History 1301 : History Exam Trivia Quiz! Knowledge Test

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History 1301 : History Exam Trivia Quiz! Knowledge Test

American history is a fascinating subject, and there is so much to learn. In 1620 the Mayflower arrived at the site that is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts, and they are credited for bringing religion to America. Below is a History 1301: history exam trivia quiz designed to help you see just how much you know the history of one of the greatest countries on earth. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1818, Andre Jackson invaded what Spanis-controlled territory?
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Texas

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 2. 
    This event, the first of many economic depressions were blamed on the National Bank:
    • A. 

      Panic of 1815

    • B. 

      Panic of 1819

    • C. 

      Panic of 1837

    • D. 

      Panic of 1857

  • 3. 
    Whigs referred to Andrew Jackson as this:
    • A. 

      A good man

    • B. 

      King Andrew I

    • C. 

      A brilliant president

    • D. 

      Captain America

  • 4. 
    When the National Bank died, President Martin van Buren created this replacement:
    • A. 

      Third Bank of the United States

    • B. 

      Federal Reserve

    • C. 

      Independent Treasury

    • D. 

      Savings and Loans Banks

  • 5. 
    This made cotton economically profitable to southern farmers in the 1790s:
    • A. 

      Cotton gin

    • B. 

      Railroads

    • C. 

      Cotton press

    • D. 

      Steamboats

  • 6. 
    This was the most important invention for wheat farmers in the 1840s:
    • A. 

      Railroads

    • B. 

      Cyrus McCormick's reaper

    • C. 

      John Deere's "tractor"

    • D. 

      Canals

  • 7. 
    The Erie Canal was the most important canal in the early 1800s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    John Marshall used this position as chief justice of the Supreme Court to strengthen the federal government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What did opponents of John Quincy Adams call his presidency?
    • A. 

      A stolen election

    • B. 

      A corrupt bargain

    • C. 

      An unfair decision

  • 10. 
    Immigrants from this place came by the thousands through the 1840s and 1850s.
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 11. 
    Those who embraced Enlightenment rationalism were often called
    • A. 

      Baptists

    • B. 

      Methodists

    • C. 

      Deists

    • D. 

      Shakers

  • 12. 
    This person founded the Mormon Church:
    • A. 

      Charles Grandison Finney

    • B. 

      Mother ALlan Lee

    • C. 

      Joseph Smith

    • D. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

  • 13. 
    This person tried to reconnect with nature and wrote an essay on civil disobedience:
    • A. 

      Dorthea Dix

    • B. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • C. 

      Horace Mann

    • D. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 14. 
    All of the following were reforms during this time EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Women's rights

    • B. 

      Prison reforms

    • C. 

      Temperence

    • D. 

      Civil Rights

  • 15. 
    This person advocated state-supported public education:
    • A. 

      Ralp Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Dorthea Dix

    • C. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • D. 

      Horace Mann

  • 16. 
    Both the Whig and Democrat Parties supported the immediate annexation of Texas in 1836.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The popular term for America's westward expansion in the 1840s and 1850s is
    • A. 

      America's Burden

    • B. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • C. 

      America's Destiny

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    He was called the Pathfinder for his exploration and mapping of the American West:
    • A. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • B. 

      Nicholas Biddle

    • C. 

      John C. Fremont

    • D. 

      Winfield Scott

  • 19. 
    He was President during the Mexican war:
    • A. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • B. 

      James K. Polk.

    • C. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson

  • 20. 
    Anglo-Texasn settlers generally resisted assimilation into Mexican cultures, such as speaking Spanish, converting to Catholicism, and adopting and anti-slavery attitude.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    According to Randolph Cambell, a revolution in Texas was an immediate threat by the time Houston arrived.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Campbell argues that Sam Houston's retreat toward San Jacinto was
    • A. 

      Part of a larger plan to lure Santa Anna and his army deeper into Texas

    • B. 

      Evidence that Sam Houstan was an ineffective military leader

    • C. 

      A strategic withdrawal away from a numerically superior enemy

    • D. 

      Foolish and incompetently managed

  • 23. 
    The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in
    • A. 

      Nacadoches

    • B. 

      Marshal

    • C. 

      Washington-on-the-Brazos

    • D. 

      Dallas

  • 24. 
    Houston's retreat to San Jacinto is called
    • A. 

      The Runaway Scrape

    • B. 

      The Great Escape

    • C. 

      Houston's Folly

    • D. 

      The Great Skedaddle

  • 25. 
    Campbell describes Houston's political and military leadership as
    • A. 

      Reckless

    • B. 

      Cautious

    • C. 

      Incompetent

    • D. 

      Foolish