Short History Exam! Trivia Knowledge! Quiz Questions

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History Quizzes & Trivia

When you take your time and choose to study the history of some nations like America you will get to see some of the evils that took place and the steps the country has made to make it what is one of the greatest countries today. By taking this short history exam you will get to test your trivia knowledge. All you should do is tackle the questions to the best of your ability. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some African American leaders responded to segregation by
    • A. 

      Tearing up railroad ties and burning houses.

    • B. 

      Educating themselves and writing pamphlets.

    • C. 

      Going to court to change immigration laws.

    • D. 

      Establishing Jim Crow jury boxes.

  • 2. 
    The Chinese Exclusion Act.
    • A. 

      Barred U.S. cities from hiring Chinese workers.

    • B. 

      Prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the country.

    • C. 

      Stripped Chinese Americans of their U.S. citizenship.

    • D. 

      Forced Chinese children to attend segregated schools.

  • 3. 
    Unlike African American men, women in the late 1800s.
    • A. 

      Had to pay a poll tax to vote.

    • B. 

      Were able to vote under grandfather clauses.

    • C. 

      Did not have the legal right to vote.

    • D. 

      Experienced no restrictions when voting.

  • 4. 
    Which Gilded Age President was known for his integrity?
    • A. 

      Chester Arthur

    • B. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • D. 

      Rutherford B. Hayes

  • 5. 
    What did political cartoonist Thomas Nast work to expose?
    • A. 

      The conspiracy behind James Garfield’s assassination

    • B. 

      The awarding of thousands of postal jobs in exchange for votes

    • C. 

      The illegal activities of “Boss” Tweed

    • D. 

      The secret deal behind the election of Rutherford B. Hayes

  • 6. 
    Which of the following encouraged President Arthur to pursue civil service reform?
    • A. 

      Adoption of the gold standard

    • B. 

      Assassination of Garfield

    • C. 

      Arrest of William Tweed

    • D. 

      Loss of thousands of postal jobs

  • 7. 
    Republicans argued that high tariffs would
    • A. 

      Allow American industries to grow.

    • B. 

      Lead to a loss of manufacturing jobs.

    • C. 

      Increase the costs of consumer goods.

    • D. 

      Make it harder for farmers to sell products abroad.

  • 8. 
    The Coinage Act of 1873 caused protest by
    • A. 

      Abolishing paper money

    • B. 

      Minting gold and silver coins.

    • C. 

      Abolishing silver coins

    • D. 

      Overturning the gold standard.

  • 9. 
    Farmers opposed the gold standard because they claimed that it would
    • A. 

      Cause high inflation

    • B. 

      Make the currency unstable.

    • C. 

      Undermine the economy

    • D. 

      Cause crop prices to decline.