The Ultimate APUSH Unit 2 Quiz!

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Welcome back to another installment of our ongoing quizzes on AP US History, as we delve deeper into our textbooks today to look at Unit 2. Think you’ve been listening well enough in class? Find out now, in the ultimate APUSH Unit 2 Quiz, and see how much you really know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    American colonists, in the years just after the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, could be characterized best as
    • A. 

      Optimistic about the future

    • B. 

      Trying to rebuild

    • C. 

      Eager for independence from Great Britain

    • D. 

      Apathetic about colonial-British relations

    • E. 

      Hostile toward the British

  • 2. 
    George III believed
    • A. 

      Parliament should run the empire

    • B. 

      The monarch should be a figurehead

    • C. 

      The monarch should consider parliamentary opinion when making decisions

    • D. 

      The monarch should make policies for the empire

    • E. 

      Qualified men should run the government

  • 3. 
    A major source of information for the colonists was
    • A. 

      The market place

    • B. 

      Newspapers

    • C. 

      The town crier

    • D. 

      Books

    • E. 

      Church meetings

  • 4. 
    England passed the Coercive Acts in response to
    • A. 

      The Declaratory Act

    • B. 

      The Tea Act

    • C. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      The colonial boycott of the Stamp Act

    • E. 

      The American victory at Saratoga

  • 5. 
    Aggravating the problems created by the Seven Years' War debt was
    • A. 

      George III's decision to invest government funds in British industrial expansion

    • B. 

      George |||'s desire to provoke another war with the French

    • C. 

      The unusually extravagant habits of the British courts

    • D. 

      France's continuation of hostilities on the continent

    • E. 

      George III's desire to maintain a large standing army.

  • 6. 
    As a result of the Sugar Act, the duty on molasses was
    • A. 

      Raised dramatically

    • B. 

      Replaced with a duty on processed sugar

    • C. 

      Kept at essentially the same level

    • D. 

      Removed entirely

    • E. 

      Reduced significantly

  • 7. 
    The Stamp Act of 1765 affected
    • A. 

      Only those who engaged in direct trade with Great Britain

    • B. 

      Only businessmen and merchants

    • C. 

      Notaries and other public officials

    • D. 

      Primarily colonial manufacturers

    • E. 

      The lives of ordinary people, as well as those of the elite.

  • 8. 
    The boycott movement against the Stamp Act
    • A. 

      Mobilized colonial women to action

    • B. 

      Was opposed by New England buisnessmen

    • C. 

      Had little effect on Great Britain

    • D. 

      Was badly organized

    • E. 

      Ultimately hurt American businessmen more than British.

  • 9. 
    Samuel Adams' role prior to 1774 can best be described as
    • A. 

      Pacifier

    • B. 

      Guerilla fighter

    • C. 

      Genuine revolutionary

    • D. 

      Pragmatist

    • E. 

      Compromiser

  • 10. 
    The Deceleration of Independence
    • A. 

      Stated that all men are created equal

    • B. 

      Blamed George III for much of the impasse

    • C. 

      Was unanimously approved with no alterations

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of the American Revolution
    • A. 

      The end of primogeniture

    • B. 

      Abolition of slavery in several southern states

    • C. 

      Disestablishment of the Anglican Church in several southern states

    • D. 

      The continued uneven distribution of wealth

    • E. 

      Reductions in the minimum property requirement for voting

  • 12. 
    The Articles of Confederation
    • A. 

      Jealously guarded state sovereignty at the expense of national power

    • B. 

      Created a powerful presidency

    • C. 

      Changed little from first draft to final document

    • D. 

      Provided for state representation by population

    • E. 

      Gave too much power to the central government

  • 13. 
    Thomas Jefferson felt it was important that the new government
    • A. 

      Support business and industrial development

    • B. 

      Foster strong ties with Great Britain

    • C. 

      Expand the franchise

    • D. 

      Lean toward France in the event it clashed with Britain

    • E. 

      Decrease the role agriculture played in the American economy

  • 14. 
    Opposition to Hamilton's proposed national bank
    • A. 

      Was led by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Generally did not involve the general public

    • C. 

      Reflected the fears of private bankers

    • D. 

      Resented that the enterprise would be wholly private, with no real ties to the federal government.

    • E. 

      Was justified because his plans so clearly favored a few "monied interests"

  • 15. 
    The Bank of the United States was based on the doctrine of
    • A. 

      Implied powers

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Strict construction

    • E. 

      States rights

  • 16. 
    Washington believed that the Whiskey Rebellion
    • A. 

      Should have been dealt with by the state of Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Presented a direct threat to the nation

    • C. 

      Was not something with which to be concerned

    • D. 

      Was the result of a legitimate complaint on the part of distillers

    • E. 

      Indicated the importance of repealing the excise tax

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a Hamiltonian idea?
    • A. 

      France was the most important ally of the United States

    • B. 

      The government should try to encourage industrial and commercial development

    • C. 

      National Bank was necessary for the country's economic health

    • D. 

      Development of cities was key to the success of the nation

    • E. 

      The new central government would survive if the wealthiest people supported it.

  • 18. 
    The Tea Act of 1773 was passed in order to
    • A. 

      Raise revenue to pay royal governments' salaries

    • B. 

      Punish colonists for the Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      Support the stationing of British troops in America

    • D. 

      Save the East India Company

    • E. 

      Recover revenue lost by reducing the tax on molasses

  • 19. 
    Common Sense
    • A. 

      Did not criticize all monarchs, just George III

    • B. 

      Persuaded colonial elites to sever their ties with Great Britain

    • C. 

      Acknowledged the sovereignty of the monarchs

    • D. 

      Had little popularity among the colonists

    • E. 

      Provided the colonists with a rationale for revolution

  • 20. 
    With respect to women, the political ideology of the American Revolution
    • A. 

      Gave them the right to participate actively in the government

    • B. 

      Brought them together to demand suffrage

    • C. 

      Had little interest for them

    • D. 

      Cause them to be more assertive about their roles in the family

    • E. 

      Brought dramatic changes in their lifestyles and opportunities

  • 21. 
    The most important accomplishment of Congress under the Articles of Confederation was its
    • A. 

      Disposition of the Florida border problem with Spain

    • B. 

      Set of rules for interstate trade and tariffs

    • C. 

      Rejection of British demands for territory along the country's orders with Canada

    • D. 

      Passage of ordinances organizing the Northwest Territory

    • E. 

      Management of the nation's financial affairs

  • 22. 
    The best definition of republican, as it was understood in the late 1700s was
    • A. 

      A government without a monarchy or aristocracy

    • B. 

      A new political party

    • C. 

      Strong central government

    • D. 

      One man, one vote

    • E. 

      A continuation of the British monarchy

  • 23. 
    Members of the Federalist Party
    • A. 

      Despised centralized economic planning

    • B. 

      Supported the French Revolution

    • C. 

      Wanted Thomas Jefferson to be president

    • D. 

      Supported a strong national government

    • E. 

      Advocated states' rights

  • 24. 
    Why did the Sedition Act distress many Americans?
    • A. 

      It allowed libel convictions without jury trial

    • B. 

      It threatened their political rights

    • C. 

      It suspended free elections

    • D. 

      Allow the government to deport undesirable aliens

    • E. 

      Allow Federalists to maintain political control