MC practice 1- 2009

MC practice number 1- January 29, 2009
Choose the best answer. The chapter number is in parentheses. Comments are closed on these, and you need to bring your answers with you to class tomorrow- this is for a grade.

1. The Pendleton Act required appointees to public office to (23)
A. take a competitive examination.
B. present a written recommendation from a congressman or senator.
C. agree to make a financial contribution to their political party.
D. pledge independence from either major political party.
E. have a college degree.

2. The second president to be assassinated while in office was (23)
A. Abraham Lincoln     D. Benjamin Harrison
B. Rutherford Hayes      E. James Garfield
C. Chester Arthur

3. By the end of the 1700’s, what percentage of the American population lived in a rural area? (5)
A. 25     D. 75
B. 40     E. 90
C. 60

4. During the Revolution, Loyalists were least numerous in (ch. eight)
A. New York D. the middle colonies.
B. New England E. Pennsylvania
C. Virginia

5. The Bill of Rights was intended to protect _______ against the potential tyranny of _______. (10)
A. the prerogatives of Congress; the president
B. the army and the navy; the national government
C. the South; the northern majority
D. individual liberties; a strong central government
E. civilian authorities; the military

6. The influx of immigrants to the US tripled, then quadrupled, in the (14)
A. 1780s and 1790s.      D. 1840s and 1850s.
B. 1800s and 1810s.      E. 1860s and 1870s.
C. 1820s and 1830s.

7. The two major Civil War battles fought on Union soil were (21)
A. Shiloh and Chancellorsville   D. Peninsula Campaign and Fredericksburg
B. Bull Run and Vicksburg           E. Mobile and Missionary Ridge
C. Gettysburg and Antietam

8. African Americans during the Revolutionary War (7)
A. fought for both the Americans and the British.
B. fought only for the British.
C. fought only for the Americans.
D. supported neither side, as both enslaved them.
E. took advantage of the opportunity to run away to Barbados.

9. President Jefferson’s foreign policy of economic coercion (11)
A. underestimated British dependence on American trade.
B. adversely affected France’s economy more than Britain’s.
C. stimulated manufacturing in the US.
D. destroyed the Federalist party in New England.
E. succeeded in convincing the British to halt impressments.

10. The Hudson River school excelled in (15)
A. painting landscapes.
B. creating realistic literature describing city life.
C. teaching classic language and mathematics.
D. teaching riverboat pilots like Mark Twain.
E. creating new religious movements.

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