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American Presidents American Capitals American Wars American Literature American Inventions
100
Who is George Washington?
The father of our county still retains the title of the only president who ever wore dentures, they were made of wood.
100
What is St. Paul?
The Minnesota Twins Baseball Team gets his name from the Twin largest cities of Minnesota, Minneapolis and this, the state's capital.
100
What is The American Revolution?
This war shares the distinction of being one of the longest in American history, being beaten only by Vietnam in length, at 8 years.
100
What is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
Washington Irving wrote this horrific short story based on a legend common in a real town in upstate new york.
100
What are Bifocals?
Ben Franklin needed to see better.
200
Who is Abraham Lincoln?
This lanky 16th president, famous for his wit, once responded to a heckler calling him two-faced by simply posing the question, "if I were two-faced, why am I wearing this one?"
200
What is Austin?
This Texas capital hosts a music festival every year in the summer, hosting a variety of acts from alternative to country to rock and roll bands.
200
What is the American Civil War?
This war was the first to use the Gatling gun, that was, similar to the guillotine was invented by a doctor to stop killing, rather than prolonging it.
200
What are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
This book was banned in many schools for its (at the time), risque depiction of race relations, amongst Jim, a traveler along the Mississippi river, and its title character.
200
What is the Cotton Gin?
Eli Whitney needed to spin cotton faster.
300
Who is Theodore Roosevelt?
This legendary president, despite his love of saving nature in the national parks, did punch a kangaroo in a boxing match at the turn of the century.
300
What is Boston?
The country's first interstate capital, it was a hotbed for revolutionary activity in the early days of the USA.
300
What is The War of 1812?
This is the one and only time the USA has been invaded by a foreign power.
300
What is The Red Badge of Courage?
Henry Fleming wrote a terrifying story about a deserter during the Civil War in 1895.
300
What is The Laser?
Theodore Maiman wanted to fry things with light, and possibly make star trek a reality.
400
Who is Andrew Jackson?
This mysterious and ornery president earned his nickname, "old hickory" by virtue of his angry and crotchety personality.
400
What is Olympia?
Washington's state capital, not Seattle, bears a similar name to the ancient site of the Panhellenic games in western greece.
400
What is The Spanish American War?
Teddy Roosevelt earned his reputation during the Battle of San Juan during this war, in which he led an outnumbered regiment to a successful capture of an important strategic position that won the battle.
400
What is The Great Gatsby?
Written as a scathing retort to consumerism and decadence of the 1920s, and what kind of people they breed, this story is regarded as one of the greatest character studies of a lead character in American History. F.Scott does it again.
400
What is The Chocolate Chip Cookie?
Ruth Graves Wakefield needed a tasty treat to drive her young children crazy.
500
Who is Lyndon Johnson?
This president, who saw the country through the Vietnam war, ordered his trousers custom made from a local DC tailor, even before he became President,
500
What is Charleston?
This south carolina capital was sacked by Blackbeard in 1717, ultimately leading to his demise at the hands of The Royal Navy the next year.
500
What is The Mexican American War?
Allied troops turned to enemies 20 years after capturing Mexico City in 1848.
500
What is Death of a Salesman?
The Heir, perchance, to F.Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, Arthur Miller wrote a play about Willy Loman, a man who is broken down by the capitalist system.
500
What is the inflatable tank?
The allied forces needed a deception tactic to throw the nazis off the scent of D-Day, so they invented these deadly-looking ballons in 1944.




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