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What could you use on a map to find the distance between two towns?
a) scale
b) compass rose
c) title
d) thermometer

Who was president during the Civil War?
a) Abrqaham Lincoln
b) George Washington
c) George W. Bush
d) Thomas Jefferson

Who was president during the Revolutioary War?
a) George Washington
b) Abraham Lincoln
c) Bill Clinton
d) Andrew Jackson

What holiday is celebrated in November to honor men and women who have served in the armed forces?
a) Veterans Day
b) Labor Day
c) Valentine's Day
d) Independence Day

Which of these would not be from past times?
a) a large school building with lots of rooms
b) a snall village with people riding in horse drawn wagons
c) children reading by the light of oil lamps
d) a one-room school house with a wood stove

Which of the following is not a purpose of the government?
a) make school rules
b) decide if a law has been broken
c) carry out laws
d) make laws

Which of these tells what stories that Native Americans told are called?
a) legends
b) fairy tales
c) jokes
d) poems

Why do we remember Helen Keller?
a) she helped deaf and blind people
b) she freed the slaves
c) she was the first woman in space
d) she was the first woman to cross the ocean on a boat

Who was the first African American to play major league baseball?
a) Jackie Robinson
b) Babe Ruth
c) John Glen
d) Martin Luther King Jr.

Who do people believe may have sewn one of the first flags of the United States?
a) Betsy Ross
b) Benjamin Franklin
c) Clara Barton
d) Helen Keller

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