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American History 1900s

U.S. history from 1900-1999.
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1. What were the name of the Wright brothers who pioneered aviation and changed the world in 1903?
George and Clancy
James and Herbert
Samuel and Hubert
Orville and Wilbur
2. Who points an accusing finger of moral responsibility in a recruitment poster for the American forces during World War I?
Uncle Sam
Uncle John
Uncle Tom
Uncle Ben
3. Where was the Titanic supposed to arrive in 1912?
Boston
New York
Norfolk
Baltimore
4. The United States joined World War I after what ship was sunk by a German submarine?
Queen Mary
Royal Iris
Merrimack
Lusitania
5. Who was the US president during World War I?
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
6. To keep USA out of World War I, Germany promised to Mexico three US states to reconquer. Which one they did not promise?
Texas
Arizona
Louisiana
New Mexico
7. First long distance telephone service in USA was demonstrated between New York and what other city in 1915?
Houston
San Francisco
New Orelans
Seattle
8. From which country USA purchased Virgin Islands in 1916?
Norway
Denmark
France
Spain
9. What day marked the Wall Street crash and the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929?
Black Tuesday
Black Friday
Black Sunday
Black Monday
10. In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across what body of water?
Caribbean sea
Pacific ocean
Atlantic ocean
Mediterranean sea
11. Who was a prohibition agent who fought against Al Capone and whose group was named the "Untouchables?"
Bugs Moran
Eliot Ness
Johnny Torrio
John Dillinger
12. Al Capone was an organized crime boss in which city during the Prohibition era?
New York
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
13. In 1937 a zeppelin airship exploded in flames over New Jersey. What was its name?
Hindenburg
Kruger
Bismarck
Herbert
14. Which event led the United States to enter WWII?
German invade of Poland
attack on Pearl Harbor
bombing of London
sinking of Lusitania
15. Who was the US president at the start of WWII?
Harry S. Truman
Franklin Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
16. Which ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when over 1100 US soldiers lost their lives?
USS Louisiana
USS Arizona
USS Virginia
USS Oklahoma
17. Which American president ordered to use the atomic bomb against Japan in WWII?
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Hoover
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Franklin D. Roosevelt
18. What was the second city the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on in Word War II?
Yokohama
Nagasaki
Tokyo
Hiroshima
19. What United States general led the army in the Pacific and the fighting against Japan?
George Marshall
George S. Patton
Douglas MacArthur
Bernard Montgomery
20. Who was George Marshall after whom the Marshall Plan was named in 1948?
Secretary of State
President
Pilot
Chief Justice
21. In which city Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the famous march for civil rights?
Baltimore
Washington
Philadelphia
New Orleans
22. What religion did human rights activist Malcolm X turn to while in prison?
Hinduism
Confucianism
Buddhism
Islam
23. What territory agreed to join the United States as the 50th state in 1959?
Puerto Rico
North Dakota
Alaska
Hawaii
24. What US president won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as a peacemaker in the Russo-Japanese War?
Theodore Roosevelt
Grover Cleveland
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jimmy Carter
25. The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed US landing operation on which country in 1961?
Cuba
Egypt
Israel
Yugoslavia
26. Which US President ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba?
Dwight Eisenhower
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy
27. Who was president of the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Johnson
Dwight Eisenhower
28. In which city was US president John F. Kennedy assassinated on November 22, 1963?
Phoenix
Houston
Dallas
New Orelans
29. What United States president resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal?
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
30. Which US President asked Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall?
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
George Bush Sr.
31. The Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 is the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Where did it occurr?
Caribbean sea
Atlantic ocean
Alaska
Hawaii
32. In what US city a terrorist bomb blew up a portion of a federal building on April 19, 1995?
Nashville
Memphis
Oklahoma City
St. Louis
33. Which US president was accused of having an extramarital affair with a White House intern?
Donald Trump
Barack Obama
Bill Clinton
Roland Reagan
34. In which state at Columbine High School 15 people were killed in massacre in 1999?
California
Georgia
Nevada
Colorado
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Level 85
Feb 12, 2021
George Marshall was also a General. You should eliminate that as an option. Love the rest of it though.
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Level 53
Feb 12, 2021
Thanks for that! I have replaced general with pilot.