How Much Do You Know About Your History? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Quiz 1

  1. In what document are the words “We the people in order to form a more perfect union” appear?

    a. The Constitution of the United States

    b. The Mayflower Compact

    c. The Articles of Confederation

    d. The Declaration of Independence

  2. Who was the author of “Common Sense?

    a. Patrick Henry

    b. Thomas Jefferson

    c. George Washington

    d. Thomas Paine

  3. Under which president was the Works Progress Administration enacted?

    a. Herbert Hoover

    b. Harry Truman

    c. Franklin Roosevelt

    d. Gerald Ford

  4. Who was president when the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by Congress?

    a. Richard Nixon

    b. Lyndon Johnson

    c. John Kennedy

    d. Jimmy Carter

  5. Which of these women was Not involved in the fight for passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the vote.

    a. Alice Paul

    b. Ida B. Wells

    c. Emmeline Pankhurst

    d. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  6. The American war hero who won the Distinguished Flying Cross and became a candidate for president.

    a. Ronald Reagan

    b. George McGovern

    c. Richard Nixon

    d. Bob Dole

  7. This Mexican American civil rights activist was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

    a. Alberto Gonzales

    b. Cesar Chavez

    c. Jose Morales

    d. Rosa Huerta

  8. The federal government of the United States has these three branches of government.

    a. executive, legislative, judicial

    b. local, state, federal

    c. local, state, military

    d. executive, judicial, military

  9. Which American president said a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”?

    a. George Washington

    b. Abraham Lincoln

    c. Andrew Jackson

    d. Franklin Roosevelt

  1. During Word War II a pivotal “Battle of the Bulge” was fought in this small town..

    a. Ardennes France

    b. St. Lo France

    c. Bastogne Belgiu?m

    d. Rotterdam Holland

  2. Who was the president at the start of the Korean War?

    a. Dwight Eisenhower

    b. Richard Nixon

    c. Harry Truman

    d. Franklin Roosevelt

  3. Who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL that started the Montgomery bus boycott?

    a. Edna Crosby

    b. Rosa Parks

    c. Barbara Jordan

    d. Maya Angelou

  4. When were 18 year olds allowed to vote in presidential elections?

    a. 1965

    b. 1968

    c. 1959

    d. 1971

  5. Which president first used the phrase “make America great again”?

    a. Ronald Reagan

    b. Donald Trump

    c. Richard Nixon

    d. Barrack Obama

  6. When was the Great Depression?

    a. the 1920s

    b. the 1930s

    c. the 1940s

    d. the 1950s

  7. Who was the first American woman astronaut to fly in space?

    a. Marilyn Jones

    b. Edwina Miller

    c. Sally Ride

    d. Crista McAuliffe

  8. Which of the following was NOT a method used to discourage African Americans from voting?

    a. hearing tests

    b. poll taxes

    c. literacy tests

    d. guessing how many dry peas were in a glass jar

  9. Which president enacted a federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

    a. George W. Bush

    b. Ronald Reagan

    c. Barrack Obama

    d. Donald Trump

  10. Which president desegregated the armed services of the United States?

    a. Dwight Eisenhower

    b. Harry Truman

    c. Barrack Obama

    d. George H. W. Bush

  11. In what state is the “Shrine to Democracy” located?

    a. Tennessee

    b. California

    c. Colorado

    d. South Dakota

  12. On what college campus were students killed by National Guard troops protesting the Viet Name War?

    a. Ohio State University

    b. The University of California-Berkeley

    c. Kent State University

    d. The University of Wisconsin

  13. The Citizens United decision by the United States Supreme Court found that

    a. some undocumented immigrants had voting rights

    b. corporations are persons

    c. Roe v. Wade should be overturned

    d. refugees to the United States cannot be banned

  14. Who succeeded Richard Nixon when he resigned the presidency?

    a. Spiro Agnew

    b. Gerald Ford

    c. George H. W. Bush

    d. Jimmy Carter

  15. Which woman was NOT on the ballot as the vice-presidential candidate after 1980?

    a. Geraldine Ferraro

    b. Toni Nathan

    c. Sarah Palin

    d. Winona LaDuke

  16. What year was the iPhone introduced?

    a. 1977

    b. 1996

    c. 2007

    d. 2010

See if you can answer the question the questions in twenty minutes or less. No fair looking up the answers on google or the answer page :). The correct answers can be found on the Quiz Answers Page on the Sidebar. I will this quiz up until November 1st.