Several of you have requested another quiz. Some might say those people are gluttons for punishment. In any case, here it is. Be careful what you wish for.
- Each of the following was one of the Founding Fathers, except: (a) Alexander Hamilton, (b) James Madison, (c) Benjamin Franklyn, (d) Andrew Jackson.
- The first capital of the US (after the constitution was ratified) was (a) Washington, DC, (b) Philadelphia, (c) New York, (d) Baltimore.
- The Star Spangled Banner was composed during which war? (a) War of 1812, (b) Revolutionary War, (c) Civil War, (d) WW1.
- The first US President born in the US was (a) Andrew Jackson, (b) James Monroe, (c) Franklyn Pierce, (d) Martin Van Buren.
- How many vice presidents served under FDR? (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4.
- The last of the “Lower 48” to join the Union was (a) New Mexico, (b) Arizona, (c) Hawaii, (d) Wyoming.
- The only president to serve two terms NON-CONSECUTIVELY was (a) John Adams, (b) Rutherford B. Hayes, (c) Grover Cleveland, (d) Teddy Roosevelt.
- Which famous frontiersman was killed at the Alamo? (a) Daniel Boone, (b) Davy Crockett, (c) James Fremont, (d) Samuel Houston.
- Who was known as “Buffalo Bill?” (a) Bill Travers, (b) “Wild” Bill Hickok, (c) William Cody, (d) “Doc” Holliday.
- The Appalachian Mountains pass through each of the following states, EXCEPT (a) New Jersey, (b) New York, (c) Alabama, (d) Mississippi.
- The territory of which of the following current states was NOT acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase? (a) Arkansas, (b) Wyoming, (c) Montana, (d) Illinois.
- Each of the following men was known as a “Robber Baron,” EXCEPT (a) Andrew Carnegie, (b) Henry Ford, (c) James Duke, (d) J. P. Morgan.
- “Seward’s Folly” is associated with the acquisition of (a) Alaska, (b) Hawaii, (c) California, (d) Texas.
- The capital of Ohio is (a) Columbus, (b) Cleveland, (c) Cincinnati, (d) Akron.
- The Yankees have won the most World Series, 27. Which team is next? (a) Brooklyn/LA, (b) St. Louis, (c) NY/San Francisco, (d) Boston.
- The first state to ratify the constitution was (a) Virginia, (b) NY, (c) NJ, (d) Delaware.
- All of the following were Revolutionary War heroes, EXCEPT (a) Frances Marion, (b) John Pershing, (c) Ethan Allan, (d) Alexander Hamilton
- Which President was known as “Tippecanoe?” (a) Zachary Taylor, (b) Franklyn Pierce, (c) US Grant, (d) William Henry Harrison.
- Each of the following presidents was assassinated, EXCEPT (a) James A. Garfield, (b) JFK, (c) Benjamin Harrison, (d) William McKinley.
- Each of the following was elected vice president before being elected president, EXCEPT (a) Chester A. Arthur, (b) Millard Fillmore, (c) James K. Polk, (d) Teddy Roosevelt.
- According to the US Geological Survey the longest river in the US from source to mouth is the (a) Mississippi, (b) Missouri, (c) Allegheny, (d) Hudson.
- Which came first? (a) WWI, (b) WWII, (c) women’s vote, (d) personal income tax
- Which office has been held by more presidents prior to their becoming president? (a) vice president, (b) state governor, (c) US Senator, (d) House of Representatives.
- Each of the following is sculpted on Mt. Rushmore, EXCEPT (a) FDR, (b) George Washington, (c) Teddy Roosevelt, (d) Thomas Jefferson
- Which of the following is NOT one of the Great Lakes? (a) Huron, (b) Michigan, (c) Superior, (d) George.
ANSWERS: 1. (d), 2. (c), 3. (a), 4. (d), 5. (c) (John Nance Garner, Henry Wallace & Harry S Truman), 6. (b) 2/14/1912), 7. (c) (1885-89 & 1893-97, 8. (b), 9. (c), 10. (d), 11. (d), 12. (b), 13. (a), 14. (a), 15. (b), 16. (d), 17. (b), 18. (a), 19. (c), 20. (c), 21. (b) (2,341 miles), 22. (d) (2/3/1913), 23. (d), 24. (a), 25. (d).
Well, there you have it. How did you do?