USA History CS Exams MCQs

(1) During his first voyage, Columbus accidentally landed at the:

(a) Virgin Islands
(b) Hawaiian Islands
(c) Watlings Island in the Bahamas
(d) Northern Mariana Islands

(2) Which of the following English Colonies in America was named after Queen Elizabeth?

(a) Maryland
(b) Florida
(c) Virginia
(d) Georgia

(3) Which of the following States in the United States of America was famous for its gold mines?

(a) Maryland
(b) Vermont
(c) California
(d) Massachusetts

(4) The first permanent and successful English Colony in America, Jamestown Virginia, was founded in the year:

(a) 1492
(b) 1592
(c) 1607
(d) 1707

(5) The Pilgrims from England reached Plymouth (New England) in a ship called:

(a) Nina
(b) Pinta
(c) Mayflower
(d) Leopard

(6) Which one of the following leaders of American Revolution was also a scientist, a printer, a satirist and a political philosopher?

(a) Samuel Adams
(b) John Adams
(c) Benjamin Franklin
(d) Thomas Jefferson

(7) How many political parties are mentioned by name in the U.S. Constitution?

(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four

(8) The Bill of Rights was incorporated in the U.S. Constitution in the year:

(a) 1787
(b) 1789
(c) 1790
(d) 1791

(9) Who was elected as President of the Confederacy when the seceding Southern Slave State announced their secession from United States of America and founded the Confederate States of America in 1861?

(a) Thomas Jefferson
(b) Jefferson Davis
(c) James Madison
(d) Aaron Burr

(10) In which capacity did Alexander Hamilton work with George Washington, the first President of United States of America:

(a) Secretary of Defense
(b) Secretary of State
(c) Secretary of Treasury
(d) Attorney General

(11) One of the first two political factions in United States, the Democratic Republicans, was led by:

(a) Jefferson Davis
(b) Alexander Hamilton
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) George Washington

(12) The Treaty of Paris in 1783 fixed the Western boundary of the United States at the River:

(a) Missouri
(b) Kentucky
(c) Mississippi
(d) Potomac

(13) During Jefferson’s Presidency, Robert R. Livingstone was the U.S. Minister to:

(a) England
(b) Spain
(c) France
(d) Russia

(14) Under which treaty United States acquired Florida from Spain?

(a) Treaty of Paris
(b) Adams-Onis Treaty
(c) Pinckney’s Treaty
(d) Jay’s Treaty

(15) Which of the American Presidents won four consecutive presidential elections and remained president for the longest period of time:

(a) Theodore Roosevelt
(b) Woodrow Wilson
(c) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(d) Harry S. Truman

(16) Alaska was acquired by United States from:
(a) Spain
(b) England
(c) Canada
(d) Russia

(17) Which of the American presidents was responsible for the Apollo Project that resulted in the man’s landing on the surface of moon?

(a) Dwight David Eisenhower
(b) John F. Kennedy
(c) Lyndon Baines Johnson
(d) Richard Nixon

(18) Which of the American Presidents was present at the time of the signing of the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel?

(a) John F. Kennedy
(b) Richard Nixon
(c) Jimmy Carter
(d) Ronald Reagan

(19) Which of the American presidents called the former Soviet Union “An Evil Empire”?

(a) Richard Nixon
(b) Jimmy Carter
(c) Ronald Reagan
(d) George Herbert Walker Bush

(20) Which one of the American presidents remained the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before becoming the president?

(a) Richard Nixon
(b) Jimmy Carter
(c) George Herbert Walker Bush
(d) Gerald Rudolph Ford


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