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Take this quiz! The USA---.

Wendy . Blog Published 21 September 2010

Try this quiz. Write down the answersl. Don't cheat!

Send me a comment if you like it and I'll write some more.

The answers are at the bottom along with web pages for further study.

1. Who are "the 49ers"? Who were the 49ers?

2. What is the "Trail of Tears"?

3. What was the "Golden Spike" used for?

4. Who wrote about a boy's adventures on the Mississippi River in the late 1800's?

5. What happened in Boston, on the east coast of what is now the United States on December 16th, 1773?

6. Who explored Florida in 1513? *Hint: He was from Spain!

7. What US city was the home of the Model T Ford and Motown Records?

8.. Why is Ellis Island a very popular tourist attraction today?

9. What city was hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

10. Where is the Oval Office?

write down: apuntar
cheat: hacer trampas/copiar
for further X: para más X
along with: con/ acompañando
trail: sendero/camino
tears: lágrimas
spike: un clavo, una punta
a hint: una pista, una ayuda



Way below............................ (muy abajo)




Further................................. (más abajo)

and further down.................... (y más abajo)


you are almost there.

Keep going............................... (sigue)

You wouldn't want to see the answers before you finish the quiz.

Just a little more....

Only a couple of lines to go ......... (sólo quedan un par de líneas)

BINGO! Time for the answers:



1. -The San Francisco 49ers are an American football team.

-During the "Gold Rush" in 1849 thousands of men went to California in search of gold. These "miners" were referred to as the "49ers".


2. -The relocation of the Cherokee nation from their homeland in North Carolina to the "Indian Territory" in Oklahoma.


3. The Gold Spike was used to join the Central Pacific railroad tracks with the Union Pacific railroad tracks at a ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10,1869. This connection formed the first transcontinental railroad in the US.


4. Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures o Huckleberry Finn (1884).


5. December 16th, 1773--The Boston Tea Party--American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor as a protest against the British Parliament's tax on tea. http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/henry.htm

6. Juan Ponce de Leon explored Florida in 1513.


7. Detroit:The first Model T Ford came off the assembly line in 1908.

Detroit:The Motown (Motor Town) Record Label was introduced in 1959

http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/ http://www.motown.com/

8. Ellis Island, near the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York Harbor, was the port of entry for immigrants from 1892 to 1924. Nearly half of all Americans today had at least one family member come through the Port of New York at Ellis Island. http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island.asp

9. New Orleans, Louisiana http://hurricanekatrina.com/

10. The Oval Office is the President of the United States' formal office space at the White House in Washington DC. http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/west-wing/oval-office.htm

Shall I write another quiz? Let me know.


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Comments (1)
Estefanía (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Wow! It was good to remember all these things I studied long ago! Thanks Wendy! I have some questions for you... ;) 1. Who were “The Minute Men”? 2. What is known as the Dust Bowl? And the Great Plains? 3. Who invented barbed wire? Why? 4. When was Ellis Island Museum open to the public? 5. What two Presidents have gone through an Impeachment? 6. Where is Yoknapatawpha County? 7. Who wrote “The Red Badge of Courage”? 8. Who is Ma Joad? 9. How many works did Walt Whitman write? Why? 10. What can you say about John Wilkes Booth?

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