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  • 1. 

    1.      What three nations caused problems for the U.S. Navy between 1871 and 1875?    

    • A.

      France, Spain and Korea

    • B.

      England, Spain and China

    • C.

      China, Korea and France

    • D.

      Spain, China and Korea

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain, China and Korea
    Explanation
    Between 1871 and 1875, Spain, China, and Korea caused problems for the U.S. Navy.

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  • 2. 

    1.      What are the objectives of the U.S. Naval Institute?    

    • A.

      To provide advanced professional training that pertains to the U. S. Navy and the navies of the world

    • B.

      To provide advanced professional training pertaining to the U.S. Navy

    • C.

      To provide scientific knowledge about the world's maritime industry

    • D.

      To provide training that pertains to world navies

    Correct Answer
    A. To provide advanced professional training that pertains to the U. S. Navy and the navies of the world
    Explanation
    The objective of the U.S. Naval Institute is to provide advanced professional training that is relevant to both the U.S. Navy and the navies of other countries. This implies that the institute aims to offer education and training programs that enhance the skills and knowledge of naval professionals, not only from the U.S. but also from around the world. By doing so, the institute contributes to the development and improvement of naval capabilities globally.

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  • 3. 

    1.      Admiral David Dixon Porter, USN, was instrumental in putting together a brilliant staff and establishing an athletic program.  He also organized the engineering and physics departments at which of the following institutions in 1865?      

    • A.

      U.S. Naval War College

    • B.

      U.S. Naval Institute

    • C.

      Harvard University

    • D.

      U.S. Naval Academy

    Correct Answer
    D. U.S. Naval Academy
    Explanation
    Admiral David Dixon Porter played a significant role in establishing an athletic program and organizing the engineering and physics departments at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1865.

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  • 4. 

    1.      In 1875, a professional association began publishing a leading journal entitled the Proceedings.  It criticized the conditions of the fleet, pointing out both the commercial benefits and naval requirements for a strong American maritime force.  This journ    

    • A.

      U.S. Naval War College

    • B.

      U.S. Naval Academy

    • C.

      U.S. Naval Institute

    • D.

      U.S. Air Force Academy

    Correct Answer
    C. U.S. Naval Institute
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the U.S. Naval Institute. The explanation is that the U.S. Naval Institute is a professional association that began publishing a leading journal entitled the Proceedings in 1875. This journal criticized the conditions of the fleet and emphasized the need for a strong American maritime force. Therefore, the U.S. Naval Institute is the most appropriate choice based on the information provided.

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  • 5. 

    1.      America realized that in order to develop a strong, first-class Navy it had to build and control its ship building projects    

    • A.

      In selective foreign ports

    • B.

      In centrally located shipyards

    • C.

      In shipyards throughout America

    • D.

      In shipyards in New York

    Correct Answer
    C. In shipyards throughout America
    Explanation
    America realized that in order to develop a strong, first-class Navy, it had to build and control its ship building projects in shipyards throughout America. This suggests that America recognized the importance of having shipyards across the country, rather than solely relying on selective foreign ports or centrally located shipyards. By having shipyards throughout America, the country could ensure a widespread and efficient production of ships, which would contribute to the development of a strong Navy.

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  • 6. 

    1.      The book, The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, was written by   .

    • A.

      Commodore Stephen Luce, USN

    • B.

      Admiral David Porter, USN

    • C.

      Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN

    • D.

      Admiral David G. Farragut, USN

    Correct Answer
    C. Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN. He wrote the book "The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783."

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  • 7. 

    1.      In 1886, Captain Alfred Mahan, USN, was appointed president of the    

    • A.

      U.S. Naval Institute

    • B.

      U.S. Naval War College

    • C.

      U.S. Naval Academy

    • D.

      U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    Correct Answer
    B. U.S. Naval War College
    Explanation
    In 1886, Captain Alfred Mahan was appointed president of the U.S. Naval War College. This appointment is significant because the U.S. Naval War College is a prestigious institution that focuses on naval warfare and strategy. As president, Mahan would have had a significant impact on the education and training of naval officers, shaping their understanding of naval warfare and strategy. This appointment also highlights Mahan's expertise and influence in the field of naval warfare, as he was chosen to lead such an important institution.

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  • 8. 

    1.      Who has sometimes been called "the real father of all modern navies"?    

    • A.

      Commodore Stephen Luce, USN

    • B.

      Admiral David Porter, USN

    • C.

      Captain John Paul Jones, USN

    • D.

      Captain Alfred Mahan, USN

    Correct Answer
    D. Captain Alfred Mahan, USN
    Explanation
    Captain Alfred Mahan, USN has sometimes been called "the real father of all modern navies" because of his significant contributions to naval strategy and theory. Mahan's book "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History" published in 1890 emphasized the importance of a strong navy for a nation's global power and dominance. He argued that a powerful navy was essential for protecting trade routes, securing colonies, and projecting military force. Mahan's ideas greatly influenced naval development and strategy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shaping the modern navies of many nations.

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  • 9. 

    1.      The Assistant Secretary of the Navy credited with building up the U.S. fleet in the late 1800s was      

    • A.

      David Porter

    • B.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      John Long

    • D.

      David Farragut

    Correct Answer
    B. Theodore Roosevelt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1898. During his tenure, he played a significant role in modernizing and expanding the U.S. Navy. He advocated for the construction of new battleships and naval bases, and his efforts helped to establish the United States as a global naval power. Roosevelt's contributions to the Navy laid the foundation for its future growth and success.

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  • 10. 

    1.      Alfred Mahan predicted that America would win its 1898 war in the Caribbean within three months.  Other European countries believed that the United States would be defeated in this war by    

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain
  • 11. 

    1.      The battleship USS Oregon was ordered from the Seattle, Washington, area by    

    • A.

      Admiral Sampson, USN

    • B.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      Admiral Porter, USN

    • D.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    B. Theodore Roosevelt
  • 12. 

    1.      What admiral did the Spanish government order to sail to the Caribbean to defend Cuba and destroy the American fleet in that region?    

    • A.

      Cervera

    • B.

      Sampson

    • C.

      Porter

    • D.

      Cadiz

    Correct Answer
    A. Cervera
  • 13. 

    1.      __________________ in American newspapers, including publication of a letter by the Spanish Ambassador calling President McKinley "weak" whipped up American support for the Spanish-American war.    

    • A.

      "Yellow Journalism"

    • B.

      "U.S. Military Prepares For War" essays

    • C.

      "How America Is Preparing For War" essays

    • D.

      "Ill Treatment Of Cubans By The Spanish Government" essays

    Correct Answer
    A. "Yellow Journalism"
  • 14. 

    1.      The imminent cause of the war with Spain was the explosion that destroyed the American vessel    

    • A.

      USS Oregon

    • B.

      USS Massachusetts

    • C.

      USS Indiana

    • D.

      USS Maine

    Correct Answer
    D. USS Maine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is USS Maine. The explosion that destroyed the American vessel USS Maine was the immediate cause of the war with Spain. This incident, which occurred in Havana Harbor in 1898, led to heightened tensions between the United States and Spain and eventually resulted in the Spanish-American War. The sinking of the USS Maine was widely publicized and fueled public outrage in the United States, leading to a desire for revenge and a push for war.

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  • 15. 

    1.      Theodore Roosevelt led his regiment of cavalrymen into battle in 1898 in Cuba. These men were known as the    

    • A.

      Fifth Cavalrymen

    • B.

      Rough Riders

    • C.

      San Juan Warriors

    • D.

      Santiago Fighters

    Correct Answer
    B. Rough Riders
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt led his regiment of cavalrymen into battle in 1898 in Cuba. These men were known as the Rough Riders.

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  • 16. 

    1.      Battles of the Spanish-American War of 1898 spanned from the Caribbean to    

    • A.

      The Philippines.

    • B.

      Spain.

    • C.

      Japan.

    • D.

      Korea.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Philippines.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Philippines. The Spanish-American War of 1898 involved battles that took place in various locations, including the Caribbean and the Philippines.

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  • 17. 

    1.      The naval officer who led the American Attack Squadron to its great victory over the Spanish Navy in the Philippines in 1898 was    

    • A.

      Admiral Charles Gridley, USN.

    • B.

      Rear Admiral William Sampson, USN.

    • C.

      Admiral David G. Farragut, USN.

    • D.

      Commodore George Dewey, USN.

    Correct Answer
    D. Commodore George Dewey, USN.
    Explanation
    Commodore George Dewey, USN, led the American Attack Squadron to its great victory over the Spanish Navy in the Philippines in 1898.

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  • 18. 

    1.      The United States acquired which of the following territories as the result of the peace treaty ending the Spanish-American War?    

    • A.

      Philippines, Hawaii and Guam

    • B.

      Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines

    • C.

      Guam, Cuba and Puerto Rico

    • D.

      Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam

    Correct Answer
    B. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. This answer is correct because these were the territories that the United States acquired as a result of the peace treaty ending the Spanish-American War. The United States gained control over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, expanding its influence and territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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  • 19. 

    1.      Sea power has a profound effect upon a nation's    

    • A.

      National security.

    • B.

      Commercial prosperity.

    • C.

      Social welfare.

    • D.

      All the above are correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above are correct.
    Explanation
    Sea power has a profound effect on a nation's national security because control over the seas allows a nation to protect its borders, project military power, and secure vital trade routes. It also affects commercial prosperity as maritime trade is crucial for economic growth and access to resources. Additionally, sea power plays a role in social welfare by enabling humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, as well as supporting scientific research and exploration. Therefore, all of the options mentioned are correct as they highlight different aspects of the impact of sea power on a nation.

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  • 20. 

    1.      What was the name of Commodore Dewey's flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in May 1898?    

    • A.

      USS Indiana

    • B.

      USS Olympia

    • C.

      USS Maine

    • D.

      USS Oregon

    Correct Answer
    B. USS Olympia
    Explanation
    During the Battle of Manila Bay in May 1898, Commodore Dewey's flagship was the USS Olympia.

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  • 21. 

    1.      On April 19, 1898, the United States Congress passed four resolutions concerning Cuba.  Which of the following statements is NOT one of the resolutions?    

    • A.

      Cuba was declared free and independent.

    • B.

      Withdrawal of all Spanish forces was demanded.

    • C.

      The president was directed to use American forces to force these resolutions.

    • D.

      The United States declared that it would annex Cuba.

    Correct Answer
    D. The United States declared that it would annex Cuba.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The United States declared that it would annex Cuba." This statement is not one of the resolutions passed by the United States Congress on April 19, 1898. The resolutions declared Cuba as free and independent, demanded the withdrawal of all Spanish forces, and directed the president to use American forces to enforce these resolutions. However, annexing Cuba was not one of the resolutions passed.

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  • 22. 

    1.      When the USS Maine was sunk by an explosion of unknown origin, it was in what harbor?    

    • A.

      Manila Bay, Philippines

    • B.

      San Juan, Puerto Rico

    • C.

      Havana, Cuba

    • D.

      Bremerton, Washington

    Correct Answer
    C. Havana, Cuba
    Explanation
    The USS Maine was sunk in Havana, Cuba. This is known because the question states that the ship was sunk in a harbor, and Havana, Cuba was the harbor where the USS Maine was stationed at the time of its sinking.

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  • 23. 

    1.      What country launched the prototype of a modern battleship in 1873?    

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. England
    Explanation
    England launched the prototype of a modern battleship in 1873. This suggests that England was at the forefront of naval technology and innovation during that time.

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  • 24. 

    1.      What shortcut eliminates some 8,100 miles of the otherwise 13,000 mile trip via sea routes from New York around the southern tip of South America to Los Angeles?    

    • A.

      Go east around South Africa

    • B.

      Go north across the Arctic Ocean

    • C.

      Go across the Isthmus of Panama

    • D.

      Go via the Intercontinental Waterway System

    Correct Answer
    C. Go across the Isthmus of Panama
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to go across the Isthmus of Panama. This shortcut eliminates some 8,100 miles of the otherwise 13,000 mile trip via sea routes from New York around the southern tip of South America to Los Angeles. By crossing the Isthmus of Panama, ships can avoid the longer route around Cape Horn, which is located at the southernmost tip of South America. The Panama Canal, a man-made waterway, connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, allowing ships to pass through and significantly reduce their travel distance.

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  • 25. 

    1.      The USS Maine was sent to Cuba    

    • A.

      To protect American citizens in Havana.

    • B.

      To protect American business interests in Havana.

    • C.

      Because of the Spanish-Cuban unrest.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The USS Maine was sent to Cuba for multiple reasons. Firstly, it was sent to protect American citizens in Havana, ensuring their safety during a time of unrest. Additionally, it was sent to protect American business interests in Havana, safeguarding the economic investments of the United States. Lastly, the USS Maine was sent due to the Spanish-Cuban unrest, as tensions between Spain and Cuba were high and the United States wanted to maintain a presence in the region. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 26. 

    1.      What extension of the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 was proclaimed in 1904?    

    • A.

      The Treaty of Portsmouth

    • B.

      The Great White Fleet

    • C.

      The Treaty of War Plan Orange

    • D.

      The Roosevelt Corollary

    Correct Answer
    D. The Roosevelt Corollary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Roosevelt Corollary. The Roosevelt Corollary was an extension of the Monroe Doctrine that was proclaimed in 1904 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It stated that the United States had the right to intervene in the affairs of Latin American countries to maintain stability and protect its interests. This policy was used to justify American intervention in several Latin American countries during the early 20th century.

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  • 27. 

    1.      What was the purpose of the Great White Fleet?    

    • A.

      A shakedown cruise for the USS Oregon

    • B.

      To demonstrate America's seapower to the world

    • C.

      To deliver medical supplies and food to the British

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To demonstrate America's seapower to the world
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Great White Fleet was to demonstrate America's seapower to the world. This was a significant naval deployment by the United States from 1907 to 1909, where a fleet of 16 battleships traveled around the globe to showcase the strength and capabilities of the American navy. The deployment aimed to assert America's status as a global power and to establish its presence in international waters.

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  • 28. 

    1.      What type of problems had to be overcome in constructing the Panama Canal?    

    • A.

      Poor sanitation

    • B.

      Unsafe drinking water

    • C.

      Malaria and yellow fever

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
  • 29. 

    1.      What country did Panama revolt against during the early 1900s for its independence?    

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Columbia

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    C. Columbia
  • 30. 

    1.      By the turn of the 20th century, Congress had accepted the policy that the United States should have a Navy powerful enough to    

    • A.

      Defeat any potential enemy.

    • B.

      Defend its newly acquired properties.

    • C.

      Defend the continental United States.

    • D.

      Defend any serious oppositions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Defeat any potential enemy.
  • 31. 

    1.      Under Roosevelt's leadership, the United States became    

    • A.

      A regional sea power.

    • B.

      A global sea power.

    • C.

      An insular sea power.

    • D.

      A substandard sea power.

    Correct Answer
    B. A global sea power.
    Explanation
    Under Roosevelt's leadership, the United States expanded its naval capabilities and influence beyond its own region, becoming a global sea power. This was evident through initiatives such as the Great White Fleet, which showcased American naval strength and presence around the world. Additionally, Roosevelt's policies, such as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, asserted American dominance in the Western Hemisphere and established the United States as a major player in global affairs. This shift in status from a regional to a global sea power marked a significant turning point in American foreign policy and international influence.

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  • 32. 

    1.      What were some of the advances in naval technology made under Theodore Roosevelt's leadership?    

    • A.

      Submarines, destroyers, and flight experiments

    • B.

      Submarines and flight experiments

    • C.

      Submarines and destroyers

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Submarines, destroyers, and flight experiments
    Explanation
    The advances in naval technology made under Theodore Roosevelt's leadership included submarines, destroyers, and flight experiments. This indicates that during his time as a leader, there were developments in underwater warfare with the introduction of submarines, improvements in surface warfare with the creation of destroyers, and advancements in aviation with flight experiments.

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  • 33. 

    1.      Which country agreed to a settlement of the Alaskan-Canadian boundary favorable to America, withdrew its naval squadron from the West Indies, and agreed to turn over exclusive control of the proposed Panama Canal to the United States?    

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Britain
    Explanation
    Britain agreed to a settlement of the Alaskan-Canadian boundary favorable to America, withdrew its naval squadron from the West Indies, and agreed to turn over exclusive control of the proposed Panama Canal to the United States.

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  • 34. 

    1.      Which country tried unsuccessfully to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama from 1881-89?    

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    France tried unsuccessfully to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama from 1881-89.

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  • 35. 

    1.      World War I began in Europe in 1914 when what two countries declared war on each other?    

    • A.

      Austria and Serbia.

    • B.

      Britain and France.

    • C.

      Japan and Germany.

    • D.

      France and Russia.

    Correct Answer
    A. Austria and Serbia.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Austria and Serbia. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist in June 1914 triggered a series of events that led to the outbreak of World War I. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and in response, Serbia's ally Russia mobilized its forces. This led to a chain reaction of alliances and declarations of war, ultimately involving many countries and escalating into a global conflict.

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