Basic US History Quiz – Check Your History Knowledge

by Sankalan Baidya
US History Quiz

We know, we know, history is boring and reading history for your exams is nothing short of a Herculean task! Even we had to go through that. Now it is your turn. And today we brought a US History Quiz for you guys!

No matter how much we hate it, how much we feel like running away from it, how much we want our education system to completely remove history from the syllabus, you just can’t do anything, literally! It is better accepting that history is not going anywhere from your student life and you better gear up for the dates, wars, and treaties that it throws at you.

Just to ease your pain, we are bringing you these fun quizzes for you to understand where you stand in USA’s history subject. As said earlier, history is boring, but it is also important to know our country’s history to get an idea of how our forefathers and founding fathers of the country fought for the country that we live in with so much freedom and liberty. 

History allows you to know the struggles, sacrifices, sufferings our ancestors had to endure to give us the country that we are living in. They sacrificed their lives and we are reaping the benefits of their sacrifice. Accept it or not, it is our country’s history which plays a major role in shaping up who we are, as citizens and even as individuals.

So, in this basic US History Quiz, let’s revisit some forgotten and some extremely known pages of history and rewind, refresh and remember our history, once again, not with a compulsion of studying for some exam but for the fun of taking a quiz and for the never-ending quest of knowledge. Take this simple and basic US History Quiz and see how well or how worse you score and sharpen your brain for the next time.

What does the colors of the flag of USA symbolize?

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Each color of the flag of the USA has its meaning. Red symbolizes valor, white is for purity and blue symbolizes justice.

What is the length of the term of the members of the House of Representatives?

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Every member of the House of Representatives serves for two years and they go for re-election every even year.

Constitutional Convention met in which place of the USA?

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The Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvanian State House from 25 May to 17 September in the year 1787.

Which state of America was the first to allow its women to vote?

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By ratifying the Wyoming Suffrage Act of 1869, Wyoming was the first state to allow its women to vote.

Which day is the single bloodiest day in the history of the United States of America?

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17 September 1862 in the middle of the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg (Maryland), is considered as the single bloodiest day in the history of the United States of America. That one day witnessed 3,654 Union and Confederate soldier deaths.

Which of the following woman fought as men in the Revolutionary War?

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Deborah Sampson Gannett was a Massachusetts woman who disguised as a man so that she could serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Which among the following was not a part of the anaconda plan?

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Capturing Jefferson Davis was not a part of the anaconda plan. Anaconda plan was developed by General-in-Chief Winfield Scott to help the Union win over the Confederates.

How many men signed the Constitution?

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39 of the total 55 delegates signed the Constitution on 17 September 1787.

How many branches are there in the US Government?

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There are three branches in the US Government – the Legislative, the Executive and the Judiciary.

The total number of amendments the Congress added to the Constitution to date are?

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There are a total of 27 ratified or passed amendments to the constitution of the USA.

What is the ship's name which brought pilgrims to the United States of America?

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Mayflower is the ship’s name which brought pilgrims to the United States of America. The pilgrims came from England’s Plymouth to the New World in the year 1620.

Which battle is generally considered as the turning point of the American Revolution?

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The battle of Saratoga is the turning point of the American Revolution. It consists of two wars i.e., one during September and the other during October both in the year 1777.

When did the Boston Massacre take place?

Boston massacre facts
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Boston massacre took place in the year 1770.

Who was the first-ever President to live in the White House?

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President John Adams was the first-ever President to live in the White House. In 1800, President John Adams and his wife moved to the White House.

Which of the following is the Independence Day of the USA?

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The USA got her independence on 4th July 1776.

Which President died on the fourth of July?

Please select 2 correct answers

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Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and John Monroe – the three founding fathers of America died on the fourth of July.

Which one of the following was the Confederate President during the Civil war?

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Jefferson Finnis Davis was the Confederate President during the Civil War.

When did the Great Depression Start?

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Great Depression started in August 1929 to March 1933.

A Know-Nothing Party focused on which issue?

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A Know-Nothing Party also known as the Native American Party and American Party (from 1855) focussed on immigration. The party fought for native Americans and had an anti-immigration policy.

In which war did an American war cry call "Remember the Maine" used?

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An American war cry "Remember the Maine" was used in the Spanish-American War in the year 1898.

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