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1. The cartoon below: a. Was published shortly after the landslide victory of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the presidential election of 1936 b. Reflected efforts of Franklin D. Roosevelt to submit all legislation to the Supreme Court for an opinion on its constitutionality c. Was published immediately after the Supreme Court decided in Franklin Roosevelt’s favor in the electoral dispute with Herbert Hoover after the 1932 presidential election d. Reflected the unanimity in Congress after the attack on Pearl Harbor e.

Preceded Franklin Roosevelt’s largest political victory during his second term in office Answer: _____ 2. “? It is not true that the United States feels any land hunger or entertains any projects as regards to the other nations of the Western Hemisphere save such as are for their welfare? Chronic wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilized society, may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere? may force the United States... to the exercise of an international police power. The statement above is: a. William McKinley’s rationale for war with Spain b. Theodore Roosevelt’s corollary to the Monroe Doctrine c. William Howard Taft’s policy of dollar diplomacy in Latin America d. Woodrow Wilson’s rationale for intervention in Mexico e. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy Answer: _____ 3. Which of the following is evidence that many of the laws of the 1960’s reflected the ideals and goals of the New Deal? a. Social Security b. Meat Inspection Act c. Voting Rights Act d. Medicare e. Civil Rights Act Answer: _____ 4. The truth of the matter is that Europe’s requirements for the next three or four years of foreign food and other essential products–principally from America–are so much greater than her present ability to pay that she must have substantial additional help or face economic, social, and political deterioration of a very grave character? Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos. ” Despite the claims of the individual who gave the speech above, it is clear that his proposal was directed against: . Germany (1919) b. England (1925) c. Japan (1931) d. USSR (1947) e. Austria-Hungary (1914) Answer: _____ 5. Which of the following African-American leaders would have not backed the goals and tactics of the 1963 March on Washington? a. W. E. B. DuBois b. A. Philip Randolph c. Frederick Douglass d. Walter White e. Marcus Garvey Answer: _____ 6. “Marriage and motherhood have always been the number-one career choice of the large majority of women. Are they still a viable career for the modern woman? Do they represent servitude of fulfillment?

Are they, as the women’s liberation movement would have us believe, an anachronism from a bygone era, the institutionalized serfdom (or ‘legalized prostitution’) from which women must be freed if they are to find their own identity and self-fulfillment? ?The women liberationists look upon marriage as an institution of dirty dishes and dirty diapers? If marriage is to be a successful institution, it must? have an ultimate decision maker, and that is the husband. ” This quotation from “The Power of the Positive Woman,” was written during which of the following decades? a. 1890-1900 b. 910-1920 c. 1930-1940 d. 1950-1960 e. 1970-1980 Answer: _____ 7. Which of the following would support the 2001 Patriot Act? a. Oliver Wendell Holmes decision in “Schenck v. United States” b. James Madison’s Virginia Resolutions c. Roger Baldwin’s legal work in founding the American Civil Liberties Union d. The United States government’s apologies to the survivors of the internment of Japanese-Americans e. Clement Vallandigham’s attacks on Lincoln for his suspending habeas corpus during the Civil War Answer: _____ 8. Enemies of Franklin D. Roosevelt claimed that his actions were socialist.

Which of the following comes closest to that charge? a. His actions on the banking system of the United States immediately after taking office b. His signing the act establishing the Works Progress Administration c. His decision to abandon the gold standard d. His support of legislation establishing the Tennessee Valley Authority e. His opposition to the Civilian Conservation Corps Answer: _____ 9. Which United States action was a clear abandonment of neutrality between Great Britain and Germany? a. Passing the Lend Lease Act b. Creating the United Nations c. Signing the Kellogg-Briand Pact . Announcing the Eisenhower Doctrine e. Forming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Answer: _____ 10. For over a year, ABC television ran a late night program called “America Held Hostage. ” The crisis on which ABC reported did not end until a new president took office, despite the efforts of the sitting president to free the hostages. What country was the focus of all this activity? a. Somalia b. Iraq c. Korea d. Iran e. Vietnam Answer: _____ 11. After the collapse of the nationalist government of China, the United States did not extend diplomatic recognition to the People’s Republic of

China, led by Mao Zedong. That status was reversed shortly after: a. The announcement of the Open Door policy by Secretary of State John Hay b. The visit of President Richard Nixon to China c. The military support provided to China in its war against Japan by President Franklin Roosevelt d. The announcement by Secretary of State Henry Stimson that the United States would not recognize any territorial acquisitions achieved by force e. Ex-President Jimmy Carter’s unofficial meeting with Communist leaders on behalf of President Ronald Reagan Answer: _____ 12.

Each of the following issues that had surfaced in the late nineteenth century was addressed successfully during the progressive era EXCEPT: a. A substantial imbalance in the political opportunities of African-American and white citizens b. Sharp imbalance between government support of big business and organized labor c. Unchecked power of major trusts d. An inflexible and unresponsive banking system e. Uncontrolled prices set by Railroad ownership Answer: _____ 13. The United States government’s financial support of the Carlisle Indian School: a. Had a similar motive in its passing the Dawes Act b.

Was opposed by most missionaries working with Native Americans c. Was approved by Native Americans who participated in the Ghost Dances d. Was renewed as a result of the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act e. Led a decade later to its heavy investment in urban public schools Answer: _____ 14. Organized labor viewed which of the following events most favorably: a. The repeal of the Gentlemen’s Agreement b. Woodrow Wilson’s actions following legislation preventing illiterate immigrants from coming to America c. The passage of the Contract Labor Law d. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold The Wagner Act e.

Congress’s passing the Taft-Hartley Act over President Truman’s veto Answer: _____ 15. “The Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel an armed attack against the forces of the Unites States and to prevent further aggression? Consonant with the Constitution of the United States and the Charter of the United Nations and in accordance with its obligations under the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, the United States is, therefore, prepared as the President determines, to take all necessary steps, including the use of armed force? The Joint Resolution above led to the expansion of American military action in: a. China b. Japan c. Australia d. Philippines e. Vietnam Answer: _____ 16. American journalists publishing sensationalist accounts (‘yellow journalism’) led to U. S. military intervention in this country in the late nineteenth century; the discovery of Soviet missiles in this nation led to an international crisis, and the brink of nuclear war, between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s. a. 1 b. 4 c. 8 d. 9 e. 10 Answer: _____ 17. In 1953, an Anglo-American coup helped bring Reza Shah Pahlavi to power in this country.

An Islamic Revolution in this same country in 1978 not only led to the overthrow Pahlavi but also produced a ‘hostage crisis’ for the United States that ultimately helped undermine the presidency of Jimmy Carter. a. 2 b. 3 c. 6 d. 7 e. 8 Answer: _____ 18. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution helped propel the United States into a war in this country, a war that ultimately helped end Lyndon Johnson’s presidency and prompted Congress to pass the War Powers Act. a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 7 e. 8 Answer: _____ 19. In 1903, U. S. sponsored revolutionaries in Colombia established a new nation that was immediately recognized by the United States.

Thirteen years later the United States completed a transoceanic canal through this nation. a. 1 b. 4 c. 6 d. 8 e. 9 Answer: _____ 20. In a major departure from prior American foreign policy traditions, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization were each designed to provide extensive economic, political, and military support for which of the following countries? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6 e. 10 Answer: _____ 21. The transcontinental railroad changed America by: I. Getting the American government to take an active role in its construction II.

Spanning the void of the Great American Desert III. Revolutionizing both agriculture and the cattle industry IV. Straining relations with the Western Indians V. Allowing speedier mail delivery a. I, II b. I, II, III c. I. II, III, IV d. I, II, III, V e. I, II, III, IV, V Answer: _____ 22. Which ONE of the following sequences of historical events is CORRECT? a. A “Commonwealth v. Hunt,” the creation of the United States Steel Corporation, the election of Rutherford B. Hayes b. The end of the Civil War, the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act, the “Wabash” case c.

Molly Maguires convicted of criminal activities, the creation of the New York Central Railroad. , clash between workers and police at McCormick Harvester Company d. Publication of Darwin’s “The Origin of Species”, repeal of the Contract Labor Law, successful strike against Jay Gould’s Wabash Railroad e. Formation of the American Federation of Labor, Formation of the Knights of Labor, Formation of the American Railway Union Answer: _____ 23. Nearly half of the United States population lived in urban areas by: a. 1840 b. 1860 c. 1880 d. 1900 e. 1920 Answer: _____ 24.

Which ONE of the following sequences of historical events is CORRECT? a. Wabash Case, Passage of the Interstate Commerce Act, Hepburn Act b. Populists win Congressional seats, Homestead Act, New Nationalism c. Teddy Roosevelt nominated for Vice President, Tom Watson nominated for Vice President, Chester Arthur nominated for Vice President d. Lincoln Steffens writes “Shame of the Cities,” Mark Twain writes the “Gilded Age,” Abe Ruef is boss of San Francisco e. Triangle Shirtwaist disaster, passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Industrial Workers of the World organized Answer: _____ 5. During the first two decades of the twentieth century, American presidents either took over the customs houses or sent in the military to maintain order in: I. Nicaragua II. Brazil III. Dominican Republic IV. Paraguay V. Haiti a. I, II, IV b. II, III, V c. I, III, V d. I, IV, V e. II, III, IV Answer: _____ 26. The Literary revival of the 1920’s was: a. Triggered by the sharp drop in the population, both African-American and white, in Northern cities b. Marked by the writings of Harlem Renaissance authors (Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston) and ‘Lost Generation’ writers (F.

Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) c. Noted for its optimism and for its criticism of American authors who lived abroad d. Successful because jazz, which had been the focal point of American creative life, suddenly faded from the scene e. Hurt by the arrest and imprisonment of Marcus Garvey Answer: _____ 27. President Franklin D. Roosevelt: a. Rejected the advice of the Brain Trust, a group of intellectuals appointed by Congress to assist the Chief Executive b. Continued the laissez-faire policies of his Republican predecessors c.

Supported a wide variety of social reform legislation including unemployment insurance d. Urged Congress to pass legislation outlawing segregation in the Federal Government e. Through personal intervention, ensured that none of the new agencies created under the New Deal overlapped in their areas of concern Answer: _____ 28. The Truman Doctrine called on Congress “to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. ” The first application of this doctrine was in: a. Portugal and Spain b. Greece and Turkey c. France and Italy . Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia e. West Germany and Belgium Answer: _____ 29. “It is clear that the United States cannot expect in the foreseeable future to enjoy political intimacy with the Soviet Union. It must continue to regard the Soviet Union as a rival? This would of itself warrant the United States entering with reasonable confidence upon a policy? designed to confront the Russians with unalterable counter-force at every point where they show signs of encroaching upon the interests of a peaceful and stable world. ” This statement is an explanation of a policy known as: . Imperialism b. The Iron Curtain c. Containment d. Creative Confrontation e. The Domino Theory Answer: _____ 30. In dealing with Iran, the Eisenhower administration: a. Used CIA operatives in cooperation with British intelligence services to force Mohammed Mossadegh from power b. Followed its policy of ignoring Third World Countries that had shown signs of communist influence c. Made clear that oil had nothing to do with the United States decision making d. Gained the respect and support of Iranian citizens e. Removed from power Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Answer: _____

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