American Culture Quiz for Kids

American Culture Quiz Questions

  1. New York City has more than 280 of them. What name is given to a habitable tall building that is over 40 floors high?
  2. Which president led the nation through the American Civil War and abolished slavery?
  3. Which American singer and cultural icon is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll"?
  4. Who was the first President?
  5. On which holiday, celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November, do families often eat a big meal with Turkey?
  6. Which neighbourhood in Los Angeles is known for being the home of the American film industry?
  7. Which game starts when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball?
  8. Which celebration ever year typically involves dressing up in scarey costumes?
  9. Can you name the first man to walk on the moon? It happened in 1969.
  10. How many states are there in the United States?
  11. What name is given for a first-year student at university?
  12. Who developed cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Goofy?
  13. Jackson Pollack and Andy Warhol are two famous what?
  14. Which 102-story tall building in New York City was the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the late 1970s?
  15. Which famous American writer wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
  16. English is the most spoken language in the United States but which language is the second most spoken?
  17. Can you name the famous mountain that has sculptures of four former presidents carved into its granite face? (granite is a type of hard rock)
  18. What is a Ford Mustang?
  19. What name is given to the act of giving money to someone who has provided a service, for example, in a restaurant in addition to the price of a meal?
  20. Which famous building is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.?


  1. Skyscraper
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Elvis or Elvis Aaron Presley
  4. George Washington
  5. Thanksgiving Day
  6. Hollywood
  7. Baseball
  8. Halloween
  9. Neil Armstrong
  10. 50 States
  11. Freshman
  12. Walt Disney
  13. Artists
  14. Empire State Building
  15. Mark Twain
  16. Spanish
  17. Mount Rushmore (the Presidents are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln)
  18. A car - the make and model of a car
  19. Tipping
  20. The White House