Archive for January 11th, 2007

WARNING! CHANGE in QUIZ SCHEDULE!!!!

Due to the fact that my classes will be visiting the college counselor on January 19, I will have to give you the 26-29 quiz during the last half of our B/C days next week. Please prepare accordingly.

Words of the day for the week of January 8-11

These were the words to which we were introduced during this week If I have forgotten any, please put them in the comments and I will add them.

New Words:
elegy
eulogy
tenuous

Greek and Latin roots:
eu- good
logy- word, study, speech

Practice MC questions January 10-11

These were the practice MC questions we used on January 10-11. Make sure you know what the correct answers are, and why they are correct.

1. The primary purpose of the Proclamation of 1763 was to
A. encourage westward colonial migration
B. avoid conflict with the trans-Appalachian Indians
C. gain much-needed revenue
D. drive out French colonists
E. provide a haven for Catholics

2. In his Atlanta Compromise speech, Booker T. Washington called for which of the following?
A. African American voting rights
B. an end to racial segregation
C. support for African American self-help
D. educational equality for African Americans
E. racial integration of religious organizations

3. In 1890 the most important source of revenue for the federal government was
A. income taxes
B. inheritance taxes
C. sales taxes
D. liquor taxes
E. customs duties

4. Helen Hunt Jackson’s A Century of Dishonor was significant because it aroused public awareness of the
A. injustice of having taken land from Mexico in the Southwest
B. need for reforms in federal land policy
C. wrongs that the federal government had inflicted on American Indians
D. hardships endured by Chinese laborers while building the transcontinental railroad
E. plight of sharecroppers in the Deep South

5. The federal government’s attempt to confine the Indians to certain areas through formal treaties in the late 1800 was largely ineffective because
A. the nomadic Plains Indians largely rejected the idea of formal authority and defined territory.
B. Congress refused to ratify treaties signed with Indians.
C. the treaties made no provisions for enforcement.
D. the largest tribe, the Sioux, refused to sign any treaties with whites.
E. Indians preferred to move to Indian Territory, otherwise known as Oklahoma.

6. Indian resistance in the late 19th century was finally subdued because
A. most of the effective Indians leadership was bought off.
B. the growth of the railroads destroyed the buffalo and therefore the Indians’ way of life.
C. most Indians lost the will to resist after the Sand Creek Massacre.
D. the army developed effective techniques of guerilla warfare.
E. the frontier was declared officially closed in the 1890 census.

7. The Populist movement hoped to
A. aid unions in their struggles with management.
B. limit the number of states allowing women’s suffrage.
C. gain greater restrictions on immigration.
D. convince the federal government to allow the free coinage of silver.
E. unite industrialists and middle class farmers against unskilled workers.

8. Which immigrant group was the first one officially banned from entering the U.S. by an Act of Congress?
A. Irish
B. Armenians
C. Japanese
D. Chinese
E. Italians