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  Difficult United States History Trivia great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Yes, you may live in the United States, but how much do you really know about the history?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Frieswithsalt, Jun 08 12
Difficult
Frieswithsalt
12253 plays
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  American History - Mixed Bag 2 top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Let's see what you know about the history of the good old US of A.
Tough, 15 Qns, dwoody81, May 30 12
Tough
dwoody81
6472 plays
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  Questionable Historic Sites top quiz - 10 questions - 9 mins
This quiz is inspired by James Loewen's book "Lies Across America", which questions the way monuments present American history. In other words, historic sites do not always tell the whole truth.
Difficult, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Nov 11 06
Difficult
stuthehistoryguy gold member
5854 plays
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  Notorious Historical American Firsts top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Not all historical firsts in American history were stellar events. This quiz will explore some of history's notorious and infamous firsts.
Tough, 10 Qns, airbossjohnson, Mar 24 20
Tough
airbossjohnson
Mar 24 20
5697 plays
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  The Ultimate United States History Quiz popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
See if you know your history of the United States. Questions will start out easy and gradually increase in difficulty.
Tough, 25 Qns, bailamos, Nov 22 12
Tough
bailamos
8007 plays
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  An American Miscellany - 15 questions - 7 mins
So you think you know U.S. history? Well you don't, here is a quiz about the stuff they never taught you in history class.
Difficult, 15 Qns, TemplarLLM, Apr 07 13
Difficult
TemplarLLM
7469 plays
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  Basic U.S.A. History - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about some essential events in U.S.A. history, the sort of stuff that non-Americans, too, may learn about at school.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 08 14
Tough
flem-ish
5375 plays
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  The American Jewish Community best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here's a chance to learn something about the history of the Jewish community in the United States.
Difficult, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 30 16
Difficult
janetgool
Jul 30 16
2850 plays
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  A People's History popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" (2003 edition). This quiz covers over 500 years of American History that is often overlooked in textbooks.
Tough, 20 Qns, triathlonrules, Sep 23 18
Tough
triathlonrules
Sep 23 18
4243 plays
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  US: Interesting and Signficant Facts - 10 questions - 6 mins
Interesting facts in the field of United States history.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, chessart, Apr 29 10
Very Difficult
chessart gold member
7999 plays
trivia question Quick Question
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  Obscure U. S. History #1 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some you have heard of and others you will be interested in learning. Have fun. All questions have their sources listed in the more information sections.
Tough, 10 Qns, blakey, Jan 06 15
Tough
blakey
5517 plays
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  Obscure U.S. History #2 - 10 questions - 5 mins
More obscure history facts from the Land of the Free. Have fun. Sources are listed for further review.
Tough, 10 Qns, blakey, Jun 09 14
Tough
blakey
4792 plays
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  Ten Tidbits of American History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
These questions were based on information from the book, "1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History", compiled by John Garraty in 1989, and supplemented by internet research.
Difficult, 10 Qns, keithkomodo, May 22 10
Difficult
keithkomodo
3166 plays
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  Trifling Tidbits of American History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some historical minutia for you to ponder. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, sportcon, Jun 04 12
Tough
sportcon
6016 plays
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  Old Glory: I popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Named after the classic Warner Bros. animation, this series of quizzes explores America's history from the very beginnings to the contemporary era.
Tough, 25 Qns, Avalice, Jul 08 12
Tough
Avalice
1108 plays
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  7th Grade U.S. History - 10 questions - 6 mins
Sit back and relax and take a ride back in time. See how much you remember from history classes.
Difficult, 10 Qns, mrbell, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Difficult
mrbell
Aug 26 20
3850 plays
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  Old Glory: II popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
The war has already begun, but it shall be a test of courage and endurance for the young, "not-quite" nation. This is the first test, but definitely not last, of the United States' right to exist as a nation.
Tough, 25 Qns, Avalice, Nov 11 13
Tough
Avalice
813 plays
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  Famous Taverns in U.S. History top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Taverns have played a surprisingly central role in the history of the United States. Here are questions on 10 such taverns.
Tough, 10 Qns, chessart, Aug 23 08
Tough
chessart gold member
2079 plays
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  What Year Was It? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
This will be a simple quiz. I give you the event, you give me the year. Let's see how well you paid attention in your American History class! All questions will be fill in the blank.
Tough, 15 Qns, draculanut31, Mar 08 20
Tough
draculanut31
Mar 08 20
2949 plays
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  Ten New Tidbits of American History - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my second quiz on Ten Tidbits of American History, culled from the fine book writen by John Garraty. I hope that, like me, some of these questions will entice you to read further up on these lesser known historical events or people.
Tough, 10 Qns, keithkomodo, Feb 27 10
Tough
keithkomodo
1789 plays
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  Home, Home On Deranged - 10 questions - 6 mins
A little US Western history (and others) from a Southern boy's perspective. Hopefully, I got it right. If not; well, I'm certain that my Western friends will set me straight! Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Mar 10 11
Tough
logcrawler gold member
669 plays
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  HS History: Foreign Policy and the States popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are 10 questions from my semester exam on how US Foreign Policy related to individual states.
Tough, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Feb 18 17
Tough
shvdotr gold member
Feb 18 17
387 plays
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  Interesting American History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here's an assortment of American History questions. I hope you enjoy them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 16 17
Tough
robert362
Nov 16 17
5731 plays
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  The British Invasion - 10 questions - 7 mins
Those of a certain age think of The Sixties and The Beatles and such. Ah, but there's more - and some of it not so harmonious. Ten questions about prior Anglo-American exchanges, cultural and otherwise.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jul 24 13
Difficult
ignotus999
681 plays
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  More "Lies Across America" - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is based on James Loewen's book called "Lies Across America", which talks about historic sites of a questionable nature.
Tough, 15 Qns, triathlonrules, Apr 20 11
Tough
triathlonrules
906 plays
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  U.S. History in Abbreviations - 10 questions - 7 mins
These abbreviations are about American governmental, political, and social organizations or groups, both past and present. I'll describe the organization, you supply the initials. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, clemmydog, Feb 11 09
Difficult
clemmydog
1322 plays
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  Noble Steeds III: United States - 10 questions - 5 mins
Horses and riders from American history. Questions range from 'all Americans ought to know it' to somewhat obscure... the bulk probably tend toward the former end of the spectrum.
Difficult, 10 Qns, xaosdog, May 21 02
Difficult
xaosdog
1495 plays
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  Sorrowful Sound of Freedom popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Few Americans can resist a wave of emotion when "Taps" is played. There's an interesting history behind the military's most recognized tune.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Jun 13 14
Difficult
lompocjoe
447 plays
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  American History - Mixed Bag - 10 questions - 5 mins
These come as if straight from the book.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dwoody81, Jun 05 12
Difficult
dwoody81
2216 plays
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  Groups in U.S. History with Funny Names - 10 questions - 5 mins
There have been a number of groups of people in U.S. History with funny sounding names. See if you can identify them.
Tough, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Dec 31 11
Tough
LIBGOV gold member
881 plays
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A brief selection of random questions from throughout American history, from the Federalist Era all the way to the 1980s.
Tough, 15 Qns, Helena411, Sep 08 14
Tough
Helena411
2502 plays
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  10 Questions on Assorted American History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some questions about American History. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Tomkiki, Jun 10 12
Tough
Tomkiki
2503 plays
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  "Jaws": The True Story - 10 questions - 4 mins
You've read the book! You've seen the movie! Now it's time to discover how much you know about the real-life shark attacks that were the inspiration for JAWS!
Tough, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Dec 07 11
Tough
ElusiveDream
511 plays
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  From New York Newspapers! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Being the center of news journalism in the United States, articles which appear first in New York's newspapers --past and present-- contain some interesting tidbits of information.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Oct 25 07
Difficult
lompocjoe
1536 plays
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  More New York Newspaper Front Page Stories - 10 questions - 7 mins
Reading New York newspapers is a lot of fun, especially looking through old issues. Here are some questions about articles that the papers felt were important enough to put them on the front page.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Aug 09 11
Difficult
lompocjoe
1179 plays
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  Water's APUSH Quiz, Goal 4 - 20 questions - 8 mins
This on-line quiz was created by Mark Clapp for Ms. Water's AP US History Class as a review for the end of course exam. This quiz covers Goal 4 or the period of Manifest Destiny, Andrew Jackson, and the Second Great Awakening.
Difficult, 20 Qns, ncst8fan15, Dec 06 16
Difficult
ncst8fan15
Dec 06 16
1458 plays
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  Not so Famous Firsts - 15 questions - 6 mins
The following questions involve people doing or accomplishing something for the very first time. How well will you do?
Difficult, 15 Qns, zil_ennov, Mar 04 10
Difficult
zil_ennov
877 plays
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  Strange America - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you think America is strange now, try to figure out how strange it has been at times in the past.
Tough, 10 Qns, grungey22067, Aug 07 12
Tough
grungey22067
1139 plays
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  More American Historical Tidbits - 10 questions - 4 mins
More interesting tidbits from our nation's History.
Tough, 10 Qns, sportcon, Jun 08 12
Tough
sportcon
1689 plays
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  U.S. History: Who Knew? - 10 questions - 6 mins
A patchwork of U.S. History questions for the fan of slightly odd facts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Aerowynne, Feb 23 11
Difficult
Aerowynne
3658 plays
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  American History: True or False - 10 questions - 5 mins
10 True or False questions to test your knowledge of events in American history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tralfaz, Jun 10 09
Difficult
tralfaz
2805 plays
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  U.S. History - January Events - 5 questions - 5 mins
All of these historical events took place in January somewhere in the United States. Your job is to figure out which came first. (You don't have to figure out which happened the earliest in January, just which took place in the earliest year!)
Difficult, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 14 14
Difficult
ravenskye
1062 plays
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  Admission of States to the Union - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge of when U.S. States became part of the Union. Good Luck...
Tough, 10 Qns, racemany2k, Jun 09 01
Tough
racemany2k gold member
1603 plays
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  U.S. History - April Events - 10 questions - 6 mins
Following is a quiz about events that happened in the United States during the month of April.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Jul 30 14
Difficult
ravenskye
909 plays
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  U.S. History - February Events - 5 questions - 5 mins
Following is a quiz on events which happened in the month of February.
Difficult, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Nov 27 05
Difficult
ravenskye
801 plays
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