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  • 00:00:01,890 --> 00:00:03,360 - Hi, we're Joel and Lia.

  • - And today we're doing a quiz

  • that apparently 77% of Americans fail

  • and it's about American history.

  • - So, these two Brits are gonna try it.

  • - We're gonna get more than 77%.

  • - Let me hear ya.

  • - Let me hear ya.

  • (laughs)

  • - Okay, ready?

  • - Yeah, let's give it a go. - Start the quiz.

  • - Let's cracked straight on, there's no point.

  • - No faff, no mess.

  • - No faff.

  • So, which of the following presidents did not die in office?

  • What does in office mean?

  • Like literally in their office?

  • (laughs)

  • - Oh my gosh, imagine if every president died at the desk.

  • - Yeah, but is that what it mean, like they died in--

  • 'cause they spend a lot of time in their office.

  • - In their office, yeah.

  • No, it means, I think it means

  • which of the following presidents did not die

  • whilst they were in power?

  • - Oh, like in their post.

  • - In office, yeah.

  • In post, not in the office.

  • - In their role as president.

  • - Which president didn't die in the White House?

  • - Well, how do we know?

  • - Okay, so the options are Zachary Taylor,

  • Warren G. Harding

  • - Never heard of him.

  • - Never heard of him.

  • Maybe these are all, like none of them are gonna be--

  • - William McKinley, John F. Kennedy,

  • - [Both] Heard of him.

  • - Abraham Lincoln.

  • - [Both] Heard of him.

  • - So, we only know John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln,

  • so maybe this is a trick question.

  • - Wasn't Abraham Lincoln shot in a car?

  • He was driving and then they shot him.

  • - Still, I think that means--

  • - He was in office, oh yeah.

  • (laughs)

  • - You're still like, who wasn't in the office?

  • For that, we should pick him 'cause it's funny.

  • - Okay, let's pick the one that was shot in the car.

  • - The pritch president.

  • - We said Grover Cleveland.

  • (buzzes)

  • - Zachary Taylor.

  • - I've never heard of him.

  • He died in the office?

  • No, he didn't die in the office.

  • - Didn't die in the office.

  • - Where did he die?

  • Maybe out for dinner or something.

  • - Next question.

  • - Oh my gosh.

  • - What is Susan B. Anthony known for?

  • Don't know.

  • - So is she knows for leading the women's rights movement?

  • Is she known for making the first US flag?

  • Or being a western pioneer?

  • - Well, she looks like the kind of woman

  • who has led the female rights movement, doesn't she?

  • - But I've never heard of her name, though.

  • We would've heard of her.

  • - No, but we know more like the British

  • like Emmeline Pankhurst and those kind of people.

  • - Oh, I thought they were just worldwide.

  • - No, I think that the Brits.

  • - We know the Brits.

  • - Yeah, we know the Brits 'cause Meryl Streep played it

  • in that film with Carey Mulligan.

  • The Suffragettes, yeah.

  • - So, should we say women's rights?

  • - Let's just try women's rights.

  • She doesn't look like the kind of person

  • who would've made a flag--

  • - Or be a pioneer.

  • - Well, she might be a pioneer, but who knows?

  • (dings)

  • - We're right, Susan.

  • Susan was known for leading the women's rights.

  • Why have we never heard of her?

  • - Never heard of her.

  • - Again, 'cause we just focus on ourselves.

  • - All about us.

  • - Which of the following states does not have any land

  • that was acquired in the Louisiana Purchase?

  • I learned about this.

  • - Did you?

  • - In my presentation-- you just burped and that stinks

  • and you had a go at me for farting and now you've burped?

  • - I just didn't know that it was that bad.

  • - Smells like chicken flesh.

  • - Okay, well, apologies. - Accepted.

  • I own up to it, though. I burped.

  • You farted. (laughs)

  • - So, I learned about this when I was doing my preentation

  • on the Appalachian Mountains,

  • but that's not any else to do with this, I'm confused.

  • Anyway, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Mississippi.

  • - We're gonna have to do eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

  • - Or just pick the one you think is the most.

  • - Mississippi. - Mississippi.

  • We're right, Mississippi.

  • Well done, you guessed that.

  • - That was just a complete guess.

  • Didn't even read the question.

  • - Well done. - Thanks.

  • - Next.

  • - When was the attack on Pearl Harbor?

  • Should really know this, shouldn't we?

  • - That's a film, isn't it?

  • - I literally no idea.

  • They're just days.

  • December fifth, 1939, December seventh, 1941, it goes on.

  • I don't know.

  • - So, I say we go for--

  • - So it's only at Christmas,

  • and build up to Christmas.

  • What year?

  • - Which one's jumpin' out at you? (laughs)

  • - I think 1942.

  • I've got December ninth, 1942, I'm just like--

  • - Okay, we'll go for that then,

  • 'cause I picked Mississippi for the last one.

  • - Okay, let's go for it.

  • - (sighs) It was December seventh, 1941.

  • - So, I was a year and two days off or something.

  • - So, is that the one we guessed?

  • Oh, I see.

  • - Oh well, where was the first battle

  • of the American Revolution?

  • - Oh, this is so hard.

  • Do you know about the American Revolution?

  • - I don't know what a revolution is.

  • It's just a fight, isn't it?

  • People are just fight, fight, fight

  • and then they fight and it's over.

  • - And then there's a big-- I don't know.

  • Is that the American Revolution in the picture?

  • - Yeah, they've got guns and hats and--

  • - It looks very civilized.

  • - It might be when they fight the British

  • because people keep banging on about Americans

  • defeatin' the British and I don't know, maybe that's how.

  • - We didn't learn about that.

  • - We don't learn about that.

  • Yorktown, Trenton, Saratoga, White Plains, Eutaw Springs.

  • - Let's call it Yorktown.

  • - Yorktown, okay.

  • - Yeah, it just seems like the kind of place

  • they might do that.

  • - Ah, Lexington and Concord.

  • - Not Yorktown.

  • - That's weird, is that where the Concord was made?

  • - Who knows?

  • - Who knows?

  • - What was the first US city to host the Olympics?

  • - LA, New York, St. Louie, or Atlanta?

  • Oh, St. Louis, not St. Louie.

  • (laughs)

  • I think St. Louis.

  • Atlanta-- I think it's LA.

  • The Olympics was at LA a few years ago and I think

  • that was the first time they had ever hosted it.

  • - Was it?

  • What year did LA have the Olympics?

  • - After us, so ours was the 2012.

  • - We had done London 2012.

  • - I think they hosted it.

  • - And then isn't it four years later, isn't it?

  • - Yeah, 2016.

  • No, it wasn't, that was in Beijing.

  • Oh no, Russia.

  • I'm confused.

  • - You remember there being an Olympics in LA?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Well, we'll go for that, then.

  • I just don't think they have enough space.

  • Yeah, not enough space in New York, definitely not.

  • It's St. Louie.

  • - That's got more space to hold it, look.

  • It just looks like the-- doesn't that look--

  • - LA is so spaced out, there's so much space in LA.

  • - But in the picture, (laughs) if you were like,

  • which one looks like Olympics?

  • You'd just click on that.

  • - Well, you can't build

  • an Olympic stadium on water, can you?

  • - But there's not that thing that you think--

  • that's quite Olympic.

  • - Well, you should've spoken up.

  • - I should've, I should've followed my instinct.

  • - Continue the quiz, click through.

  • - Okay, number seven.

  • - How many questions are there?

  • - Who knows?

  • - What was the first space mission to successfully

  • land on the moon?

  • Apollo 1, Apollo 8, 11, 13, 14, 18?

  • - Just go for 11.

  • - 11, okay.

  • (chimes)

  • Apollo 11, well done.

  • - Yeah, it's a film, isn't it?

  • - Is it? I thought it was 13.

  • That's Oceans 13, that's different.

  • - Maybe it is Apollo-- I think Apollo 11,

  • it just rang a bell, so I was like oh, it must be that.

  • - Well done.

  • What is the oldest institution of higher learning

  • in the United States?

  • William and Mary, Princeton, Harvard,

  • Yale, Cornell, Georgetown?

  • Harvard?

  • - I would say Harvard, yeah.

  • - That's all we hear about.

  • - That's what we hear about, Harvard and Yale,

  • but Harvard more so.

  • - Amazing, Harvard, we knew it.

  • - Ding, ding, ding.

  • - We're so clever.

  • - Aren't we?

  • Who is the second president of the United States?

  • - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams,

  • John Quincy, John Madison, Andrew Jackson.

  • Literally, heard of no one except George Washington.

  • - It can't be him, obviously.

  • We're gonna have to go for who has the oldest name.

  • John Quincy sounds quite old.

  • Let's go for him.

  • I also quite like that, Quincy.

  • - Quincy, isn't he a detective?

  • - He's a coincidence. (laughs)

  • - Quincy, co-inci-dence.

  • - Oh, it was John Adams.

  • So close for going for John Adams.

  • - Oh, not Quincy, it was Adams.

  • How many years is four score and seven years ago?

  • What?

  • - Four score and seven years ago.

  • - Four score, what does that even mean?

  • - It's slang for either 23, 27, 87,

  • 107, 207 or 407.

  • - This quiz is boring.

  • - [Both] Oh my gosh.

  • - We're gonna be in detention.

  • I don't think it is, but.

  • - Yes, 87.

  • Four score.

  • You said that.