John Paul II became the first non-Italian pope in over 400 years. What country was he born in?
What was the book written by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published in 1925?
The Sound and the Fury
The Great Gatsby
What company became an important part of the American Air Force as it helped created the B-17 and B-29 bombers?
The Soviet Union launched the satellite Sputnik into space in 1957. Fearing that they will lose the Space race, the US government formed what agency in 1958?
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Security Agency (NSA)
The Japanese bombed the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 causing the start of World War II. In President Roosevelt’s address to the nation, he states that this was the date that will live in infamy. What was this date?
This became the most popular source of entertainment for Americans following World War I. What is it?
What is the name of the struggle between the Irish and Italian gangs in Chicago that resulted in the deaths of seven by Al Capone, and the South Side Italian Gang?
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Who is the president that signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964? This law banned discrimination based on religion, sex, rage, or national origin.
John F. Kennedy
What was the name given to the top US nuclear research and development project which resulted in the creation of nuclear weapons?
The Brooklyn Project
The Manhattan Project
The Chicago Project
The Oppenheimer Project
What is the name of the practice of making false accusations, spreading fear of communism, and intensifying public censorship? It was named after a senator from Wisconsin.
Actor Marlon Brando won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1973. What is the name of the movie that is based on a novel written by Mario Puzo?
What is the name of this waterway that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean and is essential to maritime trade? President Theodore Roosevelt took over the waterway’s development in 1904 and was officially finished in 1914.
This soulful music was originally recorded by musician Big Mamma Thornton and was released in 1956 by Elvis Presley. What is this best-selling song that helped him earn the title of “King of Rock and Roll”?
Great Balls of Fire
Johnny B. Goode
What government declared martial law in Tiananmen Square against the freedom of speech, press, and democracy?
Government of Japan
Government of China
Government of India
Government of Singapore
What shuttle orbiter exploded on take-off on January 28, 1986, which caused the death of seven astronauts and a school teacher?
At what school did the protest against the Vietnam War occur where four college students were killed and nine were wounded by the Ohio National Guard in 1970?
Ohio State University
Kent State University
Miami University of Ohio
Cleveland State University
What is the name of this Belfast-made ship that sank between April 14 and 15, 1912?
What is the name of the two locations in Japan where America dropped atomic bombs that killed thousands of people instantly and left many with radiation poisoning? This act by the US government led to the end of World War II.
Kyoto and Tokyo
Hiroshima and Tokyo
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nagasaki and Tokyo
This synthetic polymer was used to create tires, ropes, carpets, clothing and so much more. It was created by DuPont in the 1930s and was showcased at the World Fair in New York in 1939. What is the name of this synthetic polymer?
Which US president gave the orders to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Franklin Delano Roosevelt