Exam 2 (Ch. 7-12)

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AMH 2010 Exam 2 (Chapters 7-12)


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  • 1. 
    How did radical Whigs feel about monarchy?
    • A. 

      Whigs thought it would do good for society.

    • B. 

      Whigs had nothing to do with monarchy.

    • C. 

      Whigs feared the threat to liberty posed by the arbitrary power of monarchy

    • D. 

      Whigs was completely against it and thought it would ruin America

  • 2. 
    What was the central economic concern of Mercantilists?  
    • A. 

      All parts of an economy should be coordinated for the good of the whole state.

    • B. 

      The high class people should be taxed higher.

    • C. 

      The people of the government should make more money than anyone.

    • D. 

      The best way to boost the economy is to trade with rich countries

  • 3. 
    What was required by the Navigation Act (Law) of 1650?
    • A. 

      Law passed to regulate the mercantile system

    • B. 

      Law passed that said people could not edit maps

    • C. 

      Law passed to regulate trade

    • D. 

      Law passed to give less power to the government

  • 4. 
    How were the Navigation Acts enforced before 1763?
    • A. 

      They were strict.

    • B. 

      They were not made until 1801

    • C. 

      They were loosely enforced and imposed no intolerable burden

    • D. 

      They posed a burden because they were strictly enforced

  • 5. 
    What was the first colonial revenue act passed by Parliament?
    • A. 

      The Sugar Act of 1764

    • B. 

      Navigation Act (Law) of 1650

    • C. 

      Tea Tax Act of 1783

    • D. 

      Navigation Act (Law) of 1801

  • 6. 
    What was "virtual" representation?
    • A. 

      The idea that each state has a representative

    • B. 

      The idea that British would have a monarchy government

    • C. 

      The political theory that a class of persons is represented in a lawmaking body without direct vote

    • D. 

      The political theory that a person's vote with a higher income is worth more than a person with a lower income

  • 7. 
    Why was the Tea Tax retained when other taxes were abolished?
    • A. 

      The tax was retained because it made the most amount of money

    • B. 

      The tax was retained to keep the idea of taxation alive

    • C. 

      The tax was retained to take away people's money

    • D. 

      The tax was retained to keep alive the principle of parliamentary taxation

  • 8. 
    What happened when Parliament rejected the First Continental Congress' petitions?
    • A. 

      Some of the Americans began to riot

    • B. 

      The Association tarred and feathered tax collectors

    • C. 

      Continental Congress was furious and sued

    • D. 

      Nothing happened

  • 9. 
    What was the most important single action of the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      They selected George Washington to head the hastily improvised army besieging Boston

    • B. 

      They had much to do with writing the Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      To create laws

    • D. 

      There was no Second Continental Congress, only a First

  • 10. 
    How did Thomas Paine view popular consent?
    • A. 

      Argued that all public officials should derive their authority from public consent

    • B. 

      Believed that popular consent was not accurate among states because of the population variation

    • C. 

      Argued that everyone had an equal opinion

    • D. 

      Believed that popular consent was unfair

  • 11. 
    Who introduced the key resolution of independence in the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      John Locke

  • 12. 
    How did Washington try to improve morale in the Continental Army in late 1776 and early 1777?
    • A. 

      French 1st Sergeant Davis

    • B. 

      Prussian drillmaster Baron von Steuben

    • C. 

      Englishman, John Locke

    • D. 

      America's own, George Washington

  • 13. 
    What was Britain's strategy for ending the war in 1777?
    • A. 

      Capturing the vital Hudson River Valley with the main invading force led by John Burgoyne

    • B. 

      Surrendering because the opponent was too powerful

    • C. 

      Perform a sneak attack on the enemy

    • D. 

      Assassinate the General, George Washington

  • 14. 
    Why was the Battle of Saratoga important?
    • A. 

      It made possible the urgently needed foreign aid from France, which in turn helped ensure American independence

    • B. 

      It showed that America will never give up

    • C. 

      It was when the greatness of George Washington was discovered

    • D. 

      It was America's first victory

  • 15. 
    Why did France help the Americans in the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      The French wanted to team up with America to create an ally

    • B. 

      For revenge against Britain

    • C. 

      America had great resources

    • D. 

      French loved being involved in battle

  • 16. 
    What impact did French involvement in the American Revolution have on Britain?
    • A. 

      It had no impact, Britain was powerful

    • B. 

      Forced Britain to change their strategy in America

    • C. 

      Forced Britain to surrender

    • D. 

      Forced America and Britain to compromise with America

  • 17. 
    What instructions did Congress give the American peace negotiators in Paris in 1782-1783?
    • A. 

      They were told get control of the battle

    • B. 

      They were told to make no separate peace and to consult with their French allies at all stages of the negotiations

    • C. 

      They were told that no decisions were made without consulting them first

    • D. 

      They were told to stay out of the war

  • 18. 
    Why was Britain so generous in the peace settlement ending the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      They felt bad that they wasted away so much of America's money

    • B. 

      They actually weren't, it just gave us land that they didn't want

    • C. 

      They were eager to entice one of their enemies from their alliance with France/Spain/America

    • D. 

      They wanted to show the world that the British were nice people

  • 19. 
    How did Shays' Rebellion affect the organization of the American government?
    • A. 

      The Founding fathers sought to curb the unrestrained democracy rampant in various states

    • B. 

      It created the role of president

    • C. 

      It didn't affect the American government

    • D. 

      It made governors mean little to the government

  • 20. 
    Why was the Constitutional Convention called?
    • A. 

      Control of land

    • B. 

      Control of agriculture

    • C. 

      Control of the war

    • D. 

      Control of commerce

  • 21. 
    Who was the most influential delegate to the Constitutional Convention?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 22. 
    What was the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      Compromise between America and Britain

    • B. 

      Part of the Constitution

    • C. 

      Between the French and Britain

    • D. 

      A bicameral legislature

  • 23. 
    How did the Constitutional Convention deal with the issue of slavery?
    • A. 

      The slaves could not vote

    • B. 

      The laves would only count for a fifth of a person

    • C. 

      The slaves were counted as three fifths of a person

    • D. 

      Every two slaves would count as one

  • 24. 
    Who was elected directly under the original Constitution?
    • A. 

      House of Representatives

    • B. 

      Governors

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 25. 
    What was the key principle under which the Constitution was based?
    • A. 

      Peace, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    • B. 

      The good of the people of America

    • C. 

      What was best for the government

    • D. 

      The virtue of the people, not the authority of the state

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