
2. Who was the first president to be impeached?
John Adams
BiIl Clinton
Herbert Hoover
Andrew Johnson
3. What was John F. Kennedy's middle name?
Fitzgerald
Franklin
Frederick
Nothing, it was just an initial
Harry S. Truman's middle name was just an initial
4. Which war killed the most Americans?
American Revolution
Civil War
Vietnam War
World War II
5. What country was blamed for the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898?
China
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Spain probably didn't do it. The ship most likely blew up on its own after a fire.
6. Who gave the famous "I Have a Dream" speech?
Abigail Adams
Frederick Douglass
Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Lincoln
7. In what year did the U.S enter World War II?
1917
1939
1941
1944
8. The Fortune 500 measures the largest companies by revenue. What company topped the Fortune 500 in 1970?
AT&T
General Motors
Kodak
Standard Oil
9. Which of these structures was once the tallest in the world?
Gateway Arch
Golden Gate Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Washington Monument
10. In exchange for the USSR taking its missiles out of Cuba, which of these countries did the U.S. remove missiles from?
China
Norway
Turkey
West Germany
11. What party did Presidents Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore, and Harrison belong to?
Democratic
Federalist
Republican
Whig
12. Who was President at the time of the Louisiana Purchase?
Grover Cleveland
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
13. In the Constitution, each state gets a number of Representatives based on its population. Were slaves counted as part of the population?
Yes
No
Slaves were counted as 3/5ths
14. Which of these cities has not hosted the Olympics?
Atlanta
Chicago
Los Angeles
St. Louis
15. What was the name of the spaceflight program that landed humans on the moon from 1969–1972?
Apollo
Gemini
Mercury
Zeus
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2019
Interesting that so few people got the Washington Monument one right, though it doesn't always appear on lists of tallest things in history as it's not a proper building. The tallest man-made structure in history for thousands of years was the Great Pyramid of Giza. Then from 1311 it was various European cathedrals. The Washington Monument was the first thing to surpass all of those, in 1888, and it did so by a pretty big margin. It held the record for only ten years, however, as the Eiffel Tower took it in 1889 almost doubling the height of the obelisk. The in the 1930s we started building skyscrapers.
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2019
Not incidentally the Golden Gate Bridge and Statue of Liberty are both shorter than the Washington Monument. The Gateway Arch, though taller than the Washington Monument, was completed after the Eiffel Tower and is shorter than the Eiffel Tower so it never held the record.
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Level 80
Jan 22, 2020
1. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles in the American revolution. In that state did they take place?

Should ask "In what state..."

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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2020
Fixed