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American History Quiz - Can You Answer These?

Updated on November 17, 2019
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Kris Manley is a blogger, author, and speaker. She's a guest on radio in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, as well as a guest on network TV.

Well, when I decided to write this I had to ask myself whether or not if I should pursue this article. I was born and raised in this country, I don't like some of the things that have taken place in this country, and I really don't like the things that have taken place, and continues to take place, in this country that have impacted my ethnicity. What I will say is that I'm all in at the moment, because I own a home here and have a business here. Most of my family is here in the United States; some are in Jamaica. I will say that if an individual is born and raised in a place he or she needs to know about that place to be able to "maneuver" effectively, as possible, in that place. So, here it goes!

The American Flag

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America's National Anthem

What is the United States national motto?

What is the name of the United States national anthem?

Who wrote the national anthem?

During which war was the national anthem written?

America's Flag

How many stars are on the American flag?

What is the nickname for the American flag?

What was the name of the person who made the first American flag?

American States

What is the capital of your state?

Who is the governor of your state?

What is the capital city of your state?

America's White House Staff

Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the United States?

How many terms can a United States president serve?

Name the four presidents whose faces are carved in stone on Mount Rushmore.

Where does the president of the United States live?

What is the address of the White House?

In which room does the president of the United States work each day?

What father and son both served as presidents of the United States?

American Statues

What is the Statue of Liberty’s official name?

Who gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

Where would you find the Statue of Liberty?

Where would you find the words …….

”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses

yearning to be free”? The whole: “Give me your tired, your poor,

your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

The Bald Eagle - America's National Bird

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American Geography

What is the longest river in the United States?

Which country is located to the North of the United States?

Which country is located to the South of the United States?

In which state is the Grand Canyon located?

What are the two largest mountain ranges in the United States?

Can you name the five (5) great lakes?

America's States

What is the birthday of the United States of America? – give month, day, and year

How many states are in the United States?

What were the first states called?

Which two states were the last to join the Union?

From what country was the state of Alaska purchased and what was the amount?

What is the smallest state in the United States?

In which state is the Everglades National Park located?

Which state is often called the “Mother of Presidents?

Which city in the United States has the largest population?

What is the largest state in the United States?

America's Judicial System

What are the three branches of the American government?

What is the highest court in the United States?

How many judges serve on the Supreme Court?

America's Government

What form of government does the United States have?

Congress consists of which two groups?

How many members are in Congress?

How many members serve in the United States House of Representatives?

How many members serve in the United States Senate?

Who are the senators from your state?

What are the two major political parties in the United States?

What two animal symbols represent the two political parties in the United States?

American Wars

What war did the colonists say “the shot heard around the world?”

Name the six major American wars in consecutive order.

In which year did the Civil War Begin?

In which year did the Civil War End?

Who was president during the Civil War?

When did World War I begin and end?

Who was president during World War I?

When did World War II begin and end?

Which two men served as presidents during World War II?

On which date did the Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii?

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    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      13 months ago from Atlanta, GA

      I really need to put the answers up, and good job wba108@yahoo.com!

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      wba108@yahoo.com 

      18 months ago from upstate, NY

      I guessed almost every question correctly. Didn't know the price for Alaska, how many members in congress and most importantly our national motto, "In God, we trust" although I'm quite familiar with the Christian foundations of the country.

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      18 months ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Liz, I do have the answers to this quiz, and I'll post them. Thanks for reading and please share.

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      Liz Westwood 

      18 months ago from UK

      This is a great quiz, but coming from the UK I have struggled with the answers. Do you have a list of answers please? That way I can learn a little.

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