Illinois Adults Struggle to Answer These Five 8th Grade American History Questions
Today we took a quick quiz on 8th-grade-level American History, and let's just say it didn't end well for some.
How Well Do We Really Know American History?
The other day JB and I got into a discussion about 'Hamilton' the musical returning to Chicago this September and I discovered that JB has no clue what the show is about, (which is forgivable, as he's not a theater guy), but even worse, he has no clue who Alexander Hamilton was. (He knows he was a President, but that is it).
After hearing that history debacle live on-air, Johnny V, (who can hear after 3 p.m. on Q98.5) issued a challenge: Is JB Love smarter than an 8th grader?
The answer, my friends, is no. JB Love is NOT smarter than an 8th-grade history student...and neither are most of the other people I work with.
Are YOU Smarter Than an 8th Grader?
Here are the five 8th-grade-level American History questions I asked people this morning. Do you know the answers?
- What was the name of the document that Abraham Lincoln wrote and later executed that freed the slaves in Confederate states?
- During the War of 1812 who was the United States fighting against?
- In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought a large amount of land from the French. What was this event called?
- Who won World War II?
- Who killed Alexander Hamilton?
To be fair, I'm assuming most people in America aren't history buffs so recalling these answers might be a little tough, but here's how it went when I asked JB the questions live on-air. Enjoy! LOL!