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Ninth grade U.S. History: Part 2
"Here are some more questions that a typical ninth grade student might see in United States History class. Let's see how much you remember from those days!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1540 this explorer set out to explore what is now the southwest part of the United States. His mission was to look for the 'Seven Cities of Gold'.
He was the first white man to see the Mississippi River.
Francisco El Cid
Hernando de Soto
What happened on Ellis Island?
It was an island near New York where immigrants were processed for entry into the US
Abraham Ellis built a mansion there to escape the heat of the city
It was the site of an airplane crash in 1960 where over two hundred people were killed
On this island the British were defeated by a force led by George Washington
When the Pilgrims landed in America they decided to make a set of laws. What were these laws called?
The Mayflower Compact
The Bill of Rights
The Massachusets Agreement
What was the first successful English settlement in America?
What was one reason that the Japanese were successful in their attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
The Japanese had implanted a secret device in the harbor to guide their planes
A Japanese spy plane had been circling over Pearl Harbor for weeks
It was Sunday morning and they knew that many of the Americans would be asleep
A Japanese spy had paid a bribe to the governor of Hawaii
During World War I one of these countries was a member of the Central Powers. Which?
Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly an airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean alone. How long did it take him to do this?
A little short of twelve hours
About thirty three hours
Almost six hours
In 1986 the rocket carrying The Challenger space shuttle exploded just after takeoff. Seven astronauts were killed. One of them was a school teacher. Who was she?
During the United States Civil War which one of these states was a Union state?
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