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

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