U.S. History Multiple Choice #5

Can you answer these multiple choice questions related to American history?
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Last updated: November 3, 2023
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1. Were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid real people?
2. Where was surfing invented?
New York
3. Who created the time zones?
Abraham Lincoln
The banks
The railroads
4. Who did Gerald Ford pardon?
Richard Nixon
Soldiers who committed the My Lai massacre
5. Who did Jimmy Carter pardon?
Draft dodgers
Jane Fonda
Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, posthumously
6. Which of these Presidents came first?
James Buchanan
James Garfield
James Monroe
7. Who were slaughtered in the St. Valentine's Day massacre?
Chicago gangsters
Lizzy Borden's parents
People in the Lakota tribe
The Green Bay Packers
8. In which of these places might you find an X-Ray machine in the 1950s?
Hair salon
Shoe store
Swimming pool
9. Who killed William McKinley?
An anarchist
A communist
A florist
A monarchist
10. What was the most common color of Model T?
In most model years, black was the only color available
11. Why is John Jacob Astor known to history?
He founded Rhode Island
He invented the television
He was once the country's richest person
12. Why is John James Audubon known to history?
He designed the original freeway system
He painted birds
He wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"
13. Which of these quotes is from Harry Truman?
Fool me twice, shame on me
No new taxes
Speak softly, and carry a big stick
The buck stops here
14. What were American soldiers in World War One called?
They were perceived as brave but foolhardy
15. What was "Studio 54"?
A disco club in New York City
Andy Warhol's art studio
The recording studio where John Lennon was shot
Level 65
Nov 9, 2023
Cool quiz. Never heard of Aster, so I looked him up—apparently he made his fortune by fur, opium, and real estate. Interesting guy for sure.
Level 74
Nov 12, 2023
He has both a section of Queens, NY and a city in Oregon named for him: Astoria.
Level 79
Dec 5, 2023
Level 77
Nov 9, 2023
I believe Americans were called Doughboys because they giggled when you poked their tummies.
Level 71
Nov 9, 2023
Is Aster spelled right?
Level 85
Nov 9, 2023
Level 84
Nov 10, 2023
Not if you're talking about the wealthy American family. (Astor)
Level 77
Nov 9, 2023
I feel like I need more information on Question 8.
Level 70
Nov 16, 2023
A more "scientific" method for shoe fittings
Level 90
Nov 9, 2023
"Fool me twice, shame on me." Is that a reference to George W. Bush? If yes, then technically it should be: "You ain't gonna fool me again!" As in: "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice"--long pause while the wheels of his mind slowly turn and he realizes he screwed up the saying--"you ain't gonna fool me again!" Bless his heart. I remember when I thought Dubya was as dumb as an American president could possibly be....
Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
Pretty sure it's a reference, but it doesn't have to be what he actually said. You got it, I got it. People will get it.
Level 78
Dec 5, 2023
You're also a bit off with the wording in what he said...
Level 79
Nov 9, 2023
"Who were slaughtered in the St. Valentine's Day massacre?" ... "The Green Bay Packers" lol there are some hilarious choices here. Also why did shoes stores have X-ray machines?
Level 76
Nov 9, 2023
If I remember correctly, they used them to see through the shoes to see if the feet fit properly.
Level 84
Nov 9, 2023
Green Bay Packers actually made me LOL. There are many facets that make JetPunk great. Answers like this are one of them.
Level 84
Nov 9, 2023
Ha, nice. John James Autobahn :)
Level ∞
Nov 10, 2023
You noticed :)
Level 72
Nov 12, 2023
Interesting quiz, as a Brit I knew there would be a few I was going to be guessing at that an American would probably know straight off, but there are some interesting questions/answers in there.
Level 55
Dec 5, 2023
Quite. I got about half, but got three of the top four most-guessed answers wrong.
Level 66
Dec 5, 2023
American time zones were created by the Interstate Commerce Commission, which was empowered to do so by the Standard Time Act (1918). Responsibility for time zones was transferred to the Department of Transport in 1966. Before 1918, railways had to have a set time to have timetables, but those times were not adopted by the nation. Towns all set their own time, usually by the sun. Now you have a head start if you want to do the quizzes in my series "It's about time".