American history Study Quiz

This is an American history quiz. answer these 102 questions in order to test how much you know about our history.

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This quiz is for people who are very interested about our history. When you submit your answer, we show you which one is correct or incorrect.
After you finish answering the 102 questions, is up to you to investigate the correct answer for each question.

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1. The name "America" is used in geography book referring to the new world and giving credit to this navigator.
a) Christopher Columbus.
b) Leif Ericson.
c)Amerigo Vespucci.
d) Fernando Cortes.

2. In 1541, this navigator from spain discovered the Mississippi river.
a) Hernan Cortez
b) Ponce de León
c) Ferdinand Magellan.
d) Hernando de Soto.

3. When was the first permanent European colony established in North America and where?
a) 1606 by the English at New York.
b) 1565 by the Spanish at St. Augustine..
c) 1609 by the Irish at Boston.
d) 1701 by the French at New Jersey.

4. Which year the colonist planted and harvested tobacco for the first time?
a) 1599.
b) 1600.
c) 1609.
d) 1611

5. Native tobacco is first planted and harvested in the state of:
a) Washington.
b) Virginia.
c) New Orleans.
d) Maryland.

6. Can you name the ship that brought 101 colonists in 1620?
a) Titanic.
b) Amistad.
c) Mayflower.
d) Intrepid.

7. Can you name the place where the ship from the above question landed?
a) Cape canaveral.
b) Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
c) Narragansett Bay.
d) New Amsterdan.

8. Who was the main writer of the declaration of Independence?
a) Thomas Jefferson.
b) George Washington.
c) Abraham Lincoln.
d) Francis Scott Key.

9. When was the declaration of independence adopted?
a) September 25, 1774.
b) August 18, 1777.
c) May 22, 1779.
d) July 4th, 1776.

10. What is the basic belief of the declaration of Independence?
a) That all men are not created equal.
b) That all men are created equal.
c) That we have to be free.
d) that we have to be rich or die trying.

11. Who designed the American flag?
a) George Washington.
b) Betsy Ross.
c) Nobody know for sure who designed the flag.
d) William Camby.

12. The first official national flag was approved by the continental congress on:
a) April 19, 1776.
b) May 22, 1777.
c) February 20, 1778.
d) June 14, 1777.

13. What are the colors of our flag?
a) Red, white and blue.
b) Yellow, green and violet.
c) White, black and orange.
d) Blue, red and olive.

14. How many stars are there on our flag?
a) 65.
b) 88.
c) 70.
d) 50.

15. What color are the stars on our flag?
a) Blue.
b) Red.
c) White.
d) Green.

16. What do the stars on the flag mean?
a) One for each american citizen.
b) One for each state in the Union.
c) The stars of the Universe.
d) The stars of Hollywood.

17. How many stripes are there in the flag?
a) 13.
b) 22.
c) 18.
d) 21.

18. What color are the stripes?
a) Black and white.
b) Brown and blue.
c) Red and white.
d) Yellow and green.

19. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
a) Just 13 stripes.
b) They represent the original 13 states.
c) This is how the flag was designed.
d) They represent 13 counties.

20. 'What were the 13 original states of the United states called?
a) Counties.
b) Nations.
c) Colonies.
d) Regions.

21. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July.?
a) Mother's day.
b) Father's day.
c) New Year's eve.
d) Independence day.

22. Between the year 1732 and 1758, Benjamin Franklyn began publishing what was called:
a) The Tribune.
b) New York Post.
c) Poor Richard's Almanac.
d) Miami Herald.

23. What country did we fight during the revolutionary war?
a) Italy.
b) England.
c) France.
d) Russia.

24. Who was the first president of the United States.
a) Abraham Lincoln.
b) Theodore Roosevelt.
c) John Adams.
d) George Washington.

25. What is the constitution?
a) Just a piece of paper.
b) The supreme law of the land.
c) A set of rules for the Boston Red Sox.
d) A set of rules for buying a new house.

26. Can the constitution be change?
a) No.
b) Yes.
c) Is possible.
d) depend on certain conditions.

27. What do we call a change to the constitution?
a) Changing rules.
b) Adding rules.
c) Amendments.
d) Voiding a set of rules.

28. How many changes or amendments are there to the constitution?
a) 27.
b) 28.
c) 23.
d) 30.

29. What is the Bill of right?
a) The right to eat well.
b) The first two amendments to the constitution.
c) The bill we receive every month from the cable company.
d) The first 10 amendments to the constitution.

30. Who said? "give me liberty or give me death"
a) Homer Simpson.
b) Patrick Henry.
c) James Monroe.
d) Rutherford Hayes.

31. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American Colonists?
a) Hallowin.
b) St. Valentines.
c) Thanksgiving.
d) Veterans day.

32. What is the national anthem of the United States?
a) Let it be.
b) Express yourself.
c) ding, dong, ding.
d) The star-spangled banner.

33. Who wrote the star-spangled Banner?
a) Francis Scott Key.
b) Julio Duran.
c) Miller Fillmore.
d) Andrew Johnson.

34. What did the emanciapation proclamation do?
a) Enslave more blacks.
b) Freed many slaves.
c) Give a prize to every slave for their job.
d) send Africans back to Africa.

35. Which president is called the father of our country?
a) Zachary Taylor.
b) William Mckinley.
c) George Washington.
d) Millar Fillmore.

36. Which president freed the slaves?
a) Thomas Jefferson.
b) James Madison.
c) James Monroe.
d) Abraham Lincoln.

37. What year was the constitution written?
a) 1776.
b) 1778.
c) 1787.
d) 1789.

38. What is the introduction to the constitution called?
a) Violin solo.
b) The preamble.
c) The starting point.
d) The finish point.

39. Can you name the last state add to the Union?
a) Texas.
b) Nevada.
c) Hawaii.
d) New York.

40. How many states are there in the Union?
a) 75.
b) 35.
c) 40.
d) 50.

41. Independence from whom?
a) Yugoslavia.
b) Spain.
c) England.
d) Brazil.

42. What is the supreme law of the United States?
a) The Army.
b) The constitution.
c) The marines.
d) The babtist church.

43. Who becomes president of the United States if the president and the vice-president should die?
a) The chief of Washinton police.
b) A senator from Virginia.
c) Speaker of the house of representatives.
d) The first lady.

44. Which countries were our enemies during world war II?
a) Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
b) Italy, Japan and Germany.
c) France, England and Ungary.
d) Dominican Republic, Cuba and Panama.

45. How many terms can a president serve?
a) 2 terms.
b) 3 terms.
c) 4 terms.
d) for life.

46. Why are the 100 senator on the senate?
a) 2 for each state.
b) Because the nation need 100.
c) Because the constitution require 100.
d) Because 100 is a good number.

47. Who select the supreme court justice?
a) Appointed be the senate.
b) The congress select it.
c) The navy appoint it.
d) Appointed by the president.

48. How many supreme court justices are there?
a) 9.
b) 12.
c) 14.
d) 16.

49. What is the head executive of a state government called?
a) Mayor.
b) King.
c) Governor.
d) City clerk.

50. What is the head executive of a city government called?
a) Governor.
b) Mayor.
c) City Clerk.
d) King of the jungle.

51. Where does freedom of speech com from?
a) From the post office.
b) From the air.
c) from a caribbean Island.
d) The bill of rights.

52. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
a) 22.
b) 18.
c) 25.
d) 30.

53. Who sign bills into law?
a) A senator from Nevada.
b) A Congressman from Idaho.
c) The President.
d) California's chief of police.

54. What is the highest court in the United States?
a) The Jersey city civil court.
b) The supreme court.
c) Union City civil court.
d) A civil court from Delaware.

55. Who was the president during the civil war?
a) John Adams.
b) Thomas Jefferson.
c) John Quincy Adams.
d) Abraham Lincoln.

56. What special group advice the president?
a) The New York Yankees.
b) The cabinet.
c) The Chicago's cub.
d) The New York Mets.

57. Who has the power to declare war?
a) The Navy.
b) The Congress.
c) The Marines.
d) The Air force.

58. What kind of government does the United States have?
a) Communist.
b) Nazist.
c) dictator.
d) Republican.

59. Name the purpose of the United Nations.
a) To review a new movie before being released.
b) To sit down and do nothing for eight hours.
c) for countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems.
d) To smoke a good cigar with a nice cup of coffee.

60. Where does the congress meet?
a) They meet at the green tavern on New York city.
b) At a Los Angeles Club House.
c) In the capitol in Washington DC.
d) At New York city's central park.

61.What is the most important granted to US citizen?
a) The right to drink and dance.
b) The right to vote.
c) The right to eat a big-mac at a Mcdonald.
d) The right to drive without license.

62. What is the United States capitol?
a) The place where congress meet.
b) Is a nice place in San Francisco.
c) The place where convicts are executed.
d) The biggest bank of the United States.

63. What is the white house?
a) A big house in Delaware.
b) A small house in Nevada.
c) A nice house in Pennsylvania.
d) The president's official home.

64. Where is the white house located?
a) Montana.
b) California.
c) Washington D.C.
d) Florida.

65. Who is the commander in chief of the US military?
a) The governor of Virginia.
b) A congressman from Georgia.
c) A NATO commander.
d) The president.

66. Which president was the first commander in chief of the US military?
a) Theodore Roosevelt.
b) George Washington.
c) John Adams.
d) Abraham Lincoln.

67. In what month do we vote for the president?
a) June.
b) November.
c) May.
d) July.

68. In what month is the new president inaugurated?
a) February.
b) April.
c) August.
d) January.

69. How many times may a senator be re-elected?
a) Once.
b) Two times.
c) There is not limit.
d) Four times.

70. How many times may a congressman can be re-elected?
a) There is not limit.
b) Two times.
c) Four times.
d) Six times.

71. Name the only president born on the 4th of July.
a) Woodrow Wilson.
b) William H. Taft.
c) Calvin Coolidge.
d) Herbert Hoover.

72. He was the president that had the most children.
a) William Henry Harrison.
b) Zachary Taylor.
c) James Buchanan.
d) John Tyler.

73. On december 7 1941, this nation launched an air attack on Pearl Harbor, forcing the USA to enter the war.
a) Mexico.
b) Japan.
c) Dominican Republic.
d) Brazil.

74. Was on this ship where Douglas McArthur accepted the Japanese surrender, ending World War II.
a) The USS Missouri.
b) The USS New Jersey.
c) The USS Utah.
d) The USS Bowfin.

75. The USA fought this war in Korea which is called:
a) The nice war.
b) The forgotten war.
c) The cold war.
d) The longest war.

76. October 1 1958, is the official start of this American agency in charge of space flight.
a) Navy.
b) CIA.
c) SSA.
d) NASA.

77. What are the duties of Congress?
a) To make laws.
b) To violate laws.
c) To play baseball.
d) To do nothing.

78. In September 11 2001, America was attacked by this terrorist organization.
a) FARC.
b) UNITA.
c) Al-qaeda.
d) FRMN.

79.How many branches are there in our government?
a) 6.
b) 3.
c) 9.
d) 5.

80. What are the three branches of our government?
a) The Congress, the senate and the FBI.
b) The CIA, NASA and the secret service.
c) Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.
d) The army, the navy and the marine's corp.

81. What is the legislative branch of our government?
a) Congress.
b) The senate.
c) The house of representatives.
d) The judiciary.

82. What is congress?
a) A private social club in Washington.
b) The Army and Navy.
c) Boston Red sox and the New York Yankees.
d) The senate and the house of representatives.

83. Who elects congress?
a) The president does it.
b) The people.
c) The supreme court judges.
d) The pentagon does it.

84. How many senators are there in congress?
a) 150.
b) 75.
c) 100.
d) 25.

85. He spoke 6 different languages and was our third president.
a) James K. Polk.
b) Franklyn Pierce.
c) Andrew Johnson.
d) Thomas Jefferson.

86. For how long do we elect each senator?
a) 4 years.
b) 6 years.
c) 8 years.
d) 2 years.
87. How many representatives are there in congress?
a) 435.
b) 436.
c) 434.
d) 438.

88. For how long do we elect the representatives?
a) 4 years.
b) 2 years.
c) 8 years.
d) 10 years.

89. What is the executive branch of our government?
a) The senate and the house of representatives.
b) The CIA and FBI.
c) The president, the cabinet, and the department under the cabinet member.
d) The navy and the national guard.

90. What is the judiciary branch of our government?
a) The constitution.
b) The congress.
c) The pentagon.
d) The supreme court.

91. What are the duties of the supreme court?
a) To smoke a good cigar at the White House.
b) To talk about a new movie release.
c) To interpret Laws.
d) Play baseball at a nearby park.

92. He was our first president to ride in a train.
a) Martin Van Buren.
b) James Monroe.
c) John Quincy Adams.
d) Andrew Jackson.

93. Who makes the laws of the United States?
a) The president.
b) Congress.
c) The supreme court.
d) The people.

94. Who was Martin Luther king Jr.?
a) A wall street broker.
b) A famous Alabama Dentist.
c) A civil right leader.
d) A famous science fiction writer.

95. What are the 2 major political parties in the U.S.A. today?
a) Communist and Liberals.
b) Reformist and Conservative.
c) Socialist and Ecologist.
d) Democrat and Republican.

96. Who was the first president to have a stove and running water in the White House?
a) William Henry Harrison.
b) Miller Fillmore.
c) Grover Cleveland.
d) Chester A. Arthur.

97. He was the first president to use a phone, his phone number was 1.
a) Andrew Johnson.
b) Rutherford B. Hayes.
c) Benjamin Harrison.
d) Woodrow Wilson.

98. Who was the first president to live in the White House?
a) John Adams.
b) James Monroe.
c) Abraham Lincoln.
d) Ulisses S. Grant.

99. Who was the first president to be assassinated?
a) James A. Garfield.
b) James Buchanan.
c) John Tyler.
d) Abraham Lincoln.

100. Can you name the first president to have electric light and a christmas tree in the White House?
a) Grover Cleveland.
b) Benjamin Harrison.
c) Andrew Johnson.
d) Zachary Taylor.

101. In 2008, This Vietnam war veteran was nominated, to run as president of The United States by the Republican party.
a) Rudy Giuliani.
b) Mitt Romney.
c) John McCain.
d) Fred Thompson.

102. In 2008, this Senator was nominated, to run as president of the United States by the Democrat party.
a)Ted Kennedy.
b) Hillary Clinton.
c) John Edward.
d) Barak Obama.

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