MCQs Of History Of USA – Part I
1-About how many years ago some nomadic groups of people from Asia reached American continent?
15,000 – 50,000, Siberia, Alaska
2-About how many years years ago some groups of Native Americans began to domesticate plants?
3-In which era Native American began to establish stable communities?
4-There were about how many spoken languages at the time when Columbus discovered America?
300 – 350
5- Where Aztecs and Incas built great empires?
In Mexico and Peru respectively
6-What was the full name of Columbus?
7-When and for whom Columbus had sailed?
1492, Monarch of Spain
8-Columbus in his lifetime had made total how many voyages.
9-Christopher Columbus died in which year?
10-The first sail for England in search of new land was made by whom and when?
John Cabot, 1497
11-Who was John Cabot?
An Italian navigator
12-The land of present day America was first colonized by whom?
13-Which Spainish monarch invaded which area and when?
Hernan Cortes, Mexico, 1519
14-When Spainish monarch Francisco Pizarro invaded Peru?
15-Spain had built first colony in present day America nearly how many years before English and French colonization began.
16-When Britain imposed Mercantilism policy in its colonies?
17-What were the main objectives behind the policy of Mercantalism?
Gain of Political power and wealth
18-Spanish conquerors in their colonies established a system of force labor which was called
19-What large estates, established by the Spanish conquerors in their colonies, were called?
20-What was the colonial name of Mexico?
21-The colonial name of Colombia was
22-Spain used its conquered colonial land for which two purposes?
23-Where France established its colony ‘‘New France’’?
24-France was mainly using its colonies for what purpose?
25-What was the colonial name of New York City?
26-Fort Orange was the colonial name of which city?
27-The collective name of Dutch colonies was
28-Dutch colonised the area of present day America from where to where?
New York City to Albany
29-England in 17th century sent how many people to the New World for colonization?
30-When was the first permanent English settlement established?
May 14, 1607
31-A group of roughly how many members of a joint venture founded the first English settlement?
32-The first English settlement was established on the bank of which river in North America?
33-What was the name of first English settlement?
34-Till 1640 England had established how many colonies?
35-In 1660 Charles II established how many more colonies?
36-When England took New York from Dutch?
37-In 1775 approximately how many Europeans were living in the New World?
38-The British Colonial Governments in the New World were of how many types?
39-What were the Three types of British Colonial Governments in the New World?
Provincial/Royal Colony, Proprietary, Charter
40-Provincial/Royal colonies were governed by a governor who was appointed by the will of whom?
41-There were how many Provincial colonies among the thirteen English colonies?
42-What was the number of Proprietary English colonies?
43-The total number of Charter English colonies was
44-When England became the lone imperial power in North America?
45-What is the rough duration of the period of Enlightenment in Western history?
46-The era of Enlightenment is marked by how many political revolutions?
47-What are the three political revolutions of the Enlightenment period?
English, American, French
48-When English political revolution occurred?
49-When American revolution occurred?
1775 – 1783
50-French revolution was occurred in
1789 – 1799
51-The famous essay ‘‘Two Treatises Of Government’’ was authored by
52-When John Locke wrote the ‘‘Two Treatises Of Government’’?
53-Who was the author of the ‘‘Declaration Of Independence’’?
54-The Declaration Of Independence promised what to all citizens?
55-According to historians when the conflict between Britain and her American colonists began?
56-When was the Navigation Act passed?
57-The Enumerated Commodities Act was passed in the year of
58-When was Staple Act put into force?
59-Duty Act was passed in which year?
60-When was Mollases Act passed?
61-What Enumerated Commodities Act did?
Put ban on export to other countries
62-What Staple Act of 1663 did?
All European exports must first be brought to England before shipping to America
63-Under the Duty Act of 1673 it was made compulsory that cargo ships must either be
English or managed by English
64-Mollases Act was designed for what purpose?
To stop importation of Molasses
65-When was Crown’s Proclamation issued?
66-Sugar Act was passed in the year of
67-The Sugar Act of 1764 was the continuation of which previous Act?
Mollases Act of 1733
68-When was Quartering Act passed?
69-Stamp Act was passed in the year of
70-The Quartering Act of 1765 demanded from colonists to provide food, shelter and other supplies to whom?
71-What the Stamp Act of 1765 demanded from people?
All Printed material in the colony be produced on an official paper bearing an embossed stamp
72-According to historians the Stamp Act was to yield how much revenue a year?
73-When was the Stamp Act of 1765 was protested for the first time?
74-When the British parliament revoked the Stamp Act?
75-When was the Non-Importation Agreement signed by the Boston merchants?
76-When was the incident of Boston Massacre occurred?
5 March 1770
77-How many people died and get injured in the Boston Massacre?
Three died Eight injured
78-Tea Act was passed in the year of
79-When was the incident of Boston Tea Party occurred?
80-What had happened in Boston Tea Party?
People threw overboard chests of tea valued at 15000 Pounds
81-When and where the First Continental Congress met?
5 September 1774, Philadelphia
82-When and where the Second Continental Congress met?
May 10, 1775
83-Second Continental Congress appointed who as the Commander-in-Chief of the continental army?
84-The Declaration of Independence was framed by which congress?
85-After the Declaration of Independence, what the colonies did?
Formed a Union under the Articles of Confederation
86-When British recognized the independence of initial thirteen colonies of the present day America?
87-US war of independence was brought to a conclusion by which treaty?
Treaty of Paris, 1783
88-The Articles of Confederation were drafted and passed by the Congress in which year?
89-When Shay’s Rebellion began?
90-US Constitution is comprised of about how many words and how many pages?
4000 words, 10 – 12 pages
91-The Constitution of USA is composed of how many articles?
92-The three out of total seven articles of the US Constitution deals with
Legislative, Executive, Judiciary
93-The remaining four articles of the Constitution of USA are dealing with the position of states, modes of constitutional amendments and
Supremacy of national power and Ratification
94-Article One of the US Constitution is related to structure and powers of what?
95-Article Two of the US Constitution is related to structure and powers of what?
96- Article Three of the US Constitution is related to structure and powers of which branch of the government?
97-Article Four of the US Constitution deals with
Position of states
98-Article Five of the Constitution of USA deals with the modes of
99-Article Six of the US Constitution is about supremacy of
100-Article Seven of the US Constitution is related to the procedure of