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American History Midterm

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American history midterm. Millett.

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  • 1. 
    What are the 5 themes of Geography?
    • A. 

      Place, Location, Space, Economic, Political

    • B. 

      Location, Place, Interaction, Movement, Place

    • C. 

      Physical, Human, Exact, Relative, Location

    • D. 

      Place, Location, Space, Economic, Population

    • E. 

      Location, Place, Interaction, Movement, Region

  • 2. 
    What does Location SHOW?
    • A. 

      Physical and human

    • B. 

      Size and difference

    • C. 

      People adapt and people change

    • D. 

      People travel and exchange goods, ideas and technology

    • E. 

      Exact and Relative

  • 3. 
    What does Place show?
    • A. 

      Physical features and human cultures

    • B. 

      Size and difference

    • C. 

      People adapt and people change

    • D. 

      People travel and exchange goods, ideas and technology

    • E. 

      Exact and Relative

  • 4. 
    What does interaction show?
    • A. 

      Exact and Relative

    • B. 

      People adapt and people change

    • C. 

      Physical and human

    • D. 

      Movement and features

    • E. 

      Size and region

  • 5. 
    What does movement show?
    • A. 

      Exact and RElative

    • B. 

      Political and population

    • C. 

      Economic and physical

    • D. 

      People travel and exchange goods, ideas and technology

    • E. 

      Size and difference

  • 6. 
    What does region show?
    • A. 

      An area with similar characteristics and culture

    • B. 

      Exact and relative

    • C. 

      Movement and interaction

    • D. 

      Resources and economy

    • E. 

      Travel and change

  • 7. 
    How many time-zones are there in the us?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      7

  • 8. 
    What time-zone is Louisiana located in?
    • A. 

      Modern

    • B. 

      Central

    • C. 

      Eastern

    • D. 

      Western

    • E. 

      Channel

  • 9. 
    What happens if you travel east-to-west in the United states?
    • A. 

      You add an hour each time-zone

    • B. 

      You subtract an hour every time-zone

    • C. 

      You add thirty minutes every time-zone

    • D. 

      Your watch brakes

    • E. 

      Nothing

  • 10. 
    What ended the Spanish control of the Seas?
    • A. 

      Defeat of Battle of Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      Defeat of Spanish Armada

    • C. 

      Lexington and Concord

    • D. 

      Yorktown

    • E. 

      The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

  • 11. 
    What are the 5 types of maps?
    • A. 

      Physical, Political, Population, Economic, and Natural Resources

    • B. 

      Population, Political, Geometry, Land, Globe

    • C. 

      Geography, Population,Physical, Land, and, Region

    • D. 

      Physical, Political, Globe, Economic, and Natural Resources

    • E. 

      Econimic, Political, Population, Economic, and Natural Resources

  • 12. 
    What does a population map Show?
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Food and resturants

    • C. 

      Tourist attractions

    • D. 

      Money and banks

    • E. 

      How many people live in a certain area.

  • 13. 
    What does a Physical map show?
    • A. 

      How people physicly travel

    • B. 

      Street signs and roads

    • C. 

      Animals

    • D. 

      Landforms such as mountains and rivers

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    What does a Political map show?
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Goverment officials

    • C. 

      Amount of people living in a city

    • D. 

      Boundries that people have set up to divide into countries and states

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What does an Economic map show?
    • A. 

      How people make a living

    • B. 

      Natural recources

    • C. 

      Stock markets

    • D. 

      The places with a low economy

    • E. 

      Brittish rule

  • 16. 
    What does a Natural Resource map show?
    • A. 

      The plants that are renewable resources

    • B. 

      The features of a certain piece of land.

    • C. 

      Shows links between the resources of an area and the way people use the land

    • D. 

      Shows links between the physical features and shopping development of an area and the way people use the land

    • E. 

      How people make a living

  • 17. 
    How did the Jamestown Colonists save their colony?
    • A. 

      By growing wheat

    • B. 

      By growing tobacco

    • C. 

      Selling their jewlry

    • D. 

      Expanding land

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What was the first written Constitution written in america?
    • A. 

      The Federalists

    • B. 

      The Constitution

    • C. 

      The Decleration of Independance

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • E. 

      The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

  • 19. 
    Where was the first place in america where Religious tolerance was practiced?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Rhode Island

    • D. 

      California

    • E. 

      Louisiana

  • 20. 
    What was the purpose of  the establishment of Maryland?
    • A. 

      For a Safe place for Christians to hide from the British

    • B. 

      Women to hide from the British

    • C. 

      A safe place for Catholics to hide from the British

    • D. 

      An extra place to have a port to the Mississippi river

    • E. 

      To grow tobacco

  • 21. 
    What was the last of the 13 colonies to be settled?
    • A. 

      Louisiana

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      Maryland

  • 22. 
    Who was Rene-Robert Caliver, Sieur De La Salle?
    • A. 

      Founder of Connecticut

    • B. 

      Followed the Mississippi River to its mouth and founded Louisiana

    • C. 

      The governor of Georgia

    • D. 

      George Washington's most trusted ally

    • E. 

      The leader of the British

  • 23. 
    What colony was Established by Thomas Hooker?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Massechusetts

    • D. 

      Connecticut

    • E. 

      Kentucky

  • 24. 
    Who Established Maryland?
    • A. 

      Cecil Calivert

    • B. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • C. 

      Roger Williams

    • D. 

      Thomas Hooker

    • E. 

      John Berkley

  • 25. 
    Who established Rhode Island?
    • A. 

      John Berkley

    • B. 

      Roger Williams

    • C. 

      Cecil Calivert

    • D. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • E. 

      Thomas Hooker

  • 26. 
    Who Established New Jersey?
    • A. 

      Cecil Calivert and James Oglethorpe

    • B. 

      Thomas Hooker and his wife

    • C. 

      George Carteret and John Berkley

    • D. 

      George Berkley and John Carteret

    • E. 

      Cecil Calivert and an unknown person

  • 27. 
    Who Established Georgia?
    • A. 

      James oglethorpe

    • B. 

      Cecil Calivert

    • C. 

      George calivert

    • D. 

      James calivert

    • E. 

      Roger williams

  • 28. 
    What type of colony is established by a group of settlers who have been given a formal document allowing them to settle?
    • A. 

      Proprietary colony

    • B. 

      Documentary colony

    • C. 

      Royal colony

    • D. 

      Charter colony

    • E. 

      Freedom colony

  • 29. 
    What type of colony is run by individuals or groups of settlers for whom land was granted?
    • A. 

      Proprietary colony

    • B. 

      Charter colony

    • C. 

      Royal colony

    • D. 

      Spanish colony

    • E. 

      Mexican colony

  • 30. 
    What is a colony run by a governor and a counsler appointed by a king or queen?
    • A. 

      Charter colony

    • B. 

      Royal colony

    • C. 

      Proprietary colony

    • D. 

      Empire colony

    • E. 

      King's colony

  • 31. 
    Who viewed the colonies as an economical recource?
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      America

  • 32. 
    What was the purpose of the Navigation Acts?
    • A. 

      To break up the colonies into individual countries

    • B. 

      To direct the mississippi river into a lake

    • C. 

      To act upon matters in navigating

    • D. 

      To raise the tax on navigation systems

    • E. 

      To control the flow of goods between england and the colonies

  • 33. 
    Who were allowed to vote in the colonies?
    • A. 

      White men who owned property

    • B. 

      White people

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      Slave owners

    • E. 

      Goverment officals

  • 34. 
    What act were the french forced to give up all it's lands in North America? 
    • A. 

      Fundamental orders of connecticut

    • B. 

      Treaty of paris 1783

    • C. 

      Treaty of paris 1673

    • D. 

      Treaty of paris 1763

    • E. 

      The decleration of independance

  • 35. 
         What lands were britian granted form the treaty of paris 1763?
    • A. 

      North america's mississippi river

    • B. 

      All lands in georgia

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      All of the FRench lands in Canada and East of the Mississippi River

    • E. 

      Florida

  • 36. 
    What were the reasons for detereration of relations between brittian and the colonies?
    • A. 

      The proclamation of 1763 restricted freedom

    • B. 

      Britian's finance problems

    • C. 

      Colonies were angered at the british troops stationed in the colonies

    • D. 

      Britian's control of the fur trade

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    What did the Sugar Act do?
    • A. 

      Taxed most printed material and all paper items must have a stamp.

    • B. 

      Lowered a tax on mollases but was strictly enfluenced to stop smuggling.

    • C. 

      Stated that parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies.

    • D. 

      Taxed imported goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, and paint.

    • E. 

      Gave the east india tea company right to sell tea without tax, and directly to shop keepers by passing colonial merchants

  • 38. 
    What was the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      Taxed most printed material and all paper items must have a stamp.

    • B. 

      Lowered a tax on mollases but was strictly enfluenced to stop smuggling.

    • C. 

      Stated that parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies.

    • D. 

      Taxed imported goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, and paint.

    • E. 

      Gave the east india tea company right to sell tea without tax, and directly to shop keepers by passing colonial merchants

  • 39. 
    What was the Declaritory Act?
    • A. 

      Taxed most printed material and all paper items must have a stamp.

    • B. 

      Lowered a tax on mollases but was strictly enfluenced to stop smuggling.

    • C. 

      Stated that parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies.

    • D. 

      Taxed imported goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, and paint.

    • E. 

      Gave the east india tea company right to sell tea without tax, and directly to shop keepers by passing colonial merchants

  • 40. 
    What were the Townshead Acts?
    • A. 

      Taxed most printed material and all paper items must have a stamp.

    • B. 

      Lowered a tax on mollases but was strictly enfluenced to stop smuggling.

    • C. 

      Stated that parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies.

    • D. 

      Taxed imported goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, and paint.

    • E. 

      Gave the east india tea company right to sell tea without tax, and directly to shop keepers by passing colonial merchants

  • 41. 
    What was the Tea Act?
    • A. 

      Taxed imported goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, and paint.

    • B. 

      Stated that parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies.

    • C. 

      Lowered a tax on mollases but was strictly enfluenced to stop smuggling.

    • D. 

      Taxed most printed material and all paper items must have a stamp.

    • E. 

      Gave the east india tea company right to sell tea without tax, and directly to shop keepers by passing colonial merchants

  • 42. 
    Where did the "shot heard around the world" take place?
    • A. 

      Battle of Saratoga

    • B. 

      Battle of Yorktown

    • C. 

      Battle of bunker hill

    • D. 

      Lexington and concord

    • E. 

      French and indian war

  • 43. 
    What did the Brittish learn about the Americans after the battle of Bunker hill?
    • A. 

      The war would be easy

    • B. 

      They would have to quit

    • C. 

      Defeating the americans would not be quick and easy

    • D. 

      They would need to call more allys

    • E. 

      America will never win

  • 44. 
    What actions were taken by the second continental congress?
    • A. 

      Govern the colonies and print money

    • B. 

      Ask for money from brittian

    • C. 

      Open a post office and establish a continental army

    • D. 

      A&b

    • E. 

      C&a

  • 45. 
    What was the purpose of the Decleration of independance?
    • A. 

      To explain why the colonies were leaving brittian

    • B. 

      To ask fro money from britian

    • C. 

      To add more laws to the constitution

    • D. 

      To ask for more acts

    • E. 

      To protest the tea act

  • 46. 
    Who warned the two colonial leaders so they could escape capture from the brittish?
    • A. 

      George washington

    • B. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • C. 

      Paul revere

    • D. 

      George carteret

    • E. 

      John berkley

  • 47. 
    Who wrote Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Samuel adams

    • B. 

      Thomas paine

    • C. 

      Thomas jefferson

    • D. 

      John adams

    • E. 

      George washongton

  • 48. 
    What group was organized by Samuel Adams?
    • A. 

      Green Mountain Boys

    • B. 

      Boy Scouts

    • C. 

      Sons of Liberty

    • D. 

      PETA

    • E. 

      Daughters of Liberty

  • 49. 
    What position was George Washington given?
    • A. 

      Commander-in-Chief

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Treasurer

    • E. 

      Governor

  • 50. 
    Who wrote the Decleration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Barrack Obama

    • E. 

      John Berkley

  • 51. 
    What was the importance of the american victory at the battle of Saratoga?
    • A. 

      It was the most inportant

    • B. 

      It dis-qualified the brittish

    • C. 

      Turning point in the war

    • D. 

      Brought allys

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 52. 
    How did the brittish attempt to stop supplies and re-inforcements from reaching the americans?
    • A. 

      Blockading the american coast.

    • B. 

      The tea act

    • C. 

      Demonstrative acts

    • D. 

      Bombing the american lands

    • E. 

      Quitting the war

  • 53. 
    How did Admiral De Grasse contribute to the american victory?
    • A. 

      Won the war

    • B. 

      Invented a new weapon for the colonists

    • C. 

      Captured general cornwalace's escape to the atlantic ocean

    • D. 

      Wrote the fundamental orders of connecticut

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 54. 
    What battle did washington win against cornwalace that ended the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Yorktown

    • C. 

      Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      Lexington & Concord

    • E. 

      American Revolution

  • 55. 
    What were the terms of Treaty of Paris 1783?
    • A. 

      Brittian would recognize the US as an independent nation

    • B. 

      The US territory would expand to the atlantic ocean to west to the Mississippi river, from canada to spanish florida

    • C. 

      America would rule over brittian,the US territory would expand to the atlantic ocean to west to the Mississippi river, from canada to spanish floridaUS aggreed to let the merchants pay their debts owed to Brittian would recognize the US as an independent nation

    • D. 

      US aggreed to let the merchants pay their debts owed to england

    • E. 

      Congress advised brittian to return all property taken from the colonists and bring it back to US,the US territory would expand to the atlantic ocean to west to the Mississippi river, from canada to spanish floridaUS aggreed to let the merchants pay their debts owed to Brittian would recognize the US as an independent nation

  • 56. 
    What were the reasons that the americans won the war?
    • A. 

      They were fighting on their own land, conrtoled the country side , and had help from other nations

    • B. 

      Were the good guys

    • C. 

      Had the best army

    • D. 

      Had george washington

    • E. 

      Were the best at everything

  • 57. 
    What is the sharing of power between the federal and state goverments?
    • A. 

      Laws

    • B. 

      Sharing

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Accounting of relations

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 58. 
    What is the system in which each branch of goverment has a check  on the other two branches, so that no one branch can become too powerful?
    • A. 

      Branch orgnazation

    • B. 

      Equality of federalism

    • C. 

      Inmost branch power

    • D. 

      Checks and balances

  • 59. 
    They could not regulate tradecouldn't impose taxescould not force soilders to join the army 9 out of the 13 states had to vote for a law to go into effect*****were the disadvantages of what***
    • A. 

      The federalists

    • B. 

      The decleration of independence

    • C. 

      The articles

    • D. 

      The constitution

  • 60. 
    What was the major weakness of the articles?
    • A. 

      It could not deal with the nation's finances

    • B. 

      The sharing power was limited

    • C. 

      They weren't an official group

    • D. 

      It wasn't legal

  • 61. 
    Who proposed the Great Compromise and what plan did it set up for government?
    • A. 

      Roger Shermaine; a house based on population and one house based on representation with 2 representatives per state

    • B. 

      George Washington; a house based on population and one house based on representation with 2 representatives per state

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin; Dividing the land and comprimising the money issuing to each state.

    • D. 

      David Chance, adding to the bill of rights

  • 62. 
    Whats addition was made to the constitution in 1791?
    • A. 

      The federalists

    • B. 

      The decleration of independence

    • C. 

      The fundamental orders of connecticut

    • D. 

      The bill of rights

  • 63. 
    What was the movement made during the 1700's that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society?
    • A. 

      The bill of rights

    • B. 

      The constitution

    • C. 

      The Enlightenment

    • D. 

      The federalists

  • 64. 
    Strongest army and navy in the world was an advantage of what Nation?
    • A. 

      American

    • B. 

      British

  • 65. 
    "Home-field Advantage" was an advantage of which nation?
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      Britian

  • 66. 
    Choose 2 of the following that were advantages of the brittish.
    • A. 

      Wealth of a World wide Empire

    • B. 

      Forced ships and soldiers to travel across the atlantic ocean

    • C. 

      1 out of 5 colonists were loyalists

    • D. 

      3,000 miles away from home

  • 67. 
    What was an advantage of the brittish?
    • A. 

      Were most popular

    • B. 

      Had many friend countrys

    • C. 

      Were the biggest country(land) in the world

    • D. 

      Large popualtion

  • 68. 
    Which 2 of the following were dis-advantages of the Brittish?
    • A. 

      Largest population

    • B. 

      3,000 miles away from home

    • C. 

      Forced ships and soilders to travel across the atlantic ocean

    • D. 

      Didnt have enough weapons