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Are You Smarter than the Average American?

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America is one of the largest and most influential countries in the entire world, despite it also being one of the world's youngest countries. Many people think they know America's history and how its government works, but sadly, that doesn't turn out to be true. How well did you pay attention in History and Social Studies? Do you think you are smarter than the average American? If you think you have what it takes, try this U.S.A. quiz. You might find yourself surprised.

Zach

Quiz WriterZach

Zach has been riding the gondola of trivia wherever the waters take him. Although he’s not a named consultant on any major quiz TV shows, Zach has watched them all since infancy and will happily take up any challenge whether it be pub quizzes or high-stakes matches he isn’t afraid to show up. And showing up is 90% of the work!

Did you know?

The Pilgrims didn't come to America for religious freedom

One of the most enduring myths about America's history, one of those facts that everybody thinks they know, is that the Pilgrims came to America to find religious freedom. That is not, in fact, the case. That's why they left England, sure, but they found freedom of religion in the Netherlands, where they first settled after leaving England. They didn't feel there were enough economic opportunities in the Netherlands, though, so they resettled a second time, in the New World. They came to America to find better economic opportunities. They also weren't big fans of the Netherlands' easygoing culture and wanted a more puritan lifestyle.

How to Play?

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So you've found a quiz, and gosh darn it, you know you know all the answers. Choose the correct answer and keep going! We've got hints ready when you need them and some other goodies, too.

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