December Quest 2020: Proficient Level Review

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December Quest 2020: Proficient Level Review

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following was the "official reason" for Prohibition in the late-1910's? Being sure to:
    • A. 

      Provide enough food for American soldiers in Europe during WW I

    • B. 

      Promote traditional beliefs and values in small-town and rural America

    • C. 

      Deny Catholics their sacramental wine

    • D. 

      Decrease the influence of Americans that lived in cities

  • 2. 
    In which of the following states did the "Scopes Monkey Trial" occur?
    • A. 

      Tennessee

    • B. 

      North Carolina

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      West Virginia

  • 3. 
    All of the following were major causes of the Great Depression except:
    • A. 

      Consumption

    • B. 

      Investment

    • C. 

      Foreign Trade

    • D. 

      Government Spending

  • 4. 
    All of the following statements are true about the Scopes Monkey Trial (1925) except:
    • A. 

      Scopes was arrested by the police as he was teaching his Science class

    • B. 

      Both famous attorneys wanted to embarrass the other on the national stage

    • C. 

      Big city newspapers from the East made fun of the rural South

    • D. 

      One of the lawyers agreed to take the witness stand to be questioned by the other lawyer

  • 5. 
    According to the U.S. Government, what was the official unemployment percentage during the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 6. 
    The Great Depression actually started in 1930 with the:
    • A. 

      Collapse of the Banking System

    • B. 

      Election of Herbert Hoover

    • C. 

      Dust Bowl

    • D. 

      Stock Market Crash

  • 7. 
    The US Government code name for making the Atomic Bomb was:
    • A. 

      The Manhattan Project

    • B. 

      The Tennessee Valley Authority

    • C. 

      Project X-Ray

    • D. 

      Operation Barbarossa

  • 8. 
    All of the following statements about Pearl Harbor are true except:
    • A. 

      One American aircraft carrier was sunk, and two others badly damaged

    • B. 

      Over two thousand Americans were killed, and over 2000 were wounded

    • C. 

      The vast majority of US airplanes were destroyed or badly damaged

    • D. 

      All of the U.S. battleships in Pearl Harbor were sunk or badly damaged

  • 9. 
    The name of this woman from a US Government propaganda poster during World War II was:
    • A. 

      Rosie the Riveter

    • B. 

      Wendy the Welder

    • C. 

      Grace the Gunner

    • D. 

      Tessie the Typist

  • 10. 
    Which of the following states was the 36th to ratify the 19th Amendment?
    • A. 

      Tennessee

    • B. 

      Nebraska

    • C. 

      Kentucky

    • D. 

      Indiana

  • 11. 
    Which of the following actually ended the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      America's entry into WW II after the attack on Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      The election of FDR to a 3rd term as President

    • C. 

      Massive government construction projects that put millions back to work

    • D. 

      The creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)