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Hint Answer % Correct
Which woman refused to give up her seat on December 1, 1955, an action which helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott?Rosa Parks
88.4%
Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?Thomas Jefferson
85.5%
What is the name for the nationwide ban on alcohol that lasted from 1920 until 1933?Prohibition
84.3%
What is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, more commonly called?Obamacare
82.9%
What name was given to FDR's radio addresses to the country?Fireside Chats
80.1%
Which president introduced the Fourteen Points during a post-WWI speech?Woodrow Wilson
78%
What amendment officially granted women the right to vote in the US?19th Amendment
78%
Which Lincoln successor was the first US president to be impeached?Andrew Johnson
76.5%
Which Texas nickname signifies its time as an independent republic?Lone Star State
75.5%
Which executive order did Lincoln issue on January 1, 1863?Emancipation Proclamation
73.1%
What nickname is given to the stock market crash of October 29, 1929?Black Tuesday
73%
What two-word phrase describes the 19th-century belief that the US should expand westward?Manifest Destiny
72.2%
What were opponents of slavery called?Abolitionists
71.4%
What party was formed in opposition to Jackson?Whig Party
71.1%
Which lieutenant colonel was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn?George Armstrong Custer
70.4%
Which president was assassinated at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York?William McKinley
68.9%
Which Lemhi Shoshone woman aided the Lewis and Clark expedition?Sacagawea
68.3%
What October 1962 event has been referred to as the closest the world has come to a nuclear war?Cuban Missile Crisis
67%
Which WWII general vowed to return to the Philippines?Douglas MacArthur
65.2%
Of the 48 contiguous states, which was last to join the union?Arizona
64.7%
Hint Answer % Correct
Which three-day battle included Pickett's Charge?Gettysburg
63.5%
Which frontiersman passed through the Cumberland Gap to explore Kentucky?Daniel Boone
61.3%
Where did Lee surrender his army to Grant on April 9, 1865?Appomattox Court House
61.3%
What famous route went from Independence, MO to the Willamette Valley?Oregon Trail
60.4%
What nickname was given to the Scopes Trial of 1925?Monkey Trial
59.3%
What scandal, involving anti-communist rebels in Nicaragua, broke out during Reagan's presidency?Iran-Contra Affair
57%
What was T. Roosevelt's political party in the 1912 election?Progressive Party
56.3%
What disaster was Reagan referring to when he paraphrased Magee's 'High Flight' poem: '...slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.'?Challenger Disaster
56.1%
Which March 5, 1770 event was called the 'Incident on King Street' by the British?Boston Massacre
54.8%
In what city were nine black students initially denied entry into [City Name] Central High School?Little Rock, Arkansas
54.7%
What term refers to the series of protests sparked by a 1791 tax on distilled spirits?Whiskey Rebellion
54.7%
Which compromise determined how slaves would be counted for representation and taxation purposes?Three-Fifths Compromise
49%
Which former slave wrote 'My Bondage and My Freedom'?Frederick Douglass
46.8%
Which Mexican general launched the assault on the Alamo?Antonio López de Santa Anna
40%
Which New York city hosted what is commonly described as the first women's rights convention?Seneca Falls
36.1%
What nickname was given to the group of congressmen who wanted the US to declare war on Great Britain in 1812?War Hawks
32.9%
Which Shawnee leader did William Henry Harrison face prior to and during the War of 1812?Tecumseh
30.6%
What derogatory term was used to describe industrialists during the Gilded Age?Robber Barons
30.1%
What was the 1786 Massachusetts farmers' uprising called?Shays' Rebellion
26.5%
What did the colonial Patriots call the Coercive Acts?Intolerable Acts
25.9%
 
Number % Answered
40 (all)
3.8%
35-39
15.4%
30-34
19.8%
25-29
17.6%
20-24
14.2%
15-19
10.2%
10-14
6.7%
5-9
4.7%
1-4
7.6%

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