July quiz: The geography of American history

By Nancy Wheeler | July 1, 2024

Think you know your American history? Try these questions about various important historical locations.
1. In what city would you find the Sixth Floor Museum, Dealey Plaza, and the grassy knoll where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
2. Pillaging the countryside and destroying property, Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864 began in what city that he had just captured and burned?
3. On the morning of February 14, 1929, seven men were massacred in a garage in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of what city?
4. Where would you find the Freedom Trail that connects a series of historic sites that tell the story of the American Revolution?
5. Both Graceland and the Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated are located in what Southern city?
6. George Washington took the Presidential oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in what northern metropolis that served as the first U.S. capital?
7. General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant in April, 1865, at what Virginia Court House?
8. In 1876, Crazy Horse led a band of Lakota warriors against Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry battalion in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in the territory now known as what state?
9. Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat sparked a boycott of the bus system in what Southern city?
10. In what modern city would we find the Alamo where both Jim Bowie and Davy Crocket died along with 150 men after a thirteen-day siege?
11. Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in Independence Hall in what city?
12. Paul Revere and William Dawes took opposite routes from Charlestown to what Massachusetts town to warn patriots of impending attack by British troops?

1. Dallas, Texas
2. Atlanta, Ga.
3. Chicago, Ill.
4. Boston, Mass.
5. Memphis, Tenn.
6. New York City
7. Appomattox
8. Montana
9. Montgomery, Ala.
10. San Antonio, Texas
11. Philadelphia, Penn.
12. Lexington, Mass.