Overla - Chapter 6 United States

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United States Quizzes & Trivia

The United States of America has been for a long time regarded as the strongest country in the world, both economically and military wise. How much do you know of this great country? Find out more in the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was a result of the Columbian Exchange?
    • A. 

      The first English settlement was established at Jamestown, VA

    • B. 

      Native Americans were forcibly removed from their lands

    • C. 

      About 600,000 Africans were taken to work as slaves in America

    • D. 

      Foods, animals, plants, and diseases moved between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

  • 2. 
    Which of the following did NOT happen as a result of the arrival of 14 million immigrants in the United States between 1860 and 1900
    • A. 

      The western frontier became filled, and all available land was settled

    • B. 

      The suburban areas grew and expanded as large numbers of people began to leave the nation's cities

    • C. 

      Urban areas such as Chicago and New York expanded rapidly

    • D. 

      The nation began to shift from an agricultural base to an industrial base

  • 3. 
    Which of these is a  key feature of a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      The people elect officials to represent them

    • B. 

      State governments are allowed to exercise certain powers that the federal government does not control

    • C. 

      State, local, and federal government systems share specific powers

    • D. 

      The people of each state elect two people to represent them in the federal government

  • 4. 
    Which of these describes what happened as a result of the Louisiana Purchase
    • A. 

      Settlers moved westward to the Mississippi

    • B. 

      The United States nearly doubled in size

    • C. 

      Tensions between the North and the South led to the Civil War

    • D. 

      Eastern urban areas quickly became industrialized

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does NOT describe a change that took place in the United States in the second 1/2 of the 20th century (1950 - 1999)
    • A. 

      The United States was recognized as the world's only superpower

    • B. 

      The United States became the world's greatest economic power

    • C. 

      The women's right's movement resulted in legislation that guaranteed equality for all Americans, male or female

    • D. 

      The majority of immigrants came from Asia or Latin America

  • 6. 
    In the postindustrial economy of the United States, a majority of Americans work in the service industry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    That so many people own cars in the United States helps explain why people were able to move to suburbs from cities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In a free enterprise system, businesses are operated for profit under strict control by the federal government
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The United States is composed of a diverse group of races and ethnicities, arts and popular culture, and languages and religions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The success of the American economy can be attributed to a skilled labor force, a stable political system that encourages economic development, and the world's highest percentage of goods exported to other countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The subregion of the United States most aided by the development of irrigation and air conditioning was
    • A. 

      The South

    • B. 

      The North

    • C. 

      The East

    • D. 

      The West

  • 12. 
    Twenty percent of the population of the United States lives in the the northeast, which covers _____ of the nation's land area
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      5

  • 13. 
    The midwestern city that serves as that regions industrial, transportation, and cultural center is
    • A. 

      Detroit, Michigan

    • B. 

      Chicago, Illinois

    • C. 

      New York, New York

    • D. 

      Los Angeles, California

  • 14. 
    While at an earlier time, this key feature of the South was an obstacle to industrialization, the region has recently experienced rapid growth
    • A. 

      Its history

    • B. 

      Agriculture and livestock production

    • C. 

      Its climate

    • D. 

      Unusual landforms

  • 15. 
    A megalopolis is a region
    • A. 

      Where several large cities and their metropolitan areas develop together: EX: Baltimore and Washington, DC

    • B. 

      Seen primarily in the West

    • C. 

      Of great artistic diversity and cultural heritage

    • D. 

      Dominated by agriculture

  • 16. 
    The United States is a federal republic, which divided power among national, state, and local governments, but it is also a representative democracy, which means that
    • A. 

      Each person has one vote

    • B. 

      The national government is more powerful than the state and local government

    • C. 

      The people rule through elected representatives

  • 17. 
    The economy of the United States is run on a free enterprise system, in which
    • A. 

      Goods and services are sold and traded at the highest profit margin possible

    • B. 

      The government retains strict control over businesses, resources, and technology that are sold or traded for profit

    • C. 

      Businesses, resources, and technology are worker-owned and operated

  • 18. 
    Many American corporations are involved in business worldwide and are called
    • A. 

      Multinationals

    • B. 

      Service industries

    • C. 

      Postindustrialists

  • 19. 
    The subregion of the United States also known as "the rustbelt" is
    • A. 

      The South

    • B. 

      The West

    • C. 

      The Midwest

  • 20. 
    During the 1800's, sectionalism within the rapidly growing United States eventually led to
    • A. 

      Westward movement

    • B. 

      The Civil War

    • C. 

      Slave labor

  • 21. 
    A majority of Americans work in fields such as information processing, finance, medicine, and education which are parts of the
    • A. 

      Postindustrial economy

    • B. 

      Service industry

    • C. 

      Exports industry

  • 22. 
    The United States is currently in what is called a postindustrial economy because
    • A. 

      Manufacturing is no longer the country's most important industry

    • B. 

      The country leads the world in trading

    • C. 

      The country's industrial output is greater than anyone else's

  • 23. 
    New England consists of Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Florida

  • 24. 
    The Next 5 Questions Pertain to your MAPMost of the tribes that experienced removals to Indian Territory originated in which region of the country
    • A. 

      The West

    • B. 

      The South

    • C. 

      The Midwest

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Which tribe was removed from Florida Territory
    • A. 

      Shawnee

    • B. 

      Seminoles

    • C. 

      Sauk and Fox

    • D. 

      Chickasaw

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