Are You Smarter Than An Eighth Grader?

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How many eighth-grade level U. S. History questions can you answer correctly?


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  • 1. 
    The opening of the Erie Canal led to
    • A. 

      An increase in the importance of cotton in the United States economy

    • B. 

      An increase in the importance of New York as a commercial center

    • C. 

      A decline in the importance of railroads

    • D. 

      A decline in the earning power of Midwestern farmers

  • 2. 
    Maryland was among the first colonies to grant
    • A. 

      Legal rights to American Indians

    • B. 

      Religious toleration to all Christians

    • C. 

      The right of all colonists to own slaves

    • D. 

      Full political rights to all free Black people

  • 3. 
    On of the central ideas of President George Washington's foreign policy was that the United States should
    • A. 

      Play an active role in European affairs

    • B. 

      Expand its influence throughout the Americas

    • C. 

      Support democracies and oppose monarchies

    • D. 

      Avoid permanent alliances with other countries

  • 4. 
    How did the role of the government change as a result of the New Deal?
    • A. 

      The government exerted greater influence over the economy.

    • B. 

      The government loosened the regulation of large corporations.

    • C. 

      The government limited the number of hours people could work.

    • D. 

      The government reduced funding for large public works programs.

  • 5. 
    During the Revolutionary War, one outcome of the colonial victory at the Battle of Saratoga that helped ensure the final defeat of the British was the
    • A. 

      Entrance of France on the American side

    • B. 

      Recapture of new York City from the British

    • C. 

      Mutiny of the British forces under General Howe

    • D. 

      Defeat of British forces at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

  • 6. 
    One major consequence of the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War) was that the
    • A. 

      Colonists' decision to side with France led Britain to retaliate against them

    • B. 

      Expense of fighting the war led Britain to tax colonies directly for the first time

    • C. 

      Loyalty of the colonists to the British side led Britain to grant them a high degree of self-government

    • D. 

      Elimination of the French threat in North America led Britain to concentrate on conquering all of the remaining Spanish colonies

  • 7. 
    The phrase "Jim Crow" refers to laws that
    • A. 

      Made liquor illegal

    • B. 

      Enforced racial segregation

    • C. 

      Restricted immigration to the United States

    • D. 

      Protected the environment

  • 8. 
    The Monroe Doctrine was intended to
    • A. 

      Promote United States trade with China

    • B. 

      Help keep the peace in Europe

    • C. 

      Discourage European involvement in the Americas

    • D. 

      Protect United States business in Japan and Korea

  • 9. 
    The Monroe Doctrine, the Good Neighbor Policy, and the Alliance for Progress were all United States foreign policy positions relating directly to
    • A. 

      Latin America

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      The Middle East

    • D. 

      China

  • 10. 
    What was the most significant factor that led the American colonists to form the First Continental Congress in 1774?
    • A. 

      Religious conflict inside the colonies

    • B. 

      The desire of the colonists to write a Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Colonial frustration with laws passed by the British Parliament

    • D. 

      The desire of the colonists to stop the war between Britain and the colonies

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