What’s Your History IQ?
Save 17.76% on all history courses and resources during the Independence Day Sale at Alpha Omega Publications! Plus, get free shipping* on all orders over $50. Use coupon code 1776 from July 1-9 when you call 800-622-3070 or shop online.
Also, in celebration of our nation’s 238th birthday, take the short quiz below to see how much you know about United States history. The answers are below.
1. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death”?
2. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from which country?
3. What is the “day that will live in infamy”?
4. What was the bloodiest war in U.S. history?
5. Which president issued a proclamation of strict and impartial neutrality at the beginning of World War I?
6. What begins with the words, “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people”?
7. True or false? Three presidents have been impeached.
8. What was America’s first constitution called?
9. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington are known as what?
10. What opened in 1915 and greatly shortened the sea voyage between the east and west coasts of North America?
11. Why did President Eisenhower issue an order for a new U.S. flag to become official on July 4, 1960?
12. What eight-decade struggle ended when the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920?
13. Whose landslide victory over James Cox was the first to be reported by commercial radio?
14. What made the Ford administration different from any other in U.S. history?
15. What were the 13 original colonies?
You’re done! Give yourself one point for each correct answer and one extra point for correctly answering #15.
(1) Patrick Henry (2) France (3) December 7, 1941, the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor (4) The Civil War, in which more than 600,000 American soldiers lost their lives (5) Woodrow Wilson (6) The Declaration of Independence (7) False Andrew Johnson & Bill Clinton were impeached. Richard Nixon officially resigned before impeachment (8) The Articles of Confederation (9) Founding Fathers (10) Panama Canal (11) Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union in 1959. (12) Women’s right to vote (13) Warren G. Harding (14) Neither the president nor the vice president had been elected to office (15) Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia
All American (13-16 points)
Sensational Citizen (9-12 points)
Promising Patriot (5-8 points)
Novice Nationalist (less than 4 points)
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