Chapter 7

14 Questions
American History Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Americans became intersted in Alaska
    • A. 

      As a good place to grow cotton

    • B. 

      After gold was discovered there

    • C. 

      Until they realized that it had few natural resources

    • D. 

      Because it was so close to Russia

  • 2. 
    Which of these Americans gained control of the land and trade in Hawii?
    • A. 

      Missionaries and sugar planters

    • B. 

      Tobacco planters and cotton planters

    • C. 

      Sea captains and merchants

    • D. 

      Fishing shipowners and whaling shipowners

  • 3. 
    Which two areas gained by the United States in the Spanish-American War remain U.S. possessions today?
    • A. 

      Guam and Cuba

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico and the Philippines

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico and Guam

    • D. 

      Cuba and te Philippines

  • 4. 
    President Theordore Roosevelt wanted the United States to use its power in the world because
    • A. 

      Most countries considered the United States to be work

    • B. 

      He wanted to fight in all the world's wars

    • C. 

      He wanted to force other countries to buy only American-made goods

    • D. 

      He believed that events in the rest of the world affected the United States

  • 5. 
    Why did the United States want to build the Panama Canal?
    • A. 

      To move the Navy out of the Caribbean Sea into the Pacific

    • B. 

      To fight in the spanish-American War

    • C. 

      To link American territories in the Atlantic and Pacific

    • D. 

      To increase trade between Mexico and the United States

  • 6. 
    The main goals of the progressives were to
    • A. 

      Improve government and make life better

    • B. 

      End wars and make peace

    • C. 

      Stop immigration and foreign trade

    • D. 

      Help farmers learn new ways and grow new crops

  • 7. 
    Theodore Roosvelt called his program of progressive reforms the
    • A. 

      Square Deal

    • B. 

      Great Society

    • C. 

      Good Neighbor Policy

    • D. 

      United Way

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Reduce the number of hours in a workday from 16 to 14

    • B. 

      Make sure that children could be hired for any jobs they wanted

    • C. 

      Make sure that people who got government jobs were qualified for them

    • D. 

      Make sure that high school graduates could read and write

  • 9. 
    The goal of the National Urban League was to
    • A. 

      Help unions win the right to strike

    • B. 

      Find jobs and homes for African Americans living in cities

    • C. 

      Stop the railroads from charging city customers high fares

    • D. 

      Stop immigrants from coming to the United States

  • 10. 
    Why did the United States enter World War I?
    • A. 

      Russia asked for its help

    • B. 

      France started killing American soldiers

    • C. 

      The Turkish navy sank the battleship Maine

    • D. 

      German submarines sand American ships

  • 11. 
    The most feared of the new weapons used in World War I was
    • A. 

      Barbed wire

    • B. 

      Poison gas

    • C. 

      The machine gun

    • D. 

      The handgun

  • 12. 
    How did women contribute to the war effort in World War I?
    • A. 

      They helped men fight in the trenches in France

    • B. 

      They were drafted into the Army and Navy

    • C. 

      They flew airplanes in battles over France

    • D. 

      They took over the jobs left by men going to war

  • 13. 
    The government agency set up to plan production of goods that were needed to fight World War I was the
    • A. 

      Creel Committee

    • B. 

      War Industries Board

    • C. 

      NAACP

    • D. 

      Committee on Public Information

  • 14. 
    The members of Congress voted not to join the League of Nations because
    • A. 

      They wanted the United States to stay out of other countries' problems

    • B. 

      The League refused to elect an American to head to organization

    • C. 

      The League wanted to United States to pay for the organization

    • D. 

      They believed that wars were the only way to won new territories