General Knowledge Quiz about the USA

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  1. What are the two major parties in the US?.
    a. The Republicans and the Democrats.
    b. The Republics and the Socialists.
    c. The Democrats and the Socialists.
    d. The Conservationists and the Democrats.

  2. How many states are there in the US?.
    a. 49
    b. 50
    c. 51
    d. 48

  3. What do Americans celebrate on July 4th?
    a. Flag Day.
    b. The Revolution.
    c. The Discovery of America.
    d. Independence Day.

  4. In which year was the independence from England declared?
    a. 1776
    b. 1876
    c. 1676
    d. 1778

  5. Which president freed the slaves?.
    a. Thomas Jefferson
    b. George Washington
    c. Abrahan Lincoln
    d. Henry Ford

  6. Who was the civil rights leader who fought through nonviolent action?
    a. Thomas Paine
    b. Martin Luther King Jr.
    c. John Kennedy

  7. Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
    a. John Glenn
    b. Jim Lowell
    c. Neil Armstrong

  8. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrins to New England in 1620?
    a. Pitta
    b. Sunflower
    c. Mayflower

  9. Where's the White House located?
    a. New York
    b. Washington, D.C.
    c. Houston

  10. What organization tries to find solutions to world problems and disputes?
    a. The United Nations
    b. IMF
    c. UNICEF
    d. Green Peace

  11. What does IMF stand for?
    a. International Monetary Foundation
    b. International Monetary Fund
    c. Internal Monetary Foundation
    d. Internal Monetary Fund

  12. Who said: 'We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal'?
    a. Bill Clinton
    b. George Washington
    c. Richard Nixon
    d. Thomas Jefferson

  13. Who is eligible for the Office of President?
    a. Anyone whose children are American
    b. Whoever served the army
    c. A natural born citizen
    d. An alien

  14. When was the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote ratified?
    a. 1938
    b. 1920
    c. 1968
    d. 1960

Copyright 1999 by Vera Mello (vcqm@ruralsp.com.br)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.