U.S. History Multiple Choice #4

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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Last updated: April 12, 2021
First submittedOctober 17, 2020
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1. Who shot Abraham Lincoln?
John Wilkes Booth
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lee Harvey Oswald
2. In which state would you find Gettysburg and Valley Forge?
New York
3. Who or what were flappers?
Brash young women of the 1920s
Jousting sticks used by early fighter planes
Members of the 1970s cult led by the Bhagwan
4. Which Fleetwood Mac song did Bill Clinton use in his campaign in 1992?
Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)
Go Your Own Way
You Make Loving Fun
5. Which of these is a major reason the U.S. got involved in the Vietnam War?
Domino theory
The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
The Zimmerman Telegram
"Domino Theory" said that, if one area fell to Communism, neighboring areas would topple like dominos
6. Who was John Brown?
A radical abolitionist who was hanged after raiding Harper's Ferry
"The Godfather of Soul"
The leader of Jamestown colony in Virginia
7. What judge's last name became a verb meaning "to vilify a person with the hope of preventing his or her appointment to public office"?
Robert Bork
Felix Frankfurter
Clarence Thomas
Robert Bork was "borked" in 1987, preventing his appointment to the Supreme Court
8. Why were the Brooklyn Dodgers known as the dodgers?
They dodged baseballs
They dodged the Draft
They dodged their wives
They dodged trolleys
9. Twenty people were executed for "witchcraft" in the Salem witch trials. How were 19 of the 20 executed?
Burned at the stake
Giles Corey was pressed to death undernearth heavy weight. Additionally, five people died in jail.
10. What happened to the whale ship Essex?
It served for over 100 years until being replaced by a helicopter
It was captured by Albanian pirates
It was sunk by a whale
This story was the inspiration for "Moby-Dick"
11. What did George Washington warn against in his farewell address in 1796?
A British reconquest
Large corporations
Political parties
The advancement of military technology
12. What did Dwight Eisenhower warn against in HIS farewell address?
Breakdown of the nuclear family
Illegal drugs
Social media
The military-industrial complex
13. What was the Monroe Doctrine?
A warning to European powers not to interfere in the Americas
Adding a balanced number of free states and slave states to the Union
The settling of Native Americans west of the Mississippi
14. During what war was the White House burned down?
Civil War
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
World War II
15. What Native American group did Crazy Horse belong to?
Lakota Sioux
Level 87
Oct 18, 2020
Was that part of the Dodgers' spring training?
Level 61
Oct 19, 2020
As in many municipalities, pedestrians in Brooklyn had trouble adjusting to the new electric trolleys which were much faster than horse drawn vehicles and injuries were frequent. MLB teams dressed in their uniforms at their hotel and made their way to the ball park, dodging trolleys as they went.

Being conspicuous in their uniforms, the team name changed from Superbas to Trolley Dodgers around 1911.

Level 74
Oct 18, 2020
Who is John Brown? An underperformer on my fantasy football team
Level 61
Oct 19, 2020
We used to sing the song "John Brown's Body" and had no idea what we were singing about and wondered why they had to plagiarize the tune.
Level 69
Oct 20, 2020
John Brown's Body was the original; the tune was later used for the Battle Hymn of the Republic
Level 73
Nov 29, 2020
What American men worried about in 1859: what do I think about John Brown and the abolition of slavery?

What American men worry about in 2020: should I start John Brown or Hollywood Brown in my fantasy league?

Level 90
Oct 18, 2020
I particularly admire George Washington's perspicacity. Eisenhower's was pretty good too.
Level 61
Oct 19, 2020
Isn't it great that so many successful generals hate war?
Level 75
Oct 20, 2020
learned a new word today. thank you!
Level 72
Oct 19, 2020
"Bork" is also frequently said by the Swedish Chef.
Level 67
Nov 28, 2020
Svindi verdi mergi svergi. Bork bork bork.
Level 75
Oct 20, 2020
This is the quiz that gets me to level 72. A good day!
Level 67
Oct 21, 2020
8/15, Almost all of what I know of US History is what I've picked up from the Simpsons
Level 74
Nov 28, 2020
Funny. I get the first seven right, then the next seven wrong (sounds almost like a bible story). Only the last one saves me from getting below 50%.
Level 71
Nov 28, 2020
I only missed the Salem witch question. I knew they pressed witches with heavy weights. I figured burned at the stake was the obvious answer.
Level 58
Nov 28, 2020
I thought I was gonna do terribly, yet I got 13/15. Not bad
Level 68
Nov 28, 2020
I only got the Dodger's question because of 99% invisible. Yay for retention of knowledge from podcasts I listen to while mopping floors.
Level 72
Feb 17, 2021
I though Eisenhower warned against social media.
Level 77
Mar 29, 2022
Phillip Seymour Hoffman and You Make Lovin Fun were amusing choices