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Famous Americans 2
How much do you know about the famous Americans of the United States?
#1 Phineas T. Barnum created "the greatest show on earth" in the 1890s. What kind of show was it?
A television show
#2 The time was midnight, and the year was 1775. Who rode on horseback to warn that the Redcoats were coming?
Robert E. Peary
#3 Levi Strauss and his partner invented pants that are worn in every country today. What were they?
#4 Geronimo was a great Native American leader. Was he a Navajo, an Arapaho, or an Apache?
#5 In 1882, what famous American inventor was responsible for the first electric lights coming on in New York City?
#6 In 1909, did Admiral Peary and Matthew Henson finally reach the North Pole or the South Pole?
The North Pole
The South Pole
#7 This tough-talking general led American forces in World War II. Was his name George Patton or John Pershing?
#8 What American astronomer proved that the universe is expanding? (Hint: A space telescope was named for him.)
2 words, 11 letters. There are 2 alternate answers.
#9 What frontiersman from Tennessee became a hero at the old Texas mission called the Alamo?
#10 She led so many slaves to freedom that her people called her "Moses". What was her real name?
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