American History MCQ Practice Quiz! Trivia

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How about some American history MCQ trivia? America is considered one of the most powerful countries on earth, but long before it was a British colony, they had to fight for their freedom. Did you know that there's more than one copy of the original Declaration of Independence, and there are some states where there are more cows than people? This quiz will let you learn some more facts about this great country!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were the League of Nations and the United Nations created? A. to end world hunger B. to prevent future wars C. to unify the world economy D. to spread democracy in the world
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    How did the Pure Food and Drug Act change the way government regulated business? A. The government prevented businesses from raising prices due to research and development costs. B. The government provided business incentives to companies in order to lower prices for the consumer. C. The government established fair business practices to prevent manufacturers from forming monopolies. D. The government required businesses to indicate the ingredients in their products in order to protect the consumer.
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    What was the primary challenge faced by Hispanic immigrants since the The 1940s? A. a lack of jobs in cities B. unfair treatment by employers C. a lack of jobs in agriculture D. unfair legislation by the federal government
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    Even though President Roosevelt supported the Allies with war supplies before 1941, why was the United States unable to enter the war until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? A. The Supreme Court disapproved of the war. B. Most citizens refused to support England. C. Many state governors approved of the Axis. D. Most of Congress refused to support a war.
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    Why did people in the Great Depression call their temporary settlement communities “Hoovervilles”? A. President Hoover was very popular during the depression. B. They blamed President Hoover for the depression. C. They wanted to remember President Hoover. D. President Hoover grew up in similar housing.
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    Why did United States business interests favor overseas expansion in the the late 1800s? A. to establish a commonwealth of colonies B. to establish military bases around the world C. to acquire new markets and sources of raw materials D. to spread democratic ideals to other areas of the world
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    How did the Federal Reserve’s higher interest rates in the 1930s complicate the Great Depression? A. People were less likely to leave their money in unstable banks. B. People began spending their money rather than saving it. C. People saved money rather than spending it. D. People were more likely to take out loans.
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    In the late 1800s, why did the Great Plains region become closely associated with the Populist movement? A. A large portion of the population was industrial workers. B. Many cattle ranchers worked there. C. A large portion of the population was farmers. D. Many immigrants settled there.
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    How did the government’s policy of manifest destiny affect Native Americans living on the plains in the late 1800s? A. Native Americans were forced to accept treaties and land east of the Mississippi River. B. Native Americans were forced to give up reservations with the passage of the Monroe Doctrine. C. Native Americans were forced to mine gold discovered by settlers. D. Native Americans were forced onto reservations while settlers took their land.
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    How was the economy affected by corporate expansion in the 1950s? A. It improved with more information technology jobs. B. It struggled as strikes interrupted production. C. It boomed as the middle class grew. D. It declined as regulation increased.
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    One consequence of World War II was that the United States A. returned to its isolationist tendencies B. avoided foreign conflicts C. remained deeply involved in world affairs D. reduced its military spending
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    Which of these statements describes an obstacle to the assimilation of immigrant groups in the United States in the late 1800s? A. Anti-Semitism caused Jewish immigrants to settle in mostly rural areas. B. Chinese immigrants working for lower wages caused resentment. C. The war made United States citizens view German immigrants as enemy combatants. D. McCarthyism caused United States citizens to be suspicious of Soviet immigrants.
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    Which of these actions is an example of checks and balances? A. President Reagan sent troops to Grenada. B. Congress passed a law raising income tax. C. President Truman vetoed the Taft-Hartley Act. D. State governments passed laws setting speed limits.
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    The automobile and the expansion of the roadway system in the 1950s lead to the growth of A. ethnic neighborhoods B. suburban areas C. urban areas D. rural zones
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    Which of these changes influenced political participation in the 1970s? A. directly electing United States senators B. lowering the voting age to eighteen C. granting women the right to vote D. introducing national conventions
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    What was the purpose of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA)? A. to track cost overruns in-state Medicare programs B. to monitor corporate compliance with Federal Reserve regulations C. to provide jobs to unemployed workers during the New Deal D. to judge the benefits of military spending after the expensive Manhattan Project
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    During the 1950s, how did the Republican Party hope to support a balanced federal budget and counter communist countries? A. by relying on a large army and navy B. by relying on long-range bombers C. by relying on nuclear weapons D. by relying on foreign aid
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    How did government policies of the Gilded Age of the late 1800s promote industrialization? A. Imperialism fueled steel production in the United States. B. New Deal policies created jobs for many of the unemployed. C. The Sherman Antitrust Act allowed for regulation of big business. D. Laissez-faire economic policies allowed private businesses to operate freely.
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    Which situation resulted from the OPEC oil embargo of 1973? A. oil shortages and rising prices B. oil shortages and falling prices C. oil surpluses and rising prices D. oil surpluses and falling prices
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    During the late nineteenth century, many anti-imperialists worried that imperialism might threaten United States democratic values by A. opening more doors of diplomacy B. considering the needs of native peoples C. violating fundamental human rights D. establishing protection for weaker countries
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    Which of these statements describes both the Fifteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965? A. Suffrage cannot be denied on the basis of race. B. Anyone born in the United States is a citizen. C. Congress has the power to collect taxes. D. Slavery cannot exist in the United States.
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    How did the Paris Peace Accords lead to the end of the Vietnam War in 1973? A. It called for a fi nal withdrawal of United States troops. B. It called for a withdrawal of Soviet troops. C. It allowed the United States to rightly claim victory in Vietnam. D. It allowed French leaders to intervene with the Vietnamese.
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    Why did large numbers of African Americans migrate to the North in the early twentieth century? A. Northern states offered them free farmland. B. Labor unions in the North recruited them as members. C. Southern Jim Crow laws restricted their job opportunities. D. New laws forced them to leave the South or pay heavy fines.
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    Why did many immigrants move from eastern and southern Europe to the United States between 1880 and 1920? A. to escape the threat of war in Europe B. to spread new political ideas from Europe C. to bring new industrial techniques to the United States D. to take advantage of economic opportunities in the United States
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    The federal government’s approach to regulating monopolies in the early the 1900s was to A. break up corporate trusts B. avoid interfering with strikes C. regulate corporate profits D. avoid free and open competition
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