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On what date did the Americans and Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy?
a) June 1, 1943
b) July 6, 1944
c) June 6, 1944
d) June 2, 1944

On what site were the British finally defeated to end the Revolutionary War?
a) Lexington
b) Valley Forge
c) Yorktown
d) Concord

Who was the first President to live in the White House?
a) George Washington
b) John Quincy Adams
c) Thomas Jefferson
d) John Adams

How many days did the Battle of Gettysburg last?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

What US President challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to "Tear Down This Wall," referring to the Berlin Wall in 1987?
a) George Bush Sr.
b) Bill Clinton
c) Jimmy Carter
d) Ronald Reagan

The sinking of what US ship earned the support of the American people to get involved in the Spanish-American War with the battlecry
a) Lusitania
b) Maine
c) Monitor
d) Merrimack

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulyssess S. Grant at which of the following locations?
a) Savannah
b) Hagerstown
c) Appomattox Court House
d) Shiloh

George Washignton surrendered Fort Necessity to the enemey during which of the following wars?
a) French and Indian War
b) Revolutionary War
c) Whiskey Rebellion
d) War of 1812

Which US President used "Fireside Chats" to speak to and address the nation?
a) Calvin Coolidge
b) Herbert Hoover
c) FDR
d) Harry S. Truman

Americans named Custer's last stand as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. What did the Indians call it?
a) Goodbye Little Big Man
b) Good Day To Die
c) Greasy Grass
d) Great Souix Massacre

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