American History II - Exam Review 2

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American History II - Exam Review 2

Welcome everyone to American History II – Exam Review 2, where we’ll be putting your knowledge to the test once again on all things related to the history of the United States of America, like Operation Desert Storm and the Watergate scandal. What can you tell us? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the MAIN purpose for Operation Desert Storm? 
    • A. 

      To reduce the number of nuclear weapons in Iraq

    • B. 

      To stop civil rights violations in Iraq

    • C. 

      To reform the political system in Iraq

    • D. 

      to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The signing of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty

    • B. 

      North Korea’s announcement that it had nuclear weapons

    • C. 

      The incident at Three Mile Island

    • D. 

      Restrictions created by the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

  • 3. 
    The Watergate scandal is appropriately described by which statement? Unit 10
    • A. 

      It concerned the Nixon administration’s attempt to cover up a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters

    • B. 

      It involved the illegal establishment of government agencies to set and enforce campaign standards

    • C. 

      It involved the choice of the Reagan administration to secretly supply aid to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua

    • D. 

      It concerned the secret leasing of federally-oil rigs to western ranches

  • 4. 
    Which group represents the counterculture of the 1960s? Unit 10
    • A. 

      Hippies

    • B. 

      Yuppies

    • C. 

      Generation X

    • D. 

      Baby boomers

  • 5. 
    What impact did Title IX have on educational institutions in the US?Unit 10
    • A. 

      Use of quotas for enrollment

    • B. 

      Creation of standardized testing goals

    • C. 

      Equal funding of men's and women's athletics

    • D. 

      Government-funded school vouchers

  • 6. 
    Which government agency was developed in response to Cold War confrontations? Unit 10
    • A. 

      Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • B. 

      Immigration and Naturalization Service

    • C. 

      Central Intelligence Agency

    • D. 

      Department of Homeland Security

  • 7. 
    How did many U.S. families respond to the threat of a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union as the Cold War intensified?Unit 10
    • A. 

      They moved from U.S. cities to the Canadian wilderness

    • B. 

      They urged the U.S. president to improve relations with the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      They organized trips to Moscow to meet with Soviet leaders

    • D. 

      They constructed bomb shelters in their backyards

  • 8. 
    Why did President Truman decide to use the atomic bomb near the end of World War II? Unit 9
    • A. 

      The Japanese Empire had to be taken out of the war in order for the Allies to defeat Nazi Germany

    • B. 

      Truman wanted to save the lives of U.S. soldiers who would have to invade mainland Japan

    • C. 

      The decision was an attempt to show U.S military strength to communist China

    • D. 

      Truman believed that the Allies could not defeat Japan otherwise

  • 9. 
    Which evidence showed that the prosperity of the 1920s was an illusion? Unit 8
    • A. 

      Prices on consumer goods decreased

    • B. 

      Overseas investments declined.

    • C. 

      The income gap between workers and managers decreased

    • D. 

      Many people increased their debt.

  • 10. 
    Which heading best completes this diagram? Unit 8
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      Music

    • C. 

      Propaganda

    • D. 

      Fundamentalists

  • 11. 
    Which event was a reason for the United States' entry into the First World War?Unit 7
    • A. 

      The launch of the German battleship Bismarck

    • B. 

      The German invasion of Belgium and Holland

    • C. 

      The sinking of the Lusitania

    • D. 

      The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • 12. 
    How were the civil liberties of U.S. citizens threatened during World War I?Unit 7
    • A. 

      The U.S. government created the Dawes Plan

    • B. 

      The U.S. government started a military draft

    • C. 

      The US government restricted freedom of speech

    • D. 

      The US government decided to join the League of Nations

  • 13. 
    Which BEST complete this diagram?Unit 7
    • A. 

      Grandfather Clauses

    • B. 

      Sharecropping

    • C. 

      Niagara Movement

    • D. 

      Democratic Party

  • 14. 
    Why did Theodore Roosevelt build the Great White Fleet?Unit 7
    • A. 

      To compete with the Russian navy

    • B. 

      To help him win the Nobel Peace Prize

    • C. 

      To protect US trade interests in Japan

    • D. 

      To establish the US as a naval power

  • 15. 
    In 1898, William Randolph Hearst reportedly sent a message to his photographer in Cuba that said, “You provide the photographs and I’ll furnish the war.” Which technique was Hearst using?Unit 7
    • A. 

      Muckraking

    • B. 

      Transcendentalism

    • C. 

      Censorship

    • D. 

      Yellow journalism

  • 16. 
    Which business strategy would a late-1800s industrial leader use to establish a monopoly?Unit 6 
    • A. 

      Form a joint stock company

    • B. 

      Use a horizontal integration system

    • C. 

      Make a contract with labor union leaders

    • D. 

      Develop a nationwide advertising campaign

  • 17. 
    Who BEST completes this diagram?Unit 6
    • A. 

      JP Morgan

    • B. 

      Alger Hiss

    • C. 

      Robert LaFollette

    • D. 

      Jacob Riis

  • 18. 
    Which event contributed most to the demise of the Knights of Labor? Unit 6
    • A. 

      Great Chicago Fire

    • B. 

      Haymarket Square Riot

    • C. 

      Homestead Strike

    • D. 

      Pullman Company Strike

  • 19. 
    What justification did President Taft use to support his use of dollar diplomacy in Latin America and Asia?Unit 7
    • A. 

      To prevent the spread of communism

    • B. 

      To promote U.S. commercial interests abroad

    • C. 

      To create military alliances

    • D. 

      To impose the world image of the US

  • 20. 
    Which policy did the US government use to respond to the Cold War tensions of the 1950s?Unit 10
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Globlization

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Containment