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5 Matching questions

  1. Richard Nixon
  2. Sandra Day O'Connor
  3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  4. George Washington
  5. Thomas Jefferson
  1. a Former US POTUS who resigned in 1974 before he could be impeached; HE WAS NOT IMPEACHED
  2. b VA primary author of the Declaration of Independence; wrote about unalienable rights; 3rd POTUS; 2nd US minister to France
  3. c 2nd woman to serve on the Supreme Court; still serves today
  4. d 1st woman to serve on the Supreme Court; retired recently
  5. e 1st US POTUS, leader of the Continental Army and the President of the Constitutional Convention of 1787

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Massachusetts farmer who led a 1786 rebellion that showed how ineffective the Articles of Confederation was
  2. Current Supreme Court member; 2nd African American member
  3. The so-called "underwear bomber". Smuggled a bomb sewn into his underwear onto Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on December 25, 2009. The flight departed from Amsterdam and was headed for Detroit, Michigan. Fellow passengers on the plane heard a loud pop, like a firecracker and saw smoke rising from the man's seat. According to reports, the 23-year-old suspect's underwear contained 80 grams of PETN, which was more than enough to blow a hole in the airplane. The detonator that the suspect tried to use was acid in a syringe. Instead of detonating the bomb, the acid melted the syringe and caused a fire.
  4. Man from New Jersey who believed that all states should have equal representation in a unicameral Congress; wrote the New Jersey Plan
  5. Colonial era Virginian who led a rebellion that showed the determination of the people to take Indian lands. Died of dysentery.

5 True/False questions

  1. Robert ByrdWest Virginian who currently presides over most meetings of the US Senate as the President Pro Tempore


  2. John RobertsColonial era newspaper writer whose court case helped establish freedom of the press


  3. Janet NapolitanoSpeaker of the US House of Representatives & 1st woman to hold that position


  4. George W. BushAnti-Federalist Virginian who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights


  5. John Jay1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and an author of several of the Federalist Papers


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