Edmonds AP Pre 2010-11

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Edmonds AP Pre 2010-11

2006 AP test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The "Three-Fifths Compromise" originally contained in the Constitution referred to the
    • A. 

      Proportion of states permitted to practice slavery

    • B. 

      Rate at which one slave counted toward congressional representation

    • C. 

      Number of African Americans who could vote

    • D. 

      Number of adult women who could vote

    • E. 

      Number of American Indians allowed citizenship

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best explains why Massa­chusetts Bay officials banished Anne Hutchinson?
    • A. 

      She challenged gender roles and Puritan orthodoxy.

    • B. 

      She was found guilty of practicing witchcraft.

    • C. 

      She preached the doctrine of predestination.

    • D. 

      She gave birth to a child out of wedlock.

    • E. 

      She opened an unlicensed tavern.

  • 3. 
    "Competition is a law of nature . . . and can no more be done away with than gravitation.. . . [I]f we do not like survival of the fittest, we have only one possible alternative, survival of the unfittest.  The former is the law of civilization, the latter is the law of anti-civilization." The quote above is an example of which of the following schools of thought?
    • A. 

      Dialectical materialism

    • B. 

      Utopian socialism

    • C. 

      Social Darwinism

    • D. 

      Transcendentalism

    • E. 

      Existentialism

  • 4. 
    Parliament enacted the Stamp Act (1765) primarily to
    • A. 

      Regulate trade between the colonies and European nations

    • B. 

      Strengthen the communication network within the colonies

    • C. 

      Raise revenue to pay for British troops in the colonies

    • D. 

      Regulate commercial activity within colonies

    • E. 

      Control population movement to the colonial backcountry

  • 5. 
    Kent State University was the site in 1970 of which of the following events?
    • A. 

      A rock concert second only to the Woodstock concert in the number of attendees

    • B. 

      A highly publicized sit-in advocating women’s rights

    • C. 

      The first even in observance of Earth day, which sought to increase public awareness of environmental degradation

    • D. 

      An antiwar demonstration in which fout students were killed by members of the National Guard

    • E. 

      A demonstration by African American, Hispanic, and White students in support of affirmative action that helped draw public attention to the issue

  • 6. 
    Perfectionism in the mid-nineteenth century is best defined as
    • A. 

      Improvement in the manners of the lower classes

    • B. 

      Faith in human capacity to achieve a better life on early through conscious acts of will

    • C. 

      The rewards of church membership and regular attendance at Sunday services

    • D. 

      Allegiance to the political tenets of Jacksonian Democracy

    • E. 

      Belief in the inevitability of economic progress

  • 7. 
    The Congress of Industrial Organizations was most interested in unionizing which of the following?
    • A. 

      Migrant farm workers

    • B. 

      White-collar factory managers

    • C. 

      Unskilled and semiskilled factory workers

    • D. 

      Sailors on American merchant ships

    • E. 

      Women clerical workers

  • 8. 
    The union membership card pictured above is designed to accomplish which of the following? The union membership card pictured above is designed to accomplish which of the following?
    • A. 

      Encourage United States workers to unite against foreign competition

    • B. 

      Assure the public that strikes and walkouts were not part of the union party

    • C. 

      Link union membership with patriotic and religious images

    • D. 

      Point out the dangers of working as a longshoreman

    • E. 

      Show that membership in the longshoremen’s union was open only to workers born in the United States

  • 9. 
    The Open Door policy in China called for which of the following?
    • A. 

      A consortium of nations to govern China

    • B. 

      International acknowledgement of China’s right to exclude the trade of any nation

    • C. 

      Recognition of Chinese territorial gains in Manchuria

    • D. 

      Reduction of foreign tariffs on Chinese goods

    • E. 

      Equal commercial access by all nations to the existing spheres of influence in China

  • 10. 
    Shay’s Rebellion frightened many Americans when
    • A. 

      City mobs raided flour supplies in Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Debit-ridden farmers attached courts in western Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Indians raided frontier settlements in Virginia

    • D. 

      Squatters terrorized proprietors in New York

    • E. 

      Vigilantes in South Carolina patrolled the frontier

  • 11. 
    Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, was founded by
    • A. 

      Three aristocratic proprietors seeking private gain

    • B. 

      A joint stock company anxious to return a profit to investors

    • C. 

      Sire Walter Raleigh, wishing to gain favor with Elizabeth I

    • D. 

      King James I, eager to gain a base for expeditions against Spanish shipping

    • E. 

      John Smith, seeking to spread Christianity

  • 12. 
    The 1950s picture above shows what some social critics believed to be
    • A. 

      The cause of decreased agricultural production

    • B. 

      Tangible evidence of the strength of the nation’s largest cities

    • C. 

      A representation of the conformity of postwar culture

    • D. 

      The end of social and economic differentiation in housing

    • E. 

      A sign that Americans were becoming more tolerant of cultural differences

  • 13. 
    Around 1920, the number of children aged 10 to 15 in the industrial workforce began to decline for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court sustained laws barring the interstate sale of goods produced by child labor.

    • B. 

      Introduction of the minimum wage made child labor uneconomical

    • C. 

      The American birth rate declined, thus reducing the number of children available to work.

    • D. 

      Factory owners advocated state child labor laws.

    • E. 

      States began to require children to attend school until certain age and to limit the ages at which they could be employed

  • 14. 
    Which of the following generalizations can be supported by the information provided in the map above?
    • A. 

      Frontier life tended to promote the acceptance of greater political equality for women.

    • B. 

      Fewer women lived in the southeastern states than in other parts of the country; therefore, suffrage was less of an issue.

    • C. 

      None of the state of the Confederacy granted votes to women before 1920.

    • D. 

      The Seneca Falls Movement resulted in gains in the are of political and legal rights for women.

    • E. 

      States that made free public education a priority led the way in extending the vote to women.

  • 15. 
    The purpose of the Lend-Lease Act was to
    • A. 

      Create military bases outside the borders of the United States

    • B. 

      Lend money to impoverished farmers

    • C. 

      Provide military supplies to the Allies

    • D. 

      Provide subsidies to railroads and businesses

    • E. 

      Exchange scientific information among nation

  • 16. 
    The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, the Hartford Convention, and the South Carolina Exposition and Protest were similar in that all involved a defense of
    • A. 

      Freedom of the seas

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech

    • C. 

      The institution of slavery

    • D. 

      States’ rights

    • E. 

      Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • 17. 
    The United States involvement in Vietnam increased dramatically in the 1950s with the withdrawal of the
    • A. 

      Japanese

    • B. 

      British

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      French

    • E. 

      Soviets

  • 18. 
    In an influential 1947 article, diplomat George F. Kennan advocated that the United States should
    • A. 

      Invade the Soviet Union to establish democracy

    • B. 

      Adopt a more conciliatory policy toward the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Conduct convert activities in underdeveloped countries to undermine communist movements

    • D. 

      Grant most-favored-nation status to China

    • E. 

      Focus its foreign policy on containing the spread of Soviet communism

  • 19. 
    One reason early twentieth century muckrakers were able to have a significant impact on society was because
    • A. 

      Sales and circulation of newspapers and magazines increased

    • B. 

      Most citizens of the United States were already convinced that Jim Crow laws must be overturned

    • C. 

      They had the sympathy and support of industrialist like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller

    • D. 

      Drought conditions in the Midwest drew attention to social problems

    • E. 

      Radio programs devoted to the problems in cities attracted wide listening audiences

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes the position on slavery of most northerners during the sectional crises of the 1850s?
    • A. 

      They were willing to accept slavery where it existed but opposed further expansion to the territories.

    • B. 

      They were active supporters of complete abolition.

    • C. 

      They favored continued importation of slaves from Africa.

    • D. 

      They advocated expansion of the slave system to provide cheap labor for northern factories.

    • E. 

      They advocated complete social and political equality for all races in the United States.

  • 21. 
    All of the following contributed to the decline of open-range cattle ranching at the end of the nineteenth century EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Excessively cold winters

    • B. 

      Federal recognition of American Indian land claims

    • C. 

      A drop in cattle prices at stockyards

    • D. 

      Overgrazing

    • E. 

      Production of crops for distant markets

  • 22. 
    “In the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies.”   The appeal quoted above was made by
    • A. 

      Judith Sargent Murray

    • B. 

      Abigail Adams

    • C. 

      Philip Freneau

    • D. 

      Mercy Otis Warren

    • E. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 23. 
    Jacob Riis is best known for his work in the 1890s as a
    • A. 

      labor organizer and Socialist Party activist

    • B. 

      Leader of the People's Party

    • C. 

      Reformer who encouraged new immigrants to homestead

    • D. 

      Playwright whose dramas celebrated the assimilation of immigrants into American society

    • E. 

      Journalist and photographer who publicized the wretched conditions in which many immigrants lived

  • 24. 
    The Black Power movement of the late 1960s advocated that African Americans
    • A. 

      Organize political parties sympathetic to communism

    • B. 

      Establish African American communities in Africa

    • C. 

      Seek the racial integration of northeastern cities

    • D. 

      Establish control of their political and economic life

    • E. 

      Assimilate into White society

  • 25. 
    The major objective of the antipoverty programs of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society was to
    • A. 

      Break the cycle of poverty among poor people through education and job training

    • B. 

      Provide temporary benefits to the "new poor" during times of recession

    • C. 

      Transfer the federal government's responsibility for welfare back to the states

    • D. 

      Simplify welfare by replacing job programs with cash grants for the poor

    • E. 

      Build a socialist society in the United States

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