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Chapter 9 Hour 2 - Quiz

American History


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What percentage of 17-year-olds graduated from high school 1870?

    • A.

      Only 2 percent

    • B.

      20 percent

    • C.

      98 percent

    • D.

      100 percent

    Correct Answer
    A. Only 2 percent
    Explanation
    In 1870, only 2 percent of 17-year-olds graduated from high school. This suggests that the majority of 17-year-olds did not complete their high school education during that time period.

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  • 2. 

    What was the Niagara Movement?

    • A.

      A plan to move to Niagara

    • B.

      A group of African Americans that called for full civil rights, an end to racial discrimination, and recognition of human brotherhood

    • C.

      A group of women fighting for higher education

    • D.

      The name for a group of people with little literacy

    Correct Answer
    B. A group of African Americans that called for full civil rights, an end to racial discrimination, and recognition of human brotherhood
    Explanation
    The Niagara Movement was a group of African Americans that advocated for full civil rights, an end to racial discrimination, and the recognition of human brotherhood. They sought to address the social and political issues faced by African Americans during the early 20th century, and their efforts laid the foundation for the civil rights movement that followed. The movement was founded in 1905 by prominent African American intellectuals and activists, including W.E.B. Du Bois, and played a crucial role in shaping the fight for racial equality in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    Which is a form of musical diversion?

    • A.

      Negro Spiritual

    • B.

      Ragtime and Jazz

    • C.

      Circus Music

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    Both Negro Spiritual and Ragtime and Jazz are forms of musical diversion. Negro Spiritual is a genre of music that originated among African Americans during the time of slavery. It served as a means of expressing their emotions, hopes, and faith. Ragtime and Jazz, on the other hand, emerged in the early 20th century and became popular forms of entertainment. They provided a lively and energetic diversion from everyday life, with their syncopated rhythms and improvisation. Therefore, both A (Negro Spiritual) and B (Ragtime and Jazz) can be considered as forms of musical diversion.

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  • 4. 

    What is Poll tax?

    • A.

      A fee that must be paid before a person permits a vote

    • B.

      A tax on buying polls at the store

    • C.

      Enslaved African Americans were treated as second class citizens

    • D.

      Music among African Americans in the South and Midwest in 1880

    Correct Answer
    A. A fee that must be paid before a person permits a vote
    Explanation
    Poll tax refers to a fee that individuals are required to pay in order to be eligible to vote. Historically, this practice was used as a means to disenfranchise certain groups, such as African Americans, by making it difficult or impossible for them to afford the tax. By imposing this financial burden, poll taxes effectively restricted the voting rights of marginalized communities, treating them as second class citizens. This discriminatory practice was prevalent in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in the southern states.

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  • 5. 

    What is the NAACP?

    • A.

      National Alpaca And Cat Party

    • B.

      National Association for the American Consumer Project

    • C.

      National Association for the Advancement of Court Procedures

    • D.

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    Correct Answer
    D. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This organization was founded in 1909 and is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. Its mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial discrimination. The NAACP has played a significant role in advocating for civil rights and fighting against racial injustice throughout its history.

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  • 6. 

    What was lynching?

    • A.

      Murder of an accused person by a mob without a lawful trial

    • B.

      A form of voting

    • C.

      A type of higher education for American students

    • D.

      What women did to keep their homes clean

    Correct Answer
    A. Murder of an accused person by a mob without a lawful trial
    Explanation
    Lynching refers to the act of murdering an accused person by a mob without any legal trial. It typically involves a group of people taking the law into their own hands, bypassing the judicial system and inflicting punishment on someone they believe to be guilty of a crime. This form of extrajudicial violence was particularly prevalent in the United States, especially during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, often targeting African Americans. Lynching was a brutal and unjust method of vigilante justice that denied individuals their right to a fair trial and perpetuated racial inequality and violence.

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  • 7. 

    What problem did immigrants have with public schools?

    • A.

      Public school teachers were only teaching American cultures

    • B.

      They didn't get any recess breaks

    • C.

      They were teaching to many cultures for the children to handle

    • D.

      They were fitting to the child's learning capabilities

    Correct Answer
    A. Public school teachers were only teaching American cultures
    Explanation
    Immigrants had a problem with public schools because the teachers were only focusing on teaching American cultures. This meant that the education provided in these schools did not cater to the diverse backgrounds and experiences of immigrant children. The lack of representation and inclusion in the curriculum made it difficult for these children to fully engage and relate to the material being taught.

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  • 8. 

    What did the women debate about?

    • A.

      Equal income

    • B.

      Equal jobs

    • C.

      Equal voting rights

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The women debated about all of the above topics, which include equal income, equal jobs, and equal voting rights. This suggests that the debate encompassed a wide range of issues related to gender equality and women's rights.

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  • 9. 

    In 1898 what had become the American past time?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Basketball

    • C.

      Volleyball

    • D.

      Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball
    Explanation
    In 1898, baseball had become the American pastime. This means that baseball was the most popular and widely enjoyed sport in the United States at that time. It had gained significant popularity and had become deeply ingrained in American culture, with people across the country actively participating in and following the sport.

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  • 10. 

    Who were the main consumers of America?

    • A.

      Elderly

    • B.

      Children

    • C.

      Women

    • D.

      Men

    Correct Answer
    C. Women
    Explanation
    During the time period being referred to, women were the main consumers of America. This could be attributed to various factors such as women being responsible for household purchases and managing the family budget. Additionally, women were often targeted by advertisers and marketers as the primary audience for consumer goods and services.

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