American Imperialism Quiz Fhs U.S. History

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American Imperialism Quiz Fhs U.S. History

In this quiz titled “American Imperialism Quiz Fhs U. S. History”, we’ll be looking at a number of questions related to the imperialism – extension through colonisation – of the United States of America, including questions about President Roosevelt, U. S. Secretary of State John Hay and much more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Monroe Doctrine

    • B. 

      The Roosevelt Corollary

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      The Spanish American War

  • 2. 
    American imperialism was caused by which of the following factors
    • A. 

      The need for a new source of cheap labor

    • B. 

      The thirst for new economic markets.

    • C. 

      Global competition for world power

    • D. 

      A desire for military strength

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      European nations may try to imperialize the Americas

    • B. 

      The U.S. will use force to protect its economic interest in Latin America

    • C. 

      European nations must stay out of the Western Hemisphere

    • D. 

      All nations should have equal opportunity to imperialize Latin America

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      It was created to enable the U.S. Navy to have a strategic advantage to have quicker access to the U.S. colonies in the Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      To create a faster trade route from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vise versa

    • C. 

      To provide Panama with freedom from Columbia's control

    • D. 

      For economic and military control over Latin America

  • 5. 
    U.S. Secretary of State John Hay wrote a letter to imperialist leaders that proposed the nations share their trading rights in China to allow equal colonizing to avoid conflict.  This statement became the 
    • A. 

      Foraker ACt

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Platt Amendment

    • D. 

      The Open Door Notes

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Yellow journalist newspapers in America generated U.S. support for Cubans

    • B. 

      The sinking of the USS Maine

    • C. 

      The Cuban's revolt towards the Rough Riders

    • D. 

      The De Lome Letter

  • 7. 
    Which three territories did the United States control as a result of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American War
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Panama

    • D. 

      Philippines

  • 8. 
    Which statement best describes the Boxer Rebellion
    • A. 

      The Chinese government sent troops to attack foreigners in Chinese cities

    • B. 

      The Boxers were attacking the Chinese government to gain control of their country

    • C. 

      The Boxers resented foreign influence in Chinese cities and attacked westerns

    • D. 

      The Boxers were fighting for control of certain colonial rights to China because of the Open Door Notes

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      This cartoon represents America's victory in the Spanish American War

    • B. 

      It demonstrates American imperialism and the Dollar Diplomacy for Latin America

    • C. 

      It illustrates the Roosevelt Corollary, in which the United States will use force to keep European nations from colonizing Latin America.

    • D. 

      It shows America’s annexation of Cuba.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      This cartoon illustrates the American belief of cultural superiority

    • B. 

      This cartoon shows the benefit of American imperialism, thus making the worlds "inferior" people into proper gentlement

    • C. 

      This cartoon compares the difference between Spanish and American treatment to their colonies

    • D. 

      The U.S. will establish business' to its colonies

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Roosevelt Colloary

    • B. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • C. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • D. 

      Dollar Diplomacy

  • 12. 
    Explain how this political cartoon illustrates the Open Door Notes
  • 13. 
    Explain in a small paragraph the message of this political cartoon.  Be sure to discuss the symbols the cartoonist used to illustrate his message.
  • 14. 
    Some historians believe the Gilded Age (Immigration, Urbanization, industrialization, and the progressive movement) in American history supported American imperialism in order to promote trade and America’s economic success.  Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.   
  • 15. 
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