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Do You Know History from Grade School? See What You Remember From Third Through Fifth Grade by Taking This Quiz!

In a way, history class was always like practice for a game show. Facts and data were constantly being thrown at you, and you never knew when you would need to know them. See what you can recall from elementary school by taking this quiz!

Which of the following is NOT a cabinet position?

Secretary of Education

Secretary of Agriculture

Governor of Law

Secretary of State

Governor of Law
About 15 of the president’s top advisers make up the American Cabinet. The Senate conducts a confirmation hearing to officially appoint the people to their positions after the president nominates them for those positions.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” This Declaration of Independence was signed when?

June 6, 1777

January 1, 2000

July 4, 1776

April 4, 1775

July 4, 1776
A nation’s citizens created an official declaration stating their right to select their own government for the first time in history. Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia. Independence Day was thus established!

What international organization was established following World War Two in an effort to stop a similar conflict from occurring again?

North Atlantic Free Trade Organization

United Nations

European Union

Warsaw Pact

United Nations
On October 24, 1945, the UN was established with 51 members. Today, it has 195. The goal of the United Nations was to create a global forum where complaints could be voiced without inciting armed conflict.

Which are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution?

“We the people…”

“We the rulers…”

“We the government…”

“We the majority…”

“We the people…”
“We the people,” the first three words in the U.S. Constitution, sum up the great American experiment and concept of self-government.

Who is the famous person in the image?

Albert Einstein

Sigmund Freud

Thomas Edison

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Albert Einstein
The theory of relativity was created by renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. In 1999, “Time Magazine” named Albert Einstein the Person of the Century in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of physics and science in general.

What was the name of the country’s first national park?

Honeymoon Island

Yellowstone

Jellystone

Black Rock

Yellowstone
Yellowstone, the first national park, was established by presidential proclamation in 1872 and is primarily located in Wyoming.

Which president declared the objective of sending an American to the moon?

Eisenhower

Kennedy

Truman

Roosevelt

Kennedy
Kennedy declared his intention to participate in the Space Race with the Soviet Union on May 25, 1961.

What is the name historical figure who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher?

Benjamin Franklin

Alexander Hamilton

Robert E. Lee

John Adams

Benjamin Franklin
Through his brilliant intellect and sound foreign policy, Benjamin Franklin contributed to the founding of the United States of America. Franklin served as France’s minister and was instrumental in winning the American Revolution by persuading France to support the states. He also created the lightning rod and bifocals.

Who was the American President at the start of the Civil War?

James Garfield

Abraham Lincoln

Ulysses S. Grant

Chester Alan Arthur

Abraham Lincoln
As the 16th President and supreme commander of the Union forces, Abraham Lincoln.

Both film and television have preserved memories of World War II. Which one of these is NOT a World War II reference?

Saving Private Ryan

M*A*S*H

Schindler’s List

Band of Brothers

M*A*S*H
World War Two is still fresh in people’s minds, and media about the conflict typically draws viewers. M*A*S*H on the other hand is about the Korean War.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was the catalyst for the United States to declare war. What day in 1941 did this take place?

6-Jun

7-Dec

11-Dec

7-Nov

7-Dec
The Japanese attacked the American base in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 2400 Americans were killed roughly.

American women toiled on the home front while their male counterparts served in the military abroad. Along with running their businesses and raising families, they also contributed to the war effort by working as medics or in shipyards and munitions factories. Who was the cultural figure that fostered and motivated this kind of work?

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marilyn Monroe

Rosie the Riveter

Wonder Woman

Rosie the Riveter
A strong-looking woman wearing masculine clothing is portrayed in Rosie the Riveter. In later decades, she rose to fame as a feminist icon.

This Alessandro Volta invention was originally known as the Voltaic pile. What was the modern name of his invention?

Air compressor

Extension cord

Hydraulic spring

Battery

Battery
The name Alessandro Volta and the shape of his invention, a “pile” of copper and zinc discs separated by spacers soaked in salt water, are the sources of the term “Voltaic pile.”

Who was the Soviet Union’s president during the start of the Cold War?

Brezhnev

Medvedev

Khrushchev

Stalin

Stalin
At the start of the Cold War, Josef Stalin was in charge of the Soviet Union. As a dictator, he created a cult of personality around himself, and cities were given new names in his honor.

The popularity of espionage novels soared throughout the Cold War. This book series was much favored by Kennedy, who helped make it well-known among Americans.

Mitch Rapp

James Bond

Jason Bourne

Jack Ryan

James Bond
The James Bond books gained enormous popularity after Kennedy praised them in an interview with author Ian Fleming, with whom he had a meeting.

What was World War I known as before World War II?

The Serbian Conflict

The Great War

The Gas War

The Balkan War

The Great War
The Great War, which at the time was the deadliest conflict in contemporary European history, wiped out entire populations and employed novel means of mass murder.

When American forces overcame the Japanese in this fight, the Pacific Theater of the war changed.

Guadalcanal

Wake Island

Midway

Coral Sea

Midway
American forces won the Battle of Midway, which took place on the Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, with ease. American cryptographers discovered the attack’s date and were ready.

Who is the historical figure in this image? She was best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.

Margaret Thatcher

Florence Nightingale

Rosa Parks

Harriet Tubman

Rosa Parks
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus in order to accomodate a white passenger. In the Civil Rights movement, she came to represent civil disobedience.

The United States, Britain, France, and their allies triumphed in the First World War. What was the name of the pact that declared victory over the enemy and severely punished the losers?

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty of London

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

Versailles Treaty

Versailles Treaty
The Treaty of Versailles deprived the losers of their colonies, subjected Germany to significant reparations payments, and halted the development of its industrial base.

This great actor broke down racial barriers by becoming the first black performer to receive the Best Actor Academy Award.

Harry Belafonte

Louis Gossett Jr.

James Earl Jones

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier
For his performance as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field, Poitier won the Best Actor prizes at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes (1963). In total, Poitier received two Oscar nominations and six Golden Globe nominations throughout his career.

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