MC practice 6

1. The New Deal attempted to revive the farm economy during the 1930s by

a. reducing the amount of land under cultivation
b. opening up more federal land for homesteads
c. making cash payments to encourage more homesteads
d. increasing tariffs to eliminate foreign competition
e. selling surplus farm commodities abroad

2. The growth of suburbia was vastly accelerated by the

a. Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921
b. Social Security Act of 1935
c. Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
d. Federal Highway Act of 1956
e. Economic Opportunity Act of 1964

3. Harvard College and Yale College were established primarily to

a. train lawyers and doctors
b. encourage scientific advances
c. ensure an adequate supply of ministers
d. prepare young men for political leadership
e. preserve the traditions of classical scholarship

4. Which of the following was Great Britain’s justification for its continued occupation of a number of posts on United States soil despite the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris?

a. The US lacked the military capability to maintain the posts
b. the US had violated the treaty clauses dealing with the restoration of Loyalist property
c. Great Britain needed a buffer zone between the US and Canada
d. Great Britain’s understanding with both France and Sp[ain permitted the British to stay
e. Great Britain had promised its ally, Tecumseh, that it would establish a state for his people in the region

5. The election of 1800 has been referred to as constituting “another revolution” because

a. the House of Representatives decided the election
b. a Supreme Court decision was required to dislodge the Federalists
c. voter turnout increased dramatically
d. the party in power stepped down after losing the election
e. force was required to get John Adams to leave the White House

6. Which of the following is accurate about the Monroe Doctr5ine?

a. It was announced by the President over the serious objections of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams
b. It was issued simultaneously with a British policy statement on Latin America
c. It was stressed that Europe and the Western Hemisphere had essentially different political systems
d. It was immediately accepted as international law
e. It was promptly challenged militarily by the “Concert of Europe”

7. An important consequence of the “tariff of abominations” (1828) is that it led to the

a. taxation of consumer items
b. reelection of Andrew Jackson
c. enunciation of the doctrine of nullification
d. alliance of Southern planters and Western farmers
e. expansion of the New England textile industry

8. Which of the following was true of the settlement house workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

a. they included large numbers of middle class, college-educated women
b. they devised programs that departed radically from those of English settlement houses
c. they established settlement houses in middle class environments
d. they avoided political involvement
e. they endeavored to suppress immigrant cultures

9. The US Open Door policy in Asia did which of the following?

a. guaranteed military support for China’s territorial integrity
b. opened China to Western trade for the first time
c. bolstered American commercial interests in China
d. rid China of European spheres of influence
e. repudiated Japan’s interests in China

10. On 1932 Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert hoover disagereed strongly about the desirability of

a. a balanced federal budget
b. farm price supports
c. federal aid to corporations
d. a program of public works
e. federal relief to individuals

11. The National Industrial Recovery Act sought to combat the Great Depression

a. ending private ownership of basic industries
b. reducing competition
c. lowering prices
d. weakening organized labor
e. breaking up trusts

12. During the Second World War, the US sought greater cooperation with the nations of Latin America primarily to

a. promote the industrialization of Latin America
b. encourage Latin American social and economic reforms
c. end repressive Latin American military dictatorships
d. develop of hemispheric common front against fascism
e. and the threat of Latin American communist movements

13. In 1787-1789, which of the following groups was most likely to oppose ratification of the Constitution?

a. Farmers in isolated areas
b. export merchants
c. former officers in the Continental Army
d. Southern planters
e. urban artisans

14. Which of the following would most likely have supported the idea of Manifest Destiny?

a. advocated of the foreign policy of Secretary of State William H. Seward
b. voters for James K. Polk
c. supporters of the Treaty of Paris
d. members of the Whig Party in Congress during the Mexican War
e. supporters of the Ostend Manifesto

15.During the last decade of the 19th century, the primary use of the Sherman Antitrust Act was to

a. break up business monopolies
b. regulate interstate railroads
c. protect American industry from foreign competition
d. curb labor unions
e. promote economic expansion

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kimmy on October 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    where are we suppose to find the answers after doing this?

  2. Posted by John on March 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    you should be able to find the answers at Facts For History

  3. Posted by Kevin on April 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    What is the answer to number 4?

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