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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?
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.
(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?
(d) Romeo and Juliet
4. Which of the following American artists is best known for painting American flags and targets and influencing Pop Art culture in America?
(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?
(b) Cary Grant
(c) Michael Landon
(d) Edward G. Robinson
6. Which American was the first to successfully launch the first liquid-propelled rocket?
(b) Howard Hughes
(c) William Boeing
(d) Glen L. Martin
7. Which of the following is the correct statement?
"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?"
(b) Dr. Spock
(c) Marion O'Brien Donovan
(d) Gail Borden
9. Who invented "e-mail?"
(b) Steve Case
(c) Greg Carr
(d) Ray Tomlinson
company was the first to invent "frozen foods?"
(d) General Mills
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
12. If the White House has 132 rooms, how many bathrooms are in the White House?
Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, in which year?
14. How many American troops served in Kuwait?
15. How many
Americans served during World War II?
16. World War I was from 1914 to 1918. In what year did the US enter in?
17. The Spanish-American War lasted how long?
18. Which of the following is NOT an official U.S. National Memorial?
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?
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?
has all sorts of regional superstitions. Most are silly. An example
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?
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
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?
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?
(b) Shirley Chisholm
(c) Phillis Wheatley
(d) Maya Angelou
27. How many Americans died in battle in the Spanish-American War?
28. In which year did the 5-digit zip code begin?
29. What is the name of the first communication satellite?
(b) Comsat 1
30. Which US President has seen a UFO and filed an official report?
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?
32. Which of the following American woman has not (yet) appeared on any US currency?
(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?
(b) Chief Joseph
(c) Chief Cochise
(d) Chief Tecumseh
35. What is the last word in our U.S. Pledge of Allegiance?