Archive for January 27th, 2007

Practice MC questions from Week 4

Practice MC questions– January 16, 2007
1. Settlers who established the British colony in Virginia during the seventeenth century were primarily seeking to
A. recreate an Old World feudalistic society in the New World
B. create a perfect religious commonwealth as an example to the rest of the world
C. create a refuge for political dissidents
D. profit economically
E. increase the glory of Great Britain

2. Which of the following provisions of the Compromise of 1850 provoked the most controversy in the 1850s?

A. the admission of California as a free state
B. the establishment of the principle of popular sovereignty in the Mexican cession
C. the ban on the slave trade in the District of Columbia
D. the continued protection of slavery in the District of Columbia
E. the strengthened Fugitive Slave Law

3. The Missouri Compromise did which of the following?

A. prohibited slavery in all the territory of the Louisiana Purchase
B. provided for admission to the Union of all future states in pairs of one free, one slave
C. allowed Maine to enter the Union as a free state
D. finally settled the question of congressional power over slavery in the territories
E. provided for the annexation of Texas

4. In 1861 the North went to war with the South primarily to
A. liberate the slaves
B. prevent European powers from meddling in American affairs
C. preserve the Union
D. avenge political defeats and insults inflicted by the South
E. forestall a Southern invasion of the North

5. Which of the following best describes the situation of freedmen in the decade following the Civil War?
A. The majority entered sharecropping arrangements with former masters or other nearby planters.
B. All were immediately granted political equality by the Emancipation Proclamation.
C. Each was given 40 acres and a mule by the US government.
D. They were required to pass a literacy test before being granted United States citizenship.
E. They supported passage of Black Codes to ensure their economic and political rights.
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6. The cartoon above is a commentary on late-nineteenth-century
A. municipal corruption
B. imperialism
C. labor unrest
D. business monopolies
E. civil-rights campaigns

7. Which of the following is true of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890?
A. It had little immediate impact on the regulation of large corporations.
B. It quickly limited the number of mergers taking place.
C. It led to federal control of railroads.
D. It forced businesses to adopt pooling agreements.
E. It ended effective cooperation between business and the federal government.

8. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, American agriculture was characterized by
A. a decline in the number of tenant farmers
B. a decline in the foreclosures of midwestern farms
C. a decline in the number of farm cooperatives
D. an increase in wholesale prices for farm products
E. an increase in acres under cultivation

9. The Republican party originated in the mid-1850s as a sectional party committed to which of the following?
A. opposition to the further extension of slavery to the territories
B. immediate emancipation of the slaves
C. repeal of Whig economic policies
D. restriction of immigration
E. acknowledgement of popular sovereignty as the basis for organizing federal territories

10. The Republican Congress in the early 1890s was dominated by the powerful political leadership of
A. Henry Clay.
B. James G. Blaine.
C. Thomas Reed.
D. William McKinley.
E. Tom Watson.