The History Of Spanish American War! Trivia Test

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  • 1. 

    The _____________  were the horse riding soldiers famous for their part in the Spanish American War.

    Explanation
    The Rough Riders were a group of horse riding soldiers who gained fame for their participation in the Spanish American War.

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  • 2. 

    __________, which later became a state was purchased for its timber, fish, and mining potential.

    Explanation
    Alaska, which later became a state, was purchased for its timber, fish, and mining potential. This suggests that these resources were valuable and played a significant role in the decision to acquire Alaska. The purchase of Alaska allowed for the exploitation and development of these resources, benefiting the United States economically and strategically.

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  • 3. 

    We offered to buy _________, which at that time was a country, but when they refused, we took it anyways.

    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the speaker offered to buy Hawaii, which was considered a country at that time. However, when their offer was refused, they still decided to take it forcefully.

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  • 4. 

    ______________ is the policy of extending a nations power by gaining political or economic control over another country.

    Explanation
    Imperialism refers to the policy of extending a nation's power by gaining political or economic control over another country. It involves the domination and exploitation of weaker nations, often through colonization, military force, or economic influence. Imperialist powers seek to expand their territories, resources, and markets, ultimately aiming to establish and maintain control over other nations. This policy has been historically practiced by various countries, leading to significant geopolitical shifts and conflicts.

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    The ________________ wanted to extend US powers outside of our borders.

    Explanation
    The term "expansionists" refers to individuals or groups who advocated for the expansion of US powers beyond its borders. These expansionists believed in the idea of territorial expansion and sought to acquire new lands and territories for political, economic, and strategic reasons. They believed that expanding US influence and control would benefit the nation and its citizens. Expansionists played a significant role in shaping US foreign policy during periods such as the Manifest Destiny era and the age of imperialism.

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    ____________ appointed Teddy Roosevelt to the powerful position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

    Explanation
    McKinley appointed Teddy Roosevelt to the powerful position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

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    We offered __________ money at first for the Panama Canal zone, but they refused to sell to us.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Colombia, Colombians." The question is asking about the amount of money offered for the Panama Canal zone. The word "Columbia" refers to the country, while "Columbians" refers to the people of Colombia. Both options are correct because they refer to the same entity, but "Colombia" is the more commonly used term.

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  • 8. 

    A military base was set up in ______________ when we liberated Cuba.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Guantanamo, Cuba. This is because Guantanamo is the location where the military base was set up. The mention of "when we liberated Cuba" indicates that the base was established in Cuba after its liberation. Therefore, Guantanamo is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    ________________ pushed for the creation of the Panama Canal.

    Explanation
    Roosevelt, as the President of the United States, advocated for the construction of the Panama Canal.

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  • 10. 

    The United States ended up buying the ___________ from Spain.

    Explanation
    The United States ended up buying the Philippines from Spain. This acquisition occurred as a result of the Spanish-American War in 1898. The war was fought between Spain and the United States, and it resulted in the defeat of Spain. As part of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States. This purchase marked a significant expansion of American influence in the Pacific and led to a period of American colonial rule in the Philippines.

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  • 11. 

    We actually went to war with the _____________ after being their ally months before.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Philippines". This is because the sentence states that "we" (presumably referring to a country or group of people) went to war with the Philippines after being their ally months before. This suggests a change in the relationship between "us" and the Philippines, indicating that they were once allies but became enemies.

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  • 12. 

    _____________ were the first Americans to go to Hawaii.

    Explanation
    Missionaries were the first Americans to go to Hawaii. This is because during the early 19th century, American missionaries traveled to Hawaii with the intention of spreading Christianity and establishing churches. They played a significant role in shaping the culture and society of Hawaii, introducing Western education, healthcare, and agriculture. Their arrival marked the beginning of American influence in Hawaii, leading to further colonization and eventual annexation by the United States.

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  • 13. 

    ____________ were one of two who wanted freedom from Spanish rule that we assisted, however, they were happy with us after the Spanish American War, where the other country was not.

    Explanation
    During the Spanish American War, the Cubans were one of the two countries who desired freedom from Spanish rule and were assisted by us. After the war, the Cubans were happy with us, implying that they achieved the freedom they desired. The other country, which is not mentioned in the question, did not share the same level of contentment with the outcome of the war.

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  • 14. 

    The Rough Riders captured _____________, putting a quick end to the Spanish American War.

    Explanation
    The Rough Riders captured Santiago, Cuba, putting a quick end to the Spanish American War. Santiago was a strategic city in Cuba that was heavily defended by Spanish forces. The capture of Santiago by the Rough Riders, led by Theodore Roosevelt, was a significant victory for the United States and marked a turning point in the war. By capturing Santiago, the American forces were able to weaken the Spanish position and ultimately force them to surrender, leading to the end of the war.

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  • 15. 

    The sinking of the ____________ set off the Spanish American War.

    Explanation
    The sinking of the USS Maine, an American battleship, in Havana Harbor in 1898 is widely believed to have been the catalyst for the Spanish American War. The explosion of the ship was blamed on the Spanish, which heightened tensions between the two countries and ultimately led to the United States declaring war on Spain. The sinking of the Maine became a rallying cry for American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence, and it marked a significant turning point in American foreign policy.

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  • 16. 

    ___________ which is near Cuba, came under American rule because of our victory in the Spanish American War.

    Explanation
    Puerto Rico came under American rule because of the victory in the Spanish American War.

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  • 17. 

    ____________ was the leading cause of death in the Spanish American War.

    Explanation
    During the Spanish American War, disease was the leading cause of death. This is because the soldiers were exposed to unsanitary conditions, lack of proper medical care, and poor hygiene practices. Diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and dysentery spread rapidly among the troops, leading to a high mortality rate. Additionally, the soldiers were not adequately vaccinated against diseases, making them more susceptible to infections. The combination of these factors made disease the primary cause of death during the war.

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  • 18. 

    When the war began in the Caribean, Roosevelt ordered to have the Navy attack the Spanish in the _____________ as well.

    Explanation
    During the war in the Caribbean, President Roosevelt also directed the Navy to launch an attack on the Spanish in the Philippines. This suggests that the conflict was not limited to the Caribbean region, but extended to other areas as well. The mention of the Philippines indicates that the United States aimed to expand its military operations beyond the immediate vicinity of the Caribbean and exert its influence in the Pacific region.

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  • 19. 

    The US paid ___________ 10 million dollars for the land needed to build the Canal.

    Explanation
    The US paid Panama 10 million dollars for the land needed to build the Canal.

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  • 20. 

    _____________ spread amongst the workers of the Panama Canal, killing them until they solved the problem by burning oil in nearby ponds.

    Explanation
    The given sentence states that a disease spread among the workers of the Panama Canal and killed them. To combat this problem, the workers resorted to burning oil in nearby ponds. The answer "disease" accurately summarizes the main idea of the sentence, which is the cause of the workers' deaths and the solution implemented to address the issue.

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  • 21. 

    We ended up giving ______________ 25 million because of how we acted during this time period, but people in this part of the world still resent Americans to this day.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Colombia, Colombians." The sentence suggests that the speaker or the group they are referring to gave 25 million to Colombia. The resentment towards Americans mentioned in the sentence implies that the actions of the speaker or group during that time period had a negative impact on the perception of Americans by Colombians.

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  • 22. 

    _______________ controls the Panama Canal zone today.

    Explanation
    Panama controls the Panama Canal zone today. As a sovereign nation, Panama has jurisdiction over the Panama Canal, which was transferred to its control from the United States in 1999. The Panamanian government is responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of the canal, ensuring its smooth functioning and facilitating global trade. Therefore, it is accurate to say that Panama, along with its people, the Panamanians, controls the Panama Canal zone today.

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