General Knowledge of US

(1) America was named after:

(a) Christopher Columbus
(b) Amerigo Vespucci
(c) George Washington

(2) The Peace Treaty of American Independence in 1783 was signed in the City of:

(a) Philadelphia
(b) London
(c) Paris
(d) Washington D.C

(3) “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” has been written by:

(a) Harriet Beacher
(b) Paula Jones
(c) Monica Lewinsky

(4) American Colonization Society was to:

(a) Support American expansionism
(b) Support anti slavery movement
(c) Settle Negros in Africa

(5) The only President to enjoy four terms:

(a) George Washington
(b) Thomson Jefferson
(c) Andrew Jackson
(d) Franklin D. Roosevelt

(6) The ‘Gold Rush’ of California occurred in:

(a) 1848
(b) 1862
(c) 1865
(d) 1914

(7) Next to Cotton the most valuable American export in 1860 was:

(a) Cotton manufacturers
(b) Tobacco
(c) Wheat
(d) Lumber

(8) Who were called indentured servants?

(a) Indians
(b) Europeans
(c) Black
(d) British

(9) French aid the American Revolutionary War because:

(a) The French Government was devoted to democratic ideas
(b) The Estate General forced the King to help
(c) The French expected to regain Louisiana
(d) The French wanted revenge on England

(10) The Constitution of the United States provides that amendments may be proposed by:

(a) Congress
(b) The President
(c) Governors of the States
(d) States Conventions

(11) “Common Sense” suggested:

(a) Reconciliation with England
(b) Commonwealth Status with England
(c) Protest against Parliament
(d) Rebellion against the King

(12) What Revolution in Europe was influenced most directly by American Revolution:

(a) Industrial Revolution
(b) French Revolution
(c) Glorious Revolution
(d) Puritan Revolution

(13) The First Bank of the United States was:

(a) A Private Corporation
(b) Government’s Institution
(c) City worker’s operated
(d) Industrial management

(14) In 1800 most of the Americans were:

(a) Veterans
(b) Hunters
(c) Tradesmen
(d) Farmers

(15) “Muckrakers” were:

(a) Black city workers
(b) White Racists
(c) Journalists

(16) American Women got the right to vote in:

(a) 1865
(b) 1920
(c) 1945

(17) The United States gained Texas from:

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

(18) Which is the fastest growing minority group in America:

(a) Blacks
(b) Asian Americans
(c) Red Indians
(d) Hispanics

(19) The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in:

(a) December 1940
(b) December 1941
(c) December 1942

(20) The only President who was elected more than twice:

(a) George Washington
(b) Andrew Jackson
(c) Franklin D. Roosevelt


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