US History Overview

This quiz will checks for an overview of various facts about U.S. history. It has a mix of questions: some really important events, and other slightly trivial questions.

Do you have a good overview of U.S. history? Do you know the basic facts about it's discovery by Europeans, its colonization, and its founding? Take this quiz and find out.

Created by: Darius
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1. Which country sponsored Columbus's voyage, in search of a route to Asia?
England
Portugal
Spain
France
2. Almost 100 years after Columbus, the British tried to set up small settlements in America. Which of these were the early ones?
Miami and San Francisco
Jamestown and Detroit
Plymouth and Jamestown
New York and Washington
3. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were all from the same colony. Which one?
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
4. Samuel Adams and John Adams were from which colony?
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
5. The early battles of the revolutionary war started in what colony?
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
6. After the U.S.A. became an independent country, did France still control parts of the North American Continent?
Yes, they did
No, they did not
7. Which of the following is true about Abraham Lincoln:
Lincoln was the first president of the U.S.A.
Lincoln was a famous southern slave-holder
Lincoln was born in 1809, about 10 years after George Washington died
Lincoln's army lost the civil war
8. Name a famous World War-II general who later became President of the U.S.A.
General Douglas MacAuthur
General Bernard Montgomery
General Dwight Eisenhower
General Tso
General Sherman
General Lee
9. Which of the following U.S. Presidents was not assassinated
John F. Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
Richard Nixon
10. Who was the last U.S. President to be elected to more than two terms?
George Washington
John F. Kennedy
Franklin Roosevelt
George W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
11. Which of the following U.S. presidents previous had a career as a movie actor?
John F. Kennedy
John Adams
Abraham Lincoln
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan

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