MC practice 4

1. Which of the following was passed into law during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency?
A. the Pure Food and Drug Act
B. a high protective tariff
C. the Sherman Antitrust Act
D. a graduated income tax
E. a national old-age pension

2. The Adamson Act of 1916
A. was passed in response to a strike that broke out in September of 1916
B. mandated an eight-hour day for railroad workers and overtime pay of “time and a half”
C. guaranteed a minimum wage for farm workers
D. created a commission to regulate unfair business practices
E. was originally a part of the Populists’ Omaha platform

3. Which country did NOT undergo an invasion by US troops during Wilson’s administration?
A. Haiti                                  D. the Dominican Republic
B. Nicaragua                          E. Mexico
C. the Virgin Islands

4. All of the following contributed to the American entrance into World War I EXCEPT
A. German submarine warfare
B. cultural and economic ties with Great Britain
C. the Zimmerman telegram
D. the presidential election of 1916
E. the February 1917 revolution in Russia

5. In the Arabic pledge of 1916, Germany promised not to
A. aid Mexico in any war against the US
B. attempt to buy war materiel in the US
C. use submarines for any purpose but reconnaissance
D. attempt to break the British blockade
E. sink passenger ships without warning

6. Jacob Riis’ book How the Other Half Lives was
A. a fictional expose of the meatpacking industry
B. a detailed program for social reform
C. a description of the lifestyles of the rich and famous
D. a denunciation of machine politics in big city government
E. a descriptio of poverty, disease and crime in New York slums

7. The US adopted the Open Door policy with China in 1899 and 1900 in order to
A. protect America’s share of the international China trade
B. encourage Chinese workers to migrate to the US
C. obtain a naval base in the Pacific
D. encourage the colonization of China by economic powers
E. bring about an end to the war between China and Japan

8. Passage of the 18th Amendment led to all of the following EXCEPT
A. a decline in drunkenness and alcoholism
B. an increase in public drinking in women
C. an increase in public respect for law enforcement
D. a sharp political split on the issue of prohibition
E. a sizeable increase in organized crime

9. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the outbreak of World War I?
A. nationalism
B. international rivalries
C. communism
D. imperialism
E. alliance systems

10. In 1914, Germany took the offensive and moved against France while violating the neutrality of
A. Great Britain
B. Belgium
C. France
D. Spain
E. Switzerland

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