300+ TOP American Quiz Questions and Answers GK MCQs

American Quiz Questions

1. Who was the first US president live in the white house?

John Adams

2. How many American Presidents were single children?

Zero! All America Presidents have had at least a step-sibling.

3. In which U.S. state will you find the cities of Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie and Gillette?

Wyoming

4. Do you know the meaning of colors of the American flag?

Red means hardiness and valor, white means purity and innocence, the blue color represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice

5. Which President had his sister as the First Lady?

James Buchanan

6. Which American President do people commemorate on National Freedom Day?

Abraham Lincoln

7. What U.S. President’s motto was “the buck stops here”?

Harry S. Truman’s

8. The US fought the war of 1812 against which country?

Great Britain

9. Who was elected as the 12th President of the United States?

Zachary Taylor

10. What animal is on the state flag of California?

Bear

11. California became the state on which year?

1850

12. How did President Zachary Taylor die?

From eating too many cherries

13. Who is the head of the executive branch of the U.S. Government?

The President

14. Which U.S. state has “Aloha State” as its nickname?

Hawaii

15. Who was the first President in American History to declare war?

James Madison

16. Which widely used phrase of affirmation was coined by President Martin Van Buren?

“OK.”

17. Herbert Hoover became well known when he organized relief efforts for what country after World War I?

Belgium

18. 3 US presidents’ death anniversaries are 4th Do you know remember the name of those 3 presidents?

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe

19. What were Abraham Lincoln’s false teeth made of?

Animal tusks and gold

20. President Jimmy Carter was a member of what branch of the U.S. military?

U.S. Navy

21. The community of Seward Alaska celebrates the fourth of July differently, what do they do?

They participate in a 6 miles foot race to the top of Mount Marathon

22. Which American President was polyglot and ambidextrous?

James A. Garfield

23. What Arkansas city is the origin of 47 natural hot springs?

Hot Springs

24. Which President had fake dentures made from the teeth of slaves?

George Washington

25. Who is the only President to have a Ph.D.?

Woodrow Wilson

26. Springfield is the capital of which state?

Illinois

27. Which President has two Grammy awards?

Bill Clinton

28. In what U.S. city is South Beach located?

Miami Beach

29. Swamp Fox was another name of which American Revolutionary war general?

Francis Marion

30. How did Richard Nixon fund his political campaign?

With poker money

31. In US founding fathers called to which leaders?

Leaders of the American Revolution

32. In which language did President Hoover talk to his wife to protect their privacy?

Chinese

33. What Kentucky attraction is the world’s longest cave?

Mammoth Cave

34. In 1790 what was the population of the US?

Only 4 million

35. Which city is home to the most billionaires in the world?

New York City

36. Charleston is the capital of which U.S. state?

West Virginia

37. Which state forgot to ratify itself as an official state?

Ohio

38. The acronym NAFTA stand for North American what?

Free Trade Agreement

39. What has happened in the Wall Street crash of 1929?

On 24 October 1929 the stock market crash and that day were also known as Black Thursday

40. Which is the smallest state in America?

Rhode Island

41. The main focus of the “Know-Nothing” party was on which issue?

Immigration

42. Where is Mount Rushmore located?

The Black Hills from South Dakota

43. Which river forms the easternmost boundary of Iowa?

Mississippi River

44. The USA first subway line was open in which city and in which year?

In 1897, in the city of Boston

45. Which two countries does the US share national borders with?

Canada and Mexico

46. Which lake that shares its name with a U.S. state borders Wisconsin?

Lake Michigan

47. Women’s rights movement leading by which famous lady?

Susan B. Anthony

48. Which is the second-largest city in the United States?

Los Angeles

49. On Jan. 16, 1920, what began in the United States as the 18th Amendment?

Prohibition

50. The very first Olympics in the USA hosted by which city?

St. Louis

51. Name the highest mountain in the US?

Mount Denali

52. Which Colorado mountain range contains the Continental Divide?

The Rockies

53. The oldest higher learning institute in the USA?

Harvard University

54. What is special about Badwater Basin?

It is the lowest point in the North American continent

55. Which is the hottest place in the US?

Death Valley

56. Who was George H. W. Bush’s Vice President?

Dan Quayle

57. In the US constitution, what is the first amendment?

Freedom of speech

58. Name the highest waterfalls in the continental US?

Colonel Creek Falls in Washington

59. What worldwide retailer is based in Arkansas?

Wal-Mart

60. President John F. Kennedy die in which city?

Dallas

61. Which town in the US has just one resident?

Monowi, Nebraska.

62. What U.S. President started the Social Security Administration?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

63. What is Thor’s Well?

Thor’s Well, located near Cape Perpetua, is a naturally formed hole in the sea that looks like it is draining the ocean.

64. What river is Washington, D.C. located on?

Potomac

65. What was the name of Franklin Roosevelt’s wife?

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

66. Where is the largest underwater lake in the US located?

Sweetwater, Tennessee.

67. In what movie theater was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested following the assassination of JFK?

The Texas Theater

68. Which is the largest living organism on Earth?

Pando, an Aspen Grove

69. Juneau is the capital city of which U.S. state?

Alaska

70. On May 4, 1970, which college 4 students were killed during anti-war demonstrations?

Kent State University Ohio

71. Where is the deepest lake in the US located?

Crater Lake is located in Oregon

72. Which U.S. state has “Garden State” as its nickname?

New Jersey

73. Who was the first American president who resigned?

Richard Nixon’s

74. Which is the tallest mountain in the world (counting height below sea level)?

Mauna Kea, located in Hawaii

75. In which Olympics games and in which year Terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes and coaches?

In 1972, the Munich Olympics

76. Who was the first American to know about Joseph Stalin’s death?

Musician Johnny Cash, who worked as a code intercepter for the US Military.

77. Who was the first American to win a Nobel Prize?

Theodore Roosevelt

78. While complaining for president which governor from Southern State shot and paralyzed in 1972?

George Wallace, Alabam

79. When did the Founding Fathers sign the Declaration of Independence?

August 2nd, 1776.

80. In 1978 what was the reason behind the evacuation of Niagara Falls, NY residents?

Due to dangerous Toxic chemicals

81. To which US state would we need to travel to see the Statue of Liberty?

New York

82. Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

France

83. On March 28, 1979, which nuclear power plant had a radioactive leak?

Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania

84. Which city is called the Windy City?

Chicago, because of the inclement weather

85. Before there was the United States of America, there were colonies owned by Great Britain. How many of these colonies were there?

13

86. What is the Afghan War Diary?

One of the biggest document leaks in US military history was released by Wikileaks

87. The US supreme court legalized abortion on which date?

22 January 1973

88. Who was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings?

The Brothers Tsarnaev

89. What state should I visit to see a place where people lived inside cliffs?

Colorado

90. Santa Maria is the name of what?

The name of one of Columbus’s ships

91. Who infamously leaked surveillance information from the National Security Agency in 2013?

Edward Snowden

92. What was the reason behind the migration of England pilgrims to America?

Seeking freedom for their religion

93. The death of which martyrs sparked the historic #BlackLivesMatters movement?

Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown

94. What president succeeded Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated?

Andrew Johnson

95. America was recognized as a country in which year?

1777

96. How many US Presidents have been assassinated?

Four

97. Who won the Revolutionary War?

Americans

98. Whose raid on Harper’s Ferry led to further tensions before the war?

John Brown

99. Which Founding Father inspired a blockbuster Broadway show?

Alexander Hamilton

100. In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?

Philadephia

101. The name of “His Airness” who dazzled the NBA from 1984-2003 and won six championships in only eight years?

Michael Jordan

102. John Lennon was murdered on which year?

1980

103. At what point in history did the US Government poison alcohol?

The Government poisoned alcohol during prohibition to keep people from drinking

104. English Language become the national language of America on which year?

1795

105. Who is the first person to appear on US currency?

Salmon P. Chase

106. For how much money did Russia sell Alaska to the United States for?

2 cents per acre

107. What is the Second Smallest State by area in the United States?

Delaware

108. Which two states do not practice Daylight Savings?

Arizona and Hawaii

109. Before America was apparently discovered by Columbus who lived there?

Native Americans

110. Which is the only native spirit of the USA as declared by the Congress in 1964?

Bourbon

111. When did the Centralia Mine Fires start burning?

1962

112. In 1620 which people came to the United States from England and later celebrated the first Thanksgiving?

Pilgrims

113. When did Alabama repeal laws against the marriage of interracial couples?

2000

114. How many acres of national parks are there in the United States?

Total of 84.9 million acres

115. The first English settlement in the New World failed miserably. What was the colony that they set up called?

Roanoke

116. How many copies of the Declaration of Independence exist today?

Twenty-six copies

117. Who primarily directed the 1939 musical film ‘The Wizard of Oz’?

Victor Fleming

118. What is the tallest mountain in the United States?

Mount Hood

119. Who played Elizabeth in the 1950s TV Series ‘Life with Elizabeth’?

Betty White

120. Which country did NOT send explorers to America before it became the United States?

Bulgaria

121. Which is the tallest building in USA?

One World Trade Center

122. On which show did the last TV advertisement for traditional cigarettes air and when?

On the ‘Johnny Carson Show’ in 1971

123. Who is given credit for the invention of the light bulb?

Thomas Edison

124. Which famous American actor and screenwriter found his start as a martial teacher?

Steven Seagel

125. Where was General Custer’s last stand?

Little Bighorn

126. What is the national Seal of the United States?

Great Seal of the United States

127. Which American songwriter could only play the piano in the key of F sharp?

Irving Berlin

128. Robert E. Lee had four horses; which of the following is the name of one of them?

Traveller

129. Where was Sweet Betsy from the American ballad ‘Sweet Betsy’ originally from?

Pike

130. What is the national bird of the US?

Bald eagle

131. Which American artist has all four of the biggest albums on the Billboard 2oo dating back to 2016?

Taylor Swift

132. What is the national mammal of the USA?

North American bison

133. Which is the most popular television show in history?

‘Baywatch’

134. The city where a famous “Tea Party” happened?

Boston

135. What is the National march of the US?

The Stars and Stripes Forever

136. Which movie was Walt Disney’s favorite film?

‘Bambi’ and ‘Dumbo.’

137. What is the national Tree of the United States?

Oak tree

138. What is superstar Tom Cruise’s real name?

Thomas Mapother

139. Against which wrong was Henry Highland Garnet a committed fighter in the 1800s?

Slavery

140. What is the national motto of the United States?

In God We Trust

141. What is Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as?

Howlin’ Wolf

142. What is the national Rose of the United States?

Rose

143. Which US film was the first to feature the flush of a toilet?

‘Psycho’

144. Which of these men was a legendary outlaw who roamed the New Mexico territory in the 1800s?

Billy the Kid

145. Which was the first Marvel superhero?

The Human Torch

146. Who won the Battle of the Alamo?

Mexicans

147. Who plays Captain America in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’?

Chris Evans

148. Which neighborhood does Spiderman belong to?

Queens, New York.

149. The name of the man who served as the President of the United States and the President of the Screen Actors Guild?

Ronald Reagan

150. What is the name of the federal prison located on an island in San Francisco Bay?

Alcatraz

151. In Newark it’s illegal to sell what after 6pm unless a Doctors note is shown?

Ice Cream

152. Where did the show “The Wire” take place?

Baltimore

153. Which ocean borders the East Coast of the US?

Atlantic Ocean

154. According to a survey, what is the U.S. top family food?

Spaghetti

155. Family guy took place in which state?

Rhode Island

156. How many cans of soda does the average American consumes in a year?

600

157. What is California’s biggest fault?

San Andreas Fault

158. Which American drama first reacted to 9/11?

The West Wing

159. The top United States food consumption days are Xmas, Thanksgiving, and what?

Super Bowl Sunday

160. What was the last state to join the US?

Hawaii

161. What is the oldest soft drink in the US?

Doctor Pepper

162. Which state is the Sunshine State?

Florida

163. Who was the youngest male winner of American Idol?

Scott McCreery

164. What was invented in the 1800s and sold as a diarrhea cure?

Tomato Ketchup

165. What sports game featured the first TV advertisement?

Dodgers and Phillies

166. What American food did Charles Jung invent?

Fortune Cookies

167. What were the 13 states that initially formed the USA?

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

168. The American crime drama “Narcos” was filmed and set in which city?

Columbia

169. If you ordered an Omelet Arnold Bennett, what fish would you find in it?

Haddock

170. Who won Jeopardy in 2004 and took home 2.5 million dollars?

Ken Jennings

171. Which city in New Mexico hosts the International Balloon Fiesta?

Salt Lake City

172. What is the USA’s favorite flavor of ice cream?

Vanilla

173. When did the children’s show Sesame Street first started airing on PBS?

1969

174. Des Moines is the capital of which state?

Lowa

175. New Orleans is famous for a dish that incorporates French, Spanish, and Caribbean influences – what is this dish called?

Jambalaya

176. What is New York City’s nickname?

The Big Apple

177. Which famous TV series featured a reference or picture of Superman in every episode?

Seinfeld

178. What is the national alcoholic drink of the USA?

Bourbon

179. Which city was Obama born in?

Honolulu, Hawaii

180. Where was the cheeseburger born?

Colorado

181. Samantha twitched her nose for magic practice in which TV drama?

Bewitched

182. The state of Georgia is the 3rd largest producer of which fruit?

Peaches

183. In which city is located the Southernmost Point in the continental US?

Key West, FL

184. What is the name of the monkey who belongs to Marcel in “Friends”?

Katie

185. What is the iconic meal often found in Chicago?

The Deep-dish pizza

186. What was the first National Park in the US?

Yellowstone National Park

187. What is the last name of the leading family characters in The Cosby Show?

Huxtable

188. What is the most frequently ordered item of food in the USA?

Fried Chicken

189. In which state is Yosemite National Park located?

California

190. Which TV series uses the song Second Time Around as their theme song?

Step By Step

191. What the official state pie of Florida?

Key Lime Pie

192. Which state was Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) from?

Kansas

193. In the first episodes of Friends, Monica and Rachel live in what apartment number?

5

194. How many US states have adopted a fruit pie as their official state dish?

3

195. Which popular US dish features a sauce made from sausage dripping, flour, and milk?

Biscuits and gravy

196. In which city is Graceland (Elvis Presley home)?

Memphis

197. Who composed the iconic music theme of ABC news?

Hans Zimmers

198. Which city in Germany gives its name to one of the USA’s favorite foods?

Hamburg

199. In which city is Celine Dion usually performing?

Las Vegas

200. Which alcoholic drink is spelled with an ‘e’ in the USA and Ireland, but without one in the rest of the world?

Whiskey in the USA and Ireland, whisky everywhere else

201. What color costume did Jeannie’s sister wear in “I Dream of Jeannie”?

Green

202. Parka, trench, bomber and pea are types of what winter outerwear?

Coats

203. What is the most frequently ordered item at seafood restaurants?

Shrimp

204. What type of headgear is a “Stetson”?

Cowboy Hat

205. What does Stewie Griffin Say?

What the Deuce

206. How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?

15lb

207. Which “Project Runway” judge once worked in public relations for Perry Ellis?

Nina Garcia

208. What actress was never nude in any Sex and the City scenes?

Sarah Jessica Parker

209. California is notable during Thanksgiving for what reason?

On average, the state of California consumes the most turkey out of all the states!

210. Prada sold their stake in Gucci to what fashion company?

Louis Vuitton

211. What season of Breaking Bad featured a flustered pizza toss by Walter?

Season 3

212. How many green bean casseroles are thought to be made every Thanksgiving?

Over 40 million

213. According to the book and movie titles, what designer line does the devil wear?

Prada

214. The name of the first soap opera that aired in 1956 on CBS is what?

As The World Turns

215. How long did the first-ever Thanksgiving celebration last?

3 days

216. Which American boot maker was founded in Natick, Massachusetts in 1883?

H.H. Brown

217. What is the name of the character who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

SpongeBob SquarePants

218. Which meat was served at the first Thanksgiving dinner?

Venison, lobster, oysters, goose, and duck

219. What fashion fad did the 1983 film “Flashdance” make popular?

Leg warmers

220. Who made Thanksgiving an official holiday?

Abraham Lincoln

221. Which TV show included the first inter-racial kissing scene on air?

Star Trek

222. For the fashion label “DKNY”, the initials stand for what?

Donna Karan New York

223. What is the name of the Native American tribe who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

The Wampanoag

224. What color of disco suit did John Travolta originally want for “Saturday Night Fever”?

Black

225. Jack Bauer killed how many people in 192 hours?

250

226. Which president was the first to pardon a turkey?

John F Kennedy

227. In the teen fashion world, what is “Hard Candy”?

Make Up

228. Who had a girlfriend named Gina in “Martin”?

Martin

229. What clothing line did a young Brad Pitt model for?

Levi’s

230. What group consists of Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles?

The Powerpuff Girls

231. How many pilgrims were at the first Thanksgiving dinner?

50

232. Dolce & Gabbana’s Domenico Dolce got his start in whose clothing factory?

His Father’s

233. Which actor who starred in Seinfeld also voice-acted in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Hugo’s voice?

Jason Alexander

234. Which item of cutlery was only invented 10 years after the first Thanksgiving?

The Fork

235. Friends of Mine was the original title of what sitcom show?

Ellen

236. How do most Thanksgiving parades conclude?

With the arrival of Santa Claus

237. Polo, Chaps and Club Monaco are all divisions of what company?

Ralph Lauren

238. Where did Laverne & Shirley live?

730 Hampton Street

239. What does cornucopia mean?

Horn of plenty

240. Which music mogul was involved in creating RocaWear?

Jay-Z

241. In My Two Dads, what were the dad’s names?

Michael Taylor and Joey Harris

242. How many feathers does a fully-grown turkey have?

3500

243. According to the commercial, what is the “fabric of our lives”?

Cotton

244. How many episodes did Happy Days have?

255

246. Which popular fast food beverage used to contain whiskey and egg whites?

Milkshake

247. Most pairs of jeans come with five of what?

Pockets

248. What is the title of the final episode of M*A*S*H?

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

249. How many fast-food restaurants are there in the USA?

Over 30,000

250. Dream On first aired on what cable channel?

HBO

251. Taylor Swift grew up on what type of farm?

Christmas Tree Farm

252. Who was president during the setting of Laverne & Shirley?

Eisenhower

253. What great construction is located near near Boulder City, Nevada?

The Hoover Dam

254. What are Shovelhead, Knucklehead, and Panhead ?

Type of Harley Davidson motorcycles

255. What record-breaking amount of Emmys did the Mary Tyler Moore show win?

29

256. John F Kennedy was baptized as JFFK. What was the other F for?

Francis

257. Bill Clinton served as governor of which American state?

Arkansas

258. The Salvador Dali museum is located in what city?

St Petersburg, Florida

259. What sitcom based itself on an older show called Love American Style?

Happy Days

260. Goofy started life as who?

Dippy Dawg

261. What was the name of the Fox in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio?

J Worthington Foulfeather

262. Who else did Ted Cassidy play in The Addams Family?

Thing

263. What building did James Hoban design?

The White House

264. Who was the first female African-American secretary of state?

Condoleezza Rice

265. What actress played Janet Treago, the bank secretary in The Beverly Hillbillies?

Sharon Tate

266. In 1951, who said “I married beneath me – All women do”?

Lady Nancy Astor

267. What character on Friends often yells, “We were on a break”?

Ross

268. Lexus is the favorite luxury car according to who?

USA Today

269. Eighteen percent of Americans put who in their will?

Their Pet

270. In the Andy Griffith Show, Barney Fife keeps what in his shirt pocket?

Bullet

271. What is a Belly Shover in Biker Slang?

A Racing bike

272. Which American Indian tribe has over 300,000 members?

Cherokee

273. Which character in The Office becomes a fugitive in the final season?

Creed

274. Who were the original customers of UPS?

Department stores

275. Who wore fake teeth when filming Full House?

Mary-Kate and Ashley

276. Forty one percent of U.S. women believe that what nationality men make the best husbands?

Canadian

277. What actress lied about her age to get a part in That ’70s Show?

Mila Kunis

278. The average American reads the newspaper for how long each day?

52 minutes

279. The code name for the American landings in Morocco in 1942 was what?

Operation Torch

280. Steve Urkel from Family Matters made a guest appearance on what sitcom?

Full House

281. The Cannon airport serves what city?

Reno

282. Arizona’s state tree is really a legume with what name?

Palo Alto

283. A northerner, Dan Emmett, wrote what southern song?

Dixie

284. In Boy Meets World, how many actors played Topanga’s parents?

5

285. In America, on which holiday are the most collect calls reversed?

Fathers Day

286. Where is Cheers set?

A bar in Boston

287. What horrible thing happens every 45 seconds in America?

House fire

288. The Society of Friends is an organization better known as the what?

Quakers

289. Which comic book featured the title character from Sabrina the Teenage Witch?

Archie’s Madhouse

290. Who owns the Audi car company?

Ford motor company

291. What nickname do the M*A*S*H characters give the tent quarters for the senior surgical staff members?

The Swamp

292. What is the second most common language spoken in American homes?

Spanish

293. Who has selective mutism in The Big Bang Theory?

Raj

294. Fidelity Bravery Integrity is which organizations motto?

FBI

295. Calvin Kline’s Obsession is manufactured by who?

Unilever

296. Who has a bed-wetting problem as a child in Everybody Loves Raymond?

Robert

297. Other than in their homes and their jobs, where do most U.S. citizens spend the most time?

Shopping malls

298. From a survey taken in 1988, 12 million Americans didn’t know that Washington DC was the what?

Capitol

299. What is the name of Michael Fox’s character in Family Ties?

Alex Keaton

300. ORD are the identification letters for which American airport?

O’Hare Chicago

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