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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?
Samuel and Hubert
George and Clancy
Orville and Wilbur
James and Herbert
2. Who points an accusing finger of moral responsibility in a recruitment poster for the American forces during World War I?
Uncle Ben
Uncle Sam
Uncle Tom
Uncle John
3. Where was the Titanic supposed to arrive in 1912?
Norfolk
Boston
New York
Baltimore
4. The United States joined World War I after what ship was sunk by a German submarine?
Royal Iris
Queen Mary
Lusitania
Merrimack
5. Who was the US president during World War I?
Warren G. Harding
Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
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
New Mexico
Arizona
Louisiana
7. First long distance telephone service in USA was demonstrated between New York and what other city in 1915?
Houston
New Orelans
Seattle
San Francisco
8. From which country USA purchased Virgin Islands in 1916?
France
Spain
Denmark
Norway
9. What day marked the Wall Street crash and the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929?
Black Sunday
Black Tuesday
Black Friday
Black Monday
10. In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across what body of water?
Atlantic ocean
Pacific ocean
Mediterranean sea
Caribbean sea
11. Who was a prohibition agent who fought against Al Capone and whose group was named the "Untouchables?"
John Dillinger
Bugs Moran
Johnny Torrio
Eliot Ness
12. Al Capone was an organized crime boss in which city during the Prohibition era?
Baltimore
Boston
New York
Chicago
13. In 1937 a zeppelin airship exploded in flames over New Jersey. What was its name?
Hindenburg
Bismarck
Herbert
Kruger
14. Which event led the United States to enter WWII?
sinking of Lusitania
German invade of Poland
attack on Pearl Harbor
bombing of London
15. Who was the US president at the start of WWII?
John F. Kennedy
Dwight Eisenhower
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
16. Which ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when over 1100 US soldiers lost their lives?
USS Virginia
USS Louisiana
USS Oklahoma
USS Arizona
17. Which American president ordered to use the atomic bomb against Japan in WWII?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
18. What was the second city the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on in Word War II?
Tokyo
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
Yokohama
19. What United States general led the army in the Pacific and the fighting against Japan?
George S. Patton
Douglas MacArthur
Bernard Montgomery
George Marshall
20. Who was George Marshall after whom the Marshall Plan was named in 1948?
Pilot
Secretary of State
President
Chief Justice
21. In which city Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the famous march for civil rights?
Washington
Philadelphia
New Orleans
Baltimore
22. What religion did human rights activist Malcolm X turn to while in prison?
Islam
Buddhism
Hinduism
Confucianism
23. What territory agreed to join the United States as the 50th state in 1959?
North Dakota
Alaska
Hawaii
Puerto Rico
24. What US president won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as a peacemaker in the Russo-Japanese War?
Grover Cleveland
Jimmy Carter
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
25. The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed US landing operation on which country in 1961?
Yugoslavia
Israel
Cuba
Egypt
26. Which US President ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba?
Dwight Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
27. Who was president of the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Dwight Eisenhower
28. In which city was US president John F. Kennedy assassinated on November 22, 1963?
New Orelans
Phoenix
Dallas
Houston
29. What United States president resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal?
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
30. Which US President asked Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall?
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
George Bush Sr.
Ronald Reagan
31. The Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 is the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Where did it occurr?
Hawaii
Alaska
Caribbean sea
Atlantic ocean
32. In what US city a terrorist bomb blew up a portion of a federal building on April 19, 1995?
St. Louis
Oklahoma City
Memphis
Nashville
33. Which US president was accused of having an extramarital affair with a White House intern?
Donald Trump
Barack Obama
Roland Reagan
Bill Clinton
34. In which state at Columbine High School 15 people were killed in massacre in 1999?
Colorado
Georgia
California
Nevada
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Level 81
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.