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1.
One Sweet Deal
  One Sweet Deal   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There have been many land deals in American history, but the purchase of Alaska stands out as one of the sweetest. What do you know about this event?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 08 23
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Aug 08 23
1912 plays
2.
  US History II   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Interesting trivia about 19th century America.
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Jun 21 13
Tough
Sprink1234
14068 plays
3.
  A Mix Of Historical U.S. Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 19th century, particularly the period after the Civil War, was a period of expansion, invention, and discovery. This quiz will cover some historical events and persons of influence in the 19th century.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 31 23
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Mar 31 23
488 plays
4.
  The Redeemers: Reconstruction or Ruin?   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
After the end of the American Civil War in 1865, the Redeemers, a group of Southern Democrats, controlled politics in the South until the turn of the century. Match the terms with the definitions that best relate.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 15 18
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ponycargirl editor
Apr 15 18
455 plays
5.
  1850s: Tumultuous Decade   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The decade before the Civil War saw one crisis after another, creating situations that made war almost inevitable. Let's take a look at the turmoil!
Average, 10 Qns, obiwan04, Oct 05 12
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obiwan04 gold member
1390 plays
6.
  United States in the 1850s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 1850's, one of the most tumultuous but fascinating decades in US history.
Average, 10 Qns, andymuenz, Jan 03 15
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andymuenz gold member
857 plays
7.
  US History Finals Review 2 (1800s)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A review for my class (and I guess the world) for our upcoming final in American History.
Average, 25 Qns, kazanjianm, May 11 11
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kazanjianm
2041 plays
8.
  The Year: 1900. The Place: America.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the year that Oscar Wilde dies in Paris and Max Planck formulates his quantum theory, what is going on in America?
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Apr 04 10
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fringe gold member
4929 plays
9.
  It Happened One Night   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The inspiration for the writing of the Star- Spangled Banner was provided one night in 1814. What do you know about the American national anthem?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 09 21
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ponycargirl editor
Apr 09 21
914 plays
10.
  American History Dates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the date and you tell me what happened then. It's that easy.
Average, 10 Qns, jennifer_yellow, Feb 25 10
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jennifer_yellow
5097 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was the most important man who drew cartoons exposing Tweed's corruption?

From Quiz "My Vote Cancels Your Vote"




11.
  History of the United States of America Part 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers U.S. History from the 1820's to the 1880's.
Easier, 10 Qns, Computer100, Apr 22 13
Easier
Computer100
1599 plays
12.
  1825-1836   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers some of the key events on the time period.
Average, 10 Qns, meek75, Feb 20 10
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meek75
2849 plays
13.
  American History by Decade: The 1770s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about what occurred in American history during the 1770s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Mar 06 12
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Average
LIBGOV gold member
1935 plays
14.
  American History by Decade: The 1880s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Assassinations, riots, and gun fights, oh my! How much do you know about the 1880s in U.S. History?
Easier, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 15 20
Easier
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 15 20
520 plays
15.
  Old Glory: III   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
With the revolution won, the former colonials, now Americans, seek a stable government and a common national identity.
Average, 25 Qns, Avalice, Nov 13 13
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Avalice
1306 plays
16.
  Events Leading Up to the Civil War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the years prior to the Civil War, many sectional conflicts arose. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, NatalieJ_214, Nov 13 13
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5283 plays
17.
  American History by Decade: The 1860s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The slavery question that dominated the 1850s is about to explode. How much do you know about America in the 1860s?
Easier, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 09 20
Easier
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 09 20
444 plays
18.
  Chicago World's Fair, 1893   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of the questions came from the book "The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: A history of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893". Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, monkman, Sep 05 18
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monkman gold member
Sep 05 18
2020 plays
19.
  People of the 1850s USA   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Your new time machine works... sort of. It keeps dropping you off at random dates and places in the USA during the 1850s. Can you figure out some things about the people you unexpectedly meet?
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Sep 16 14
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littlepup
722 plays
20.
  The U.S. - c. 1815-30   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The U. S. thrived and grew following the War of 1812. This quiz is about those growth years.
Tough, 10 Qns, meek75, Feb 10 20
Tough
meek75
Feb 10 20
2440 plays
21.
  Reconstruction: 1865-1877   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz covers the time period after the Civil War, Reconstruction.
Average, 15 Qns, clende5, Oct 11 16
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clende5
1028 plays
22.
  Players in America's Imperialist Drama   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The United States was as imperialistic as any European power in the 19th century. Do you recognize these players in America's Imperialist Drama?
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 08 15
Easier
shvdotr gold member
441 plays
23.
  American History by Decade: The 1800s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about American History from 1800-1809?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Nov 08 15
Average
LIBGOV gold member
661 plays
24.
  The Civil War in the Making   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many events led up to the American Civil War. Let's see how much you know about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, DanielWebster2, Dec 17 14
Tough
DanielWebster2
1329 plays
25.
  America 1800-1850    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on traditional American history from 1800 to 1850. It shouldn't be too hard.
Average, 10 Qns, shawnskywalker, Sep 04 03
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shawnskywalker
5553 plays
26.
  American History by Decade: The 1840s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Americans were pushing westward in the 1840s and conflict with Mexico loomed. What do you know about this decade in American History?
Easier, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 03 20
Easier
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 03 20
343 plays
27.
  American History by Decade: The 1890s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 19th century was coming to a close. What do you know about the Gay Nineties?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 17 20
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LIBGOV gold member
Feb 17 20
340 plays
28.
  Why Feud?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who hasn't heard of the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud? Do you know, however, what caused it?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 30 15
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ponycargirl editor
470 plays
29.
  The Louisiana Purchase and 15 U.S. States    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'll give you the name of a US state and you tell me if its land came entirely from the land purchased from France in 1803 by US President Thomas Jefferson. Overlapping, disputed land claims with Spain were settled by the Adams-OnĂ­s Treaty of 1819.
Average, 15 Qns, root17, Jul 20 14
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root17 gold member
830 plays
30.
  American History c. 1800-1900    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many changes took places in the 19th century that shaped future America. This is a short quiz covering a broad range of topics. Have Fun!
Average, 10 Qns, liszkaj, Jul 03 05
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liszkaj
4914 plays
31.
  My Vote Cancels Your Vote    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a lot of corruption in business. Big Business pretty much controlled the government. How much do you know about the big names of this time?
Easier, 10 Qns, ccollins2, Apr 12 14
Easier
ccollins2
1197 plays
32.
  The Gilded Age    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these questions have to do with the Gilded Age, from about 1877 to 1901. There are ten questions. Nine are multiple choice and one is fill in the blank. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, laurkwit, May 08 06
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3856 plays
33.
  American History by Decade: The 1830s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
America was moving westward in the 1830s. How much do you know about this decade in American history?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Apr 28 17
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LIBGOV gold member
399 plays
34.
  The Decade of the 1800's in America   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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In this pivotal decade the American people showed that the Constitution could work as intended. There was a peaceful transition of Presidential power, a Constitutional glitch was corrected, and the judiciary successfully asserted its independence.
Tough, 10 Qns, chessart, May 01 24
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chessart gold member
May 01 24
1194 plays
35.
  American History : 1800-1850    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This history quiz will be focused on the events and people prominent in the period 1800-1850. It will cover a variety of topics and the questions are not in chronological order. Have fun and learn!
Average, 10 Qns, trypanosome, Aug 06 23
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trypanosome
Aug 06 23
3064 plays
36.
  American History by Decade: The 1870s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Civil War was over and Reconstruction continued in the 1870s. How much do you know about this decade in American History?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 13 20
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LIBGOV gold member
Feb 13 20
302 plays
37.
  American History by Decade: The 1850s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
America was coming apart at the seams over the slavery issue in the 1850s. What do you know about this decade in American history?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 04 20
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LIBGOV gold member
Feb 04 20
360 plays
38.
  USA in the Roaring Eighteen Twenties   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many exciting decades in U.S. history but here is a quiz on one of the most intriguing: the 1820s.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 28 17
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Joepetz gold member
Aug 28 17
395 plays
39.
  Oh, no! We're Running Out!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Americans faced a variety of shortages in the nineteenth century, some brief, some long-term. Don't panic, but hoard a little just in case, while in this quiz we explore some things that were running out.
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Oct 05 14
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littlepup
465 plays
40.
  Let There Be Light   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Americans had many choices to illuminate their lives before the electric light bulb changed everything. What do you know about the various kinds of candles, lamps and lamp oils available in the early and mid Nineteenth Century USA?
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Sep 30 14
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littlepup
570 plays
41.
  The Peshtigo Fire   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Peshtigo Fire was one of the most devastating in history but facts about the fire are not generally known as it happened at the same time of the Great Chicago Fire.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jul 07 11
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Rehaberpro
1445 plays
42.
  US History: The Gilded Age to World War One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the the First World War lots of changes occurred in the United States. What do you know about this time period?
Average, 10 Qns, historydork13, Aug 18 05
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3686 plays
43.
  Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857: the first 9/11   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will cover the events of September 11th, 1857. Known today as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, it was America's first 9/11. Innocent civilians, seeking a better life, were attacked and killed, over ideological differences.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lorvanwa, Aug 17 20
Tough
Lorvanwa
Aug 17 20
385 plays
44.
  The Midwest - State Connections    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Midwest has a long and colorful history. Here are some interesting questions by the USA Midwest Players Team. They connect the 12 states of the Midwest. How well do you know the region's history?
Difficult, 10 Qns, JMElston, Jul 18 09
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JMElston
727 plays
45.
  The Crises of the 1850s    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz tests you on your knowledge of 1850s American history.
Average, 20 Qns, bosmina, Nov 30 12
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bosmina
2507 plays
46.
  Pre and Post Civil War    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well, it's that time again ... Have you heard of David Letterman's top 10 list? Well, this my top 10 hardest AP US questions ranging from Pre-Civil War to Post-Civil War.
Tough, 10 Qns, spiderman450, Jul 11 12
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spiderman450
2558 plays
47.
  American History by Decade: The 1820s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The conflict with Britain was over, but the conflict over slavery was about to begin. How much do you know about U.S. History of the 1820s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Apr 24 17
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LIBGOV gold member
347 plays
48.
  The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Feud    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This American feud between two families and their friends spanned thirty years (1863-1891). Here are some interesting facts and questions about the feud.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jul 10 22
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beterave
Jul 10 22
497 plays
49.
  Custer's 7th Cavalry   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers the years 1866-1876. The first letter of the correct answers for questions 1 through 21 give the answer to #22.
Tough, 25 Qns, KIRKEPOO, Dec 23 18
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KIRKEPOO
Dec 23 18
1826 plays
50.
  American History by Decade: The 1810s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tensions with Great Britain were rising again. How much do you know about America in the 1810s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, May 03 17
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LIBGOV gold member
346 plays
51.
  Antebellum Transportation Revolution    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As the new century began, the nation's transportation network underwent major changes, linking the states together like they never had been before. What was this Transportation Revolution?
Average, 10 Qns, obiwan04, Feb 08 21
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obiwan04 gold member
Feb 08 21
441 plays
52.
  New York in the Gilded Age - 1865-1901    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are 8 Million Stories in the Naked City, etc.
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Oct 02 09
Tough
Englizzie
591 plays
53.
  American History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is mostly history from before WWI.
Tough, 10 Qns, JJJ212, Jun 21 13
Tough
JJJ212
4554 plays
54.
  Antebellum Reforms, 1815-1860   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Americans launched a variety of plans to improve society--nay, even perfect it!
Difficult, 10 Qns, obiwan04, Jul 03 12
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obiwan04 gold member
519 plays
55.
  "Hell on Wheels" Series and History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The AMC cable series "Hell on Wheels" - building the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Popular, exciting, entertaining, but how much is historically accurate?
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Oct 21 14
Tough
ignotus999
198 plays
56.
  The Telegraph    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The telegraph was crucial to the growth of business and the settlement of the west in North America.
Tough, 10 Qns, howdyitsme, May 25 09
Tough
howdyitsme
499 plays
57.
  American History, c.1810-1820    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the time period of 1809-1824. It has a lot of information from AP US History, so you might want to take it to help you study.
Difficult, 10 Qns, britney, Nov 02 12
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britney
2028 plays
58.
  It Was Too Late    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before the South seceded from the Union, there were many hints that the American Civil War was inevitable. Can you figure out what they were?
Tough, 10 Qns, An_thro1, Jul 11 15
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An_thro1
409 plays
59.
  Pullman Strike (1894)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz on the Pullman strike of 1894 should appeal to Chicago history buffs.
Average, 10 Qns, kgurl12, Jun 12 23
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kgurl12
Jun 12 23
783 plays
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  The Antebellum Years    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz ranges from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to before the Civil War.
Average, 10 Qns, Nihilst, Apr 18 21
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Nihilst
Apr 18 21
2470 plays
61.
  Eastern State Penitentiary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eastern State Penitentiary was groundbreaking in many ways. I'll try to give you clues so that if you have a good general knowledge, you should be able to guess most answers.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ubermom, Oct 19 08
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ubermom
724 plays
62.
  The Era of Reconstruction    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When the Union and Confederacy were remerged in the period known as 'reconstruction', the nation tried to bind its wounds.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Shanoyu, Oct 05 14
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Shanoyu
1563 plays
63.
  The Liberty Bell    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Liberty Bell is one of the most popular US symbols. The actual bell can still be seen today in Philadelphia. How much do you know about this important part of US history?
Tough, 10 Qns, mementoflash, Aug 13 11
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mementoflash
1051 plays
64.
  The Antebellum decade: 1850-1860    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just some fun trivia about the decade before the American Civil War
Average, 10 Qns, AvadaLindaran, Jun 26 23
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AvadaLindaran
Jun 26 23
1785 plays
65.
  The Fetterman Massacre    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This tragedy was part of Red Cloud's War against white encroachment on Sioux lands.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Aug 10 09
Tough
beterave
428 plays
66.
  Men of the Seventh Cavalry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 7th Cavalry contained many interesting characters. These are some of the men who served with Custer that fateful day in June.
Difficult, 10 Qns, beterave, Sep 22 10
Difficult
beterave
586 plays
67.
  The Second Great Awakening    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first history quiz and deals with aspects of the second Great Awakening, including the effects culture, reform, and slavery.
Tough, 10 Qns, frenchhorn, Dec 03 08
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frenchhorn
722 plays
68.
  I Dreamed a Dream    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wild West End. In the 19th century some British aristocrats created English 'replica' settlements in Iowa, Kansas and Wyoming on the Western prairies.
Tough, 10 Qns, riodice, Oct 28 12
Tough
riodice
304 plays
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  The Great West: Mid 1800s - Early 1900s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's amazing what you can learn from Social Studies class, isn't it? Here's a quiz on the good ol' days back in the great west.
Difficult, 10 Qns, SethMegadefan, Aug 18 05
Difficult
SethMegadefan
1618 plays

USA in the 19th Century Trivia Questions

1. In San Francisco the preferred mode of transportation from 1870 to about 1900 was the cable car. The cars ran by a cable slot between the rail tracks. Who invented the cable car in 1873?

From Quiz
A Mix Of Historical U.S. Trivia

Answer: Andrew Hallidie

Andrew Hallidie is considered by many to be "Father of San Francisco Cable Car System". He was born in Scotland, but moved with his father to California for the gold rush. His father went back to Scotland, but Hallidie stayed on and perfected a patent for wire rope which was used in the mines. On a wet, windy day in 1869, Hallidie watched in horror as a passenger-carrying horse car struggling up Jackson Street slipped on the wet cobblestones. The incident caused the other horses, unable to escape their rigging, to fall and be dragged down the street. The passengers were not injured but all the horses suffered broken legs and had to be destroyed. The incident gave Hallidie the idea to design a cable car system.

2. Standard Oil, one of the first great multinational corporations, was founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1870. In what U.S. city was Standard Oil founded?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1870s

Answer: Cleveland, Ohio

Standard Oil started as a manufacturer of lamp oil and kerosene and was eventually broken up in 1911 after a Supreme Court case declared it a monopoly. Mobil, Exxon, Amoco, and Chevron are just a few of the companies created by the break-up of Standard Oil. Standard Oil made John D. Rockefeller (in terms of percent of worldwide GDP owned) the richest person in the history of the world.

3. The Pony Express began in 1860 and allowed mail to travel from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast in 10 days. What two cities marked the beginning and end of the Pony Express Route?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1860s

Answer: St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California

The Pony Express lasted less than two years when it was replaced by the transcontinental telegraph in 1861. The Pony Express route followed several established trails (including parts of the Oregon and Mormon trails) from St. Joseph to Sacramento with Pony Express Stations every 10 miles along the route.

4. This man from Buffalo was the last Whig president and succeeded to the office in 1850 after the death of Zachary Taylor.

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1850s

Answer: Millard Fillmore

Fillmore helped pass the Compromise of 1850 and also ordered Admiral Matthew Perry to Japan to demand that they sign a trade agreement. Fillmore would later serve as the presidential candidate of the Know Nothing Party in 1856.

5. Captain Charles Wilkes claimed Wilkes Land for the United States in January 1840 while leading the United States Exploring Expedition. Where is Wilkes Land located?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1840s

Answer: Antarctica

Wilkes navigated more than 1,500 miles of Antarctic coast. His expedition provided the best evidence at the time that Antarctica was a continent.

6. 1820: James Monroe was reelected president unopposed. However, he did not receive all of the electoral votes, losing just one. Who received that electoral vote?

From Quiz USA in the Roaring Eighteen Twenties

Answer: John Quincy Adams

The election of 1820 took place during the Era of Good Feelings, when there was only one functional political party: Democratic-Republican. As a result, the Federalist Party failed to nominate a candidate and James Monroe was reelected with over 80% of the vote and won every state. However, Monroe failed to earn every electoral vote when an elector from New Hampshire voted for John Quincy Adams in order to prevent Monroe from being elected unanimously.

7. What was the name of the legislation, passed in 1820, that allowed Maine to enter the Union as a free state, and Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1820s

Answer: The Missouri Compromise

The Missouri Compromise also outlawed slavery in the unorganized portions of the Louisiana Purchase. The Missouri Compromise was the first of a number of legislative compromises that tried to deal with the slavery question in the territories and newly formed states.

8. In 1811, General William Henry Harrison earned a great victory by defeating 700 Native American warriors in Indiana Territory during which battle?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1810s

Answer: Tippecanoe

Harrison had been appointed Governor of Indiana in 1800 and had negotiated land cession treaties with many of the Indian tribes which led to the armed revolt of those tribes which didn't want to give up their land. Harrison was to play up his role in the battle later when he ran for president.

9. In the presidential election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr defeated John Adams and the Federalists. To what political party did Jefferson and Burr belong?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1800s

Answer: Democratic Republican

Jefferson's Democratic Republican party would dominate American politics until the 1820s. In contrast to Adams's Federalists, the Democratic Republicans wanted a weak Federal government and close ties with France.

10. This author was the first to write about Manifest Destiny, or the right to expand in America.

From Quiz It Was Too Late

Answer: John O' Sullivan

"Manifest Destiny" prompted many Americans to move farther west and claim territory they believed was rightfully theirs. It went hand in hand with a sense of cultural and moral superiority. The prospect of expanding the number of slave states also piqued the interest of Southerners.

11. "HOW" stars Colm Meaney as Thomas "Doc" Durant, a key figure in building the Union Pacific railroad. In the series, Durant is sent to prison for fraud. Fact, fiction, or something in between?

From Quiz "Hell on Wheels" Series and History

Answer: Fiction

The real Thomas Durant (1820-1885) was a financial wizard - or Robber Baron - and an experienced civil engineer. He also held a doctorate, though in medicine, not engineering. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1870. In the series, Durant is portrayed as ruthless (plausible), clueless about engineering issues (dubious), clean-shaven (definitely wrong), and a murderer (defamatory).

12. The Connecticut Compromise dealt with which part of government?

From Quiz Old Glory: III

Answer: Congress

The Connecticut Compromise laid the foundation for Congress, which is divided into the upper house (Senate) and the lower house (House of Representatives). Prior to the compromise, the larger states felt that since they had more people to represent, they deserved more representation. The smaller states felt that such a system was unfair and advocated for equal representation. To compromise, both the Senate and the House were formed. The Senate has equal representation between the states (2 Senators for each state) and the House has representation for each state based on population.

13. In 1823 a policy was introduced to stop new European colonization in North and South America. What was this proposal named after the president who suggested it?

From Quiz History of the United States of America Part 2

Answer: Monroe Doctrine

President James Monroe introduced this policy in December of 1823. It stated that if any European nation tried to colonize land or interfere in the Americas, the United States would consider this as an act of aggression. The U.S. would then intervene, but this did not affect existing colonies.

14. What name is used to describe control of an entire sector of the economy (such as railroads or telecommunications) in any given country or region?

From Quiz My Vote Cancels Your Vote

Answer: monopoly

A small number of people had total (or near total) control of an industry during this time. They would usually buy out all the smaller businesses to take control. This is actually where the name of the game "Monopoly" comes from. Note that total ownership of the sector is not always necessary. An individual or company that has, for example, 90% of the share of the market is in effect a monopoly as it makes effective competition impossible.

15. What were the names of the family leaders at the beginning of the Hatfield-McCoy feud?

From Quiz Why Feud?

Answer: William Anderson Hatfield and Randolph McCoy

"Devil Anse" Hatfield and "Old Ranel" McCoy were the leaders of the two clans. After the conclusion of the Civil War, William ran a successful timber business, and was head of a family that contained thirteen children. Both men fought for the Confederacy. Randolph farmed and kept livestock, and was the leader of a family that contained sixteen children. Johnson was the son of Devil Anse, Floyd was a cousin, and Ellison was his brother. Asa was the brother of Old Ranel, while Pharmer and Tolbert were sons.

16. Who was the patriarch and leader of the Hatfield clan?

From Quiz The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Feud

Answer: 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield was the patriarch and leader of the Hatfield clan during the thirty years of the feud. He personally led many of the raids and decided what punitive actions should take place during the feud.

17. During which war was the original "Star-Spangled Banner" written?

From Quiz It Happened One Night

Answer: War of 1812

The British had already burned Washington, D.C. Since Baltimore was such a vital port city, and was believed to be the base of American privateers, it was chosen to be their next target objective. An additional stanza was added to the song during the Civil War.

18. Which Battle of Waterloo veteran was the leader of the pioneers that started the town of Runnymede, Iowa?

From Quiz I Dreamed a Dream

Answer: Sir William Stewart

Although they were in Iowa, visitors could have been forgiven for thinking they were in England. The residents liked nothing better than to talk about football, cricket and polo. There was even a drama society. Walter was Lord Herrie's son. Lord Herrie never went to the USA. James Close was one of three brothers that started another settlement.

19. As the decade began, which state had just joined the Union?

From Quiz 1850s: Tumultuous Decade

Answer: California

California's admission statehood had occurred when Congress passed the controversial Compromise of 1850. California entered as a free state (no slavery), but, ironically, its first Senators were proslavery!

20. The first phase of the Transportation Revolution began in the 1790's when private companies began building new roads and charging shippers and travelers to use them. What were these roads called?

From Quiz Antebellum Transportation Revolution

Answer: turnpikes

The turnpike got its name from being a toll road with a long pole (pike) attached to a hinge and projecting across the road at the entry point. The toll keeper, once the toll had been received, turned the pike out of the way to allow the traveler to proceed on the toll road.

21. Easily the most popular of the reform movements was the effort to suppress alcohol consumption. What was the movement called?

From Quiz Antebellum Reforms, 1815-1860

Answer: Temperance movement

Many of the pre-Civil War anti-alcohol reformers merely wanted people to cut back in their consumption--be temperate. The Anti-Saloon League formed in the 1890's to lead the fight for a Prohibition amendment to the Constitution.

22. What was name given to the process of reuniting and rebuilding the United States without slavery following the Civil War?

From Quiz Reconstruction: 1865-1877

Answer: Reconstruction

In 1865, the Civil War ended with the surrender of the South at Appomattox. The period after the Civil War is referred to as Reconstruction because the Union had to reconstruct or rebuild the nation and readmit the South.

23. The Boston Massacre occurred in 1770 when British troops fired into a crowd of colonists. What was the name of the former slave who was the first to fall in the massacre?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1770s

Answer: Crispus Attucks

Although only three people were killed at the Boston Massacre, the event provided useful propaganda for colonists who wished to inflame passions against Great Britain.

24. The Mountain Meadows Massacre occurred during the conflict known as the "Utah War." Who were the opposing forces in the war?

From Quiz Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857: the first 9/11

Answer: Mormons vs. United States Army

It was also called the Mormon War. The Mormons of Utah desired to have their own, independent state. Utah was a haven after the violent conflicts that had resulted in the death of their prophet Joseph Smith. So the Mormons formed a militia, naming themselves the Nauvoo Legion and took up defensive positions against the U.S. Army. But the two forces never actually met in battle; so all casualties were non-Mormon civilians. The bulk of the casualties would have resulted from the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

25. The Monroe Doctrine (1823) established the United States foreign policy that ...?

From Quiz US History Finals Review 2 (1800s)

Answer: opposed the creation of new colonies in Latin America

Like a roaring baby lion, the fledgeling USA proclaimed through the Monroe Doctrine that North America and anything remotely close was "American".

26. After the Civil War, the U.S. experienced a massive expansion in industry and transportation, bringing great wealth to major cities, such as New York. Who first designated this era the 'Gilded Age'?

From Quiz New York in the Gilded Age - 1865-1901

Answer: Mark Twain

In 1873 Mark Twain, together with Charles Dudley Warner wrote a satirical novel- 'The Gilded Age, A Tale of Today'. It basically poked fun at everyone and everything - robber barons, industrial growth, the rise of the labor unions, and the emergence of a very conspicuously opulent New York 'high society'.

27. What did the Sioux call Fetterman's Massacre?

From Quiz The Fetterman Massacre

Answer: Battle of the Hundred Slain

The Sioux called Fetterman's Massacre 'battle of the hundred slain'. Every man under Fetterman's command was killed that day in a battle that lasted perhaps 45 minutes.

28. Who commanded C Troop of the 7th Cavalry?

From Quiz Men of the Seventh Cavalry

Answer: Captain Tom Custer

Captain Tom Custer, the brother of George Armstrong Custer was the commanding officer of C Troop. He accompanied his brother that fateful day at Little Bighorn.

29. Peshtigo is a small town in what State?

From Quiz The Peshtigo Fire

Answer: Wisconsin

Peshtigo is a small town in north eastern Wisconsin with a population of about 3,500. The nearest large city is Green Bay about 45 miles south. Peshtigo is only a few miles from Green Bay, an inlet of Lake Michigan.

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