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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Ok, now this one is going to be harder...no multiple guess answers.

Still off of the same U. Conn. quiz of college students.

Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"

Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?

Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
a. Malcolm X
b. Martin Luther King Jr.
c. W.E.B. Du Bois
d. Frederick Douglass
(just the way the question was worded...had to be multiple guess)

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
a. The Sherman Antitrust Act
b. The Voting Rights Act
c. The Tennessee Valley Authority
d. The Civilian Conservation Corps
(again, wacky wording)

Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?

Ok, let's hear some chatter out there!

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Posted by The359 (Member # 37) on :
 
21: Thomas Jefferson

22: Crap, I should know this one. Patrick Henry?

23: No clue

24: John Adams

25: Theodore Roosevelt...but I think that's wrong

26: Woodrow Wilson

27: Theodore Roosevelt

28: World War II, European Theater

29: Fredrick Douglas

30: Dwight D. Eisenhower

31: Japan and Russia

32: The Sherman Antitrust Act

33: Dunno

34: Stalin?

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Posted by Aethelwer (Member # 36) on :
 
Argh! Okay, I am marking wild guesses with "(guess)" so nobody wants to question the A I got in American History.

Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"
(guess) John Hancock?

Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"
(guess) Nathan Hale?

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?
(guess) Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" thingie? (I don't even remember if that's what it was called)

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?
John H. W. Adams. Er, ignore those initials.

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?
(guess) A person?

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?
(guess) Truman?

Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?
Theodore Roosevelt.

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:
WWII. My grandfather was in it. Or involved in it. Or maybe he just saw something about it on the History Channel.

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
(guess) d. Frederick Douglass? This must be a trick question...

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?
(guess) Truman again? Or Eisenhower. I think.

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?
Italy and Japan

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
b. The Voting Rights Act

Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"
(guess) I'll say Eisenhower again.

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?
Josef Stalin

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Kinda hit and miss there Frank.

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Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
 
21: Thomas Jefferson, even though a good bit of it was developed by comittee.

22: No one. Hale's actual last words were closer to "It is the duty of every good officer to obey the orders of his C-in-C."

23: Well, it was used in the Gettysburg address by Lincoln, and I can't think of any earlier use. That'd have to be my answer.

24: The second president of the US under the constitution was John Adams.

25: Ooh, good one. Teddy Roosevelt, maybe?

26: The president at the time. Let's see. WWI ended in the late teens. Woodrow Wilson?

27: That'd be FDR, IINM.

28: The Battle of the Bulge was the final German counter-attack during the invasion of Europe in WW2. They caused a huge bulge in the allied lines, but never broke through.

29: Obviously not A or B. I feel like it's Douglass, so that's who I'm picking.

30: Oh, man. Just looked back at my answers (didn't see anyone else's). Can't believe I put LBJ. Guess I just wasn't thinking. I'd say Eisenhower.

31: Japan and Italy

32: a

33: Washington

34: Stalin

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
*tests himself w/o looking at anyone's answers*

Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"

Hm... Either James Madison of Governour Morris. I'm not sure which one they actually applied the name to...

Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"

Patrick Henry.

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?

Last line of the Gettysburg Address.

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?

John Adams.

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?

Theodore Roosevelt, I think.

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?

Woodrow Wilson?

Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?

Hm... Teddy Roosevelt again...

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:

World War II.

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
a. Malcolm X
b. Martin Luther King Jr.
c. W.E.B. Du Bois
d. Frederick Douglass
(just the way the question was worded...had to be multiple guess)

d. Frederick Douglass

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?

Harry S Truman, I believe.

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?

Italy and Japan.

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
a. The Sherman Antitrust Act
b. The Voting Rights Act
c. The Tennessee Valley Authority
d. The Civilian Conservation Corps
(again, wacky wording)

Hm... The TVA?

Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"

Ooh... I'm not sure of that one...

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?

Josef Stalin.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Oh, crap. I can't believe I put "Patrick Henry" from #2. I always mix up Nathan Hale's fake last words w/ Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death"...

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
RE: Question 21...bear in mind that Jefferson was in France from 1884 to 1889. The Constitution was written in 1787.

Hard to father anything, er disregard Sally Hemmings (that is if anyone here has actually heard of her), from thousands of miles away when correspondence took weeks.

Keep at it!

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Posted by Dat (Member # 302) on :
 
Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"
dunno, not Jefferson, perhaps Sam Adams? (very wild guess)
Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"
Nathan Hale

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?
Gettysburg Address
Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?
John Adams

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?
Theodore Roosevelt
Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?
Woodrow Wilson
Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?
Theodore Roosevelt

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:
WWII
Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
a. Malcolm X
b. Martin Luther King Jr.
c. W.E.B. Du Bois
d. Frederick Douglass
(just the way the question was worded...had to be multiple guess)
Douglass
Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?
Harry Truman
Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?
Japan and Italy
Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
a. The Sherman Antitrust Act
b. The Voting Rights Act
c. The Tennessee Valley Authority
d. The Civilian Conservation Corps
(again, wacky wording)
Voting Rights Act
Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"
Dwight Eisenhower
Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?
Stalin

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Posted by Shik (Member # 343) on :
 
Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"
James Madison (Wasn't this on another test recently?)

Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"
Connecticut-born Nathan Hale

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?
Gettysburg Address

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?
John Adams

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?
We didn't purchase it. We built it. But if y'wanna be technical, it was Teddy Roosevelt.

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?
Woodrow Wilson

Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?
Also Teddy Roosevelt

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:
World War II

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
d. Frederick Douglass

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?
"Give 'Em Hell" Harry S Truman

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?
Italy & Japan (Hey, Timo...wasn't Finland part of the Axis, too? LOL..)

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
b. The Voting Rights Act

Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"
George Washington

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?
Josef Stalin

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Ok, anyone else want to give it a shot? If not, I'll post the answers later tonight...and we'll try to devise another quiz of sorts....a World History Quiz for all of us here!!

Oh and Shik, you are quite right on the Canal...I had some problems with that question and would not have worded that way myself.

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Posted by Shik (Member # 343) on :
 
Actually, in retrospect, both myself & the writer of said question are correct. While we DID build the Canal proper, we also DID purchase said land & all adjoining rights-of-way for $10 million in 1903....I think that's be like, what, $172 trillion now? For those that think that doesn't sound like a lot, here's the actual numeric value: $172,000,000,000,000

Count the zeros. Of course, I think I gave it something like 867% inflation of something like that. I'm no Ben Stein.

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
And the answers folowed by the % the college students who answered correctly are:

Q21. Who was the "Father of the Constitution?"
James Madison: 23%

Q22. Who said, "I regret that I have only one life to give for my country?"
Nathan Hale: 40% (father of the Skipper)

Q23. What was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people"?
The Gettysburg Address: 22%

Q24. Who was the second president of the U.S.?
John Adams: 73%

Q25. Who was president when the U.S. purchased the Panama Canal?
Theodore Roosevelt: 53%

Q26. Who was the leading advocate for the U.S. entry into the League of Nations?
Woodrow Wilson: 69%

Q27. Who said, "Speak softly but carry a big stick"?
Theodore Roosevelt: 70%

Q28. The Battle of the Bulge occurred during:
World War II: 37%

Q29. Which of the following was a prominent leader of the Abolitionist Movement?
Frederick Douglass: 73%

Q30. Who was the president of the United States at the beginning of the Korean War?
Harry Truman: 35%

Q31. When the United States entered World War II, which two major nations were allied with Germany?
Italy and Japan: 67%

Q32. Social legislation passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program included:
The Voting Rights Act: 30%

Q33. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"
George Washington: 42%

Q34. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union when the United States entered the Second World War?
Joseph Stalin: 72%

You all did much better on this test than the college students. No gits here.

However, for this the 3rd quiz,

Shik

is the winner with 0 incorrect.

Remember, there are no loosers, only non winners.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Actually, Omega's the only one who got the Nathan Hale question right...

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Posted by Shik (Member # 343) on :
 
Yes, well...I almost went the same route as Omega on the Nathan Hale one, but changed my mind. Outside of people from Connecticut & period historians, it seems that no one knows the truth.

And my name wasn't that big the last time I read the post. However, it WOULD explain where my ego got off to.

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Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
 
Well, I'm neither, and I knew it, Shik.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
I knew it, too, except for that damned Patrick Henry confusion... *L*

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Well, regarding Nathan Hale, I went with the answer given on the U. Conn. quiz for all questions...even ones I had problems with so :P

The quiz can be found here. If you want to go after the veracity of any answers email them.

I may be a bit rusty yet as can be seen on the Julius Caesar question in the other thread, but I've listened to the "this question doesn't make sence" complaints from freshmen before. It can be hard to defend questions from other sources....like in the middle of the test (I used to proctor exams for history profs) one of the smarter students comes up and askes "does he mean this or this?" The answer's B...now go sit down.

I used to tell my friends that I would rather take a test than make one up. It's hard to come up with 100 fair, well worded, and overall good multiple choice questions that everyone in a 150 student class can understand and mark C on. Well, we hope the mark C for the correct answer rather than guessing.

And don't get me started on map questions!

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Posted by Shik (Member # 343) on :
 
INS guy: "What was the reason for the Civil War?"

Apu: "Actually, there were MANY different reasons for the war, including economic disparity, states' rights--"

INS guy: "Just say slavery."

Apu: "SLAvery it IS, sir!"

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Posted by Dat (Member # 302) on :
 
Shik, I loved that episode. And finding out Apu Nahasapimapentalon *he he* went to Cal Tech, the Calcutta Institute of Technology.

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