Quiz: How Many Of These Little-Known Historical Trivia Facts Do You Know?

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 Nov 09, 2020
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Question: 1/25Pick your answer!


A network of secret routes was used to help slaves in Southern states escape to freedom. What was it called.
The North Star
The Underground Railroad
The Freedom Train

Question: 2/25Pick your answer!


A beloved American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Who was he?
John. F Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon

Question: 3/25Pick your answer!


A famous pop star was actually drafted into the army in 1957. Who was he?
John Lennon
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson

Question: 4/25Pick your answer!


A deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War, causing lung cancer in veterans. What was it called?
Agent Orange
Tear Gas
Stink Bombs

Question: 5/25Pick your answer!


A classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans. Which one?
Thanksgiving
Halloween
Tax Day

Question: 6/25Pick your answer!


There were 13 original U.S. colonies. Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
Alaska
Hawaii
New Hampshire

Question: 7/25Pick your answer!


Tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party. What was it a protest against?
Native Americans
Taxation
Caffeinated goods

Question: 8/25Pick your answer!


The Black Plague killed 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. What animal helped spread it?
Dogs
Rats
Cats

Question: 9/25Pick your answer!


Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of France until the French Revolution. How was she executed?
Hanged
The guillotine
Burned at the stake

Question: 10/25Pick your answer!


King Henry the Eighth was known for beheading his ex-wives. How many wives did he have?
6
17
2

Question: 11/25Pick your answer!


An Italian scientist was once arrested for correctly believing that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Who was he?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Galileo Galilei
Christopher Columbus

Question: 12/25Pick your answer!


The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic mysteriously disappeared on a later flight near the Bermuda Triangle. Who was she?
Amelia Earhart
Maya Angelou
Ingrid Bergman

Question: 13/25Pick your answer!


The last US state to join the country joined in 1959. Which state was it?
Hawaii
California
New Mexico

Question: 14/25Pick your answer!


Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech was the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. Where did he give this speech?
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lincoln, Nebraska
Washington, D.C.

Question: 15/25Pick your answer!


Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. But what did he think he had discovered?
Japan
Australia
India

Question: 16/25Pick your answer!


An American was the first man to walk on the moon. What was his name?
Sam Smith
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Lightyear

Question: 17/25Pick your answer!


The "Red Scare" was the fear of _____________ spreading across the United States.
Communism
Socialism
The Plague

Question: 18/25Pick your answer!


In 1964, _______ won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King Jr
Malcolm X

Question: 19/25Pick your answer!


Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Salem
Worcester
Springfield

Question: 20/25Pick your answer!


Who is known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
John Hancock
Teddy Roosevelt

Question: 21/25Pick your answer!


The faces of four US Presidents make up which national memorial?
Mount Rushmore
Statue of Liberty
Gateway Arch

Question: 22/25Pick your answer!


What are the first words of the Constitution?
"May we have your attention?"
"Four score and seven years ago..."
"We The People"

Question: 23/25Pick your answer!


What was the name of the scandal that forced President Nixon to resign?
Iran Contra
Watergate
Teapot Dome

Question: 24/25Pick your answer!


What was the world's biggest passenger ship when it was launched in 1912?
The Queen Mary
Lusitania
Titanic

Question: 25/25Pick your answer!


The 13 stripes on the American flag stand for the 13 _______
Presidents
Colonies
Lakes
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