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How Well Do You Know America's History?

Do you know why 1863 was significant in the history of the United States? Who Thurgood Marshall and Malcolm X are? Or when women were allowed to vote? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about American history.

February 21, 2017

TRIVIA

1
Item 1

When was the Civil War?

1900-1950

1750-1800

1800-1850

1850-1900

2
Item 2

Who was the first president to ever live in the White House?

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

James Madison

3
Item 3

In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

Houston

Dallas

San Francisco

Washington D.C.

4
Item 4

Who said "Give me liberty or give me death?"

Patrick Henry

John Hancock

James Madison

Samuel Adams

5
Item 5

What do the colors of the American flag mean/symbolize?

Red: hardiness, White: purity, Blue: perseverance

Nothing, the Founding Fathers simply found them aesthetically pleasing

Red: compassion, White: peace and unity, Blue: remembrance

Red: revolution, White: stability, Blue: integrity

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Item 6

In what year were American women given the right to vote?

1920

1941

1900

1972

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Item 7

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln stated that:

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

Slavery was abolished in the Union

The slave trade was illegal

Slaves who fled to Canada would be protected

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Item 8

2014 marked the 200th birthday of which American symbol?

The Lincoln Memorial

The Smithsonian Institution

The Star-Spangled Banner

The American flag

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Item 9

Who is this First Lady?

Martha Washington

Eleanor Roosevelt

Edith Wilson

Barbara Bush

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Item 10

Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to become ...

Supreme Court Justice

Senator

Congressman

Secretary of State

CORRECT

You must not be American. If you are, shame on you!

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CORRECT

You did pretty good. You could always brush up on your history though.

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CORRECT

You must really love your country! This wasn't exactly easy but you nailed it!

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