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There are  35 very very tough questions.




1.  We all know that John Hancock is the man who signed his name the largest at the bottom of The Declaration of Independence.  Why did he sign so big?

(a) Because he was proud.
(b) Because he was egotistical
(c) Because he wanted King George to see it without his glasses on
(d) All of the above

2. In 1966 which president declared Waterloo, New York the official birthplace of the Memorial Day holiday?

(a) J. F. Kennedy
(b) Richard Nixon
(c) Gerald Ford
(d) Lyndon Johnson

3.  In 1883, the New York Metropolitan Opera gave it's first performance with which opera?

(a) Carmen
(b) Faust
(c) Tosca
(d) Romeo and

4. Which of the following American artists is best known for painting American flags and targets and influencing Pop Art culture in America?

(a) Jasper Johns
(b) Andy Warhol
(c) Jackson Pollock
(d) Alexander Calder

5. A lot of actors in the past have changed  their original ethnic-sounding names to more simpler, and what was considered, American-sounding names because their publicity agents felt it would be easier for the public to remember or to fit the image that Hollywood wanted them to have.  Which of the following actors originally had the real name of Eugene Orowitz?

(a) John Wayne
(b) Cary Grant
(c) Michael Landon
(d) Edward G. Robinson

6.  Which American was the first to successfully launch the first liquid-propelled rocket?

(a) Dr. Robert Goddard
(b) Howard Hughes
(c) William Boeing
(d) Glen L. Martin

7.  Which of the following is the correct statement?

(a) "One small leap for man, one giant step for mankind."
(b) "One giant leap for man, one small step for mankind."
(c) "One small step for mankind, one giant leap for man."
(d) "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

8.  Americans have always been good at inventing things.  Some inventions come and go, such as the Pet Rock. Others become a daily part of our lives.  With this in mind, who of the following invented the "disposable diaper?"

(a) Virginia Apgar
(b) Dr. Spock
(c) Marion O'Brien Donovan
(d) Gail Borden

9.  Who invented "e-mail?"

(a) Bill Gates
(b) Steve Case
(c) Greg Carr
(d) Ray Tomlinson

10. Which company was the first to invent "frozen foods?"

(a) Kraft
(b) Birdseye
(c) Swanson
(d) General Mills

11.  The White House has 132 rooms.  Some of them are named after colors. Which of the following rooms is not a name of a room in the White House?

(a) Purple Room
(b) Orange Room
(c) Black Room
(d) All of the above

D: All of them are not rooms.

12.  If the White House has 132 rooms, how many bathrooms are in the White House?

(a) 35
(b) 60
(c) 100
(d) 132

13. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, in which year?

(a) 1988
(b) 1989
(c) 1990
(d) 1991

14.  How many American troops served in Kuwait?

(a) 507,000
(b) 532,000
(c) 558,000
(d) 594,000

15. How many Americans served during World War II?

(a) 8,945,000+
(b) 10,764,000+
(c) 14,139,000+
(d) 16,112,000+

16. World War I was from 1914 to 1918.  In what year did the US enter in?

(a) 1914
(b) 1915
(c) 1916
(d) 1917

17.  The Spanish-American War lasted how long?

(a) Days
(b) Weeks
(c) Months
(d) Years

18.  Which of the following is NOT an official U.S. National Memorial?

(a) The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park
(b) The Ford Theatre National Historic Site
(c) The Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site
(d) All of the above

19. The U.S. established a park in honor of American dinosaurs. True or False?


20. There is currently a bill in Congress to restore the celebration of Memorial Day back to May 30th.  True or False?

21. In what year did the U.S. first build satellite communications satellites?

(a) 1951
(b) 1955
(c) 1960
(d) 1963

22.  The first American Saint was a man. True or False?

23. The Library of Congress has the world's largest collection of which musical instrument?

(a) `Flute
(b)  Trumpet
(c)   Violins
(d)  Accordians

24. America has all sorts of regional superstitions.  Most are silly.  An example is:
In the New England area, what do they feel is the best method to get a fish bone that is stuck in your throat out?

(a)  Pull on your big toe
(b)  Pull on a nose hair
(c)  Plug your nose and honk like a goose
(d) All of these will work

25. All sorts of crazy things happen in America. Some are real, some are well....
According to legend, what happened in Rosewell, New Mexico in July 1947?

(a) Extraterrestrials left messages carved in stones that are not known to earth.
(b) A UFO landed, kidnapped a small group of campers, then took off.
(c) An alien spaceship crashed and the bodies of aliens were recoverd by the U.S. government, as well as parts of the spaceship.
(d) The moon formed a strange shape and a black hole opened up briefly.

26. Who was the first black woman elected to Congress?

(a) Condoleeza Rice
(b) Shirley Chisholm
(c) Phillis Wheatley
(d) Maya Angelou

27. How many Americans died in battle in the Spanish-American War?

(a) 5
(b) 385
(c) 3,102
(d) 13,941

28. In which year did the 5-digit zip code begin?

(a) 1960
(b) 1961
(c)  1962
(d)  1963

29. What is the name of the first communication satellite?

(a) Telstar
(b) Comsat 1
(c)  Argos
(d)  Gemini

30. Which US President has seen  a UFO and filed an official report?

(a) President Gerald Ford
(b) President John F. Kennedy
(c) President Jimmy Carter
(d) President George W. Bush

31. After the Civil War ended, how many slaves were freed?

(a) 500,000
(b) 1,000,000
(c) 4,000,000
(d) 9,000,000

32.  Which of the following American woman has not (yet) appeared on any US currency?

(a) Pocahontas
(b) Susan B. Anthony
(c) Martha Washington
(d) Eleanor Roosevelt

33. The Navajo Code Talkers are credited with helping to win WWII using their special language to transmit messages.  But, Native Americans were not allowed to fight in any other war until this time. True or False?

34. In 1813, which Indian Chief put a death curse on all U.S. Presidents elected in a year ending in a zero?

(a) Chief Sitting Bull
(b) Chief Joseph
(c) Chief Cochise
(d) Chief Tecumseh

35. What is the last word in our U.S. Pledge of Allegiance?





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