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

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