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December Quest 2021: Proficient Level Review - Quiz

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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

    Correct Answer
    A. Provide enough food for American soldiers in Europe during WW I
    Explanation
    During World War I, the "official reason" for Prohibition was to provide enough food for American soldiers in Europe. This was because the production of alcohol required large amounts of grain, which was needed to feed the troops. By implementing Prohibition, the government aimed to conserve resources and ensure an adequate food supply for the soldiers fighting in the war.

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  • 2. 

    In which of the following states did the "Scopes Monkey Trial" occur?

    • A.

      Tennessee

    • B.

      North Carolina

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      West Virginia

    Correct Answer
    A. Tennessee
    Explanation
    The "Scopes Monkey Trial" occurred in Tennessee.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following were major causes of the Great Depression except:

    • A.

      Consumption

    • B.

      Investment

    • C.

      Foreign Trade

    • D.

      Government Spending

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreign Trade
    Explanation
    Consumption, investment, and government spending were all major causes of the Great Depression. Consumption refers to the decrease in consumer spending, which led to a decrease in demand for goods and services. Investment refers to the decrease in business investment, which led to a decrease in production and employment. Government spending refers to the decrease in government expenditure, which led to a decrease in economic activity. However, foreign trade was not a major cause of the Great Depression. While international trade did decline during this time, it was not a primary factor in causing the economic downturn.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Scopes was arrested by the police as he was teaching his Science class
    Explanation
    The Scopes Monkey Trial was a highly publicized trial in 1925 in which John Scopes, a high school teacher, was charged with teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law. While it is true that Scopes was arrested and charged, he was not arrested by the police while teaching his Science class. He was actually intentionally teaching evolution as part of a planned test case to challenge the state law.

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  • 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%

    Correct Answer
    A. 25%
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, the official unemployment percentage in the United States was 25%. This means that a quarter of the workforce was without a job during that time. The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that lasted from 1929 to the late 1930s, and it resulted in high unemployment rates, widespread poverty, and a significant decline in economic activity. The 25% unemployment rate reflects the magnitude of the crisis and the devastating impact it had on the labor market.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Collapse of the Banking System
    Explanation
    The Great Depression actually started in 1930 with the collapse of the banking system. This event marked the beginning of a severe economic downturn, as banks failed and people lost their savings. The collapse of the banking system led to a decrease in consumer spending and investment, which in turn caused a decline in production and employment. This financial crisis was a major factor in triggering the Great Depression, as it created a ripple effect throughout the economy and set the stage for the subsequent economic hardships experienced during the 1930s.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The Manhattan Project
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the US Government code name for the research and development program that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II. It was initiated in 1939 and led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada. The project's goal was to harness the power of nuclear fission to create a weapon of mass destruction. The Manhattan Project ultimately resulted in the successful detonation of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. One American aircraft carrier was sunk, and two others badly damaged
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One American aircraft carrier was sunk, and two others badly damaged." This statement is not true because no American aircraft carriers were sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosie the Riveter
    Explanation
    Rosie the Riveter was the name of a woman depicted in a US Government propaganda poster during World War II. The image showed a strong, determined woman wearing overalls and a red bandana, symbolizing the women who worked in factories and shipyards to support the war effort. Rosie the Riveter became an iconic symbol of women's empowerment and the important role they played in the workforce during the war.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following states was the 36th to ratify the 19th Amendment?

    • A.

      Tennessee

    • B.

      Nebraska

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    A. Tennessee
    Explanation
    Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. This amendment granted women the right to vote. The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a significant milestone in the women's suffrage movement. Tennessee's ratification in 1920 helped to reach the necessary three-fourths majority of states needed to amend the U.S. Constitution. This allowed women across the country to finally have their voices heard in the democratic process.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    A. America's entry into WW II after the attack on Pearl Harbor
    Explanation
    America's entry into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor ended the Great Depression because it led to a massive increase in government spending and the mobilization of the economy for war. The war effort created millions of jobs in industries such as defense manufacturing, shipbuilding, and aviation. The increased government spending and employment resulted in a significant boost to the economy, increasing production and consumer spending. This, in turn, helped to stimulate economic growth and lift the country out of the Great Depression.

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