Archive for April 21st, 2011

More MC practice for review

Which of the following statements about Africans brought as slaves to the British North American colonies is true?

A. They were the primary labor source for plantations in the Chesapeake by 1630.

B. They had a much lower life expectancy in the Chesapeake than in South Carolina or the West Indies.

C. They greatly outnumbered Europeans in every colony south of the Mason-Dixon Line by 1776.

D. They maintained cultural practices brought from Africa.

E. They were the primary labor source in Pennsylvania until 1720.


In the seventeenth century, which of the following was true of slavery in British North America?

A. It was prohibited only in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

B. It was opposed by the Anglican church.

C. Slaves officially counted for more than thirty percent of the colonial population.

D. The number of slaves increased rapidly in the last quarter of the century.

E. Most slaves lived on plantations with fifty or more slaves.


Which of the following was true of the First Great Awakening?

A. It primarily affected church congregations in towns and cities.

B. Cotton Mather was one of its most famous preachers.

C. It was denounced by Jonathan Edwards.

D. It was primarily a southern phenomenon.

E. It resulted in divisions within both the Congregational and Presbyterian churches.


By the time of the American Revolution, most patriots had come to believe that, in republican government, sovereignty was located in

A. the people

B. Parliament

C. state governments

D. factions

E. a centralized government


The Navigation Acts were part of the British policy known as

A. isolationism

B. capitalism

C. mercantilism

D. monopolism

E. imperialism


After the Revolution, the concept of the “republican mother” suggested that

A. women should be responsible for raising their children, especially their sons, to be virtuous citizens of the young republic

B. voting would soon become a privilege granted to educated and/or married women

C. the first duty of mothers was to serve the needs of government

D. wives and mothers would be welcome in the emerging political parties

E. women’s virtues had been the inspiration for the ideals of the Revolution


All of the following contributed to discontent among soldiers in the Continental Army EXCEPT

A. most soldiers were draftees

B. the soldiers feared for the safety of their families back home

C. the army had inadequate arms and ammunition

D. the army paid soldiers in depreciated paper money

E. the army was inadequately fed and clothed


The principal reason for drafting the Bill of Rights was the desire to

A. test the new process of amendment described in the new constitution

B. protect rights nor specified in the Constitution

C. strengthen the power of the federal government

D. restore to the states the powers they had enjoyed under the Articles of Confederation

E. clarify the federal relationship among the states


President Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation of 1793 was issued in response to

A. Spanish expansion in the Southeast

B. Dutch economic activity in the mid-Atlantic states

C. Canadian alliances with northern American Indians

D. French diplomatic overtures to invoke the Franco-American Alliance

E. English boycotts of selected American manufactures


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


Andrew Jackson supported all of the following EXCEPT

A. Indian removal

B. the right of nullification

C. the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States

D. annexation of new territory

E. use of the presidential veto power


In the early 1830s, the majority of workers in the textile mills of Massachusetts were

A. young unmarried women from rural New England

B. newly arrived immigrants from Ireland

C. men who were heads of households

D. married women whose children were of school age

E. free African Americans from urban areas


Which of the following led immediately and directly Theodore Roosevelt’s issuance of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine?

A. Pancho Villa’s armed raids into Texas and New Mexico

B. General Augusto Sandino’s insurrection against American troops occupying Nicaragua

C. the arrest of an unarmed party of American sailors in Tampico, Mexico

D. American concern that a Japanese syndicate would attempt to purchase land near the Panama Canal

E. American fear that financial instability in the Dominican Republic would lead to European intervention


Which of the following best characterizes the writers associated with the literary flowering of the 1920s, such as Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald?

A. sympathy for Protestant fundamentalism

B. nostalgia for the “good old days”

C. commitment for the cause of racial equality

D. advocacy of cultural isolationism

E. criticism of middle-class conformity and materialism


President Herbert Hoover approached the task of caring for unemployed workers during the Great Depression by

A. emphasizing the importance of private charities

B. asking large corporations to hire war veterans

C. relying on the services of federal welfare agencies

D. enlarging the federal government’s payroll

E. reactivating the dole


Practice MC from class 4/19- 4/20

MC practice- Midterm exam 2 edition

Scoopmire APUSH

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.