MC practice- Midterm exam 2 edition
1. Which of the following was true of the Northeast American Indian tribes at the time Europeans first began colonization?
A. Their economies depended entirely on hunting and gathering.
B. Their political and linguistic differences hindered their united opposition to the Europeans.
C. Their populations were immune to European diseases.
D. Their warriors rarely engaged in intertribal warfare.
E. Their cultures made no distinction between men’s work and women’s work.
2. 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
3. Which of the following was true of most Puritans who emigrated to seventeenth-century New England?
A. They had renounced the Church of England.
B. They rejected the authority of the English king.
C. They considered themselves non-Separatists.
D. They approved of the Crown’s religious policy.
E. They intended to return eventually to England.
4. Which of the following was true of a married woman in the colonial era?
A. She would be sentenced to a debtors’ prison for debts incurred by her husband.
B. She could vote as her husband’s proxy in elections.
C. She generally lost control of her property when she married.
D. She was the prime beneficiary by law of her husband’s estate.
E. Her legal rights over her children were the same as those of her husband.
5. The North American colonies took advantage of Great Britain’s policy of salutary neglect to
A. establish religious freedom as a fundamental right
B. work out trade arrangements to acquire needed products from other countries
C. introduce the practice of slavery into the New World
D. establish a standing army
E. make favorable territorial settlements with the French
6. The Proclamation of 1763 did which of the following?
A. introduced a tax on tea
B. prohibited colonists from producing iron for the American market
C. forbade all colonial trade with the French West Indies
D. set a boundary along the crest of the Appalachians beyond which the English colonists were forbidden to settle
E. announced the reorganization of the colonial office under Parliament, rather than directly under the King-in-Council
7. The primary purpose of the Stamp Act was to
A. raise revenues to support British troops stationed in America
B. reduce colonial consumption of foreign goods
C. fund the colonial postal system
D. impose a mercantilist system on the colonies
E. reduce the authority of the colonial legislatures
8. The Declaration of Independence did all of the following EXCEPT
A. appeal to the philosophy of natural rights
B. call for the abolition of the slave trade
C. appeal to the sympathies of the English people
D. criticize the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774
E. accuse George III of tyranny
9. The greatest achievement of the government under the Articles of Confederation was its establishment of
A. a bicameral legislature
B. a system for orderly settlement of the West
C. general postwar prosperity
D. long-term sectional harmony
E. a termination date for the international slave trade
10. As originally ratified, the United States Constitution provided for
A. political parties
B. a presidential cabinet
C. the direct election of senators
D. an electoral college
E. a two-term presidential limit
11. In Marbury v. Madison, the United States Supreme Court affirmed
A. its right to determine the constitutionality of state court decisions
B. its right to determine the constitutionality of state laws
C. its right to determine the constitutionality of congressional enactments
D. the sanctity of property rights against harassment by unfriendly state legislatures
E. the broad scope of the federal government’s commerce power
12. The financial programs of Alexander Hamilton included all of the following EXCEPT
A. funding of the national debt
B. nullification of al private debts to the states
C. imposition of a tax on distilled liquor
D. establishment of the Bank of the United States
E. assumption of all state debts
13. Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana had its origins in his desire to
A. remove the French from forts along the Mississippi Valley
B. acquire a port to provide an outlet for western crops
C. acquire territory for the expansion of slavery
D. oppose New England Federalism
E. demonstrate friendship for the French in the Napoleonic Wars
14. When Thomas Jefferson said in 1801, “We are all republicans—we are all federalists,” he meant that
A. Americans would never ally themselves with monarchial governments
B. federalists would be appointed to his cabinet
C. the two parties’ platforms were identical
D. the principles of American government were above party politics
E. he admired Hamilton’s policies
15. The issuance of the Monroe Doctrine did which of the following?
A. reaffirmed George Washington’s goal of United States neutrality in the Americas
B. helped Secretary of State John Quincy Adams secure the presidency in 1824
C. established the United States as the dominant economic power in South America
D. provided the basis for resolving Anglo-American border disputes
E. asserted American independence in the realm of foreign policy
16. Jacksonian Democracy was distinguished by the belief that
A. an aristocracy posed no danger to the Republic
B. the National Republicans alone knew what was right for the people
C. political participation by the common man should be increased
D. political rights should be granted by women
E. franchise restrictions should be racially neutral
17. Which of the following statements about the “American System” is correct?
A. It was set up by the Treaty of Ghent at the end of the War of 1812.
B. It was strongly promoted by Andrew Jackson.
C. It permitted immigrants to be naturalized after living in the United States for five years.
D. It was designed to meet the nation’s need for economic progress and self-sufficiency.
E. It called for an end to the European presence in South America.