History Final Exam

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  • 1. 
    John T. Scopes challenged a Tennessee law that forbid the teaching of
    • A. 

      Biology

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Creationism

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism

  • 2. 
    The term "Harlem Renaissance" refers to
    • A. 

      A struggle for civil rights led by the NAACP

    • B. 

      A population increase in Harlem in the 1920s

    • C. 

      A program that promote African American-owned businesses

    • D. 

      A celebration of African American culture in literature and art

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Increasing consumer purchasing power

    • B. 

      Increasing industrial and farm surpluses

    • C. 

      Decreasing prices of farm goods

    • D. 

      Decreasing government regulations of businesses

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      He called the first meeting of the "brain trust."

    • B. 

      He proposed a reorganization of the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      He closed all the nation's banks

    • D. 

      He established the Civil Works Administration to provide job relief

  • 5. 
    Roosevelt's fireside chats were his means of
    • A. 

      Receiving input from his advisors

    • B. 

      Communicating directly with the public

    • C. 

      Proposing reform measures to Congress

    • D. 

      Determining the impact of federal policies

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Social Security Act

    • B. 

      Fair Labor Standards Act

    • C. 

      National Labor Relations Board

    • D. 

      Works Progress Administration

  • 7. 
    The National Origins Act of 1924 set a quota for immigrants from every country based on
    • A. 

      Immigration population data from 1890

    • B. 

      Religious background of the immigrant

    • C. 

      Political belief of the immigrant

    • D. 

      Loyalties of that country during WWI

  • 8. 
    The US chose isolationism rather than war because:
    • A. 

      The did not want to relieve the horrors if WWI

    • B. 

      Corporations profited from war production during WWI

    • C. 

      The media swayed the public opinion to stay out of the war

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    North Africa was important to Allied success in Europe because:
    • A. 

      It allowed the U.S. to enter France from the Mediterranean, making D-Day possible

    • B. 

      It ended fascism in Europe

    • C. 

      It allowed General George Patton to break rules and do what he wanted

    • D. 

      It encouraged the U.S. to continue building the atomic bomb

  • 10. 
    The "date which will live in infamy" was:
    • A. 

      V-E Day - May 8, 1945

    • B. 

      First atomic bomb use - August 6, 1945

    • C. 

      Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941

    • D. 

      V-J Day - August 15, 1945

  • 11. 
    Executive Order 8802
    • A. 

      Ordered Japanese-Americans to interment camps in the US

    • B. 

      Desegregated the military

    • C. 

      Ordered the atomic bomb be dropped on Nagasaki

    • D. 

      Called for U.S. involvement in the war in Europe

  • 12. 
    One of the accomplishment of the Yalta Conference was the 
    • A. 

      Pact with Italy to invade North Africa

    • B. 

      Draft of a resolution to begin in United Nations organization

    • C. 

      Order the unconditional surrender of the Japanese

    • D. 

      Create a resolution for Germany to pay Russia war reparations

  • 13. 
    As a result of economic strains in the US during the war, the government rationed the following:
    • A. 

      Gasoline

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Scrap metal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Kristallnacht was an event that specifically showed hatred toward:
    • A. 

      Germans

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      Poles

  • 15. 
    Prior to Pearl Harbor, the US had done the following to anger Japan:
    • A. 

      Closed all shipping ports on the west coast

    • B. 

      Ordered an oil embargo, cutting of their ability to travel

    • C. 

      Entered French Indo-China prepared to fight

    • D. 

      Issued a warning that the U.S. would attack Japan

  • 16. 
    One of Hitler's objectives in Stalingrad was to
    • A. 

      Capture Stalin

    • B. 

      Capture the oil fields in the area

    • C. 

      Kill Russian Jews

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Truman decided to drop the bomb on Hiroshima because:
    • A. 

      He could

    • B. 

      Japan refused an unconditional surrender

    • C. 

      Stalin declared war on Japan

    • D. 

      The fighting in Okinawa was too extreme to continue the war

  • 18. 
    The Bataan Death March occurred in:
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Phillipines

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 19. 
    Iwo Jima was a critical piece of land for the US to obtain because: 
    • A. 

      It would make using the atomic bomb easier

    • B. 

      It would provide land for a re-fueling station for larger planes to fly to Japan

    • C. 

      There wree too many Japanese soldiers hiding in caves which might continue to move toward the US

    • D. 

      It would help us land at Okinawa

  • 20. 
    The Neutrality Act of 1937 added the following provision:
    • A. 

      Lend lease

    • B. 

      Cash and carry

    • C. 

      Appeasement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    "Blitzkrieg" means the military
    • A. 

      Seizes a nation during wartime

    • B. 

      Flanks the enemy to take them by surprise

    • C. 

      Attacks using a coordinated effort of air and naval power

    • D. 

      Attacks using a coordinated effort of air and land power