Do You Know Your American Firsts?

Do you think you know America's most iconic and infamous firsts? It's time to find out! Embark on this trivia quiz and put your knowledge of American firsts to the test. You might not know as much as you think!
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Which American duo were the first to make a powered flight?
The Orville Brothers
The Wright Brothers
The Ringling Brothers
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Who was the first US supreme court justice?
John Adams
John Jay
Lent Williams
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What year was the first Thanksgiving proclamation published?
1789
1760
1777
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Who was the first American woman to become an astronaut?
Sally Ride
Christa McAuliffe
Jene Williams
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Who was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound?
Buzz Aldrin
Chuck Yeager
George Patton
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Who was the first holder of a US patent?
Sam Adams
Samuel Hopkins
Ben Franklin
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Who was the first baseball player to hit 50 home runs in a season?
Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio
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Who was the first US president to speak on television?
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
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Who was the first African American US Television host?
Nat King Cole
Louis Armstrong
BB King
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Who were the first men to walk on the moon?
John Glenn and Neil Armstong
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn
Result
Uh oh! This quiz revealed that you're a bit of first flop! While you may have known a few of these American firsts, you've got a ways to go before you can consider yourself a true history buff. Worry not friend, in taking this quiz, you proved that you've got the confidence and the knowledge to meet most challenges head on!

C+, First Flop

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are first fantastic! It's obvious that you're a history buff with a deep interest in all things American. From the moon landing to the first supreme court justice, you know your American firsts way better than most!

B+, First Fantastic

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly first perfect! When it comes to historical American firsts, your knowledge far surpasses that of the average citizen. It's clear that you take great pride in knowing the past and the present. Being well informed is half the battle!

A+, First Perfect

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1
Which American duo were the first to make a powered flight?
The Orville Brothers
The Wright Brothers
The Ringling Brothers
2
Who was the first US supreme court justice?
John Adams
John Jay
Lent Williams
3
What year was the first Thanksgiving proclamation published?
1789
1760
1777
4
Who was the first American woman to become an astronaut?
Sally Ride
Christa McAuliffe
Jene Williams
5
Who was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound?
Buzz Aldrin
Chuck Yeager
George Patton
6
Who was the first holder of a US patent?
Sam Adams
Samuel Hopkins
Ben Franklin
7
Who was the first baseball player to hit 50 home runs in a season?
Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio
8
Who was the first US president to speak on television?
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
9
Who was the first African American US Television host?
Nat King Cole
Louis Armstrong
BB King
10
Who were the first men to walk on the moon?
John Glenn and Neil Armstong
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn