Are you a dreamer of the American dream? Test your knowledge of our nation's charactistic aspirations with this quiz.
Question 1 of 21
Which of these historians is credited with first popularizing the idea of an American dream?
Question 2 of 21
The idea of the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is contained in what document?
Question 3 of 21
What is the median U.S. household income?
Question 4 of 21
What portion of Americans are poor?
Question 5 of 21
Is home ownership rising or falling in America?
Question 6 of 21
Who described Americans as possessing "the charm of anticipated success"?
Question 7 of 21
Who first spoke the phrase "a chicken in every pot"?
Question 8 of 21
Which U.S. president called for "a wider and constantly rising standard of living" for Americans?
Question 9 of 21
Between 1979 and 2005, how much did the incomes of the richest one percent of Americans increase?
Question 10 of 21
What songwriter coined the phrase "this land was made for you and me"?
Question 11 of 21
Which constitutional amendment said the following: "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of laws."
Question 12 of 21
Who wrote the 1980 oral history compilation "American Dreams: Lost and Found"?
Question 13 of 21
Who said, "part of the American Dream is to live long and die young"?
Question 14 of 21
In the poem "Let America Be America Again," what did Langston Hughes say was interfering with the American dream?
Question 15 of 21
Which of these is generally viewed as part of the American dream?
Question 16 of 21
According to a 2007 Brookings Institution study, which nation has more upward economic mobility than the United States?
Question 17 of 21
Who first used the term "American Exceptionalism"?
Question 18 of 21
What portion of American teenagers believe they could someday become president of the United States?
Question 19 of 21
What percentage of American teenagers actually want to be president when they grow up?
Question 20 of 21
The Bruce Springsteen song "Born to Run," which talks of a "runaway American dream," is the "unofficial youth anthem" of which state?
Question 21 of 21