History of North America questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of North America. Play history of North America quiz and see all the questions. Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time. Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerica riddles »very hard 26% MayansMayans668AztecsAztecs1114IncasIncas514it is not knownit is not known843 What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?Sea otters. Alaska was colonized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by themselves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as California to hunt sea otter.Created by: globalquiz.orgpolar riddles »very hard 37% goldgold1941oiloil1721sea otterssea otters2511timbertimber601 Which large island did the USA try to buy for $100,000,000 in 1946?Greenland. On 8 April 1941, the United States occupied Greenland in order to defend it against a possible invasion by Germany. After the end of WW2, the United States wished to keep the island for strategic reasons and offered $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia riddles »easy 76% Easter IslandEaster Island2521GreenlandGreenland13353MaltaMalta771BornholmBornholm862 Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?The battle of Camarón (Mexico). On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.Created by: Teddyhistory of France riddles »very hard 35% battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)670battle of Borodino (Russia)battle of Borodino (Russia)563battle of the Somme (France)battle of the Somme (France)2194the battle of Camarón (Mexico)the battle of Camarón (Mexico)1892 What is the origin of the name of Pennsylvania?Name of the land owner. In 1681, Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn to repay a debt of £16,000 owed to William's father, Admiral William Penn. This was one of the largest land grants to an individual in history. William Penn wanted to name the land Sylvania and was embarrassed at the name Pennsylvania chosen by the king.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of the United States riddles »hard 48% Indian tribeIndian tribe2616Name of the land ownerName of the land owner6337Latin name of a plantLatin name of a plant2500Similarity to TransylvaniaSimilarity to Transylvania1662 Which country other than USA named its capital after the president of the United States?Liberia was created in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States. They established a government modeled on that of the United States and named its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of West Africa riddles »hard 43% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands5252LiberiaLiberia8591SomaliaSomalia2394PanamaPanama3682 What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.Created by: globalquiz.orgNew York riddles »very hard 39% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame1018it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans1761it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget3041it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom1858 How many Summer Olympic games were held in the United States?4. There were Olympic Games in St. Louis (1904), twice in Los Angeles (1932, 1984) and in Atlanta (1996)Created by: Kasiasport of North America riddles »very hard 30% 11569221483331566441599 In which war did the most American soldiers die?American Civil War. It is estimated that the American Civil War caused death of 625,000 soldiers. Second World War costed US the lives of 405,000 soldiers. Numbers for First World War and Vietnam War are much smaller, 116,000 and 58,000 respectively.Created by: globalquiz.orgwars riddles »average 62% American Civil WarAmerican Civil War8200World War IWorld War I547World War IIWorld War II1124Vietnam WarVietnam War3202 On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive?He wanted to impress Jodie Foster. Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film, Hinckley developed a plot to assassinate the president to get her attention.Created by: globalquiz.orgcrime riddles »hard 59% he was anarchisthe was anarchist2585he was a professional killer paid by unknown sourcehe was a professional killer paid by unknown source2279he was a Cuban Revolution supporterhe was a Cuban Revolution supporter2411he wanted to impress Jodie Fosterhe wanted to impress Jodie Foster10566 Play history of North America quiz and see all the questions.