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What of the original 13 colonies was nicknamed 'Old Dominion'?Virginia
98%
Where did the United States fight a war from 1955 to 1975?Vietnam
90.2%
Which president, who served from 1837 to 1841, is the only one to have spoken English as a second language?Martin Van Buren
87.1%
What sovereign state joined the U.S. in 1791 as the 14th state?Vermont
83.7%
What business magnate is best known for his success in the railroad industry and for financing a Tennessee university bearing his name?Cornelius Vanderbilt
71.5%
What former professional wrestler served as governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003?Jesse Ventura
70.2%
What author penned the novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five' after serving in WWII?Kurt Vonnegut
69.8%
The siege of what Mississippi city in 1863 is often considered the turning point in the Civil War?Vicksburg
66.5%
In what southeastern Pennsylvania military camp did the Continental Army spend the winter of 1777-1778?Valley Forge
62.6%
What Mexican-American rock and roll pioneer was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959?Ritchie Valens
61.3%
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What Mexican general led a raid into New Mexico in 1916, prompting the U.S. to send General Pershing to try and capture him?Pancho Villa
57.1%
What NASA program, launched in 1977, sent two space probes to study the outer Solar System?Voyager
53.3%
Passed in 1965, what piece of federal legislation prohibits racial discrimination in voting?Voting Rights Act of 1965
48.2%
What cabinet department, which became Cabinet-level in 1989, is currently headed by David Shulkin?Veterans Affairs
45%
What German engineer, brought to the U.S. as part of Operation Paperclip, was known as the 'Father of Rocket Science'?Wernher von Braun
34.3%
What Mexican seaport was besieged by American forces in March 1847 during the Mexican-American War?Veracruz
34.2%
What fort and fur trading outpost became the headquarters of the Hudson Bay Company's Columbia Department in 1824?Vancouver
31.9%
Who served as President Carter's secretary of state before resigning in protest of the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran?Cyrus Vance
20.9%
In what present-day Indiana city did George Rogers Clark and his militia capture Fort Sackville in 1779?Vincennes
14.7%
What free black man planned a slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1822?Denmark Vesey
7.8%

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