Final Assessment Practice Test

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Final Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

This is a practice final for the course. Be sure to include your first name and last name's initial along with your period number (e. G. : Dave B. P2, Sue D. P6 or Randy Q. P7) in the box where it wants you to put your name.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Battle of New Orleans was . . .
    • A. 

      The battle that ensured American victory in the War of 1812.

    • B. 

      An American triumph over the Barbary Pirates

    • C. 

      Unnecessary, because a treaty ended the War of 1812 before the battle was fought.

    • D. 

      A horrible loss for the Americans, and almost cost them the war.

  • 2. 
    All of the following were leaders of revolutions in Latin America except:
    • A. 

      Jose de san Martin

    • B. 

      Simon Bolivar

    • C. 

      Tecumseh

    • D. 

      Miguel Hidalgo

  • 3. 
    With whom did Latin America revolt against from 1810 to 1821?
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Britian

  • 4. 
    George Washington established America's first foreign policies of . . .
    • A. 

      Isolationism and favoritism.

    • B. 

      Neutrality and isolationism.

    • C. 

      Neutrality and involvement.

    • D. 

      Involvement and neutrality.

  • 5. 
    The Monroe Doctrine  did all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Show the world that the US was becoming more unified

    • B. 

      Show the world that the US was no longer weak

    • C. 

      Allow America to return to a policy of isolationism

    • D. 

      Allow America to colonize all of Latin America

  • 6. 
    The Monroe Doctrine warned Spain and the rest of Europe to . . .
    • A. 

      Stop seizing US ships.

    • B. 

      Not try to colonize Latin America.

    • C. 

      Stay away from American interests in Spain

    • D. 

      Not blockade US seaports

  • 7. 
    "The ways in which a nation deals with other nations" best describes . . .
    • A. 

      Impressment.

    • B. 

      Foreign policy.

    • C. 

      Embargo.

    • D. 

      Tribute.

  • 8. 
    "Capturing US sailors and and forcing them to work in the British Navy" best describes . . .
    • A. 

      Seizing

    • B. 

      Impressment

    • C. 

      Embargo

    • D. 

      Tribute

  • 9. 
    When making a decision, which of the following terms means "the possible choices you can make?"
    • A. 

      Criteria

    • B. 

      Alternatives

    • C. 

      Rank

    • D. 

      Evaluation

  • 10. 
    Which of the following helps you make a decision? 
    • A. 

      Criteria

    • B. 

      Alternatives

    • C. 

      Rank

    • D. 

      Evaluation

  • 11. 
    Which of the following means, "that which is good for the community as a whole?"
    • A. 

      Common good

    • B. 

      Civic virtue

    • C. 

      Civic responsibility

    • D. 

      Civic obligation

  • 12. 
    Which of the following means, "putting aside one's self interests for the common good?"
    • A. 

      Common good

    • B. 

      Civic virtue

    • C. 

      Civic responsibility

    • D. 

      Civic obligation

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not a branch of the US government?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Legislative

    • C. 

      Republicans

    • D. 

      Judiciary

  • 14. 
    Our Natural Rights include . . .
    • A. 

      Education, privacy and security.

    • B. 

      Clothing, food and shelter.

    • C. 

      Freedom, work and protection.

    • D. 

      Life, liberty and property.

  • 15. 
    An agreement to create government and follow its laws is know as a . . .
    • A. 

      Social contract.

    • B. 

      Natural agreement.

    • C. 

      Constitution.

    • D. 

      Declaration of intent.

  • 16. 
    The main purpose of government is to . . . 
    • A. 

      Prevent attacks from foreign countries.

    • B. 

      Make agreements with other countries.

    • C. 

      Serve as a check on special interest groups.

    • D. 

      Protect peoples' natural rights.

  • 17. 
    One power that the president of the US has is to . . .
    • A. 

      Declare war.

    • B. 

      Make laws that congress will not.

    • C. 

      Veto bills passed by congress.

    • D. 

      Put people in jail without a trial.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following Amendments guarantees a person's right to legal searches and seizure?
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      4th

    • C. 

      8th

    • D. 

      9th

  • 19. 
    Which of the following Amendments guarantees that citizens have other rights not listed in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      4th

    • C. 

      8th

    • D. 

      9th

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a goal of the government as interpreted from the Preamble of the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Creating an official language

    • B. 

      Create a union of states that work together

    • C. 

      Support the well-being of citizens

    • D. 

      Promote peace at home

  • 21. 
    What system of government shares power between the national and state governments?
    • A. 

      Unitary system

    • B. 

      Federal system

    • C. 

      Totalitarian system

    • D. 

      Confederation system

  • 22. 
    What does the Supreme Court's power of "Judicial Review" allow them to do?
    • A. 

      Hear any case at any time

    • B. 

      Declare laws as unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Dispute results of presidential elections

    • D. 

      Argue that it does not have to follow the rules of the Constitution

  • 23. 
    The Constitution protects citizens', with some limits, rights to . . . 
    • A. 

      Speech, quality of life and public education.

    • B. 

      Speech, press and a job.

    • C. 

      Speech, press, assembly and religious beliefs.

    • D. 

      Speech, healthcare, shelter and public welfare.

  • 24. 
    All of the following are common examples of art during the Era of Good Feelings except . . .
    • A. 

      Paintings of natural settings.

    • B. 

      Paintings of Native Americans.

    • C. 

      Folk art.

    • D. 

      Paintings of important Civil War battles.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following was seen during "the Era of Good Feelings?"
    • A. 

      A strong sense of national unity

    • B. 

      A secret increase in immigration

    • C. 

      And end to US warfare with France

    • D. 

      An increase in the rights given to states

  • 26. 
    The belief that the US had the right and duty to spread across the North American continent became known as . . .
    • A. 

      The Monroe Doctrine.

    • B. 

      The Great Experiment.

    • C. 

      Oregon Fever.

    • D. 

      Manifest Destiny.

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is true about Thomas Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana Territory?
    • A. 

      It was an expensive mistake.

    • B. 

      It doubled the size of the US.

    • C. 

      It was opposed by western farmers.

    • D. 

      It led to war with great Britain.

  • 28. 
    Which is the correct order of territories acquired by the US in the early 1800's from first gained to last gained?  
    • A. 

      Louisiana, Florida, Oregon, Gadsden, Mexican Cession, Texas

    • B. 

      Louisiana, Texas, Oregon, Mexican Cession, Florida, Gadsden

    • C. 

      Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Mexican Cession, Gadsden

    • D. 

      Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Gadsden, Mexican Cession

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is the best symbol of US nationalism in the early 1800's?
    • A. 

      The creation of paper currency

    • B. 

      The creation of Uncle Sam

    • C. 

      The building of the Erie Canal

    • D. 

      The election of James Monroe

  • 30. 
    Which of the following was annexed as an independent nation?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Oregon

    • D. 

      Louisiana

  • 31. 
    If there were no government or laws, we would be in the . . .
    • A. 

      State of being

    • B. 

      Natural agreement

    • C. 

      State of nature

    • D. 

      Social contract

  • 32. 
    What puts limits on the power of government?
    • A. 

      The President

    • B. 

      Congress

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Constitution

  • 33. 
    Why is having civic virtue so important in a democracy?
    • A. 

      It forces criminals to reform.

    • B. 

      It makes us think about others before we make decisions that affect everyone.

    • C. 

      It creates factions that seek to reward small groups and special interests.

    • D. 

      It allows the President to veto bills that do not suit the needs of a political party.

  • 34. 
    Which of the following is not part of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Bill of Indictments

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Assertion of Rights

    • D. 

      Statement of independence

  • 35. 
    What does the Declaration of Independence do?
    • A. 

      Prevent attacks by foreign countries

    • B. 

      Serve as an introduction to the US Constitution

    • C. 

      Explain why colonists revolted against Britain

    • D. 

      Remove us from the state of nature

  • 36. 
    What does it mean to have authority?
    • A. 

      It means that one has the power and the right to use that power.

    • B. 

      It means that one has the ability to take away the natural rights of another.

    • C. 

      It means that one can control others without permission.

    • D. 

      It means that a person is stronger or smarter than others.

  • 37. 
    The Bill of Indictments tells . . .
    • A. 

      The King that America is free of British rule.

    • B. 

      All of the reasons why the colonists felt the King was unjust.

    • C. 

      What colonists felt were their natural rights

    • D. 

      Why the colonists needed help from Britain.

  • 38. 
    What is meant when the Preamble says, "provide for the common defense?"
    • A. 

      Have police

    • B. 

      Have firefighters

    • C. 

      Have a military

    • D. 

      Have hospitals

  • 39. 
    What is meant when the Preamble says, "establish justice?"
    • A. 

      Have police

    • B. 

      Have a court system

    • C. 

      Have a public school system

    • D. 

      Have three branches of government

  • 40. 
    The Preamble starts with, "We the people."  What does that mean?
    • A. 

      We are one nation

    • B. 

      We are human and have rights

    • C. 

      All citizens are equal

    • D. 

      Authority of government comes from the people.

  • 41. 
    Which of the following is not a power of the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      Print and coin money

    • B. 

      Impeachment

    • C. 

      Override Presidential veto

    • D. 

      Nominate Justices and Ambassadors

  • 42. 
    Which Amendment protects the right of just compensation for land taken by government?
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      5th

    • C. 

      7th

    • D. 

      9th

  • 43. 
    What is one advantage to having national and state governments share power?
    • A. 

      It allows states to make laws that address their specific needs.

    • B. 

      It allows states to override powers of the national government.

    • C. 

      It gives states the ability to review federal laws and declare them unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      It allows states the to write laws that do not follow federal laws.

  • 44. 
    Concurrent (shared) powers of our governments include all of the following except . . . 
    • A. 

      Taxation.

    • B. 

      Building roads.

    • C. 

      Creating courts.

    • D. 

      Regulating marriage laws.

  • 45. 
    Which amendment in the Bill of Rights helps create a federal system?
    • A. 

      7th

    • B. 

      8th

    • C. 

      9th

    • D. 

      10th

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is not an example of civic responsibility?
    • A. 

      Registering for Selective Service

    • B. 

      Fulfilling the requirements of Jury Duty

    • C. 

      Voting

    • D. 

      Traveling to other nations

  • 47. 
    Why do we want people to be informed before they vote?
    • A. 

      Informed voters make better decisions.

    • B. 

      Informed voters can tell others how to vote.

    • C. 

      Informed voters will skip voting if they know that they will not agree with issues.

    • D. 

      Informed voters get to use the express (fast) lanes at polling locations.

  • 48. 
    Which of the folowing best describes the purpose behind Jury Duty?
    • A. 

      Jury Duty forces people to give back to the court system that protects them.

    • B. 

      Jury Duty is a way to get people to attend court cases to better understand the system.

    • C. 

      Jury Duty is a way for citizens to influence the courts.

    • D. 

      Jury Duty ensures that citizens are judged by other citizens in the community (their peers) as set forth in the 5th, 6th and 7th Amendments.

  • 49. 
    For what is Selective Service used?
    • A. 

      To draft citizens for the military in the event that our government needs it

    • B. 

      To pick people to be on Jury Duty

    • C. 

      To select people to serve on city council

    • D. 

      To get people to vote in elections

  • 50. 
    When something is scarce, it is . . . 
    • A. 

      Limited

    • B. 

      Unlimited

    • C. 

      Plentiful

    • D. 

      Non-existent

  • 51. 
    Opportunity cost refers to . . .
    • A. 

      The actual cost of an item.

    • B. 

      The cost that goes into making a product.

    • C. 

      The cost associated in losing the ability to choose another option.

    • D. 

      The manufacturer's suggested retail price.

  • 52. 
    Which of the following is not a pull factor?
    • A. 

      Escape persecution

    • B. 

      Economic opportunity

    • C. 

      Educational opportunity

    • D. 

      Reunite family

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is an example of nativism?
    • A. 

      Disliking people who are foreign born

    • B. 

      Insisting that people should learn and use English in the US

    • C. 

      Funding projects to limit the number of immigrants entering a country

    • D. 

      Only celebrating nationally observed holidays

  • 54. 
    What is meant by the quote, "the problem may not be immigration but assimilation?"
    • A. 

      Immigration isn't new, and the problem comes from people feeling the shock of a rapidly changing culture resulting from immigration.

    • B. 

      Immigration has been going on for a long time, and it will eventually stop.

    • C. 

      Immigration is an old issue, and immigration laws need to be in place.

    • D. 

      Immigration will continue, and there is nothing that can stop it.

  • 55. 
    How is immigration different from emigration?
    • A. 

      There is no difference.

    • B. 

      Immigration happens when people enter a country, and emigration happens when people leave a country.

    • C. 

      Emigration happens when people enter a country, and immigration happens when people leave a country.

    • D. 

      Both refer to migration, but emigration refers to people from a different hemisphere.

  • 56. 
    Which of the following did not happen during the Era of Good Feelings?
    • A. 

      The White House was rebuilt

    • B. 

      Uncle Sam was created as a national icon

    • C. 

      The Capitol Building was rebuilt

    • D. 

      The Great Seal of the US was designed

  • 57. 
    Where did most Americans live in the early 1800s?
    • A. 

      Around the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      West of the Appalachian Mountains

    • C. 

      In New England

    • D. 

      Near and along the Atlantic Coast

  • 58. 
    Which of the following was a stereotype for Westerners in the early 1800s? 
    • A. 

      Rugged and crude

    • B. 

      Industrious and greedy

    • C. 

      Polite and cultured

    • D. 

      Cheap and lazy

  • 59. 
    Which is most likely a reason why Southerners were stereotyped as being lazy in the early 1800s?
    • A. 

      Plantation owners had slaves doing much of the labor.

    • B. 

      The products they produced were of low quality.

    • C. 

      Southerners spent no time reading or studying.

    • D. 

      Plantation owners regularly had crop failures due to poor farming practices.

  • 60. 
    What most likely caused the creation of the sterotypes held in the early 1800s?
    • A. 

      Visitors from foreign nations and their descriptions of their travels

    • B. 

      Differences in understanding the ways in which people made a living in different cultural regions.

    • C. 

      A deep hatred between cultural regions in the US

    • D. 

      There were no stereotypes between regions

  • 61. 
    Which term can be defined as "to improve through change?"
    • A. 

      Utopia

    • B. 

      Plight

    • C. 

      Transcendentalism

    • D. 

      Reform

  • 62. 
    What was the focus of the Abolition Movement?
    • A. 

      To secure rights for women

    • B. 

      To end slavery

    • C. 

      To increase religious participation

    • D. 

      To improve conditions in prisons and mental institutions

  • 63. 
    In which reform movement did we see transcendentalism?
    • A. 

      Religion and Spirituality

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Abolition

    • D. 

      Women's Rights

  • 64. 
    Which reformer delivered the famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech? 
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • D. 

      Dorothea Dix