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As the name would indicate, Advanced Placement United States History is a much broader topic than you would have been used to going into it, but don’t worry! We have comprised a whole host of questions to make up the ideal quiz on APUSH Midterm Quiz to keep you ahead of the curve.


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  • 1. 
    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 settled a boundary dispute between _______ over _______.
    • A. 

      England and the U.S.; British Honduras

    • B. 

      The U.S. and Canada; Maine and New Brunswick

    • C. 

      U.S. and Spain; Cuba and Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      England and the U.S.; the Virgin Islands

    • E. 

      U.S. and Mexico; Arizona and Sorona

  • 2. 
    Which of the following Mexican policies irritated the Anglo-American settlers of Texas in the early 1830s?
    • A. 

      The refusal of the Mexican government to recognize

    • B. 

      The dominance of Protestant churches in Mexico

    • C. 

      Mexico's protection of the institution of slavery

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Central to Native American life on the Plains was that the tribes
    • A. 

      Believed in equality of the sexes

    • B. 

      Placed little emphasis on war

    • C. 

      All spoke the same language

    • D. 

      Emphasized one large, stable community

    • E. 

      Depended on farming

  • 4. 
    The cheif example of the tie between revivalism and abolitionism was the career of
    • A. 

      Lyman Beecher

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • C. 

      Charles G. Finney

    • D. 

      Theodore Weld

    • E. 

      Lewis Tappan

  • 5. 
    During the Cleveland administration, which nation did the United States replace as the major power in Latin America?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Venezuela

    • E. 

      Great Britain

  • 6. 
    Transcendentalism was the American version of
    • A. 

      Anarchism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Romanticism

    • D. 

      Agrarianism

    • E. 

      Utopianism

  • 7. 
    OThe Crittenden Plan
    • A. 

      Extended the Missouri Compromise to the Pacific

    • B. 

      Denied federal compensation to the owners of escaped slaves

    • C. 

      Did not guarentee the protetion of slavery in new territories

    • D. 

      Abolished the national fugitive slave law

    • E. 

      Recommended that popular sovereignty determine the status of states created from new territories

  • 8. 
    The initial government policy toward the Plains tribes was
    • A. 

      To exterminate them

    • B. 

      To ignore them and hope would eventually die out

    • C. 

      To provoke intertribal warfare

    • D. 

      To define boundaries for each tribe and sign treaties with them

    • E. 

      To give each Native American "40 acres and a mule" for farming

  • 9. 
    After 1851, the U.S. government abandoned the policy of one large reservation in favor of
    • A. 

      Restoring all Native American lands

    • B. 

      Extermination of the Native Americans

    • C. 

      The allotment policy

    • D. 

      The tolerance policy

    • E. 

      The concentration policy

  • 10. 
    TJosiah Strong
    • A. 

      Believed that only missionary work should be done overseas

    • B. 

      Thought foreign trade was unimportant

    • C. 

      Had little regard for the theories of Charles Darwin

    • D. 

      Hindered American expansion through his religious teachings

    • E. 

      Fostered the concept of righteousness of American expansion

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was, perhaps, the greatest Native American victory over the United States Army?
    • A. 

      Battle of Sand Creek

    • B. 

      Custer's Last Stand

    • C. 

      Fetterman Massacre

    • D. 

      The "Trail of Tears"

    • E. 

      Battle of Wounded Knee

  • 12. 
    By 1900, China
    • A. 

      Had succumbed to European imperialism

    • B. 

      Had closed the door to the outside world

    • C. 

      Was the leading Asian power

    • D. 

      Welcomed U.S. intervention

    • E. 

      Had succeeded in resisting European influence

  • 13. 
    Which one of the following individuals did NOT contribut to the idea that white, Christian people were superior to other peoples around the world?
    • A. 

      John Fiske

    • B. 

      Josiah Strong

    • C. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • D. 

      John Burgess

    • E. 

      William Seward

  • 14. 
    Western migration in the post-Civil War period
    • A. 

      Was inspired by religious missionaries seeking to convert the Native Americans

    • B. 

      Acted as a safety value for discontented Americans

    • C. 

      Was heaviest during economic prosperity

    • D. 

      Was generally financed by the federal government

    • E. 

      Was heaviest during economic depression

  • 15. 
    The Homestead Act of 1862 failed because
    • A. 

      It did not adequately convert the Native Americand to farmers

    • B. 

      It charged too much for governement land

    • C. 

      Too few settlers were willing to migrate west

    • D. 

      The land allotments were insufficient for farming arid land

    • E. 

      Gold was discovered on land set aside for farming

  • 16. 
    The bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil war was
    • A. 

      Gettysburg

    • B. 

      Shiloh

    • C. 

      Sharpsburg

    • D. 

      Bull Run

    • E. 

      Vicksburg

  • 17. 
    Who was the man who invented barbed wire?
    • A. 

      John Deere

    • B. 

      Joseph F. Glidden

    • C. 

      George Eastman

    • D. 

      Ben Franklin

    • E. 

      George Washington Carver

  • 18. 
    The Mormon community, established in Utah,
    • A. 

      Barely survived in the desert lands

    • B. 

      Failed as a permanent settlement

    • C. 

      Was a model of a planned and efficient settlement

    • D. 

      Was as disorderly as other frontier communities

    • E. 

      Survived in hiding for years

  • 19. 
    John Tyler initiated the politics of Manifest Destiny
    • A. 

      With the aid of Henry Clay

    • B. 

      In hopes of identifying himself with James Monroe

    • C. 

      To bring together the Whig and Democratic parties

    • D. 

      To win the support of his fellow Whigs

    • E. 

      To build a base for his reflection in 1844

  • 20. 
    The rallying cry "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" referred to which desired territory?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Arizona

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      New Mexico

    • E. 

      Oregon

  • 21. 
    The United States expected the Mexican War
    • A. 

      To be of a relatively short duration

    • B. 

      To be a long and costly affair

    • C. 

      Would be costly but worth it

    • D. 

      Would win widespread popular support

    • E. 

      Would possibly involve a confrontation with Great Britain

  • 22. 
    Between the 1830s and 1840s, most of the immigrants to the United States came from
    • A. 

      Western Europe

    • B. 

      Latin America

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      The Far East

    • E. 

      Eastern Europe

  • 23. 
    The neighborly way of dealing with deviants broke down
    • A. 

      As their numbers increased dramatically

    • B. 

      As state law mandated state care

    • C. 

      Because of a growing lack of concern

    • D. 

      As polite refusal turned increasingly violent

    • E. 

      As urbanization made communities less cohesive

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was NOT an essential feature of the factory system?
    • A. 

      A supervised work force

    • B. 

      Each product being produced by one worker

    • C. 

      The use of interchangeable parts

    • D. 

      The workforce being located in one place

    • E. 

      Payment of cash wages

  • 25. 
    In the large cities if the North, abolitionism
    • A. 

      Was a foregone conclusion

    • B. 

      Was wholeheartedly supported

    • C. 

      Was often violently opposed

    • D. 

      Received little attention

    • E. 

      Garnered thousands of supporters

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