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Quiz about Important Dates in American History
Quiz about Important Dates in American History

Important Dates in American History Quiz


This will be my second time travel quiz. These events may be a little more obscure than my easy history quiz, so this time you only need to know the year of the event.

A multiple-choice quiz by Nightf10182003. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
316,996
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. I have travelled back in time to view life in the United States after WWI. I decide to go to a bar and have a few drinks but I cannot find a bar open anywhere. I stop a gentleman on the street and he tells me that Congress just passed a law that prohibited the sale or distribution of alcohol. What year did Congress lose its mind and pass this outrageous law? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. My next stop is New York City. It is a nice fall day on October 24th and I decide to do a little sightseeing. I decide to visit Wall Street but there is sheer pandemonium. Apparently, the "wall" has crashed, and the U.S. market is collapsing. What year was this? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. As I am travelling, I hear of a time when the government finally came to their senses and repealed a law that made no sense in the first place. I decide to stop and celebrate with the rest of the U.S. Everyone is cheering, clapping, smiling, and most of all, having a nice alcoholic beverage. People are so excited because it has been over 13 years since they could do this legally. What year did I stop in? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Our next stop takes us to a little island in the Pacific Ocean. When I arrive, it appears as if a battle has been going on for months. There are dead and injured everywhere, and the beachhead has been torn to shreds by artillery rounds. As I look to the heavens to ask why someone would let this happen, I notice an American flag being raised on the top of a hill known as Mt. Suribachi. I think this will bring hope to those wounded laying around me. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. As I sit at home looking at my baseball card collection, I think about all the great African-American players throughout history. Barry Bonds, Ricky Henderson, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays to name a few. But there had to be a first. I wonder what year I need to travel to in order to watch the first African American man play in the Major Leagues? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I decided to go back and visit the nice southern city of Little Rock. There seems to be a lot going on today. I believe the date is September 25th and there seems to be a lot of commotion going on at the local high school. There are soldiers and they are escorting nine students into the school. I went to some bad schools growing up, but I never had soldiers have to escort me. What year is this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Next on our stop is Key West, Florida. I want to see what all the buzz is about over this little island 90 miles away. Apparently, the U.S. is ready to go to war because the Soviet Union wants to put a few warheads on this island. This could be a pretty scary situation. I will have to check back on this event because it could define a Presidency. What year should I remember? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Free Love rules, man! I am travelling back in time to enjoy some fine times and lots of music. I hear that there may be illegal items being imbibed as well. I am in upstate New York and there is a sea of people enjoying the music, the crowd, and each other on this little farm in Bethel. I may need to come back here again, so I need to remember what year it is. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. My travels today take me back to the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history. This little island on a river in Pennsylvania had a partial meltdown on March 29th. I just can't remember the year. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What a great day in American history! Can you believe it? Do you believe in miracles? The U.S. Hockey team beat the Russians! Hint



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1. I have travelled back in time to view life in the United States after WWI. I decide to go to a bar and have a few drinks but I cannot find a bar open anywhere. I stop a gentleman on the street and he tells me that Congress just passed a law that prohibited the sale or distribution of alcohol. What year did Congress lose its mind and pass this outrageous law?

Answer: 1919

The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages. This began an era of "speakeasies" and powerful organized crime.
2. My next stop is New York City. It is a nice fall day on October 24th and I decide to do a little sightseeing. I decide to visit Wall Street but there is sheer pandemonium. Apparently, the "wall" has crashed, and the U.S. market is collapsing. What year was this?

Answer: 1929

Although "Black Tuesday" is the date most people remember, the actual market collapse began 5 days earlier on Thursday, October 24th and continued for a little over a month. Despite short lived, minor rallies, the Dow Jones continued to fall till July 1932, when it finally bottomed out at around 48!
3. As I am travelling, I hear of a time when the government finally came to their senses and repealed a law that made no sense in the first place. I decide to stop and celebrate with the rest of the U.S. Everyone is cheering, clapping, smiling, and most of all, having a nice alcoholic beverage. People are so excited because it has been over 13 years since they could do this legally. What year did I stop in?

Answer: 1933

This, of course, is the 21st Amendment which repealed the prohibition of alcohol. I always found this one of the easier Amendments to remember. The 18th prohibits because you cannot drink when you are 18, but the 21st repeals because you are allowed to drink when you are 21.
4. Our next stop takes us to a little island in the Pacific Ocean. When I arrive, it appears as if a battle has been going on for months. There are dead and injured everywhere, and the beachhead has been torn to shreds by artillery rounds. As I look to the heavens to ask why someone would let this happen, I notice an American flag being raised on the top of a hill known as Mt. Suribachi. I think this will bring hope to those wounded laying around me.

Answer: 1945

The raising of the flag on Iwo Jima is an image that will never fade. It is a shame that like all other national icons, many people want to degrade the image and claim it is fake or staged. Either way, this image brought hope to the U.S. Unfortunately, the raising of the flag did not signal the end of combat operations on this little island.
5. As I sit at home looking at my baseball card collection, I think about all the great African-American players throughout history. Barry Bonds, Ricky Henderson, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays to name a few. But there had to be a first. I wonder what year I need to travel to in order to watch the first African American man play in the Major Leagues?

Answer: 1947

Jackie Robinson is credited with being the man that broke the race barrier in Major League Baseball.
6. I decided to go back and visit the nice southern city of Little Rock. There seems to be a lot going on today. I believe the date is September 25th and there seems to be a lot of commotion going on at the local high school. There are soldiers and they are escorting nine students into the school. I went to some bad schools growing up, but I never had soldiers have to escort me. What year is this?

Answer: 1957

The desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was a huge step in the right direction for civil rights, but the troubles didn't end that day. National Guard troops had to deal with discipline problems at this school for the rest of the year.
7. Next on our stop is Key West, Florida. I want to see what all the buzz is about over this little island 90 miles away. Apparently, the U.S. is ready to go to war because the Soviet Union wants to put a few warheads on this island. This could be a pretty scary situation. I will have to check back on this event because it could define a Presidency. What year should I remember?

Answer: 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis was indeed a tense political standoff. I believe that if we had had a less competent leader at the helm at this time, the landscape of the U.S. would be a lot different than it is today.
8. Free Love rules, man! I am travelling back in time to enjoy some fine times and lots of music. I hear that there may be illegal items being imbibed as well. I am in upstate New York and there is a sea of people enjoying the music, the crowd, and each other on this little farm in Bethel. I may need to come back here again, so I need to remember what year it is.

Answer: 1969

Woodstock was billed as three days of Peace and Music. There were great bands and unforgettable moments. Even though this is before my time, I did get to go to Woodstock 94 after my senior year of High School.
9. My travels today take me back to the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history. This little island on a river in Pennsylvania had a partial meltdown on March 29th. I just can't remember the year.

Answer: 1979

Although no death or injuries occurred during the meltdown on Three Mile Island, many experts believe that during the years that followed several people may have died due to exposure to radiation.
10. What a great day in American history! Can you believe it? Do you believe in miracles? The U.S. Hockey team beat the Russians!

Answer: 1980

What has become known as "The Miracle on Ice", a group of amateur hockey players defeated the team that was considered the best in the world in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Source: Author Nightf10182003

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