The Ultimate AP US History Practice Quiz -II

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The Ultimate AP US History Practice Quiz -II

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  • 1. 
    A central theme of the Puritan Ethic is its emphasis on:
    • A. 

      World economic dependency on the institution of slavery.

    • B. 

      The mobility of America's class structure.

    • C. 

      The damaging effects of slavery on the South's economy.

    • D. 

      Patriotism and the glorification of the American nation

    • E. 

      Hard work, thrift, and sobriety as signs of election.

  • 2. 
    In colonial America the enlightened view that reason can solve humanity's problems helps explain the
    • A. 

      Early growth of New England education.

    • B. 

      Eighteenth century belief in Deism.

    • C. 

      Lack of public libraries.

    • D. 

      Puritan and Quaker attitudes toward slavery.

    • E. 

      Curriculum of higher education.

  • 3. 
    The competition for North American territory was a major cause of:
    • A. 

      The Mexican-American War.

    • B. 

      The French and Indian War.

    • C. 

      The Revolutionary War.

    • D. 

      The Civil War.

    • E. 

      The War of 1812.

  • 4. 
    To promote public libraries and the study of philosophy in colonial America was a major objective of the:
    • A. 

      Moravian Community in colonial Pennsylvania.

    • B. 

      Knickerbocker magazine of the 1840's.

    • C. 

      Rappites and Shakers.

    • D. 

      American Phrenological Journal in the 1840's.

    • E. 

      Philadelphia Junto Club.

  • 5. 
    A major objective of the New England Transcendentalists was to:
    • A. 

      Expand humanity's vision of itself by stressing individual initiative.

    • B. 

      Subject the community to the moral and political leadership of a few.

    • C. 

      Promote the ideals of economic and political equality.

    • D. 

      Raise the public's consciousness concerning the immorality of slavery.

    • E. 

      Promote public awareness of the bad effects of alcohol by urging sobriety.

  • 6. 
    Who among the following was the first to circumnavigate the world, although he died on route?
    • A. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon.

    • B. 

      Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    • C. 

      Giovanni da Verrazano

    • D. 

      Hernando de Soto

    • E. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

  • 7. 
    All of the following are characteristics of the Puritans EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A belief in hard work, sobriety, and material success.

    • B. 

      A respect for education.

    • C. 

      A belief that intellectual leadership is supplied by the clergy.

    • D. 

      A disbelief in Democracy.

    • E. 

      A toleration of other religious beliefs.

  • 8. 
    A central objective of John Rolfe was:
    • A. 

      To encourage centralization and cooperation

    • B. 

      To increase the wealth of the mother country.

    • C. 

      To keep the colonies friendly.

    • D. 

      To develop the fur trade.

    • E. 

      To encourage the Virginia tobacco crop.

  • 9. 
    During colonial times, the Congregationalists settled in:
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania.

    • B. 

      New York.

    • C. 

      New Jersey.

    • D. 

      New England.

    • E. 

      Maryland.

  • 10. 
    A central objective of the early New England Puritan leadership was to
    • A. 

      Establish religious liberty for all.

    • B. 

      Eliminate the use of alcohol and tobacco.

    • C. 

      Eliminate any distinction between church and state.

    • D. 

      Reproduce the ecclesiastical structure of the Church of England.

    • E. 

      Establish the moral authority of the community over individual self-interest..

  • 11. 
    A region near a bay is called the:
    • A. 

      Fall line.

    • B. 

      Great Divide.

    • C. 

      Tidewater.

    • D. 

      Appalachians.

    • E. 

      Piedmont.

  • 12. 
    All of the following were religious leaders during colonial times EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      William Ellery Channing.

    • B. 

      Benjamin Rush.

    • C. 

      John Woolman.

    • D. 

      Cotton Mather.

    • E. 

      George Whitefield.

  • 13. 
    A tidewater refers to:
    • A. 

      A plain in the eastern region of the United States.

    • B. 

      An area where the directional flow of rivers changes.

    • C. 

      The major eastern mountain range.

    • D. 

      A region near a bay.

    • E. 

      The navigability of rivers.

  • 14. 
    Who among the following discovered Florida while searching for the legendary "Fountain of Youth?"
    • A. 

      Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

    • B. 

      Juan Ponce de Leon

    • C. 

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • D. 

      Giovanni da Verranzano

    • E. 

      Hernando de Soto

  • 15. 
    The First Great Awakening was:
    • A. 

      A religious revival that occurred throughout the American colonies.

    • B. 

      A slave rebellion in colonial South Carolina.

    • C. 

      An eighteenth century religious movement among Native Americans (Indians) dedicated to reaffirming traditional values.

    • D. 

      The flowering of Enlightment political thought in colonial America.

    • E. 

      An early colonial protest against English imperial policy.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following MOST ACCURATELY describes the attitude of seventeenth century Puritans toward religious liberty?
    • A. 

      Having suffered persecution in England, they extended toleration to everyone.

    • B. 

      The tolerated no one whose expressed religious views varied from their own views.

    • C. 

      They tolerated all Protestant sects, but not Catholics.

    • D. 

      They tolerated Catholics, but not Quakers.

    • E. 

      They had no coherent views on religious liberty.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a correct statement about the use of slave labor in colonial Virginia?
    • A. 

      It was forced on reluctant white Virginians by profit-minded English merchants and the mercantilist officials of the Crown.

    • B. 

      It was the first case in which Europeans enslaved Blacks.

    • C. 

      It fulfilled the original plans of the Virginia Company.

    • D. 

      It first occurred after the invention of Eli Whitney's cotton gin, which greatly stimulated the demand for low-cost labor.

    • E. 

      It spread rapidly in the late seventeenth century, as blacks displaced white indentured servants in the tobacco fields.

  • 18. 
    The French and Indian War was a pivotal point in America's relationship to Great Britain because it led Great Britain to:
    • A. 

      Encourage colonial manufactures.

    • B. 

      Impose revenue taxes on the colonies.

    • C. 

      Ignore the colonies.

    • D. 

      Restrict immigration from England.

    • E. 

      Grant increased colonial self-government.

  • 19. 
    Deists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries believed that:
    • A. 

      Natural laws, set by the Creator, govern the operation of the universe

    • B. 

      Prayer has the power to make significant changes in a person's life.

    • C. 

      The idea of God is merely the childish imagining of simple minds

    • D. 

      The universe was created by a natural, spontaneous combining of elements.

    • E. 

      Intuition rather than reason leads human beings to an awareness of the divine.

  • 20. 
    The mercantilist system in the eighteenth century led to
    • A. 

      The restriction of governmental intervention in the economy.

    • B. 

      The protection of Native Americans (Indians) from European economic exploitations.

    • C. 

      The expansion of colonial manufacturing.

    • D. 

      The subordination of the colonial economy to that of the mother country.

    • E. 

      Noncompetitive commercial relations among nations.

  • 21. 
    The tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy were distinctive in that they:
    • A. 

      Were less militant than other Native American (Indian) tribes.

    • B. 

      All allied themselves with the American colonists against Great Britain during the Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      Successfully resisted incorporation into the English fur-trading system

    • D. 

      Were converted to Anglicanism.

    • E. 

      Formed the most important Native American political organization to confront the colonists.

  • 22. 
    According to a current widely accepted hypothesis , which of the following was common to all of the native peoples of North and South America before 1492?
    • A. 

      Accurate astronomical calendars.

    • B. 

      Domestication of wild horses.

    • C. 

      Rotation of agricultural crops.

    • D. 

      Descent from Asian peoples

    • E. 

      Mining of gold and silver.

  • 23. 
    In the creation of which of the following colonies was commercial profit the first and foremost motive?
    • A. 

      Connecticut

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Virginia

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

    • E. 

      Rhode Island

  • 24. 
    Great Britain's conquest of French North America was facilitated by which of the following?
    • A. 

      The large number of English-speaking settlers in Canada.

    • B. 

      The discovery of the Northwest Passage.

    • C. 

      The thin settlement of France's North American colonies.

    • D. 

      The munitions industry in England's Atlantic Seaboard colonies.

    • E. 

      The Battle of Austerlitz.

  • 25. 
    Benjamin Franklin's advice to eighteenth century American colonists that hard work and thrift would lead them to wealth was an appropriate formula for the time because:
    • A. 

      Taxes on income were needed by the government to raise revenues.

    • B. 

      Land scarcity and a rapidly growing population seriously curtailed economic opportunities.

    • C. 

      Most people of the period were unusually gullible and thus easily motivated by slogans and proverbs.

    • D. 

      Formal education and specialized skills were less necessary to economic success than they would later become.

    • E. 

      Legal restraints on the inheritance of wealth were increasing.

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