U.S. History Multiple Choice #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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Last updated: April 3, 2019
First submittedMarch 22, 2019
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1. Was Johnny Appleseed a real person?
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, lived from 1774 to 1845
2. Who was the U.S. President during World War I?
Dwight Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
3. What color did rebel soldiers wear in the Civil War?
4. What was the "Great Migration"?
African-Americans moving from South to North
Irish immigration to the U.S.
The forced migration of Native Americans to Oklahoma
5. Which of these was NOT a New Deal program?
Civilian Conservation Corps
Tennessee Valley Authority
Works Progress Administration
Medicare did not begin until 1965
6. When was the Jazz Age?
7. What was Al Capone's most profitable business?
Gambling halls
Running crooked unions
Selling alcohol
Selling drugs
8. What country held 52 Americans hostage from 1979 to 1981?
Soviet Union
9. Which of these countries never had territorial possessions in the modern-day territory of the United States?
10. Who were known as "Carpetbaggers"?
Farmers in the Upper Midwest
Italian immigrants
Northerners who moved south after the Civil War
People who traveled on the Oregon Trail
11. Which of these is Susan B. Anthony known for?
Campaigning for women's suffrage
Nursing during the Civil War
Owning a casino
Writing novels
12. Why is Chuck Yeager famous?
First person to reach the North Pole (claimed)
First pilot to break the sound barrier
First quarterback to win the Super Bowl
13. What day will live in infamy, according to Franklin D. Roosevelt?
July 4th, 1776
October 24, 1929
December 7, 1941
June 6, 1944
The date of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
14. What was the Dust Bowl?
A coal-mining region in Appalachia
A period of severe prairie dust storms in the 1930s
The first college football bowl game
15. Why did the U.S. military invade Mexico in 1916?
A dispute over fishing rights
It was part of the first World War
To annex territory
To capture Pancho Villa
Level 50
Mar 24, 2019
Got 9 right. Not bad for a Brit!
Level 45
Mar 24, 2019
Cool quiz
Level 53
Mar 30, 2019
Well that was easy. Missed the Capone question though, though gambling would still be more profitable.
Level 66
Jul 30, 2019
He sold illegal alcohol during Prohibition
Level 69
Apr 3, 2019
Did the Japanese invade Pearl Harbor or just bomb it?
Level ∞
Apr 3, 2019
Just bombed it. That has been fixed.
Level 75
Jul 30, 2019
I thought the Germans bombed it.
Level 70
Apr 27, 2019
What was Johnny Appleseed (apparently) famous for, I have never heard of him, and i know you guys are better than Mr Google?
Level 84
Jun 4, 2019
Planting a certain kind of plant. I'll give you three guesses which one, and the first two don't count.

But seriously, for a simple question like "Who was X?", Google/Wikipedia are going to be way better than the Jetpunk comments section.

Level 74
May 4, 2021
The question doesn't really make sense. If Johnny Appleseed was a real person, then his real name would be Johnny Appleseed. But it isn't - it's John Chapman.
Level 67
Nov 22, 2021
Mark Twain was a real person too. People have more than one name, especially in different contexts. Having an AKA doesn't make someone "not real".
Level 72
May 17, 2019
I enjoy these multiple choice quizzes. You can't just type type type your way to 100% so there's always that chance of getting a question wrong.
Level 84
Jun 4, 2019
Pretty good. I wasn't familiar with the term "Great Migration," but I was able to get it by process of elimination.
Level 83
Jul 30, 2019
Got 100%, but wasn't totally sure about the least-guessed answer. Made the most sense, though.
Level 86
Jul 30, 2019
It would be cool if the stats at the end of the quiz showed the percentage of people who guessed each answer. I'd love to know how many people guessed the dust bowl was the first college football bowl game! ;)
Level 59
Jul 30, 2019
Didn't portugal have claims in Florida?
Level 48
Jul 31, 2019
Apparently not
Level 80
Nov 13, 2019
Maybe claims, but not possessions?
Level 63
Aug 2, 2020
The migration of English to Northeastern America in the 1630s is also known as the "Great Migration." Most of my ancestors were part of that movement. (My dad used to say that our people came over on a rowboat following the Mayflower.)