Pvhs American History 2 Final

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American History Quizzes & Trivia

This test will contain information from PVHS American History 2 coursework from sections 1h-2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Sgt. York?
    • A. 

      The founder of the high school Jamestown Tennessee

    • B. 

      American World War I soldier

    • C. 

      A blacksmith

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The Zimmermann telegram led Wilson to ask Congress for declaration of war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All were true of the impact of World War I on the federal government EXCEPT?:
    • A. 

      Centralized management along the lines of Roosevelt’s Square Deal accelerated the creation of the modern bueaucratic state

    • B. 

      The national debt multiplied tenfold

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court struck down avts of Congress the curtailed American civil liberties

    • D. 

      Government-sponsored propaganda promoted psychological and social conformity

  • 4. 
    President Woodrow Wilson viewed America's entry into World War I as an opportunity for the United States to:
    • A. 

      Reestablish the balance of power in European diplomacy.

    • B. 

      Expand America's territorial holdings.

    • C. 

      Rebuild its dangerously small military and naval forces.

    • D. 

      Shape a new international order based on the ideals of democracy.

  • 5. 
     In June 1918, some                      American soldiers crossed the Atlantic; In July 3000,000; In August 286,000 more.
    • A. 

      269,000

    • B. 

      279,000

    • C. 

      289,000

    • D. 

      290,000

  • 6. 
    Such expression as "liberty cabbage" and "liberty sausage," used during World War I, were an indication of:
    • A. 

      Food shortages.

    • B. 

      American hostile reaction to things German.

    • C. 

      American food relief to Belgium.

    • D. 

      American patriotic fervor to increase the food supply by planting home "victory gardens."

  • 7. 
    Black Tuesday                  , was the day the stock market experienced the greatest crash in history.
    • A. 

      October 26

    • B. 

      October 28

    • C. 

      October 29

    • D. 

      October 31

  • 8. 
    Part of the reason for the stock market crash was:
    • A. 

      The high rate of deflation in the 1920s

    • B. 

      The tax policies of the 1920s, which especially hurt the wealthy who might otherwise have brought more stocks

    • C. 

      The buying of great amounts of stock "on margin"

    • D. 

      The low tariff, which allowed imports to corner several importan American markest

  • 9. 
    Which of the following characterized the economy of the 1920s?:
    • A. 

      An emphasis on heavy industry, such as the production of locomotives.

    • B. 

      A drop in the real wages of workers.

    • C. 

      Increasing wealth for the agricultural sector.

    • D. 

      An emphasis on cash rather than credit purchases.

    • E. 

      A shift to the production of consumer goods.

  • 10. 
    By the end of the 1920s, what had become the nation's largest industry?:
    • A. 

      Automobiles

    • B. 

      Steel

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      Oil

    • E. 

      Chemicals

  • 11. 
    A major cause of the Great Depression was?:
    • A. 

      The stock market crash. the inability of wages to keep pace with production increases.

    • B. 

      The inability of wages to keep pace with production increases.

    • C. 

      Reliance upon a single metallic base for currency.

    • D. 

      The inability of production to keep pace with wage increases.

    • E. 

      Federal budget increases during the New Deal.

  • 12. 
    The Great Depression was the worst economic catastrophe in American history.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A second response to the Depression was:
    • A. 

      Totalitarian communism

    • B. 

      Fascism and militarism

    • C. 

      Military dictatorship

    • D. 

      Welfare capitalism

  • 14. 
    The Great Depression led Americans to view the federal Government as the ultimate protector of public well-being:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What did President Franklin Roosevelt promise the American people?
    • A. 

      New Ideas

    • B. 

      Wealth

    • C. 

      New Deal

    • D. 

      Unemployment Insurance

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason given by President Franklin Roosevelt in his attempt to "pack" the Supreme Court?: 
    • A. 

      He believed he had a mandate after the 1936 election.

    • B. 

      Most Supreme Court justices were interpreting the Constitution too broadly.

    • C. 

      He wanted to ease the work load of the Court's older members.

    • D. 

      Most of the Supreme Court justices were conservative.

    • E. 

      The Court was declaring too many New Deal programs unconstitutional.

  • 17. 
    During the period of the New Deal, the program of organized labor was most successful in:
    • A. 

      Unifying the labor movement.

    • B. 

      Restoring full employment to the economy.

    • C. 

      Removing obstacles to unionization.

    • D. 

      Securing a nationwide system of workers' compensation.

    • E. 

      Safeguarding unions from authoritarian control.

  • 18. 
    Who ordered the Bonus Army's Camp evacuation?
    • A. 

      White house

    • B. 

      District of Columbia Officials

    • C. 

      Douglas McArthur

    • D. 

      President Hoover

  • 19. 
    In Roosevelt's first hundred days in office, he pushed              major bills through Congress.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      18

  • 20. 
    The Social Security program of 1935 provided which of the following:
    • A. 

      Federally administered unemployment insurance.

    • B. 

      Old age pensions paid for by taxes on employers and workers.

    • C. 

      Unemployment insurance administered by the federal government.

    • D. 

      Federally administered assistance to the blind and disabled.

    • E. 

      All of these choices are correct.

  • 21. 
    All of the following were achieved during the New Deal EXCEPT?:
    • A. 

      A balanced budget.

    • B. 

      Renewed confidence in banks.

    • C. 

      A gradual improvement in farm conditions.

    • D. 

      A gradual acceptance of labor unions.

    • E. 

      A reduction in unemployment.

  • 22. 
    The three original programs of Social Security included all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ensure against poverty in old age

    • B. 

      Maintan state operated unemployment insurance programs

    • C. 

      Provide job security for government employees

    • D. 

      Subsidize welfare programs of the state

  • 23. 
    During the years of the Great Depression and the New Deal, Blacks:
    • A. 

      Benefited from habving a friend in the White House, Eleonor Roosevelt, who chould speak and act independently in support of black goals.

    • B. 

      Did not continue to migrate to northern cities because there were no jobs

    • C. 

      Benefited from the Civil Rights Bills passed by Congress with Franklin Roosevelt urging

    • D. 

      Tended to vote for the Republic Party because the Democratic Party did not support policies beneficial to blacks

  • 24. 
    During the New Deal, blacks became strong supporters of the Democracy party because:
    • A. 

      Most believed that Roosevelt fought aggressively for civil rights

    • B. 

      Roosevelt supported legislation to make lynching a federal crime

    • C. 

      The New Deal relief agencies included blacks as recipients

    • D. 

      Roosevelt tried to persuade Congress to ban the poll tax

  • 25. 
    Naturalized Mexican American citizens were sent across the U.S. -Mexico border from Arizona, California, and Texas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934: 
    • A. 

      Promoted assimilation of Indians into the American mainstream

    • B. 

      Provided relief for the unemployment on reservations

    • C. 

      Reversed a 50 year pattern by recognizing tribal life

    • D. 

      Centralized administration of the reservation sytem in new federal agency

  • 27. 
    The discovery of the concentration camps revealed WWII's most terrible secret,:
    • A. 

      7,600 inmates

    • B. 

      The Holocaust

    • C. 

      Gas chamber

    • D. 

      Prisoners

  • 28. 
    Auschwitz II-Birkenau contain four gas chambers and crematoria.
    • A. 

      .True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Hitler's drive for political power began in          , when he joined a small party later known as the Nazis.
    • A. 

      1910

    • B. 

      1919

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1921

  • 30. 
    By 1935, Hitler had transformed Germany into a fascist state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    At what time did the first Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor?
    • A. 

      7:02am

    • B. 

      7:35am

    • C. 

      7:55am

    • D. 

      8:55am

  • 32. 
    World War II brought about all of the following changes EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Increasing the number of Americans who moved from rural areas to cities

    • B. 

      Accelerating long-developing social changes for black Americans

    • C. 

      Increasing the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest Americans

    • D. 

      Dramatic changes in the roles and expectations of women

  • 33. 
    The Soviet Union was committed to free and democratic elections in Easter Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    In waging war against Japan, the United States relied mainly on a strategy of:
    • A. 

      Heavy bombing from Chinese air bases

    • B. 

      "island hopping" from the South Pacific to within striking distance of Japan

    • C. 

      Invading Japanese strongholds in Southeast Asia

    • D. 

      Fortifying China by transporting supplies from India over the Himalayan "hump"

  • 35. 
    In World War II the Allied strategy, agreed upon by the U. S. and Great Britain, was to?:
    • A. 

      Concentrate on defeating Japan first before turning to Germany.

    • B. 

      Divide all resources equally between the war against Japan and that against Germany.

    • C. 

      Fight only against Japan, leaving the Russians to fight Germany alone.

    • D. 

      Take a passive role and limit operations to reacting to Axis moves.

    • E. 

      Concentrate on defeating Germany first before turning on Japan.

  • 36. 
    President Truman asked Congress for $                in economic and military aid for Greece and Tukey.
    • A. 

      100 million

    • B. 

      200 million

    • C. 

      300 million

    • D. 

      400 million

  • 37. 
    President Truman used the atom bomb against Japan for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      He believed the bomb was an appropriate response to Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      His basic motivation was to save American lives

    • C. 

      He believed the bomb's power would convince the Soviets not to challenge American supremacy tafter he war

  • 38. 
    The North Koreans fled in disarray across the 38th paralle, the pre-war border between North and South KoreaPresident.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    In what year was the Peace Corps formed?
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1945

    • D. 

      1961

  • 40. 
    The United States made its first attempt at a Satellite launch in                      .
    • A. 

      November

    • B. 

      December

    • C. 

      October

    • D. 

      August

  • 41. 
    Who was Thurgood Marshall?
    • A. 

      The NAACP's chief counsel

    • B. 

      First African American to serve on the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Judge

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 42. 
    Under the           Civil Rights Law, segregated restaurants and hotels across the south opened their doors to black patrons.
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1964

    • D. 

      1966

  • 43. 
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for:
    • A. 

      Separatism and identification with Africa

    • B. 

      Racial integration

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      Self-sufficiency and black self help

  • 44. 
    To promote education, Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act of 1965.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    The book "                    " helped to launch a new movement for women's liberation.
    • A. 

      The Feminine Mystique

    • B. 

      The Trapped Housewife

    • C. 

      Queen for a Day

    • D. 

      Why young mothers feel trapped

  • 46. 
    In which state women could not sit on Juries? 
    • A. 

      Arizona

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Alabama

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 47. 
    The Supreme Court's most controversial decision involving women's right's was delivered in the case of :
    • A. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • B. 

      Griggs v. Duke Power

    • C. 

      Warner Ruger v. Williams Rehnquist

    • D. 

      .

  • 48. 
    Phyllis Schlafly was:
    • A. 

      The leader of the anti-ERA movement

    • B. 

      The writer of the book "Choice Not an Echo"

    • C. 

      A mother of 6 children

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 49. 
    Throughout the 1960's nation's poorest minority group, nore deprived than any other group were: 
    • A. 

      Black Americans

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Mexican Americans

    • D. 

      Native Americans