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Try these sample questions from the National Assessement of Educational Progress history test:

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the main reason the Pilgrims wanted to leave England?
    • A. 

      To escape bad treatment because of their religion

    • B. 

      To find good land for their farms and towns

    • C. 

      To trade with Native Americans

    • D. 

      To start a new country

  • 2. 
    What role did many colonial women play during the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      They served as officers in the army.

    • B. 

      They gave speeches to rally the people against the British.

    • C. 

      They kept the farms and shops running during the war.

    • D. 

      They helped to run the government while the men were away fighting.

  • 3. 
    Many historians believe that the ancestors of American Indians came from the continent of:
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 4. 
    Before the American Revolution, most American colonists earned a living by:
    • A. 

      Shopkeeping

    • B. 

      Farming

    • C. 

      Trapping

    • D. 

      Fishing

  • 5. 
    Many things changed for African-Americans in the South after the Civil War. One important change was that:
    • A. 

      Many African-Americans left the South to return to Africa.

    • B. 

      Many African-Americans started their own plantations.

    • C. 

      Several southern states had African-American governors.

    • D. 

      African-American slaves gained their freedom.