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  • 1. 

    Spanish-American War was between which two countries?

    • A.

      United States and Mexico

    • B.

      United States and Spain

    • C.

      United States and Cuba

    Correct Answer
    B. United States and Spain
    Explanation
    The Spanish-American War was fought between the United States and Spain. This conflict arose due to various factors, including the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor and the desire of the United States to expand its influence in the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The war ultimately resulted in the United States emerging as a world power and gaining control over territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Cuba fighting Spain?

    • A.

      To gain Independence from Spain

    • B.

      To keep Spain as a colony

    • C.

      Cuba was not fighting Spain, but helping Spain fight United States

    Correct Answer
    A. To gain Independence from Spain
    Explanation
    Cuba was fighting Spain in order to gain independence from Spanish colonial rule. The people of Cuba wanted to break free from Spanish control and establish their own sovereign nation. They fought for their rights, freedom, and self-determination, seeking to govern themselves without interference from Spain.

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  • 3. 

    The explosion of the U. S. battleship Maine started Spanish-American War

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explosion of the U.S. battleship Maine did indeed start the Spanish-American War. The Maine was stationed in Havana Harbor in Cuba when it exploded on February 15, 1898. This event heightened tensions between the United States and Spain, as many Americans believed that the explosion was a result of Spanish sabotage. The incident served as a catalyst for the United States to declare war on Spain, leading to the Spanish-American War.

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  • 4. 

    Theodore Roosevelt was the president of the United States during the Spanish-American War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt was not the president of the United States during the Spanish-American War. The war took place in 1898, while Roosevelt served as the president from 1901 to 1909. During the Spanish-American War, the president of the United States was William McKinley.

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  • 5. 

    What is Yellow Journalism?

    • A.

      A disease

    • B.

      Exaggerated stories written by newspapers to sell stories

    • C.

      The style of writing during the Spanish - American War

    Correct Answer
    B. Exaggerated stories written by newspapers to sell stories
    Explanation
    Yellow Journalism refers to the practice of newspapers sensationalizing stories and exaggerating facts in order to attract more readers and increase sales. This style of journalism emerged during the late 19th century and early 20th century, particularly during the Spanish-American War. It involved the use of eye-catching headlines, exaggerated claims, and often biased reporting to manipulate public opinion and create a buzz. Yellow Journalism prioritized sensationalism over accuracy and objectivity, often leading to the spread of misinformation and the manipulation of public sentiment.

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  • 6. 

    William McKinley was the president during the Spanish - American War.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    William McKinley was indeed the president during the Spanish-American War. The war took place from April to August 1898, and McKinley served as the 25th President of the United States from March 1897 until his assassination in September 1901. As president, McKinley played a significant role in the events leading up to and during the war, including the decision to intervene in the Cuban War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Paris that ended the conflict.

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  • 7. 

    What was the name of the U. S. Cavalry group that Theodore Roosevelt led during the Spanish - American War?

    • A.

      The Tough Riders

    • B.

      The Rough Riders

    • C.

      The Rough and Tough Riders

    Correct Answer
    B. The Rough Riders
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Rough Riders. During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt led a volunteer cavalry unit known as the Rough Riders. This group consisted of a diverse mix of cowboys, miners, law enforcement officers, and college athletes. They gained fame for their bravery and tenacity in battles such as the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Rough Riders played a significant role in the war and became an iconic symbol of American heroism.

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  • 8. 

    After the war, America gained the following positions of Spain

    • A.

      Puerto Rico, Guam, and India

    • B.

      Guam, Puerto Rico, and Alaska

    • C.

      Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines

    Correct Answer
    C. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines
    Explanation
    After the war, America gained Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines from Spain. These territories were acquired as a result of the Treaty of Paris in 1898, which ended the Spanish-American War. Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory, Guam became an unincorporated territory, and the Philippines initially became a U.S. territory before gaining independence in 1946. This expansion marked a significant shift in American foreign policy and increased its influence in the Pacific region.

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  • 9. 

    The Spanish-American War began America's rise as a world power.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Spanish-American War, which took place in 1898, marked a significant turning point for the United States. Prior to the war, the U.S. had primarily focused on domestic affairs and had not been involved in international conflicts. However, the victory in the war against Spain allowed the U.S. to gain territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, establishing the country as a global power. This event demonstrated America's military capabilities and signaled its intention to play a more prominent role in world affairs, thus initiating its rise as a world power.

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  • 10. 

    Cuba is located where?

    • A.

      Off the coast of South Carolina

    • B.

      In Florida

    • C.

      An Island South of Florida

    Correct Answer
    C. An Island South of Florida
    Explanation
    Cuba is located south of Florida. It is an island in the Caribbean Sea, situated just south of the Florida Keys. The proximity to Florida makes it a popular destination for tourists from the United States. Cuba is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches.

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