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Collect the Century 1900-1909
USA in the 20th.Century
"In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service started issuing a series of stamps called Celebrate the Century. These stamps highlight people, events and inventions of each decade in the 1900's. This quiz is inspired by the stamps concerning 1900-1909."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The first stamp features a man who has been called the "Father of our National Parks".
James B. Harkin
The next stamp features the Model T Ford, produced in 1908 and also known as the Tin Lizzie or Flivver. Henry Ford's innovations with assembly line production made this car affordable for most people. How much did the Model T originally cost?
In 1903, Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith invented the first crayons for kids. The box of 8 colors cost a nickel. Since then, specialty crayons have been created. Which of the following is not available?
The next stamp portrays the "ideal woman" of the 1900's. She became a model of fashion and beauty of the time and never had a name of her own. She was named after her creator, what was she known as?
This stamp depicts the first president elected in the 20th century. He was instrumental in building the Panama Canal and he was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Who is it?
William Howard Taft
This stamp portrays a very important time in American history. Between 1900 and 1909, immigrants were processed on average of 100 per hour. Which of these famous people came through Ellis Island in that time?
This stamp honors the first modern World Series played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans. How many games did they play?
Our next stamp features a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright, The Robie House. Wright designed the house in his studio in 1908 and the Robie family moved in May, 1910. The house cost $58,500 including the land, furnishings, design and construction. In what style did Frank Lloyd Wright design this home?
Textile Block System
This stamp features the first western movie. It was only 12 minutes long, in black and white with some of the scenes hand colored. Filmed in Milltown, NJ, it is based on actual events that occurred in August, 1900. What was the name of this movie?
Duel in the Sun
The Ox-Box Incident
The Great Train Robbery
The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act is featured on this stamp. It resulted from safety issues that were brought to the public's attention by journalists. The act provides for federal inspection of meat products and requires that certain drugs be accurately labeled with contents and dosing amounts. Which government entity was created as a result of this legislation?
Food and Nutrition Service
Food Safety Board
Food and Drug Administration
Bureau of Chemicals
The next stamp honors the Wright Brothers. On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NC, the brothers flew the first controlled, sustained, powered, heavier than air flight. There were 4 flights that day, how long was the longest flight?
This stamp deals with art. This group of artists weren't organized but they depicted the ordinary, everyday life of the city. Subject matter included scenes from the darker side of life, boxing and wrestling matches, tenements, drunks and prostitutes. What was this group of eight artists called?
Ash Can School
Garbage Can School
Street Life Art
Our next stamp features the 1904 World's Fair also known as The Louisiana Purchase Exposition. There were many scientific inventions that were displayed. Which of the following was NOT unveiled at the fair?
electric can opener
Our next stamp honors the man who founded the Niagara Movement, a forerunner of the NAACP. He was also the first African-American to earn a Ph.D from Harvard University. Who is it?
Booker T. Washington
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The last stamp features a toy that most of us have had at one time in our lives.
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