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Random American trivia questions and answers about America and Americans.

 


Random American Trivia Questions

Hundreds of trivia questions and answers about people places and things including Jamestown, Elvis, The Hatfields and McCoys and more!

What famous American's father headed the investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932?
A: General h. Norman Schwarzkopf's. The senior Schwarzkopf was a retired brigadier general who was New Jersey's state chief of police at the time of the kidnapping.

What triggered the legendary feud between the hillbilly Hatfields and McCoys in 1873?
A:  The alleged theft of a pig.

What was the powder used by America's Founding Fathers to keep their wigs white?
A: Ground Rice.

Judge Roy Bean gained fame as the Law West of the Pecos. What was his brother, Josh known for?
A: He was the first mayor of the city of San Diego California.

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What was astronaut Neil Armstrong's total annual salary when he walked on the moon on July 20, 1969?
A: Just over $30,000.

What was the name of the prospector who discovered gold in the Alaska panhandle in 1880?
A: Joseph Juneau--the man for whom the capital of Alaska is named.

In what year did the average American salary pass $100 a week?
A: In 1963.

Which state was the first in the nation to recognize Labor Day as a  legal holiday?
A: Oregon, in February 1887--followed later the same year by Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

What famous Cherokee Indian was known to the Americans of his time as George Guess?
A: Sequoya.

What famous words did Francis Bellamy write to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America?
A: "The Pledge of Allegiance"--which was published in "The Youth's Companion" magazine.  Bellamy was on the magazine's staff.

What was the name of the very first ocean-going vessel built by Englishmen in the New World?
A: Virginia. The 30-ton ship was built by settlers who landed in Main in 1607, established a colony, but found life and the winter weather so harsh that they built a ship to escape a second winter.

What was the name of the first permanent settlement in Kentucky, established in 1775 by frontiersman Daniel Boone?
A: Boonesborough.

What  is more less known as the "Invisible Empire"?
A:  Klu Klux Klan

The motto of what U.S. state is "Regnat Populus" , or " The people rule"?
A: Arkansas

Which American city got its name from a vice president of the mid 1840s?
A: Dallas

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is the main competitor with what other book?
A:  Encyclopaedia Galactica

In Texas, someone is killed every year doing what?
A:  Painting road lines

What U.S. state has the longest borders with Canada?
A: Montana

In America, people in what kind of occupation have an average IQ of 104?
A:  Policeman

From which fictional school did  Mr. Chips say goodbye?
A:  Brookfield

Which actor gained the nickname "the muscles from Brussels"?
A:  Jean Claude Van Dam

On the Connecticut state flag, there are three what?
A: Grape Vines

What role did the ships "Discovery," "Sarah Constant" and "Goodspeed" play in American history.
A: They landed in what is now Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, carrying the colonists who established the first permanent English settlement in the United States.

What house is the second most visited American home in the United States--outdrawn only by the White House.
A: Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1784 American settlers established an independent state named Franklin,,,, in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Where was it?
A: In what is now eastern Tennessee. The territory had been ceded to the federal government by North Carolina.

How much expense money did Congress allot Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for thier expedition across America that lasted from May 1804 to September 1806?
A: The sum of $2,500.

What famous frontierswoman was buried in Deadwood, South Dakota, wearing a white dress and holding a gun in each hand?
A: Calamity Jane, aka Martha Jane Burke.

Why couldn't surgeon Charles Richard Drew, who organized the first blood bank in the U.S., donate his own blood?
A: Segregation lasws in 1941 prohibited it---he was black.