87 Fun USA History Trivia Questions and Answers


USA History Trivia Questions

The United States of America is often considered the most powerful nation in the world but how vast are you about the history of the US? Well, get ready to be tested beyond your limits as the trivia questions below promise to be fun and educative.

1. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first man on the moon?

Neil Armstrong

2. Trivia Question: The American flag has how many stripes?

Thirteen

3. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first President of the United States?

George Washington

4. Trivia Question: In 1776, which important document was signed in the United States?

Declaration of Independence

5. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first City in the US to host the Olympics?

St. Louis, Missouri

6. Trivia Question: The declaration of independence was signed in which city?

Philadelphia

7. Trivia Question: Mount Rushmore is located where?

South Dakota

8. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first president to live in the White House?

John Adams

9. Trivia Question: The first American dollar was printed in which year?

1862

10. Trivia Question: American women had the right to vote after the passing of which constitutional amendment?

The 19th Amendment

11. Trivia Question: What is the name of the state that seceded from Virginia in 1863?

West Virginia

12. Trivia Question: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by who?

John Wilkes Booth

13. Trivia Question: What is the name of the person that wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

14. Trivia Question: The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the US by which country?

France

15. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first American President to be impeached?

President Andrew Johnson

16. Trivia Question: How many stars can be found on the American flag?

Fifty

17. Trivia Question: What is the name of the longest river in the United States?

Missouri River

18. Trivia Question: Name the only US state to have one syllable in its name?

Maine

19. Trivia Question: The first university in the United States is known as what?

Harvard

20. Trivia Question: The U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage in which year?

2015

21. Trivia Question: What is the name of the US President during the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln

22. Trivia Question: The Japanese attacked pearl harbor in which year?

7th of December, 1941.

23. Trivia Question: The Berlin Wall was taken down during which war?

The Cold War

24. Trivia Question: What is the name of the State with the largest number of enslaved people in 1860?

Virginia

25. Trivia Question: What is the name of the President that had his sister as the First Lady?

James Buchanan, the 15th President of the US.

26. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first President in the History of the US to declare war?

James Madison

27. Trivia Question: What is the name of the American President that is known to be polyglot and ambidextrous?

James A. Garfield

28. Trivia Question: What is the name of the President that won two Grammy Awards?

Bill Clinton

29. Trivia Question: Richard Nixon funded his political campaign through what?

Poker Money

30. Trivia Question: President Hoover talked to his wife in which language in other to protect their privacy?

Chinese

31. Trivia Question: What is the name of the City that is often regarded as the home of most Billionaires in the world?

New York City

32. Trivia Question: The largest State in America is called what?

Alaska

33. Trivia Question: What is the name of the smallest City in America?

Rhode Island

34. Trivia Question: Name the two countries with which the US share national borders?

Canada & Mexico

35. Trivia Question: What is the name of the second-largest city in the United States?

Los Angeles

36. Trivia Question: The highest mountain in the world is called what?

Mount Denali

37. Trivia Question: What is the name of the hottest place in the United States?

Death Valley

38. Trivia Question: The largest underwater lake in the United States is located where?

Sweetwater, Tennessee

39. Trivia Question: The longest known cave system in the world is located where?

Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky.

40. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first American to win a Nobel Prize?

Theodore Roosevelt.

41. Trivia Question: The Great Chicago fire took place in what year?

1871

42. Trivia Question: Which City is fondly called the Windy City?

Chicago, because of the inclement weather.

43. Trivia Question: The famous Salem Witch Trials took place in which State?

Massachusetts

44. Trivia Question: The Great Depression finally ended in what year?

March 1933.

45. Trivia Question: What is the name of the person that leaked surveillance information from the National Security Agency in 2013?

Edward Snowden

46. Trivia Question: What is the total number of US Presidents to have been assassinated?

Four

47. Trivia Question: Abraham Lincoln created the Secret Service on which day?

He created it the day of his assassination.

48. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first person to appear on US currency?

Salmon P. Chase

49. Trivia Question: Daylight savings is not practiced in which states in the US?

Arizona and Hawaii

50. Trivia Question: The Declaration of Independence consists of how many copies?

Twenty-Six Copies

51. Trivia Question: Which State in the US do you need to travel to see the Statue of Liberty?

New York

52. Trivia Question: Following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, what is the name of the person that succeeded him?

Andrew Johnson

53. Trivia Question: The battle of Alamo was won by who?

The Mexicans

54. Trivia Question: Which of the civil war resulted in the highest casualties?

Battle of Gettysburg

55. Trivia Question: The United States celebrates its independence day on which day?

Every 4th of July.

56. Trivia Question: What is the name of the person who wrote the Pamphlet “Common Sense”?

Thomas Paine

57. Trivia Question: What is the name of the US President that lived in Montpelier?

James Madison

58. Trivia Question: Slavery in America was abolished in which century?

19th

59. Trivia Question: The American Civil war lasted for how many years?

Four years

60. Trivia Question: Name the three branches of the United States National government?

The Executives, Legislative, and Judiciary.

61. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first European to land in North America?

Leif Erikson

62. Trivia Question: Pocahontas is from which tribe?

The Powhatan tribal nation.

63. Trivia Question: The Jamestown settlement was established in what year?

1607

64. Trivia Question: The Pilgrim’s ship was called what?

The Mayflower

65. Trivia Question: In the Salem witch trials, how many people were killed?

Twenty people were executed for suspicion of witchcraft (usually by hanging, not burning at the stake), and five more died in jail.

66. Trivia Question: The Boston tea party occurred on which date?

16th of December, 1773.

67. Trivia Question: The first Capital city of the United States is?

New York City.

68. Trivia Question: The Revolutionary War ended in what year?

3rd of September, 1783.

69. Trivia Question: During the American Revolution, how many battles were fought?

More than 230

70. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first American state?

Delaware

71. Trivia Question: What is the total number of original British colonies that existed in America?

13

72. Trivia Question: What is the name of the person credited with inventing bifocals?

Benjamin Franklin

73. Trivia Question: What is the total number of Native Americans that were forcibly relocated by the government under the Indian Removal Act?

About 100,000

74. Trivia Question: What is the name of the shortest-serving United States President?

William Henry Harrison got sick and died 31 days into his term after being elected in 1841.

75. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Confederate president during the Civil War?

Jefferson Davis

76. Trivia Question: What year was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?

1st of January, 1863.

77. Trivia Question: What is the name of the theater President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in?

Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

78. Trivia Question: What is the total number of Africans that were captured and forcibly transported during the entirety of the trans-Atlantic slave trade?

Between 10 and 15 million

79. Trivia Question: What is the total number of estimated slaves that were freed at the conclusion of the Civil War?

About 3.9 million

80. Trivia Question: What is the name of the first African American senator?

Hiram Rhodes Revels took his oath of office in 1870.

81. Trivia Question: What is the total number of Europeans that immigrated to America from 1865 to 1918?

About 27.5 million.

82. Trivia Question: What was the name of the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress in 1916

Jeanette Rankin

83. Trivia Question: What is the name of the amendment that prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages?

18th Amendment

84. Trivia Question: What is the total number of Americans that were killed in World War II?

The United States lost 1.3 million lives.

85. Trivia Question: The call sign of the president’s helicopter is called what?

Marine One.

86. Trivia Question: The 2000 Presidential Elections were ultimately decided by which state electoral votes?

Florida

87. Trivia Question: Who holds the title of becoming the first woman to hold federal executive office in the United States?

Kamala Harris

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