Reconstruction Practice Test 1

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Reconstruction Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Why were the League of Nations and the United Nations created?
    • A. 

      To end world hunger

    • B. 

      To prevent future wars

    • C. 

      To unify the world economy

    • D. 

      To spread democracy in the world

  • 2. 
    How did the Pure Food and Drug Act change the way government regulated business?
    • A. 

      The government prevented businesses from raising prices due to research and development costs.

    • B. 

      The government provided business incentives to companies in order to lower prices for the consumer.

    • C. 

      The government established fair business practices to prevent manufacturers from forming monopolies.

    • D. 

      The government required businesses to indicate the ingredients in their products in order to protect the consumer.

  • 3. 
    What was the primary challenge faced by Hispanic immigrants since the 1940s?
    • A. 

      A lack of jobs in cities

    • B. 

      Unfair treatment by employers

    • C. 

      A lack of jobs in agriculture

    • D. 

      Unfair legislation by the federal government

  • 4. 
    Even though President Roosevelt supported the Allies with war supplies before 1941, why was the United States unable to enter the war until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court disapproved of war.

    • B. 

      Most citizens refused to support England.

    • C. 

      Many state governors approved of the Axis.

    • D. 

      Most of Congress refused to support a war.

  • 5. 
    Why did Congress pass laws protecting civil rights during Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      To reverse the Dred Scott decision

    • B. 

      To abolish black codes in the South

    • C. 

      To punish former Confederate soldiers

    • D. 

      To help former slaves migrate to the North

  • 6. 
    Why did people in the Great Depression call their temporary settlement communities “Hoovervilles”?
    • A. 

      President Hoover was very popular during the depression.

    • B. 

      They blamed President Hoover for the depression.

    • C. 

      They wanted to remember President Hoover.

    • D. 

      President Hoover grew up in similar housing.

  • 7. 
    Why did United States business interests favor overseas expansion in the last 1800s?
    • A. 

      To establish a commonwealth of colonies

    • B. 

      To establish military bases around the world

    • C. 

      To acquire new markets and sources of raw materials

    • D. 

      To spread democratic ideals to other areas of the world

  • 8. 
    Why was the purchase of Alaska in 1867 important to the development of the United States economy?
    • A. 

      The land was rich in timber, gold, and oil.

    • B. 

      The region set up an extensive trading network.

    • C. 

      It made the country a dominant imperialistic force.

    • D. 

      It established thousands of square miles of national forests.

  • 9. 
    How did the Federal Reserve’s higher interest rate in the 1930s complicate the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      People were less likely to leave their money in unstable banks.

    • B. 

      People began spending their money rather than saving it.

    • C. 

      People saved money rather than spending it.

    • D. 

      People were more likely to take out loans.

  • 10. 
    In the late 1800s, why did the Great Plains region become closely associated with the Populist movement?
    • A. 

      A large portion of the population was industrial workers.

    • B. 

      Many cattle ranchers worked there.

    • C. 

      A large portion of the population was farmers.

    • D. 

      Many immigrants settled there.

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