American Culture Quiz

American Culture Quiz__
American Culture Quiz

  1.  What is the name of the „Lost Colony”? It was established by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 16th century and disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War?


  1. Who was Virginia Dare?
  2. Samuel Langhorne Clemens is better known by what name?


  1. Which famous American novel’s first line is „Call me Ishmael.”?
  2. Which major political party is represented by the Donkey logo?


  1. Which Californian city has the nickname ‘Capital of Silicon Valley’?


  1. Which city was known as New Amsterdam?
  2. The San Francisco 49ers (American football) take their name after what event?


  1. Which historical novel set in 1757 during the Seven Years’ War, when France and Great Britain fought for control of North America?
  2. What is Salem, Massachusetts famous for?
  3. Holden Caulfield is the hero of which novel?
  4. Where does Dorothy live in L. Frank Baum’s most famous novel?
  5. What do the stripes on the American flag represent?
  6. Which iconic American writer died October 7th, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland?


  1. Who was the general commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War?


  1. Who were William T. Sherman and Ulysses Grant?
  2. In which animated sitcom appears a working class family which lives in the fictional town of Spriengfield?
  3. Name the four boys whose bizarre adventures you can follow in South Park.
  4. In which city was Martin Luther King Jr assassinated in 1968?
  5. What was the name of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover that landed on Mars in 2012?