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who was the first president of the United states?

George Washington

100

Which state is the most thickly forested, with 89.8 percent of its land area classified as wooded by the U.S. Forest Service?

Maine

100

What was the name of the ship on which the Pilgrims traveled to North America in 1620?

The Mayflower

100

Which state is Mount Rushmore located in?

South Dakota

100

Who did James Early Ray assassinate in Memphis in April 1968?

Martin Luther King Jr.

200

who became the president after herbert hoover

franklin D roosevelt 

200

Which state is America's flattest, with a difference of only 345 feet between its highest and lowest points?

Florida

200

What was the name of the world's first man-made satellite launched by the USSR in 1957?

Sputnik

200

Near which town were there reports of a space ship landing on the 4th of July in 1947?

Roswell, New Mexico

200

Which presidential couple were implicated in the Whitewater affair?

The Clintons

300

Which two signers of the Declaration of Independence went on to serve as president of the United States?

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson  

300

On which river is the USA's highest concrete dam?

Colorado River

300

What took place on Griffin's Wharf in America in 1773?

The Boston Tea Party

300

Which city is the headquarters of Chrysler and General Motors located in?

Detroit

300

Who's last words were,"Now it's on to Chicago, and let's win there"?

Bobby Kennedy

400

What figure in American history, hero of the Mexican War, and losing candidate for president in 1852, is believed to have inspired the exclamation "Great Scott"?

Gen. Winfield Scott

400

In which natural valley is San Jose?

Santa Clara

400

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from which country?

France

400

Which city was the first nuclear reactor built, by Enrico Fermi?

Chicago

400

Who was the first African American to win the Nobel peace prize?

Ralph Bunche

500

Who in 1963 murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin (according to official accounts) of US President John F Kennedy?

Jack Ruby

500

The Black Hills lie between which two rivers?

Belle Fourche an Cheyenne

500

Marjorie Robb, who died in Boston in 1992 (age 103), Barbara Dainton, Millvina Dean, and Lillian Asplund, achieved notoriety for being among the last living survivors of what?

The sinking of the Titanic (1912)

500

Which city was the USA's first World Fair?

Chicago 1893

500

According to the Census Bureau, what are the five most common surnames in the United States

Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones and Brown

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