Free Multiple Choice Trivia Questions

  1. In the year 1900 in the U.S. what were the most popular first names given to boy and girl babies?
    A. William and Elizabeth
    B. Joseph and Catherine
    C. John and Mary
    D. George and Anne
     

  2. When did the Liberty Bell get its name?
    A. when it was made, in 1701
    B. when it rang on July 4, 1776
    C. in the 19th century, when it became a symbol of the abolition of slavery
    D. none of the above
     

  3. In the Roy Rogers -Dale Evans Museum, you will find Roy and Dales stuffed horses. Roy's horse was named Trigger, which was Dales horse?
    A. Buttermilk
    B. Daisy
    C. Scout
    D. Tulip
     

  4. The

     Daniel Boon museum at the home where he died can best be described how?
    A. a log cabin in Kentucky
    B. a two-story clapboard house in Tennessee
    C. a four-story Georgian-style home in Missouri
    D. a three story brick house in Arkansas

  5. Which of the following items was owned by the fewest U.S. homes in 1990?
    A. home computer
    B. compact disk player
    C. cordless phone
    D. dishwasher
     
  6. Who holds the record for the most victories in a row on the professional golf tour?
    A. Jack Nicklaus
    B. Arnold Palmer
    C. Byron Nelson
    D. Ben Hogan
     

  7. Who is third behind Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in major league career home runs?
    A. Reggie Jackson
    B. Harmon Killebrew
    C. Willie Mays
    D. Frank Robinson
     

  8. In 1990, in what percentage of U.S. married couples did the wife earn more money than the husband?
    A. 8
    B. 18
    C. 38
    D. 58
     

  9. During the 1980s for six consecutive years what breed of dog was the most popular in the U.S.?
    A. cocker spaniel
    B. German shepherd
    C. Labrador retriever
    D. poodle.
     

  10. In 1985, five percent of U.S. households had telephone answering machines. By 1990 what percentage of homes had answering machines?
    A. 10 percent
    B. 15 percent
    C. 31 percent
    D. 51 percent
     

  11. The first black American pictured on a U.S. postage stamp was who?
    A. Frederick Douglass
    B. Booker T. Washington
    C. Louis Armstrong
    D. Joe Louis
     

  12. 2. What did the "D" in "D-Day" stand for?
    A. doom
    B. day
    C. Dwight (Eisenhower)
    D. Dunkirk
     

  13. 20. The Brownie Box Camera introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1900 had a retail price of what?
    A. $1
    B. $5
    C.$10
    D.$20
     

  14. Which of these characters turned 40 years old in 1990?
    A. Charlie Brown
    B. Bugs Bunny
    C. Mickey Mouse
    D. Fred Flintstone
     

  15. The Philadelphia mint started putting a "P" mint mark on quarters when?
    A. 1960
    B. 1980
    C. never
     

  16. Before becoming George Bush's Secretary of Defense, what was Dick Cheney's position?
    A. congressman from Wyoming
    B. governor of New Hampshire
    C. secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan
     

  17. When Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, how many people were killed?
    A. 1
    B. 57
    C. 571
     

  18. In J. Edgar Hoover, what did the J stand for?
    A. James
    B. John
    C. Joseph
     

  19. Florence Nightingale became known as "the Lady With the Lamp" during which war?
    A. American Civil War
    B. Crimean War
    C. World War I
     

  20. What year was it that the Census Bureau first reported that a majority of new mothers  were remaining in the new job market?
    A. 1968
    B. 1978
    C. 1988
     

 

 

ANSWERS

  1. C. John and Mary
  2. C. in the 19th century, when it became a symbol of the abolition of slavery
  3. A. Buttermilk
  4. C. a four-story Georgian-style home in Missouri
  5. B. compact disk player
  6. C. Byron Nelson
  7. C. Willie Mays
  8. B. 18
  9. A. cocker spaniel
  10. C. 31 percent
  11. D. Joe Louis
  12. B. day
  13. A. $1
  14. A. Charlie Brown
  15. B. 1980
  16. A. congressman from Wyoming
  17. B. 57
  18. B. John
  19. B. Crimean War
  20. C. 1988

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