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American History Quiz

Postby joebartels » Oct 12 2016 3:28 pm

Beware this is 78 questions. With more of an interest in math/science I expected 40% yet squeaked out 66%. Which rated "Uncle Sam is Impressed", really... boy that is semi sad. Living in Arizona for decades helped on a few question. Going to middle school in Oklahoma and taking Oklahoma history was useless. Which is sad as my teacher dressed up like the characters he taught. I learned a little, pulled a few outta my pumpkin and missed a couple I shouldn't have missed. Obviously you could google in another window. I refrained as I wanted to see if Bruce had merit in his doorknob comparisons.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby Alston_Neal » Oct 12 2016 3:55 pm

94%..... Huh, I thought the internment camps were for bad drivers. Who knew.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby cactuscat » Oct 12 2016 3:59 pm

That was fun - 88%.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby chumley » Oct 12 2016 4:07 pm

87% though it would be a couple fewer if the photo above the question didn't give away the answer!

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby lindaagm » Oct 12 2016 4:23 pm

94%

At least I paid attention to something in school.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby trekkin_gecko » Oct 12 2016 4:24 pm

91%
interesting! thanks for posting, joe

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby mazatzal » Oct 12 2016 4:29 pm

84% :o

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby chumley » Oct 12 2016 4:49 pm

@mazatzal
Didn't know who we were fighting in the war of 1812? ;)

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby mazatzal » Oct 12 2016 4:59 pm

@chumley I got that one right :lol: and the one about the tea :-s but I'm too embarrassed to admit a couple I got wrong that I shouldn't have... clicked way to quickly / not thinking enough :doh:

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby The_Eagle » Oct 12 2016 7:03 pm

91%, surprised at some that I got wrong. The photos did help w/ some.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby azbackpackr » Oct 12 2016 7:42 pm

@joebartels
98%. Missed one question, the one that asked "Which of these cities was never the capital of the US?" I guess my MA is good for something!
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby joebartels » Oct 12 2016 8:00 pm

93% second round, I'm catching up. Missed 3 I got right the first time :pout:
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby azbackpackr » Oct 12 2016 8:05 pm

@joebartels
That's funny!
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby mazatzal » Oct 12 2016 9:29 pm

joebartels wrote:Missed 3 I got right the first time

That's 100% in modern maths ;)

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby big_load » Oct 12 2016 9:58 pm

97%

Of course I was around for most of it.

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Re: American History Quiz

Postby Al_HikesAZ » Oct 12 2016 10:23 pm

96% - but many of these weren't historical - they were current events :)
The answer to the question about the US Supreme Court is wrong. There are normally 9 Justices but there are currently only 8 Justices. I remembered that FDR served 3 terms, I goofed and forgot that he actually was elected to 4 terms. And I think I voted for him for that 4th Term. I didn't remember fighting the United Kingdom in 1812, I thought we were fighting the British. I don't remember fighting any Scots or Irish. Most of the people who built the White House were skilled tradesmen, ok maybe a few slaves did help with the construction, but they were not the primary builders.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby JoelHazelton » Oct 12 2016 10:51 pm

66% with Joe. I'd say I should spend less time staring at maps and more time studying something that matters, but that simply won't happen.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby johnlp » Oct 13 2016 6:24 am

91% kinda lame, missed a few I should have got.
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby CannondaleKid » Oct 13 2016 6:33 am

azbackpackr wrote:98%. Missed one question, the one that asked "Which of these cities was never the capital of the US?"
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Re: American History Quiz

Postby The_Dude » Oct 13 2016 7:41 am

89%, I feel like I should have done better...a few curve balls in there.


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