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.orgvery hard 26% MayansMayans1427AztecsAztecs2484IncasIncas1119it is not knownit is not known1775America riddles » 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.orgvery hard 36% goldgold2867oiloil2508sea otterssea otters3644timbertimber949Alaska riddles » 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.orgeasy 76% Easter IslandEaster Island3967GreenlandGreenland21463MaltaMalta1200BornholmBornholm1309history of Scandinavia riddles » 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: Teddyvery hard 32% battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)1252battle of Borodino (Russia)battle of Borodino (Russia)965battle of the Somme (France)battle of the Somme (France)4059the battle of Camarón (Mexico)the battle of Camarón (Mexico)3065history of France riddles » 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.orghard 47% Indian tribeIndian tribe3904Name of the land ownerName of the land owner9329Latin name of a plantLatin name of a plant3789Similarity to TransylvaniaSimilarity to Transylvania2631history of the United States riddles » 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.orghard 43% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands7654LiberiaLiberia12439SomaliaSomalia3414PanamaPanama5362geography of West Africa riddles » 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.orgvery hard 39% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame1652it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans2877it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget4932it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom3119construction riddles » 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: Kasiavery hard 29% 111058222872332689442742sport of North America riddles » 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.orgaverage 62% American Civil WarAmerican Civil War13150World War IWorld War I861World War IIWorld War II1810Vietnam WarVietnam War5210wars riddles » 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.orghard 58% he was anarchisthe was anarchist3849he was a professional killer paid by unknown sourcehe was a professional killer paid by unknown source3382he was a Cuban Revolution supporterhe was a Cuban Revolution supporter3781he wanted to impress Jodie Fosterhe wanted to impress Jodie Foster15500crime riddles » Play history of North America quiz and see all the questions.