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1 Social Studies Quiz Copyright © 2010 by Gamehinge Why did the Pilgrims come to America? They wanted religious freedom.

2 What ship did the Pilgrims sail to America in 1620? The Mayflower

3 Who helped the Pilgrims? American Indians

4 What holiday did Americans celebrate for the first time? Thanksgiving

5 Why does the U.S. celebrate July Fourth? The U.S. declared independence from Britain on July 4, 1776.

6 Who fought in the Revolutionary War? The U.S. and the British

7 When was the first battle in the Revolutionary war? 1775

8 What is America’s national anthem? The Star-Spangled Banner

9 How many stripes on the U.S. flag? 13

10 What do the stripes stand for? The first 13 colonies

11 Who was the first U.S. president? George Washington

12 For how many years is a president elected? Four

13 What is America’s supreme law? The U.S. Constitution

14 Name one freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Freedom of speech Freedom of religion Freedom of assembly Freedom of press

15 How many branches are in the U.S. government? Three

16 What are the three branches? Executive Judicial Legislative

17 Who’s in charge of the executive branch? The president

18 In what building does the president live? White House

19 What is the legislative branch called? Congress

20 What are the two parts of Congress? Senate House of Representatives

21 What does Congress do? Makes laws

22 What’s the judicial branch called? Supreme Court

23 Which branch of government has the power to declare war? Congress

24 Why were Africans kidnapped from their country and brought to America? To work as slaves on cotton and tobacco plantations

25 Who used the Underground Railroad to help 300 slaves escape from the South to freedom in the North during slavery? Harriet Tubman

26 When was the Civil War?

27 Who fought in the Civil War? The North and the South

28 Who freed the slaves in the South during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln

29 Who won the Civil War? The North

30 On what country did the U.S. drop the atomic bomb to end World War II in 1945? Japan

31 In 1947, who became the first black major league baseball player? Jackie Robinson

32 In 1955, what black woman went to jail for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama during segregation? Rosa Parks

33 Who led the Civil Rights Movement? Martin Luther King, Jr.

34 What black leader got rid of his “slave name” by changing his last name to X? Malcolm X

35 How many stars are on the U.S. flag? 50

36 What do the stars represent? The 50 states

37 What became the 50th U.S. state in 1959? Hawaii

38 How many senators in the U.S. Congress? 100

39 How many justices on the U.S. Supreme Court? 9

40 In 1967, who became the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? Thurgood Marshall

41 What are America’s two main political parties? Democrats and Republicans

42 Who are responsible for asking politicians questions about what they do? Journalists News media

43 How old does a U.S. citizen have to be in order to vote? 18

44 In what month do Americans vote for president? November

45 Where is the U.S. Capital? Washington, D.C.

46 Who is the U.S. president? Barack Obama

47 What is Obama’s political party? Democratic

48 What is Georgia’s capital? Atlanta

49 Who is Georgia’s governor? Nathan Deal

50 Who is the mayor of Athens? Nancy Denson

51 That’s all for now!


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