History Test Prep Unit #15

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  • 1. 
    The Gadsden Purchase of 1853 was made mainly to provide a good railroad route to Caifornia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Oregon Fever was the belief that the United States had the right and duty to expand across the North American continent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Spain ceded about half of its terriorty to Mexico in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The United States doubled in size when President Thomas Jefferson purchased Louisiana. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A border dispute in Texas began the war  with Mexico. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Florida was acquired by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams through trickery? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Many Americans opposed the annexation of Texas because Texas allowed slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    President James Polk dealt with the dispute between the United States and Great Britian over Oregon Country by agreeing to continue with "joint occupancy" of Oregon. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In 1846, Russia claimed  Alaska; which was part of North America during that time. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Great Britian claimed the land south of Oregon Country. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Many tales have been told about the Alamo and the men who died there in 1836. One of the most moving is the story of William Travis’s last speech to his men. “My brave companions,” began the leader of the men defending the old mission. “Our fate is sealed. Within a very few days—perhaps a few hours— we must all be in eternity.” Travis drew his sword and scratched a line in the sand in front of him. He invited all who were willing to stay and fight to cross that line. The rest were free to save themselves by leaving. One by one, the men stepped across that line in the sand. Jim Bowie, who was too ill to stand, had himself carried across in his bed. Finally, one man, Louis Moses Rose, stood alone on the other side of the line. That night Rose fled the Alamo. We know this story only because he lived to tell the tale. 
  • 12. 
    The passage describes an event that took place during Jackson's invasion of Florida? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    This passage was an example of a primary source. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Jim Bowie was too ill to stand was a "fact" in the passage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The use of the term "eternity" meant forever and ever. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Travis made a "prediction" in the passage that those who chose to stay and defend the  Alamo would die. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The only source of the story told in the passage was Louis Moses Rose. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Know these land acquisitions.  Which territory was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1819? Which two terrtories were won from Mexico as a result of war?  Which territory was purchased from Mexico in 1853?