I just realized that I forgot to post the answers to the History quiz.  So, better late than never, here are the answers.  Do you need to take a history class?  (Answers are in bold.)

Q1. When was the Civil War?

a. 1750-1800

b. 1800-1850

c. 1850-1900

d. 1900-1950

e. after 1950

Q2. Who said “Give me liberty or give me death?”

a. John Hancock

b. James Madison

c. Patrick Henry

d. Samuel Adams

Q3. What is the Magna Carta?

a. The foundation of the British parliamentary system

b. The Great Seal of the monarchs of England

c. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man

d. The charter signed by the Pilgrims on the Mayflower

Q4. The term “Reconstruction” refers to:

a. Payment of European countries’ debts to the United States after the First World War

b. Repairing of the physical damage caused by the Civil War

c. Readmission of the Confederate states and the protection of the rights of Black citizens

d. Rebuilding of the transcontinental railroad and the canal system

Q5. Are Beavis and Butthead…

a. A radio show

b. Television cartoon characters

c. A musical group

d. Fictional soldiers

Q6. The Scopes Trial was about:

a. Freedom of the press

b. Teaching evolution in the schools

c. Prayer in the schools

d. Education in private schools

Q7. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln stated that:

a. Slaves were free in areas of the Confederate states not held by the Union

b. The slave trade was illegal

c. Slaves who fled to Canada would be protected

d. Slavery was abolished in the Union

Q8. The purpose of the authors of “The Federalists” papers was to:

a. Establish a strong, free press in the colonies

b. Confirm George Washington’s election as the first president

c. Win foreign approval for the Revolutionary War

d. Gain ratification of the U.S. Constitution

Q9. Sputnik was the name given to the first:

a. Telecommunications system

b. Animal to travel into space

c. Hydrogen bomb

d. Man-made satellite

Q10. The Missouri Compromise was the act that:

a. Funded the Lewis and Clark expedition on the upper Missouri River

b. Granted statehood to Missouri but denied the admission of any other states

c. Settled the boundary dispute between Missouri and Kansas

d. Admitted Maine into the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state

Q11. Which document established the division of powers between the states and the federal government?

a. The Marshall Plan

b. The Constitution

c. The Declaration of Independence

d. The Articles of Confederation

Q12. When was Thomas Jefferson president?

a. 1780-1800

b. 1800-1820

c. 1820-1840

d. 1840-1860

e. 1860-1880

Q13. What was the lowest point in American fortunes in the Revolutionary War?

a. Saratoga

b. Bunker Hill

c. Valley Forge

d. Fort Ticonderoga

Q14. In his Farewell Address, President George Washington warned against the danger of:

a. Expanding into territories beyond the Appalachian Mountains

b. Having war with Spain over Mexico

c. Entering into permanent alliances with foreign governments

d. Building a standing army and strong navy

Q15. The Monroe Doctrine declared that:

a. The American blockade of Cuba was in accord with international law

b. Europe should not acquire new territories in the Western Hemisphere

c. Trade with China should be open to all Western nations

d. The annexation of the Philippines was legitimate

Q16. Who was the European who traveled in the United States and wrote down perceptive comments about what he saw in Democracy in America?

a. Lafayette

b. Tocqueville (TOKE-ville)

c. Crevecoeur (cre-VA-see-aire)

d. Napoleon

Q17. Identify Snoop Doggy Dog.

a. A rap singer

b. Cartoon by Charles Schulz

c. A mystery series

d. A jazz pianist

Q18. Abraham Lincoln was president between:

a. 1780-1800

b. 1800-1820

c. 1820-1840

d. 1840-1860

e. 1860-1880

Q19. Who was the American general at Yorktown?

a. William T. Sherman

b. Ulysses S. Grant

c. Douglas MacArthur

d. George Washington

Q20. John Marshall was the author of:

a. Roe vs. Wade

b. Dred Scott vs. Kansas

c. Marbury vs. Madison

d. Brown vs. Board of Education

Q21. Who was the “Father of the Constitution”?

a. George Washington

b. Thomas Jefferson

c. Benjamin Franklin

d. James Madison

Q22. Who said, “I regret that I have only one life to give for my country”?

a. John F. Kennedy

b. Benedict Arnold

c. John Brown

d. Nathan Hale

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people”?

a. The speech: “I have a Dream”

b. Declaration of Independence

c. U.S. Constitution

d. Gettysburg Address

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?

a. Thomas Jefferson

b. James Madison

c. John Adams

d. Benjamin Franklin

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?

a. Theodore Roosevelt

b. Jimmy Carter

c. Franklin D. Roosevelt

d. Woodrow Wilson

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?

a. George C. Marshall

b. Woodrow Wilson

c. Henry Cabot Lodge

d. Eleanor Roosevelt

Q27. Who said, “Speak softly but carry a big stick”?

a. William T. Sherman

b. Sitting Bull

c. John D. Rockefeller

d. Theodore Roosevelt

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:

a. The Vietnam War

b. World War II

c. World War I

d. The Civil War

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?

a. Malcolm X

b. Martin Luther King Jr.

c. W.E.B. Du Bois

d. Frederick Douglass

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?

a. John F. Kennedy

b. Franklin D. Roosevelt

c. Dwight Eisenhower

d. Harry Truman

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?

a. Italy and Japan

b. Italy and Poland

c. Italy and Russia

d. Russia and Japan

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society Program included:

a. The Sherman Antitrust Act

b. The Voting Rights Act

c. The Tennessee Valley Authority

d. The Civilian Conservation Corps

Q33. Who was “First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen”?

a. George Washington

b. Woodrow Wilson

c. Dwight Eisenhower

d. Abraham Lincoln

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second WorldWar?

a. Peter Ustinov (YOU-stin-off)

b. Nikita Khrushchev (CRUZ-chev)

c. Marshal Tito

d. Joseph Stalin


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