Pvhs American\US History 1 Final

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American History Quizzes & Trivia

This test will contain information from the PVHS American History 1 coursework sections 1i-4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Introduction:  Between 1810 and 1819 there were 7 major riots; in the 1830s there were ___.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      105

    • C. 

      110

    • D. 

      115

  • 2. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Introduction:  In a single decade, 1834–1844, ____ incidents of mob violence occurred in New York.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      250

  • 3. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Introduction:  By 1835, there were nearly _____ drinking places in New York--one for every 50 persons over the age of 15.
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      3,000

    • D. 

      4,000

  • 4. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Introduction:  In New York, the nation’s largest city, crime rose far faster than in the overall population. Between 1814 and _____, the city’s population doubled, but reports of crime quadrupled.
    • A. 

      1831

    • B. 

      1832

    • C. 

      1833

    • D. 

      1834

  • 5. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Introduction:  During the early 19th century, poverty, lawlessness, violence, and vice appeared to be increasing at an alarming rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Moral Reform:  By _____ an estimated 2 million Americans had taken the “pledge” to abstain from hard liquor.
    • A. 

      1834

    • B. 

      1835

    • C. 

      1836

    • D. 

      1837

  • 7. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Moral Reform:  In _____ the nation’s first formal national temperance organization--the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance--was born.
    • A. 

      1824

    • B. 

      1825

    • C. 

      1826

    • D. 

      1827

  • 8. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Moral Reform:  By _____ the typical adult American consumed more than 7 gallons of absolute alcohol a year (compared to 2.6 gallons today).
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

  • 9. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Moral Reform:  Instead of taking coffee breaks, people took a dram of liquor at ___ and again at 4 o’clock as well as drinks after meals “to aid digestion” and a nightcap before going to sleep.
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      8

  • 10. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Moral Reform:  The New York Moral Reform Society had ________ members in 1837 and branches in New England and upstate New York.
    • A. 

      14,000

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      16,000

    • D. 

      17,000

  • 11. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Radical Reform and Antislavery:  In _____ a group of prominent ministers and politicians formed the American Colonization Society to resettle free blacks in West Africa, encourage planters voluntarily to emancipate their slaves, and create a group of black missionaries who would spread Christianity in Africa.
    • A. 

      1815

    • B. 

      1816

    • C. 

      1817

    • D. 

      1818

  • 12. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Radical Reform and Antislavery:  At the present rate of progress, predicted one religious leader in 1791, within ___ years it will “be as shameful for a man to hold a Negro slave, as to be guilty of common robbery or theft.”
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 13. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Radical Reform and Antislavery:  As late as the ______, no church had discouraged its members from owning or trading in slaves.
    • A. 

      1750s

    • B. 

      1760s

    • C. 

      1770s

    • D. 

      1780s

  • 14. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Antislavery Timeline:   In what year did the following occur?  The Continental Congress approves a resolution prohibiting slave importations and further American participation in the slave trade.
    • A. 

      1774

    • B. 

      1779

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1793

  • 15. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Antislavery Timeline:   In what year did the following occur?  John Laurens proposes to Congress the arming of 3,000 slaves to resist a British invasion of the South; Congress approves the proposal but the South Carolina legislature rejects it.
    • A. 

      1774

    • B. 

      1779

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1793

  • 16. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Antislavery Timeline:   In what year did the following occur?  The Constitutional Convention agrees to count three-fifths of a state's slave population in apportioning representations; forbids Congress from ending the Atlantic slave trade until 1808; and requires fugitive slaves to be returned to their owners.
    • A. 

      1774

    • B. 

      1779

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1793

  • 17. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Antislavery Timeline:   In what year did the following occur?  Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin.
    • A. 

      1774

    • B. 

      1779

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1793

  • 18. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Women’s Rights:  In ____, after the American Anti-Slavery Society split over the issue of women’s rights, the organization named three female delegates to a World Anti-Slavery Convention to be held in London later that year.
    • A. 

      1840

    • B. 

      1841

    • C. 

      1842

    • D. 

      1843

  • 19. 
    Pre-Civil War Reform, Women’s Rights:  In _____ Angelina gained national notoriety by lecturing against slavery to audiences that included men as well as women.
    • A. 

      1836

    • B. 

      1837

    • C. 

      1838

    • D. 

      1839

  • 20. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, A Thrity Years War:  In _____, warfare spread to Colorado, after the discovery of gold led to an influx of whites.
    • A. 

      1864

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1866

    • D. 

      1867

  • 21. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, The Sand Creek Massacre:  Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado, the lone American Indian in Congress, called it "one of the most disgraceful moments in American history." About _____ U.S. army volunteers stormed through an Indian encampment near Big Sandy Creek in Colorado, slaughtering scores of women and children. This episode became known as the Sand Creek Massacre.
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      600

    • C. 

      700

    • D. 

      800

  • 22. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, The Sand Creek Massacre:  In the Spring of_____, a wing of the Cheyenne tribe unleashed attacks on white settlers, which prompted John M. Chivington, a Methodist minister who had become Colorado's military commander and was eager to become a member of Congress, to call for volunteer Indian fighters for 100-day enlistments.
    • A. 

      1864

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1866

    • D. 

      1867

  • 23. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, The Battle of the Little Big Horn:  In ______, during a meeting under a flag of truce in Fort Robinson, Nebraska, an American soldier killed Crazy Horse by stabbing him with a bayonet.
    • A. 

      1876

    • B. 

      1877

    • C. 

      1878

    • D. 

      1879

  • 24. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, The Battle of the Little Big Horn:  On _____ 25, 1876, Custer's scouts had observed what they thought was a retreating Indian village along the Little Big Horn River in what is now Montana.
    • A. 

      June

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      August

    • D. 

      September

  • 25. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, Wounded Knee I:  Beginning in the _____, a religious movement known as the Ghost Dance arose among Indians of the Great Basin, and then spread, in the late 1880s, to the Great Plains.
    • A. 

      1850s

    • B. 

      1860s

    • C. 

      1870s

    • D. 

      1880s

  • 26. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, Wounded Knee I:  In ____, Wovoka, a Paiute holy man from Nevada, had a revelation.
    • A. 

      1889

    • B. 

      1890

    • C. 

      1891

    • D. 

      1892

  • 27. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, ative Americans at the turn of the century:  The ____ Dawes Act allotted reservation lands to individual Indians in units of 40 to 160 acres.
    • A. 

      1885

    • B. 

      1886

    • C. 

      1887

    • D. 

      1888

  • 28. 
    Tragedy of the Plains Indians, ative Americans at the turn of the century:  The ____ census recorded an Indian population of less than 225,000, and falling.
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1891

    • C. 

      1892

    • D. 

      1893

  • 29. 
    The World before 1492:  Who invented writing?
    • A. 

      People in ancient Sumer in what is now Iraq

    • B. 

      People in southwestern Asia

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Northeast Africans

  • 30. 
    The World before 1492:  Who were the first farmers?
    • A. 

      People in ancient Sumer in what is now Iraq

    • B. 

      People in southwestern Asia

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Northeast Africans

  • 31. 
    The World before 1492:  Who invented paper?
    • A. 

      People in ancient Sumer in what is now Iraq

    • B. 

      People in southwestern Asia

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Northeast Africans

  • 32. 
    The World before 1492:  Who invented the axle, the drill, and the chisel?
    • A. 

      People in ancient Sumer in what is now Iraq

    • B. 

      People in southwestern Asia

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Northeast Africans

  • 33. 
    The World before 1492:  Who invented the compass and the abacus?
    • A. 

      People in ancient Sumer in what is now Iraq

    • B. 

      People in southwestern Asia

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Northeast Africans