Robinson Ush2 H Imperialism Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Alfred Thayer Mahan promoted American Overseas expansion by
    • A. 

      A. developing a lurid yellow press that stimulated popular excitement

    • B. 

      B. arguing that sea power was key to world domination

    • C. 

      C. provoking naval incidents with Germany/Britain in the Pacific

    • D. 

      D. arguing that the Monroe Doctrine implied American control of Latin America


  • 2. 
    Which of the following was not among the factors propelling American toward overseas expansion in the 1890s?
    • A. 

      A. The desire to expand overseas agricultural and manufacturing exports

    • B. 

      B. The yellow press of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst

    • C. 

      C. The need to find new African and Asian sources of raw materials


  • 3. 
    President Grover Cleveland refused to annex Hawaii because
    • A. 

      A. White planters illegally overthrew Queen Liliuokalani against the wishes of the natives

    • B. 

      B. There was no precedent for the U.S to acquire territory except by purchase

    • C. 

      C. The Germans and British threatened possible war

    • D. 

      D. He knew public disapproved and the senate would not ratify a treaty of annexation


  • 4. 
    Americans first became concerned with Cuba because
    • A. 

      A. Spanish control of Cuba violated the Monroe Doctrine

    • B. 

      B. Imperialists and business leaders were looking to acquire colonial territory for the U.S

    • C. 

      C. Americans sympathized with Cuban rebels in their fight for freedom from Spanish rule

    • D. 

      D. The Battleship Maine exploded in Havana Harbor


  • 5. 
    Even before the sinking of the Maine, the American public’s indignation at Spain had been whipped into a frenzy by
    • A. 

      A. Spanish Catholic’s persecution of the Protestant minority in Cuba

    • B. 

      B. Spain’s aggressive battleship-building program

    • C. 

      C. William Randolph Hearst’s accounts of Spanish atrocities in Cuba

    • D. 

      D. The Spanish gov’ts brutal treatment of American Sailors in Hawaii


  • 6. 
    Even after the Maine exploded, the U.S was slow to declare war in Cuba because
    • A. 

      A. the public was reluctant to get into a war

    • B. 

      B. Pres. McKinley was reluctant to get into a war

    • C. 

      C. Cubans were hostile to American intervention in their affairs

    • D. 

      D. There was no clear evidence the Spanish had blown up the Maine


  • 7. 
    As soon as the U.S declared war on Spain, Commodore George Dewey sailed to  the Philippines because
    • A. 

      A. that was the place to strike a blow to free Cuba

    • B. 

      B. he had been ordered to do so by Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt

    • C. 

      C. The American Navy was on a tour of East Asian Ports

    • D. 

      D. He was invited to do so by Philippine nationalists


  • 8. 
    Emilio Aguinaldo was
    • A. 

      A. the leader of Cuban insurgents against Spain

    • B. 

      B. The leader of Filipino insurgents against Spain

    • C. 

      C. The commander of the Spanish navy in the battle of Manila Bay

    • D. 

      D. The commander of the Spanish navy in Cuba


  • 9. 
    The Largest cause of American death in Cuba was
    • A. 

      A. the direct-charge tactics of the Rough Riders

    • B. 

      B. The artillery bombardments of the Spanish Navy

    • C. 

      C. Armed clashes with Cuban rebels/ civilians

    • D. 

      D. Bad food, disease, and unsanitary conditions


  • 10. 
    In addition to Cuba, American forces successfully seized the Caribbean island of
    • A. 

      A. Puerto Rico

    • B. 

      B. Virgin Islands

    • C. 

      C. Dominican republic

    • D. 

      D. Trinidad


  • 11. 
    Pres. McKinley decided to make the Philippines an American territory because
    • A. 

      A. belief in white Anglo Saxon superiority

    • B. 

      B. Combination of religious piety/ economic interests

    • C. 

      C. It would be the first step to an American Empire

    • D. 

      D. An agitation for empire due to Pulitzer and Hearst


  • 12. 
    Pro-imperialist Americans argued the Philippines should be a territory because
    • A. 

      A. patriotism/economic opportunities

    • B. 

      B. the Monroe Doctrine/national Security

    • C. 

      C. The Dec of Independence and the wishes of the Philippine people

    • D. 

      D. overpopulation/ the need to acquire new land


  • 13. 
    13. The Platt Amendment provided that
    • A. 

      a.. Puerto Ricans were U.S Citizens

    • B. 

      B. the U.S would eventually grant citizenship to the Philippines/Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      C. no European power could establish bases/colonies in the Pacific

    • D. 

      D. the U.S had the right to intervene with troops and maintain military bases in Cuba


  • 14. 
    14. The immediate effect of American Acquisition of the Philippines was
    • A. 

      a. Manila was established as a crucial American defense post in East Asia

    • B. 

      b. an agreement between Americans/Filipinos to move toward Philippine independence

    • C. 

      c. A guerilla war between U.S/Filipinos

    • D. 

      d. Attempts by Japan to seize the Philippines


  • 15. 
    15. In the Open Door notes, Secretary Jon Hay called on Imperial powers to
    • A. 

      a. guarantee American control of the Philippines

    • B. 

      b. reduce the arms race in China/ the Pacific

    • C. 

      c. Respect Chinese rights/ permit economic competitions in their spheres of influence

    • D. 

      d. Grant the U.S an equal share in the colonization of China


  • 16. 
    16. Besides Panama, the alternate site for a canal was
    • A. 

      a. Cuba

    • B. 

      b. Nicaragua

    • C. 

      C. Mexico

    • D. 

      d. Colombia


  • 17. 
    17. Roosevelt overcame the Colombian refusal to approve a canal treaty by
    • A. 

      a. increasing the money the U.S was willing to pay

    • B. 

      b. encouraging Panamanian rebels to revolt/declare independence

    • C. 

      c. looking for another canal site

    • D. 

      d. seek mediation by other Latin American countries


  • 18. 
    18. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine declared
    • A. 

      a. No European power could intervene in Latin American affairs

    • B. 

      b. The U.S could build, maintain, and defend the Panama Canal

    • C. 

      c. The U.S would take no more territory in Latin America

    • D. 

      d. The U.S had the right to intervene in Latin American ordeals


  • 19. 
    19. Roosevelt’s policies in Panama/Latin America led to
    • A. 

      a. good will to the U.S as Latin America’s big brother

    • B. 

      b. resentment/hostility towards American intervention

    • C. 

      c. tension between U.S/ Germany over influence in the region

    • D. 

      d. anti-Roosevelt feeling among Hispanics in the U.S


  • 20. 
    20. Roosevelt’s foreign policy was
    • A. 

      a Open covenants openly arrived at

    • B. 

      b. Millions for defense, but not 1 cent for tribute

    • C. 

      c. Speak softly and Carry a big Stick

    • D. 

      d. Unconditional Surrender


  • 21. 
    21. Roosevelt mediated the Portsmouth treaty between
    • A. 

      a. Britain/Japan

    • B. 

      b. Russia/Japan

    • C. 

      c. China/Japan

    • D. 

      d. Spain/Africa


  • 22. 
    22. The Great Whit Fleet served as
    • A. 

      a. support force for the Roosevelt Corollary

    • B. 

      b. A demonstration of American Naval Power

    • C. 

      c. a provocation to war w/ Japan

    • D. 

      d. a means of providing relief shipment of food to Latin America


  • 23. 
    23. Proponents in favor of Overseas expansion by the U.S  argued
    • A. 

      a. increasing American production necessitated the acquisition of other markets

    • B. 

      b. a worldwide scramble for empire might eliminate American Opposition

    • C. 

      c. it was our duty to extend civilization and Christianity to others

    • D. 

      d. all of the above


  • 24. 
    24. Evangelical Protestants
    • A. 

      a. believed the Bible was subject to multiple interpretations

    • B. 

      b. emphasized here-and-now and the hereafter

    • C. 

      c. favored expansionism to reach the foreign heathens

    • D. 

      d. argued religion was best discussed in small private settings


  • 25. 
    25. Hawaii was annexed when
    • A. 

      a. a treaty was negotiated in 1975

    • B. 

      b. American residents revolted in 1893 and formed a republic

    • C. 

      c. Pres. Cleveland served his second term as president

    • D. 

      d. a joint resolution was passed by Congress during the Spanish-American War


  • 26. 
    26. Anti-imperialists opposed annexation of the Philippines because they feared
    • A. 

      A. uneducated Filipinos would vote

    • B. 

      B. defense of the territory might lead to war

    • C. 

      C. too many Americans would move there

    • D. 

      D. expanded trade in the Philippines would hurt trade with China


  • 27. 
    27. The Open Door policy
    • A. 

      a. provoked the Boxer Rebellion

    • B. 

      b. called for China to grant the U.S a sphere of influence

    • C. 

      c. demanded the elimination if excessive Chinese tariffs

    • D. 

      d. guarded against the partitions of China into foreign colonies


  • 28. 
    28. The U.S purchased Alaska from
    • A. 

      a. Great Britain

    • B. 

      b. France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Russia


  • 29. 
    29. Americans sympathized with the Cuban’s revolt against Spain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    30. Hearst press worked to promote peaceful negotiation with Spain about Cuba
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    31. American forces captured Manila with the help of Filipinos rebelling against Spain
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 32. 
    32. The Supreme Court decided in the insular cases that American constitutional rights/laws applied in U.S colonies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 33. 
    33. Filipino insurrection against the U.S was larger and cost more lives than the Spanish-American war
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 34. 
    34. The Open Door notes effectively saved China from foreign intervention
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 35. 
    35. The McKinley-Roosevelt victory in 1900 over the anti-imperialist campaign of William Jennings Bryan was interpreted as a mandate for imperialism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 36. 
    36. Roosevelt believed America/its president should show restraint in international involvements
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 37. 
    37. Roosevelt encouraged/assisted the Panamanian revolt in 1903
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 38. 
    38.Roosevelt took strong action to acquire canal rights in Panama, because there was no alternative for a Central America Canal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 39. 
    39. The Roosevelt Corollary stated that the U.S alone had the right to intervene in Latin American affairs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 40. 
    40. Roosevelt’s negotiation to bring a peace treaty between Russia/Japan earned him the gratitude of both nations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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