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May - This Month In U.S. History

written by: nstross
 
Challenging trivia on past events that occurred in the month of May. Test your knowledge on history, sports and pop culture.

Question 1:


What memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922?
Washington Monument
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Marine Corps Memorial

Question 2:


What state became the 32nd state of the Union on May 11, 1858?
Kansas
Oregon
California
Minnesota

Question 3:


What blockbuster movie opened on May 25, 1977?
Jaws
Star Wars
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather

Question 4:


What did Levi Strauss receive a patent for on May 20, 1873?
Sewing Machine with Foot Pedals
Steam Engine with Coal-Fired Pistons
Ballpoint Pen with Replaceable Cartridges
Denim Pants with Copper Rivets

Question 5:


On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down in this state.
Texas
Kansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma

Question 6:

View the provided image.
Whose newspaper, called The Pennsylvania Gazette, published America's first cartoon (view image) on May 9, 1754?
William Pitt's
William Penn's
Benjamin Franklin's
Thomas Paine's


View Image

Question 7:


On May 3, 1937 this author won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Gone with The Wind.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


On May 14, 1904, the first Olympic Games to be held in the U.S. opened in what city?
Lake Placid
Los Angeles
St. Louis
Chicago

Question 9:


This Yankee legend's consecutive game streak of 2,130 came to an end on May 2, 1939.
Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
Joe Dimaggio
Mickey Mantle

Question 10:


England declared war on France on 15 May 1756 starting the Seven Years War which was also known as the French and Indian War in America.
True
False

 


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