USA Trivia Round 1

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What do the stripes on the American flag represent?

The 13 original British colonies

 

The highest peak in the USA is Denali. What was it formerly known as?

Mount McKinley

 

The USA declared independence from Britain in 1776, but when did the War of Independence end?

1783

 

Who was the first president to die in office?

William Henry Harrison

 

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. Who was the second?

James A Garfield

 

As of Feb 2016 how many living people who have served as President of the USA are there?

5

 

Which american author wrote - To Kill a Mockingbird?

Harper Lee

 

Herman Melville wrote the famous novel Moby Dick. What was the name of Captain Ahab's ship?

The Pequod

 

By what name is Samuel Leghorne Clemens better known?

Mark Twain

 

One of the most popular sports in the USA, basketball, was invented by a Canadian. What was his name?

James Naismith

 

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