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Grade School History

written by: cyna71
 
This is a refresher of your history knowledge!

Question 1:


Which of the following items cannot be found in a colonial classroom?
Crayon
Quill pen
Horn book
Fireplace

Question 2:


Colonial people spend some of their free time doing which of these?
Skateboarding
Using a dishwasher
Ordering pizza
Reading McGuffey

Question 3:


From age 12 to 21, American activist and politician Benjamin Franklin did what?
Worked on his autobiography
Went to school
Worked on many inventions, including electricity
Worked as an apprentice

Question 4:


African American botanical researcher George Washington Carver developed more than 300 products from what natural resource?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


In 1889, this person founded the Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the U.S.
Florence Nightingale
Jane Addams
Betty Ross
Harriet Tubman

Question 6:


Which of the following is a famous quote by John Paul Jones, the well-known American naval hero from the American Revolutionary War?
'Give me liberty or give me death.'
'I shall return.'
'I have not yet begun to fight.'
'I have a dream.'

Question 7:


What major holiday comes right before Thanksgiving?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Which of the following events is associated with Independence Day?
Emancipation Proclamation
Boston Tea Party
Declaration of Independence
Louisiana Purchase

Question 9:


What year did Columbus first arrive on American land?
1588
1600
1763
1498

Question 10:


Christopher Columbus made his maiden voyage with 3 ships. The names of the first two were Niña and Santa María. Name the third one.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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