USA History Profile

(1) Columbus discovered the New World in:

(a) 1096
(b) 1295
(c) 1492
(d) 1493

(2) Jamestown was founded in:

(a) 1607
(b) 1616
(c) 1919
(d) 1628

(3) In 1602:

(a) Pope Draw’s demarcation line
(b) Harvard College is established
(c) Hudson explores Hudson River
(d) Pilgrims land at Plymouth
(e) None of these

(4) George Washington became president in:

(a) 1781
(b) 1789
(c) 1801
(d) 1804

(5) Thomas Jefferson was the ________ president of America.

(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) Fifth

(6) The 1783 treaty of Paris that defined original border of the United States was with:

(a) France
(b) Portugal
(c) Spain
(d) Great Britain

(7) The Louisiana purchase completed in 1803 was negotiated by:

(a) George Washington
(b) James Madison
(c) Robert Livingston
(d) Martin Van Buren

(8) The treaty of 1819 with Spain, that resulted in Spain’s cession of East Florida, Sabine Free State and surrender of Spain’s claim to Oregon State was called the:

(a) Rush-Bagot Agreement
(b) Adams-Onis Treaty
(c) Missouri Compromise
(d) Panama Congress

(9) Virgin Islands were purchased from:

(a) Spain
(b) Denmark
(c) Portugal
(d) Great Britain
(e) None of these

(10) The Virgin Islands were bought for US $:

(a) 25
(b) 250
(c) 2500
(d) 25000
(e) None of these

(11) Which American president was elected for two non-consecutive terms:

(a) Chester A. Arthur
(b) Benjamin Harrison
(c) Grover Cleveland
(d) Woodrow Wilson

(12) Jimmy Carter was the President of the USA from:

(a) 1969-1974
(b) 1974-1977
(c) 1977-1981
(d) 1981-1989

(13) Give the correct order of the states’ entry into the Union:

(a) Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia
(b) Massachusetts, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland
(c) Maryland, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas
(d) New Hampshire, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia

(14) Which joined the Union after Alaska:

(a) Arizona
(b) Oklahoma
(c) Utah
(d) Hawaii

(15) The BAY of PIGS invasion of Cuba happened during the Presidency of:

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

(16) The Declaration of Independence was formally adopted on:

(a) July 2, 1775
(b) July 4, 1776
(c) August 8, 1777

(17) The constitution of the United States of America was adopted in the period:

(a) 1681-1682
(b) 1764-1765
(c) 1787-1788

(18) In the amendments to the constitution of the USA freedom of religion, speech and the press and right to assembly are protected by:

(a) First Amendment
(b) Second Amendment
(c) Third Amendment
(d) Fifth Amendment

(19) The National security of the USA is a document prepared by the:

(a) Executive Branch
(b) House of Representative
(c) Senate
(d) Brookings institute

(20) “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” is the:

(a) First amendment
(b) Second amendment
(c) Sixth amendment


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