US History 05/20 Online Test

The United States response to the successful orbiting of Sputnik in 1957 was to
increase NATO forces in Europe
expand federal aid to education
withdraw from arms-limitation talks with the Soviet Union
force the resignation of important American scientists from governmental positions
increase cooperation with the Soviet Union in space projects
The theme of individualism is most evident in the writings of
Jonathan Edwards
Ralph Waldo Emerson
George Fitzhugh
Washington Irving
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Which of the following raised the most serious doubts about the effectiveness of Keynesian economics?
The energy crisis of the 1970's
The combination of recession and high inflation in the 1970's
The growing power of massive corporations and conglomerates in the 1970's and 1980's
The entry of the "baby boomers" into the labor force in the 1970's and 1980's
The massive trade deficits of the 1980's
Which of the following was Great Britain's justification for its continued occupation of a number of posts on United States soil despite the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris?
The United States lacked the military capability to maintain the posts.
The United States had violated the treaty clauses dealing with the restoration of Loyalist property
Great Britain needed a buffer zone between the United States and Canada.
Great Britain's understanding with both France and Spain permitted the British to stay.
Great Britain had promised its ally, Tecumseh, that it would establish a state for his people in the region
A major reason why Thomas Jefferson was interested in purchasing Louisiana from France was that he
wanted to establish a precedent for the expansion of presidential authority
wanted an area beyond the Mississippi River to which eastern Native Americans (Indians) could be moved
had learned from Lewis and Clark of the untapped mineral resources in western areas
hoped to cement a Franco-American alliance against the British
hoped to preserve an agricultural society by making abundant lands available to future generations
The call for the "immediate and uncompensated emancipation of the slaves" is associated with the position of
the free Soil party
the evangelical churches in both the North and the South
Abraham Lincoln in his debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Freeport, Illinois
John Quincy Adams in his demands for repeal of the "gag rule"
William Lloyd Garrison in The Liberator
The New Deal attempted to revive the farm economy during the 1930's by
reducing the amount of land under cultivation
opening up more federal land for homesteads
making cash payments to encourage more production
increasing tariffs to eliminate foreign competition
selling surplus farm commodities abroad
The United States Open Door policy in Asia did which of the following?
Guaranteed military support for China's territorial integrity.
Opened China to Western trade for the first time
Bolstered American commercial interests in China.
Rid China of European spheres of influence
Repudiated Japan's interests in China.
Which of the following best accounts for the fact that Slavic immigrant in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries settled principally in Midwestern cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Chicago?
The immigrants' inability to speak English was a serious obstacle to securing work on the East Coast.
Housing was better and food cheaper in the newer cities of the Midwest.
Midwestern steel, meatpacking, and other mass production industries offered many unskilled job.
Immigration authorities subsidized rail fares for westward migrants.
Ethnic and religious prejudice was less widespread in the Midwest than in eastern cities.
In the eighteenth century, colonial Virginia and colonial Massachusetts were most alike in that both
relied on the marketing of a single crop
were heavily dependent on slave labor
had an established Anglican church
were royal colonies
administered local government through justices of the peace
Which of the following statements about the emergence of rock and roll music as a part of 1950's popular culture in the United States is true?
It relied heavily on Black musical traditions.
It adapted many of the big band tunes of the 1940's.
It was a spin-off from British popular music of the time.
It was the first popular music broadcast nationally on radio.
It had little appeal in the South and West.
Which of the following was true of the American labor movement in the late nineteenth century?
It was controlled by immigrant socialists and anarchists.
It was confined to factory workers.
It was protected from employer harassment by federal law and policy.
It was allied with the Democratic party.
It was involved in a number of violent strikes
The National Industrial Recovery Act sought to combat the Great Depression by
ending private ownership of basic industries
reducing competition
lowering prices
weakening organized labor
breaking up trusts
 The drawing above has been cited as evidence of the nineteenth-century middle-class view of the
home as a refuge from the world rather than as a productive unit
declining influence of women in the family structure
economic value of children to families
importance of religious education
widening role of women in society
The major purpose of England's mercantilist policy was to
protect the infant industries of England's young colonies
increase England's prosperity
discourage other European powers from colonizing North America
reduce the need for an overseas empire
open the Atlantic to free trade
According to Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America, American individualism arose as a result of
the absence of an aristocracy
limited geographic mobility
the uneven distribution of wealth
the Enlightenment

This is a test is one in a series of tests on US History. This endeavours a preparation check on Advanced Placement History for students. One can Practice these test one by one, these are independent in nature but grouped in certain combination to help out the Learners. Happy Learning!!!

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