Quiz | American history homework help

1.) The first black baseball player in the Major Leagues was Jackie Robinson.



2.) Ponce de Leon went to Florida to seek the mythical fountain of youth.



3.) George Wallace was considered racist for saying, “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is a physical difference between the two which . . . will probably forever forbid their living together, . . . and I am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.”



4.) White Americans forced roaming Indians to settle down and farm.



5.) Who Said the Following Quotation: “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

      Abraham Lincoln 

      Karl Marx

      Richard Nixon

6.) Who Said the Following Quotation: “It is above all to be remembered that the war did not originate with the North, but with the South. The North finds itself on the defensive.”

      Abraham Lincoln

      Karl Marx

      Richard Nixon

7.) Who Said the Following Quotation: “Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth, to see it like it is and to tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth and live with the truth.”

      Abraham Lincoln

      Karl Marx

      Richard Nixon

8.) Who were the first non-Native settlers in what is now the United States?





9.) Who were the first “pilgrims” (escaping religious persecution in Europe) in what is now the United States?





10.) When was the term “Pilgrims” first used for the early British settlers of Massachusetts?





11.) What was the population of the Americas in 1492?

      1 million

      10 million

      50 million

      100 million 

12.) What percentage of the Native Americans of coastal New England was killed by a disease transmitted by Europeans and Africans three years before the Pilgrims landed?





13.) Which of these wars cost the most American lives in combat, as a proportion of the total population?

      King Phillip’s War

      French and Indian War

      American Revolution

      War of 1812

      Mexican War

      Spanish-American War

14.) Which war cost the most lives in total numbers?

      King Phillip’s War

      French and Indian War

      American Revolution

      War of 1812

      Mexican War

      Spanish-American War

15.) What western hemisphere people were quick to aid George Washington’s forces in the American Revolution?


      Native Americans



      Mexican War

      Spanish-American War

16.) Who segregated the federal government? 

      No one – it had always been segregated. 

      Abraham Lincoln in 1861

      Ulysses S. Grant in 1871

      Woodrow Wilson in 1913

      Harry S. Truman in 1947

17.) Woodrow Wilson sent American troops into which of the following countries?


      Dominican Republic 






      All of the Above

18.) Which one statement about Christopher Columbus is true? 

      Most of his compatriots, like the scholars of the time, thought the world was flat.

      He died never knowing he had “discovered” a new continent. 

      He and his men massacred and enslaved the Caribbean Indians. 

      He died alone and penniless.

19.) For how many years did the Norse visit North America?






20.) Which of these Americans could be considered a communist? 

      Helen Keller

      Groucho Marx 

      John Brown 

      Henry David Thoreau 

      Rush Limbaugh

21.) Why did the Wilson Administration prosecute Robert Goldstein (and get him ten years in prison)?

      For murder

      For spying

      For making a movie making the British look bad

      For fraud

22.) How did Squanto learn English?

      From White Settlers

      As a slave in England

      From a book he found

      He didn’t know English

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