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  • 1. 
    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Congress passed several pieces of legislation meant to limit the power of the presidency. Which of the following acts falls into this category?
    • A. 

      Army Appropriation Act

    • B. 

      Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Bill

    • D. 

      Reconstruction Act

  • 2. 
    After the Civil War, many former slaves celebrated their freedom by
    • A. 

      Searching for and reuniting with family members

    • B. 

      All of the above

    • C. 

      Pressing for education for their children

    • D. 

      Marrying

  • 3. 
    Andrew Johnson believed that
    • A. 

      Blacks should be citizens

    • B. 

      Southern society should be completely transformed

    • C. 

      Blacks should be given the right to vote

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Andrew Johnson holds the title for the first president ever to be impeached. What law did he violate which led the Congress, controlled by the Radical Republicans, to impeach him?
    • A. 

      The Homestead Act

    • B. 

      The Tenure of Office Act

    • C. 

      Ex Parte Milligan

    • D. 

      The Civil Rights act of 1866

  • 5. 
    By 1880, most southern blacks had found employment as
    • A. 

      Landowners of small farms

    • B. 

      Wage laborers

    • C. 

      Artisans

    • D. 

      Sharecroppers

  • 6. 
    From which group did southern Republicans received most of their support?
    • A. 

      Blacks

    • B. 

      Unionist whites

    • C. 

      Wealthy white landowners

    • D. 

      The Ku Klux Klan

  • 7. 
    The Freedmen's Bureau had the most success in
    • A. 

      Establishing schools for blacks

    • B. 

      Safeguarding blacks' civil liberties

    • C. 

      Redistributing land to former slaves

    • D. 

      Distributing food and supplies to blacks and poor whites

  • 8. 
    The Radical Republicans
    • A. 

      Wanted to punish the South for secession and the war

    • B. 

      Wanted to protect the civil and political rights of blacks

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      Were only a minority group in Congress

  • 9. 
    The Thirteenth Amendment
    • A. 

      Granted citizenship to all Americans regardless of race

    • B. 

      Prohibited slavery

    • C. 

      Prohibited presidents from serving more than two full terms

    • D. 

      Enfranchised all American men

  • 10. 
    What did the Fifteenth Amendment do?
    • A. 

      Forbade racial discrimination in public places

    • B. 

      Forbade slavery

    • C. 

      Gave all men the right to vote

    • D. 

      Granted citizenship to black Americans

  • 11. 
    What was a goal of the Ku Klux Klan?
    • A. 

      to help African Americans adjust to freedom

    • B. 

      To promote economic recovery in the South

    • C. 

      to help federal troops govern the South

    • D. 

      To prevent freed African Americans from voting

  • 12. 
    What was the purpose of the Black Codes?
    • A. 

      To charge the president with high crimes

    • B. 

      To help African Americans obtain their civil rights in the South

    • C. 

      to severely limit the rights of African Americans in the South

    • D. 

      To promote reconciliation between the North and South

  • 13. 
    Which of the following was one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy during the Reconstruction era?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Shipping

    • D. 

      Telecommunications

  • 14. 
    Which of the following words was introduced to the Constitution by the Fourteenth Amendment?
    • A. 

      Literacy

    • B. 

      Male

    • C. 

      Female

    • D. 

      Citizen

  • 15. 
    Why did most southern blacks prefer sharecropping to wage labor after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Jobs with wages were competitive, but sharecropping was easy

    • B. 

      Not even whites wanted to be wage laborers

    • C. 

      They preferred the autonomy of farming their own plots

    • D. 

      Wages were too low to support their families

  • 16. 
    Why did southern white landowners prefer the sharecropping system to wage labor after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Sharecropping kept blacks bound to servitude as agricultural laborers

    • B. 

      Sharecropping required less work

    • C. 

      They made more money off the sharecropping system

    • D. 

      Paying wage laborers was too expensive

  • 17. 
    The significance of Colonel Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts regiment was that
    • A. 

      They lost 2/3 of the regiment in Antletam

    • B. 

      They helped defend Washington, D.C.

    • C. 

      They helped secure Little Round Top at Gettysburg

    • D. 

      They were the first regiment made up of African Americans, opening the door for other Blacks to fight in the war

  • 18. 
    Which was a major result of the Civil War?
    • A. 

      States rights were reinforced by constitutional amendments

    • B. 

      Southern investment capital was used to bring about early industrialization of the region

    • C. 

      The power of the Federal Government was expanded

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Congress passed several pieces of legislation meant to limit the power of the presidency. Which of the following acts falls into this category?
    • A. 

      Army Appropriation Act

    • B. 

      Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution

    • C. 

      Reconstruction Act

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Bill

  • 20. 
    The Thirteenth Amendment
    • A. 

      Prohibited slavery

    • B. 

      Enfranchised all American men

    • C. 

      Granted citizenship to all Americans regardless of race

    • D. 

      Prohibited presidents from serving more than two full terms

  • 21. 
    Which constitutional amendment did the Civil Rights Act of 1866 most closely resemble?
    • A. 

      The Thirteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      The Fourteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      The Twelfth Amendment

    • D. 

      The Fifteenth Amendment

  • 22. 
    Andrew Johnson believed that
    • A. 

      Southern society should be completely transformed

    • B. 

      Blacks should be citizens

    • C. 

      Blacks should be given the right to vote

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Match the amendment: prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      15

  • 24. 
    The Freedmen's Bureau had the most success in
    • A. 

      Redistributing land to former slaves

    • B. 

      Distributing food and supplies to blacks and poor whites

    • C. 

      Safeguarding blacks' civil liberties

    • D. 

      Establishing schools for blacks

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements about the Freedmen's Bureau is true
    • A. 

      It was overstaffed.

    • B. 

      It founded 45 hospitals in 14 states

    • C. 

      It contributed to the founding of Harvard University

    • D. 

      It refused to return land on the Sea Islands of South Carolina to its original owners

  • 26. 
    The Radical Republicans
    • A. 

      Were only a minority group in Congress

    • B. 

      Wanted to protect the civil and political rights of blacks

    • C. 

      Wanted to punish the South for secession and the war

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Who were carpetbaggers?
    • A. 

      White planter elites in the South

    • B. 

      Southern black politicians

    • C. 

      Northern whites who moved to the South after the war

    • D. 

      Northern Democrats who opposed Radical Reconstruction

  • 28. 
    Scalawags were
    • A. 

      Northern blacks

    • B. 

      Southerns who cheated sharecroppers out of their profits

    • C. 

      Irish Catholics who fought against the Know Nothing party

    • D. 

      Southerners who supported Reconstruction and the Republicans

  • 29. 
    Native Americans used buffalo brain for
    • A. 

      Religious rituals

    • B. 

      Waterproofing their teepee's

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    General William T. Sherman's plan to destroy Native Americans included
    • A. 

      Large scale military action

    • B. 

      Hunting buffalo herds

    • C. 

      Use of smallpox infected blankets as a biological weapon

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    Name of the 1864. shameful Native Americans massacre:
    • A. 

      The Black Hill Massacre

    • B. 

      The Sand Creek Massacre

    • C. 

      The Denver Massacre

    • D. 

      The Colorado Massacre

  • 32. 
    Which of the following chiefs had a powerful vision of victory against whites?
    • A. 

      Black Cattle

    • B. 

      Crazy Horse

    • C. 

      Sitting Bull

    • D. 

      Red Cloud

  • 33. 
    Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull achieved great victory over the 7th Cavalry troops at the Little Big Horn in
    • A. 

      1878

    • B. 

      1879

    • C. 

      1877

    • D. 

      1876

  • 34. 
    The last Native American chief (Apachi) which fought against white Americans:
    • A. 

      Cochise

    • B. 

      Joseph

    • C. 

      Geronimo

    • D. 

      Crazy Horse

  • 35. 
    The Ghost Dance cult (1888-1890) convinced Paiutes, Sioux, and other groups that the ghost-dance shirt made them
    • A. 

      Invincible

    • B. 

      Immune to bullets

    • C. 

      Invisible

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 36. 
    The Dawes Severalty Act (1887) was designed to:
    • A. 

      Turn Native Americans into American style small-scale farmers

    • B. 

      Convert them to Catholicism

    • C. 

      Destroy Native Americans

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    William Cody (Buffalo BIll) was:
    • A. 

      Railroad worker

    • B. 

      Buffalo soldier

    • C. 

      Buffalo hunter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    What particular Native American tribe had great respect for the fighting abilities of black soldiers, that they called them Buffalo Soldier
    • A. 

      Sioux

    • B. 

      Mandane

    • C. 

      Apachi

    • D. 

      Cheyenne

  • 39. 
    Which school from Pennsylvania had philanthropic attempts to safeguard Indians rights and adapt them to American civilization?
    • A. 

      The Pennsylvania Center for the Book

    • B. 

      An Indian Boarding School

    • C. 

      Carlisle School

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    Colonel George Armstrong Custer is best known for which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Defeat at Little Bighorn

    • B. 

      Inventing the Ghost Dance

    • C. 

      Killing Sitting Bull

    • D. 

      Victory at Wounded Knee

  • 41. 
    Industrialization started in early 19th century in which country?
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      U.S.

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      France

  • 42. 
    Andrew Carnegie modernized which industry?
    • A. 

      Coal Industry

    • B. 

      Iron and Steel Industry

    • C. 

      Wood Industry

    • D. 

      Oil Industry

  • 43. 
    Before 1860. the primary source of oil was from:
    • A. 

      Buffalo

    • B. 

      Ground

    • C. 

      Whale

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    George Bissell and Edwin Drake discovered which new type of oil in 1859?
    • A. 

      Ground oil

    • B. 

      Stone oil

    • C. 

      Rock oil

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 45. 
    The gold rush was in California, but oil rush was in
    • A. 

      Montana

    • B. 

      Colorado

    • C. 

      Kansas

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 46. 
    John D. Rockefeller built his empire on:
    • A. 

      Oil refining

    • B. 

      Oil producing

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    Rockefeller's company name was:
    • A. 

      Castrol

    • B. 

      Standard Oil

    • C. 

      ATP Oil and Gas

    • D. 

      Cabot Oil & Gas

  • 48. 
    Thomas Edison invented
    • A. 

      Moving pictures

    • B. 

      Gramophone

    • C. 

      Electric light bulbs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 49. 
    Previously insuperable boundaries of space are overcome by the discovery of the telephone, by which inventor?
    • A. 

      Antonio Meucci

    • B. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • C. 

      Nikola Tesla

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    Many U.S. industrialists lived in millionaires colony in:
    • A. 

      New Port, Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Staten Island

    • C. 

      Brooklyn

    • D. 

      Manhattan

  • 51. 
    Andrew Carnegie wrote a book about social responsibilities of the rich called:
    • A. 

      How to Win Fortune

    • B. 

      A Carnegie Anthology

    • C. 

      The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays

    • D. 

      Problems of To-Day Wealth-Labor-Socialism