AP Imperialism And Ww1

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Imperialism and WW1 exam. � There is a multiple choice and a writing section to this exam. � Have fun!


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  • 1. 
    The United States was justified when it engaged it imperialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Please respond to the above prompt.  Use a pre-write and format your essay using MelCON.  Enjoy!
  • 2. 
    The Treaty of Versailles was extremely harsh and was a major cause of World War Two.Please respond to the above prompt.  Use a pre-write and format your essay using MelCON.  Enjoy!
  • 3. 
    If I supported Teddy Roosevelt's theory of expansion in the Caribbean, I would love:
    • A. 

      The Domino Theory

    • B. 

      Big stick diplomacy

    • C. 

      The red scare

    • D. 

      The Monroe Doctrine

    • E. 

      Open Door Policy

  • 4. 
    This man gave the "Cross of Gold" speech in which he said the value of the American dollar should not be linked to gold alone.
    • A. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • B. 

      Henry Cabot Lodge

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Arthur Zimmerman

    • E. 

      Alfred Thayer Mahan

  • 5. 
    This decision between the United States and Japan was meant to help ease racial tensions in states such as California.
    • A. 

      Schenk v. United States

    • B. 

      Seward's Folly

    • C. 

      Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907

    • D. 

      Treaty of Paris - 1898

    • E. 

      Pearl Harbor

  • 6. 
    Why did President McKinley seek to annex the Hawaiian Islands?
    • A. 

      He wanted to "protect" Hawaii from the Japanese

    • B. 

      Sam Dole bribed him

    • C. 

      Imperialism was not a popular term at this point in history

    • D. 

      He wanted to ease tensions wtih Japan and so created a base in Hawaii

    • E. 

      McKinlely wanted to eventually attack Japan, and Hawaii was a good launching point

  • 7. 
    Alfred Thayer Mahan would argue that this was necessary for expansion and economic development:
    • A. 

      A strong group of special force military personnel

    • B. 

      A President who was willing to make human capital sacrifices for his country

    • C. 

      An overseas military presence on several continents

    • D. 

      A strong marine force

    • E. 

      A mighty land army

  • 8. 
    If a country wanted to conduct trade in China during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they likely would have been able to do so due to the:
    • A. 

      Domino Theory

    • B. 

      Imiperialistic tendencies of both eastern and western nations

    • C. 

      Open Door Policy

    • D. 

      Policy of Mercantilism emanating from the West

    • E. 

      Roosevelt Corollary

  • 9. 
    The United States wished to create a faster travel route to connect the Pacific andatlantic Oceans; therefore, they helped this country claim their independence from Nicaragua:
    • A. 

      Panama

    • B. 

      Columbia

    • C. 

      Venezuela

    • D. 

      Puerto Rico

    • E. 

      Cuba

  • 10. 
    Which of the following reasons was NOT a concern of anti-imperialists who wanted to free the Philippines?
    • A. 

      It would be very difficult to defend the Philippine islands against outside invasions

    • B. 

      They argued the United States should remain isolated from the rest of the world

    • C. 

      A base in the Philippines would not benefit the United States

    • D. 

      It was immoral to free Cuba but not the Philippines following the Spanish-American War

    • E. 

      Anti-imperialists wanted to continue the war with Spain

  • 11. 
    Which of the following arguments was NOT a reason for America's purchase of Alaska?
    • A. 

      America was rapidly expanding and this was another way to continue to gain new territory

    • B. 

      The price per acre was incredibly low

    • C. 

      It prevented Russia from gaining ground in North America

    • D. 

      The United States wanted to financially help the Russians

    • E. 

      The American public was generally in favor of the purchase

  • 12. 
    If I was a European country who desired new colonies in the Western Hemisphere, I would be very upset by the:
    • A. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • B. 

      Eugene v. Debs

    • C. 

      Yellow Journalism

    • D. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • E. 

      Annexation of Hawaii

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a cause of the Spanish-American War?
    • A. 

      Yellow Journalism

    • B. 

      Unrestricted submarine warfare

    • C. 

      An American desire for new international markets

    • D. 

      The explosion of the USS Maine

    • E. 

      General imperialist tendencies in the United States

  • 14. 
    If I wanted to sell magazines in America during the late 19th century, I might be tempted to embellish the truth concerning the events in Cuba.  This is known as:
    • A. 

      Yellow Journalism

    • B. 

      Roosevelt Corollary

    • C. 

      Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      Slandering the oppositon

    • E. 

      Espionage and Sedition

  • 15. 
    In order to end the Spanish-American War this treaty was signed:
    • A. 

      Treaty of Paris - 1898

    • B. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • C. 

      Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    • D. 

      Treaty of Paris - 1763

    • E. 

      Treaty of Dresden

  • 16. 
    Under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, Spain gave up their rights to all of the following places EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Guam

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Philippines

    • E. 

      Cuba

  • 17. 
    Each of the following countries was a member of the Allied Powers at some point in WW1 EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      Great Britain

  • 18. 
    If President Woodrow Wilson wished to spread information concerning the war effort to the American people, whcih of the following methods would he probably have used?
    • A. 

      Committee on Public Information

    • B. 

      Espionage and Sedition Acts

    • C. 

      War Industries Board

    • D. 

      League of Nations

    • E. 

      Mad Magazine

  • 19. 
    Woodorw Wilson won teh election of 1916 primarily on a platform of:
    • A. 

      Expansionsism into new territories in the Caribbean

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      Appeasement

    • D. 

      Putting the United States economy on the gold standard

    • E. 

      Neutrality in WW1

  • 20. 
    Why might the Espionage and Sedition Acts have been passed in 1917 and 1918?
    • A. 

      In order to violate the 1st Amendment to the Constitution

    • B. 

      To keep the anti-imperialists quiet during an era of expansionism

    • C. 

      To harass socialists who were generally opposed to the war

    • D. 

      So that that the American government could spy on foreigners without interference

    • E. 

      To control the growing number of people in support of the war

  • 21. 
    Henry Cabot Lodge could best be defined as a(n):
    • A. 

      Expansionist

    • B. 

      War Hawk

    • C. 

      Consummate politician

    • D. 

      Imperialist

    • E. 

      Isolationist

  • 22. 
    One of Wilson's 14 points, this body was a forerunner to the United Nations:
    • A. 

      NATO

    • B. 

      Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      European Union

    • D. 

      League of Nations

    • E. 

      United Nations

  • 23. 
    Which of the following events helped lead America to join World War One?
    • A. 

      The German invasion of France convinced the Americans to join the war immediately

    • B. 

      The British pressured the Americans into joining the war

    • C. 

      The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese

    • D. 

      The Treaty of Paris in 1898

    • E. 

      The sinking of the Lusitania by German U-boats

  • 24. 
    Fear and paranoia surrounding Communism grew in America following the Bolshevik Revolution; this (the fear and paranoia) was known as the:
    • A. 

      Red Scare

    • B. 

      Espionage and Sedition Acts

    • C. 

      Communist Manifesto

    • D. 

      The Revolution of Lenin

    • E. 

      Russian Revolution

  • 25. 
    Which of the following countries did NOT have a representative present at Versailles?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      America

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