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Important People

History Quiz

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1. Who was Nellie Taylor Ross?

A. The inventor of the sewing machine
B. The seamstress who designed the American flag
C. The first woman governor in the United States
D. The author of the Last of the Mohicans

2. What was the name of the man who began the Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses on a church door?

A. Martin Luther
B. Francis Xavier
C. Johann Gutenburg
D. John Wycliffe

3. What pilot made the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic ocean?

A. Amelia Earhart
B. Wilbur Wright
C. Charles Lindbergh
D. Howard Hughes

4. John Smith was briefly the governor of what colony?

A. Plymouth
B. Williamsburg
C. Jamestown
D. Port Royal

5. Who was the second president of the United States?

A. John Adams
B. Andrew Jackson
C. John Hancock
D. Thomas Jefferson

6. What queen is the state of Virginia named after?

A. Queen Mary I
B. Queen Victoria
C. Queen Isabella
D. Queen Elizabeth I

7. Who was Sacajawea?

A. A guide for Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Ocean
B. The chief of the Iroquois responsible for the French and Indian War
C. Wife of John Randolph of Jamestown who warned the British of attack by the Powhatans
D. A famous pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the 1700s

8. Whose voyage was the first to circumnavigate (travel around) the earth?

A. John Smith
B. Marco Polo
C. Ferdinand Magellan
D. Ponce de Leon

9. Who is Pennsylvania named after?

A. George Wilson Pennson
B. Sir Pendall Smith
C. William Penn
D. Alexandar Penns

10. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America?

A. Robert E. Lee
B. Jefferson Davis
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. Stonewall Jackson

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