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SS1 Second Term History Past Questions and Answers

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SS1 Second Term History Past Questions and Answers


Here are the second-term questions with options and answers:


Question: Who was the second president of the United States?


a) Thomas Jefferson

b) George Washington

c) John Adams

d) Benjamin Franklin


Answer: c) John Adams


Question: In what year did the Mayflower Pilgrims first arrive in Plymouth, Massachusetts?


a) 1620

b) 1492

c) 1776

d) 1607


Answer: a) 1620


Question: Which ancient civilization is known for creating the first written legal code, the Code of Hammurabi?


a) Mesopotamia

b) Ancient Greece

c) Ancient Rome

d) Ancient Egypt


Answer: a) Mesopotamia


Question: The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, is considered a landmark in the development of what?


a) Democracy

b) Absolutism

c) Feudalism

d) Communism


Answer: a) Democracy


Question: Who was the leader of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War?


a) Robert E. Lee

b) Jefferson Davis

c) Stonewall Jackson

d) Ulysses S. Grant


Answer: b) Jefferson Davis


Question: The Boxer Rebellion took place in which country during the late 19th century?


a) China

b) Japan

c) India

d) Russia


Answer: a) China


Question: Which treaty formally ended World War II?


a) Treaty of Versailles

b) Treaty of Rome

c) Treaty of Potsdam

d) Treaty of Paris


Answer: c) Treaty of Potsdam


Question: The Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union began with the launch of which satellite?


a) Apollo 11

b) Sputnik 1

c) Explorer 1

d) Hubble Space Telescope


Answer: b) Sputnik 1


Question: Who was the primary author of the Federalist Papers, advocating for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution?


a) Alexander Hamilton

b) James Madison

c) John Jay

d) Thomas Jefferson


Answer: a) Alexander Hamilton


Question: The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowered the voting age to:


a) 18

b) 21

c) 25

d) 30


Answer: a) 18


Question: The Marshall Plan was designed to provide economic aid to help rebuild which continent after World War II?


a) Europe

b) Asia

c) Africa

d) South America


Answer: a) Europe


Question: The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is associated with the U.S. involvement in which conflict?


a) Korean War

b) Vietnam War

c) Gulf War

d) World War II


Answer: b) Vietnam War


Question: Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?


a) Joseph Stalin

b) Nikita Khrushchev

c) Vladimir Lenin

d) Mikhail Gorbachev


Answer: b) Nikita Khrushchev


Question: The Berlin Airlift occurred in response to the blockade by the Soviet Union in which year?


a) 1947

b) 1948

c) 1950

d) 1952


Answer: b) 1948


Question: The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, declared freedom for slaves in which region?


a) Northern states

b) Southern states

c) Western states

d) Eastern states


Answer: b) Southern states


Question: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to:


a) Own property

b) Vote

c) Serve in the military

d) Run for president


Answer: b) Vote


Question: The Cultural Revolution occurred in which country during the mid-20th century?


a) China

b) Japan

c) India

d) Russia


Answer: a) China


Question: The term “McCarthyism” is associated with the fear of communism during which period in U.S. history?


a) Roaring Twenties

b) Great Depression

c) Cold War

d) Progressive Era


Answer: c) Cold War


Question: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 aimed to end discrimination based on:


a) Gender

b) Race

c) Age

d) Religion


Answer: b) Race



ion: The Camp David Accords in 1978 were signed between Israel and which neighboring country?


a) Egypt

b) Jordan

c) Lebanon

d) Syria


Answer: a) Egypt

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