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Question 1. 1. (TCO 4) Which of the following made up the largest segment of Spain’s colonial population by the 1700s? (Points : 2)




Mestizos (multiracial)

Type: MC

Question 2. 2. (TCO 1) The Jamestown colony was established by (Points : 2)

a joint-stock company.

religious dissenters.

English missionaries.

an aristocratic explorer.

Type: MC

Question 3. 3. (TCO 4) Why did English immigration to the colonies drop dramatically after 1660? (Points : 2)

The English were no longer sought after as indentured servants.

The political turmoil in England kept them close to home.

The English economy improved and political and religious conflict diminished.

The English were opposed to the growing slave trade in the colonies.

Type: MC

Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) The Great Awakening led to (Points : 2)

the Enlightenment.

declining interest in religion.

strengthened evangelical sects, such as the Baptists.

scientific discoveries.

Type: MC

Question 5. 5. (TCO 2) After Britain issued the Intolerable Acts, colonists punished anyone supporting British policies or officials by (Points : 2)

dunking them in water.

hanging them upside down.

putting them in the stocks.

covering them with tar and feathers.

Type: MC

Question 6. 6. (TCO 2) The Battle of Lexington was part of a strategy by the British to suppress the colonists by (Points : 2)

disarming the militia.

blockading ports.

capturing Patrick Henry.

laying siege to Boston.

Type: MC

Question 7. 7. (TCO 2) General Washington won the Battle of Trenton primarily because (Points : 2)

the enemy troops did not speak English.

the weather was cold.

his troops outnumbered enemy troops.

he surprised the enemy.

Type: MC

Question 8. 8. (TCO 1) Congress called a convention to revise the Articles of Confederation because (Points : 2)

states wanted the power to regulate commerce.

state governments called for a new constitution.

the federal government wanted states to collect taxes.

the federal government needed to be made stronger.

Type: MC

Question 9. 9. (TCO 1) The constitution divides government power (Points : 2)

among many different states.

among multiple branches of national government.

among representatives of the people.

between state and national government.

Type: MC

Question 10. 10. (TCO 3) Who extolled the equality of conditions in his book Democracy in America? (Points : 2)


Andrew Jackson

de Tocqueville

Thomas Jefferson

Type: MC

Question 11. 11. (TCO 3) In the early 19th century, the largest source of European immigration came from (Points : 2)





Type: MC

Question 12. 12. (TCO3) The bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. History was (Points : 2)

Nat Henthoff’s Rebellion.

The Slave Rebellion of 1831.

Nat Turner’s Rebellion.

The Market Revolution.

Type: MC

Question 13. 13. (TCO 3) James Polk (Points : 2)

opposed the annexation of Texas.

purchased Texas from Mexico.

favored the annexation of Texas.

was the only governor to serve two terms in Texas.

Type: MC

Question 14. 14. (TCO 2) The Fugitive Slave Act adopted in 1850 required private citizens to assist (Points : 2)

with apprehending runaway slaves.

required private citizens to help runaway slaves escape.

applied only to northern states.

applied only to southern states.

Type: MC

Question 15. 15. (TCO 2) How did Northerners respond to the Fugitive Slave Act? (Points : 2)

Some northern states enacted legislation opposing it.

Some northern states supported it.

Some northern states enacted the Wilmot Proviso.

Some northern states challenged it in the Supreme Court.

Type: MC

Question 16. 16. (TCO 8) Lee’s smaller army defeated McClellan’s larger force and kept Union troops out of Richmond because (Points : 2)

Lee was lucky.

McClellan surrendered.

Lee found McClellan’s battle plans.

McClellan was too cautious.

Type: MC

Question 17. 17. (TCO 8) Why did President Lincoln want Grant commanding the Union army after the Battle of Gettysburg? (Points : 2)

He wanted to give Grant a chance to prove himself.

He knew victory required the destruction of the Confederate Army and its source of supplies.

He had heard that Grant had recruited more Union troops.

He thought the South would surrender.

Type: MC

Question 18. 18. (TCO 10) After the Civil War, a new immigrant was most likely to be from (Points : 2)





Type: MC

Question 19. 19. (TCO 10) Progressivism and populism largely differed in (Points : 2)

their goals.

their ideology.

that progressives built political coalitions that transcended party lines.

their organization.

Type: MC

Question 20. 20. (TCO 7) The decisive battles in World War I were fought (Points : 2)

in Alsace-Lorraine.

in Austria-Hungary.

on the Eastern Front.

on the Western Front.

Type: MC

Question 21. 21. (TCO 7) During World War I, which of these did the Germans use against British ships? (Points : 2)





Type: MC

Question 22. 22. (TCO 11) This trial became a symbol of the conflict within Protestantism between modernists and fundamentalists. (Points : 2)

Scopes Monkey Trial

Sacco and Vanzetti Trial

Fatty Arbuckle Trial

None of the above

Type: MC

Question 23. 23. (TCO 11) Prohibition was enforced by the (Points : 2)

Volstead Act.

Kellogg-Briand Act.

National Industrial Recovery Act.

None of the above

Type: MC

Question 24. 24. (TCO 11) The Great Depression affected (Points : 2)

only American farmers.

only the U.S. economy.

only the U.S. and European economies.

the global economy.

Type: MC

Question 25. 25. (TCO 7) Hitler justified Germany’s aggression by stating that (Points : 2)

Germany needed living space in the East for its people.

he wanted to preserve order in Czechoslovakia.

he wanted to spread communism in Austria and other countries.

he felt that other European leaders approved of his policies.

Type: MC

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Question 1. 1. (TCOs 1 and 2) Identify and describe the main provisions of the Constitution of 1787. Make sure you analyze the compromises made at the convention to ensure the passage of the new federal constitution. Then discuss the formation of America’s first two political parties, the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists. What were the major differences and who were the best-known members of each party? Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Identify and analyze the arguments over slavery in the New Western Territories after the Mexican War (1846–1848). How did northern and southern Democrats differ over this issue? Then describe the presidential election of 1848. Identify the key parties and candidates. Analyze how the results of this election set the stage for a reconfiguration of American politics that ultimately led to the Civil War. Be sure to use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 3. 3. (TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and explain at least two causes of World War I. Then analyze the events that drew the United States into World War I. Evaluate America’s contribution to the war effort and to what extent America’s entry contributed to the end of the war. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 4. 4. (TCOs 7 and 9) Identify and analyze the main events of the Vietnam War. Then assess how these events affected the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

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