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Average Middle School U.S History
"If you were in middle school today you might be expected to know the answers to most of these questions. Let's see how much you remember."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When Columbus sailed from Spain on his epic journey what did he expect to find?
What was the name of one of Columbus's ships?
What was the reason that the Pilgrims left England and sailed for America?
They were seeking freedom for their religion
They were trying to escape paying taxes to the king
They were looking for gold in the new world
They were trying to conquer Canada
What was the Stamp Act?
A tax imposed on the colonists by the British which taxed almost everything made of paper
A law that said that all letters to England must have stamps
A tax on stamps that the Pilgrims opposed
A tax on stamp collections
Public schools in many parts of the United States were segregated for many years. In what year did a Supreme Court decision order the end of segregation?
In 1836 there was a strong effort for Texan Independence. The Mexican army attacked a group of Americans at a place in Texas and most of the Americans were killed. What is the name of this battle?
The Battle of Houston
The Battle of Austin
The Battle of the Alamo
The Battle of Dallas
What was the Underground Railroad?
A system of roads, swamps, and houses that slaves could use while escaping to the North
A name given to New York City's subway system
A special railroad that was partially underground that helped the southern states bring supplies to the army
The portion of the Central Pacific Railroad that went underneath the Mississippi River
During World War I the United States was a member of which group?
The Central Powers
The Allied Powers
The Alliance For Defeat of Germany
What was the Dust Bowl?
An area of the United States in the Great Plains where severe drought during the Great Depression caused farmers to lose the topsoil on their farms
A place outside of Washington, DC where automobiles raced
A kitchen item invented in 1928
A football stadium in Dallas, Texas that was destroyed by fire
In 1849 some people were swept up in the excitement of what is called The Gold Rush. In what state was gold found?
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