Ss 4th Quarter Assessment

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  • 1. 

    What are the three geographic regions of NC?

    • A.

      Outer Banks, Coastal Plain, Mountains

    • B.

      Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

    • C.

      Tidewater, Mountains, Piedmont

    • D.

      Outer Banks, Foothills, Piedmont

    Correct Answer
    B. Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain. This answer accurately identifies the three geographic regions of North Carolina. The Mountains region refers to the western part of the state, which includes the Appalachian Mountains. The Piedmont region is the central part of the state, characterized by rolling hills and fertile farmland. The Coastal Plain region is the eastern part of the state, which includes the Outer Banks and stretches along the Atlantic coastline.

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  • 2. 

    Complete the analogy about state capitals of NC: __________: First Capital of NC Raleigh: Current State Capital

    • A.

      Bath

    • B.

      Wilmington

    • C.

      Winston Salem

    • D.

      New Bern

    Correct Answer
    D. New Bern
    Explanation
    New Bern is the correct answer because it was the first capital of North Carolina. The analogy is asking for the first capital of NC, and Raleigh is the current capital. Bath, Wilmington, and Winston Salem are not correct because they were never the capital of NC.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the true statement about settlement of the state of NC.

    • A.

      Rivers flow from region to region throughout the state, so settlement was very easy throughout the state

    • B.

      Settlement began in the Coastal Plain then moved into the Backcountry then the Mountains

    • C.

      The Backcountry was settled first then the mountains, Coastal Plain was settled last.

    • D.

      The Rivers of NC had no effect on the development, transportation of the state

    Correct Answer
    B. Settlement began in the Coastal Plain then moved into the Backcountry then the Mountains
    Explanation
    Settlement began in the Coastal Plain then moved into the Backcountry then the Mountains. This suggests that the initial settlement in the state of NC started in the Coastal Plain region, then gradually expanded into the Backcountry region, and finally reached the Mountains region. This sequence implies a chronological progression of settlement, with each region being colonized in a specific order.

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  • 4. 

    Name the largest tribe of Native Americans living in NC.

    • A.

      Cherokee

    • B.

      Catawba

    • C.

      Creek

    • D.

      Tuscarora

    Correct Answer
    A. Cherokee
    Explanation
    The Cherokee tribe is the largest tribe of Native Americans living in North Carolina. They have a rich history and cultural heritage in the region. The Cherokee people have a strong presence in the state and have made significant contributions to its history and development.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the most famous NC pirate that used the NC Coast to his advantage?

    • A.

      Redbeard

    • B.

      Blackbeard

    • C.

      Robert Maynard

    • D.

      Stede Bonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Blackbeard
    Explanation
    Blackbeard is the most famous NC pirate who used the NC Coast to his advantage. He was a notorious pirate who operated in the waters off the coast of North Carolina during the early 18th century. Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, was known for his fearsome appearance, with a thick black beard and multiple weapons strapped to his body. He terrorized ships and coastal communities, using the treacherous waters and hidden inlets of the NC Coast to his advantage in evading capture. His exploits and his eventual demise in a battle with British naval forces have made him a legendary figure in pirate lore.

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  • 6. 

    What is the main purpose of Veterans Day?

    • A.

      To celebrate the day of victory in WWI

    • B.

      To honor and thank those that died in WWI

    • C.

      To honor and thank those who died in WWII and Vietnam War

    • D.

      To honor and thank those who have serve in our nations military

    Correct Answer
    D. To honor and thank those who have serve in our nations military
    Explanation
    The main purpose of Veterans Day is to honor and thank those who have served in our nation's military. It is a day to show appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by veterans in protecting our country.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name the first successful English colony in the New World?

    • A.

      Lost Colony

    • B.

      Amadas Barlowe Expedition

    • C.

      Lane Colony

    • D.

      Jamestown

    Correct Answer
    D. Jamestown
    Explanation
    Jamestown is the correct answer because it was the first successful English colony in the New World. Established in 1607, Jamestown was located in what is now Virginia and played a significant role in the colonization and development of North America. It was the first permanent English settlement and served as the capital of the Virginia Colony. Despite facing numerous challenges, including conflicts with Native Americans and difficulties in obtaining food and supplies, Jamestown managed to survive and thrive, paving the way for future English colonies in America.

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  • 8. 

    What crop helped to make the Jamestown Colony successful for the English in 1607?

    • A.

      Wheat

    • B.

      Corn/Maize

    • C.

      Tobacco

    • D.

      Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    C. Tobacco
    Explanation
    Tobacco was the crop that helped make the Jamestown Colony successful for the English in 1607. Tobacco cultivation became a profitable venture for the colonists as it became popular in Europe. The demand for tobacco increased rapidly, leading to economic prosperity for the colony. The cash generated from tobacco exports allowed the colonists to establish a stable economy and attract more settlers, ultimately ensuring the success of the Jamestown Colony.

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  • 9. 

    Use the analogy to identify the exchanges from the Columbian Exchange. Diseases: ___________ Corn: ________

    • A.

      Slavery, Horses

    • B.

      Corn, Horses

    • C.

      Potatoes, Men

    • D.

      Corn, Potatoes

    Correct Answer
    A. Slavery, Horses
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Slavery, Horses. The Columbian Exchange refers to the transfer of goods, ideas, and diseases between the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) and the New World (the Americas) following Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492. Slavery was a significant part of this exchange, as European colonizers brought enslaved Africans to the Americas to work on plantations. Horses were also introduced to the New World, having a major impact on Native American cultures and changing their way of life.

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  • 10. 

    Why did Columbus call the Native Americans, Indians?

    • A.

      He thought that he had landed in Asia

    • B.

      He thought that was the best name for them

    • C.

      When he landed in North America, the Natives used sign language to tell them that was what they wished to be called

    • D.

      He thought that he had landed in India, therefore they were natives of the nation- Indians

    Correct Answer
    D. He thought that he had landed in India, therefore they were natives of the nation- Indians
    Explanation
    Columbus called the Native Americans Indians because he believed that he had landed in India. He mistakenly thought that the land he discovered was part of the Asian continent and that the indigenous people he encountered were natives of India. This led him to refer to them as Indians.

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  • 11. 

    Describe the lasting impact of exploration upon the Native American population.

    • A.

      Loss of land

    • B.

      Reduction in population

    • C.

      Exchange of plants, animals, disease

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The lasting impact of exploration upon the Native American population included the loss of land, as European settlers claimed and colonized their territories. This led to the displacement and forced relocation of many Native American tribes. Additionally, the arrival of Europeans brought diseases to which Native Americans had no immunity, resulting in a significant reduction in their population. Furthermore, the exchange of plants and animals between the Old and New Worlds had both positive and negative effects on Native American societies, as they gained new resources but also faced challenges in adapting to unfamiliar species.

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  • 12. 

    Select the correct process of colonization for NC

    • A.

      Attempted Colonies by Sir Walter Raleigh,Jamestown, Proprietatary Colony, Royal Colony, Independence

    • B.

      Jamestown, Independence, Royal Colony, Proprietatary

    • C.

      Attempted Colonies, Jamestown, Royal Colony, Independence, Proprietary

    • D.

      Independence, Royal Colony, Jamestown, Proprietatary, Attempted Colonies

    Correct Answer
    A. Attempted Colonies by Sir Walter Raleigh,Jamestown, Proprietatary Colony, Royal Colony, Independence
  • 13. 

    What were the main reasons that settlers moved into the Backcountry in the 1700's?

    • A.

      Find rich farmland

    • B.

      Wealth and freedom

    • C.

      Religious Freedom,& to escape political conflicts

    • D.

      Farmland and Freedom

    Correct Answer
    C. Religious Freedom,& to escape political conflicts
    Explanation
    The main reasons that settlers moved into the Backcountry in the 1700's were religious freedom and to escape political conflicts. This suggests that individuals sought to practice their religious beliefs freely and avoid being involved in political disputes. The answer options of "Find rich farmland" and "Wealth and freedom" may be plausible reasons for settlers to move, but they are not the main reasons stated in the answer.

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  • 14. 

    What would be the best description of the word yeoman?

    • A.

      Rich plantation owner with 20 or more slaves

    • B.

      Indentured Servant

    • C.

      Apprentice

    • D.

      Small Farmer

    Correct Answer
    D. Small Farmer
    Explanation
    The best description of the word "yeoman" would be a small farmer. This term typically refers to someone who owns and cultivates a small plot of land, usually without the use of enslaved labor. Yeomen were self-sufficient and independent landowners who played a crucial role in the agrarian economy. They were not as wealthy or powerful as rich plantation owners, nor were they indentured servants or apprentices who worked under someone else's authority. Instead, yeomen were hardworking individuals who owned their own land and worked it themselves.

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  • 15. 

    What was the main purpose of the Great Wagon Road?

    • A.

      Native American trail used by the British during the American Revolution

    • B.

      Trail made by horses that allowed settlements along the mountains of PA to NY

    • C.

      Brought settlers from PA to NC and began to settle NC's Backcountry

    • D.

      Path used by settlers to move towards the coast of NC

    Correct Answer
    C. Brought settlers from PA to NC and began to settle NC's Backcountry
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the Great Wagon Road was to bring settlers from Pennsylvania to North Carolina and facilitate the settlement of North Carolina's Backcountry. The road allowed for the movement of people and goods between the two regions, opening up opportunities for colonization and development in North Carolina's interior.

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  • 16. 

    What region of the state would be best described as the "Backcountry"?

    • A.

      Piedmont

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Coastal Plain

    • D.

      Tidewater

    Correct Answer
    A. Piedmont
    Explanation
    The region of the state that would be best described as the "Backcountry" is the Piedmont. The Piedmont region is characterized by its hilly terrain and is located between the Coastal Plain and the Mountains. It is known for its rural and less developed areas, making it a suitable description for the "Backcountry" region.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following was not an immigrant group of the 1700's that moved to NC by choice?

    • A.

      Africans

    • B.

      Highland Scots

    • C.

      Moravains

    • D.

      Scot-Irish

    Correct Answer
    A. Africans
    Explanation
    During the 1700s, Africans were not considered as an immigrant group that moved to North Carolina by choice. Unlike the other options listed, Africans were forcibly brought to North Carolina as slaves through the transatlantic slave trade. They were not given the option to migrate voluntarily, unlike the Highland Scots, Moravians, and Scot-Irish who chose to move to North Carolina during this time period.

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  • 18. 

    Which immigrant groups of the 20th Century found living in NC are currently growing at a rapid pace? 

    • A.

      Highland Scot, Moravians

    • B.

      Hmong, Hispanic

    • C.

      Scot-Irish, Highland Scot

    • D.

      Hmong, Moravians

    Correct Answer
    B. Hmong, Hispanic
    Explanation
    The immigrant groups of Hmong and Hispanic are currently growing at a rapid pace in North Carolina. This can be attributed to various factors such as job opportunities, family reunification, and a welcoming environment for immigrants. The Hmong community, originally from Southeast Asia, has been steadily increasing in North Carolina due to resettlement programs and the availability of employment in industries such as agriculture and manufacturing. Similarly, the Hispanic community has been growing due to factors such as the demand for labor in sectors like construction and agriculture, as well as family reunification.

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  • 19. 

    The French and Indian War helped to set the stage for what major conflict to occur?

    • A.

      American Revolution

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      World War I

    • D.

      Golden Age of Piracy

    Correct Answer
    A. American Revolution
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War was a major conflict between the British and French in North America. It resulted in the British acquiring significant amounts of French territory, including Canada. This victory for the British led to increased tensions between the British government and the American colonists. The colonists felt that they had played a significant role in the war, but were not being given the recognition or benefits they deserved. These tensions eventually led to the American Revolution, where the colonists fought for their independence from British rule. Therefore, the correct answer is the American Revolution.

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  • 20. 

    What would be the best definition of the word "Revolution"?

    • A.

      Fighting a war

    • B.

      Argument over a land/terrority

    • C.

      Dispute between two groups of people

    • D.

      A time of great change, conflict

    Correct Answer
    D. A time of great change, conflict
    Explanation
    The best definition of the word "Revolution" is a time of great change and conflict. This term refers to a significant and often sudden transformation in society, politics, or culture, accompanied by intense conflicts and upheavals. It goes beyond mere fighting a war, arguing over land or territory, or disputes between two groups of people, as it encompasses a broader scope of profound and transformative shifts in various aspects of life.

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  • 21. 

    We researched who our national "Founding Fathers" were, how would they be best defined? 

    • A.

      Social leaders of the American Revolution

    • B.

      Political leaders of the American Revolution and helped to found the new nation after the war

    • C.

      Constitutional signers

    • D.

      Those men who signed the Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    B. Political leaders of the American Revolution and helped to found the new nation after the war
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Political leaders of the American Revolution and helped to found the new nation after the war." This answer accurately describes the role of the national "Founding Fathers" in the American Revolution. They were not only political leaders during the revolution but also played a crucial role in establishing the new nation after the war. They were instrumental in drafting and ratifying the Constitution, which laid the foundation for the United States of America.

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  • 22. 

    Why was SIr Walter Raleigh important to our state history?

    • A.

      He began the first successful colony in the New World

    • B.

      He sponsored 3 trips to the NC Outer Banks and attempted colonies

    • C.

      Our state capital is named in honor of him

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    Sir Walter Raleigh was important to our state history because he sponsored three trips to the NC Outer Banks and attempted colonies, and our state capital is named in honor of him. This indicates that he played a significant role in the exploration and colonization of the area, as well as in the establishment of its capital city.

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  • 23. 

    Why is the process of Fracking dangerous to NC and its people?

    • A.

      Ground water could become contaminated with harsh chemicals

    • B.

      It is not dangerous, just expensive process to begin for NC

    • C.

      Rocks are broken into small pieces and ground water is harmed by gravel

    • D.

      The noise of equipment is loud and dangerous to ears

    Correct Answer
    A. Ground water could become contaminated with harsh chemicals
    Explanation
    Fracking involves injecting a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals deep underground to release natural gas or oil from rocks. The process carries the risk of contaminating groundwater with these chemicals, which can be harmful to both the environment and human health. If the chemicals used in fracking seep into the groundwater, it can render the water unsafe for drinking and other uses. This contamination can have long-lasting effects on the ecosystem and pose a threat to the well-being of the people in North Carolina.

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  • 24. 

    How is the President of the US elected?

    • A.

      Popular vote

    • B.

      Electoral College

    • C.

      Congress votes him in after the election in December

    • D.

      Supreme Court nominates him for reelection

    Correct Answer
    B. Electoral College
    Explanation
    The President of the US is elected through the Electoral College. This means that instead of being directly elected by the popular vote, the President is elected by a group of electors who represent each state. Each state is allocated a certain number of electors based on its population, and these electors then cast their votes for the President. The candidate who receives the majority of electoral votes becomes the President. This system was established by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between election by Congress and election by popular vote.

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  • 25. 

    How many Senators does each state have?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Each state has two Senators. This is outlined in the United States Constitution, which states that each state is entitled to two Senators regardless of its population size. This equal representation in the Senate ensures that each state has an equal voice and influence in the legislative process.

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  • 26. 

    How are the House of Representatives members determined for each state?

    • A.

      Each state has the same number

    • B.

      Number changes after the census results are announced

    • C.

      Each state determines House members based on state population

    • D.

      Each state determines House memebers based on the number of new residents in the state

    Correct Answer
    C. Each state determines House members based on state population
    Explanation
    The House of Representatives members for each state are determined based on the state's population. This means that states with larger populations have more representatives, while states with smaller populations have fewer representatives. The number of representatives for each state is not the same, and it can change after the census results are announced. The census helps determine the population of each state, and based on that, the number of House members for each state is adjusted accordingly. Therefore, the correct answer is that each state determines House members based on state population.

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  • 27. 

    Electoral votes needed to win election:____________ Electoral votes in NC:_____________

    • A.

      538, 17

    • B.

      538, 16

    • C.

      270, 19

    • D.

      270, 15

    Correct Answer
    D. 270, 15
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 270, 15. In order to win the election, a candidate needs to secure at least 270 electoral votes. The second number, 15, represents the number of electoral votes in North Carolina.

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  • 28. 

    How did 9-11 impact the US?

    • A.

      War of terrorism began- US fought in 2 wars Iraq and Afghanistan

    • B.

      Tighter security nationwide/ Increase in defense spending

    • C.

      Economic downturn began as result of 9-11 events- business closings

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". The events of 9/11 had a significant impact on the United States in multiple ways. It led to the beginning of the war on terrorism, with the US engaging in military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also resulted in tighter security measures nationwide and an increase in defense spending to prevent further attacks. Additionally, the economic downturn began as a result of the 9/11 events, leading to business closings and economic challenges for the country.

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  • 29. 

    What group took responsiblity for the attacks of Sept. 11th?

    • A.

      Taliban

    • B.

      Palistan

    • C.

      Al-Queada

    • D.

      Regulators

    Correct Answer
    C. Al-Queada
    Explanation
    Al-Qaeda is the correct answer because they were the group that claimed responsibility for the attacks of September 11th. Al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, orchestrated the coordinated terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. These attacks resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and had a profound impact on global security and the subsequent War on Terror.

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  • 30. 

    What group is best defined as those who were fighting against the corrupt government officials of the backcountry and refused to pay higher taxes.

    • A.

      Regulators

    • B.

      Tories

    • C.

      Yeomen

    • D.

      Founding Fathers

    Correct Answer
    A. Regulators
    Explanation
    The group that is best defined as those who were fighting against the corrupt government officials of the backcountry and refused to pay higher taxes is the Regulators. The Regulators were a group of colonists in the American colonies who protested against the corrupt practices of government officials and resisted paying excessive taxes. They sought to bring about reform and fight against the unjust actions of the government.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following events did not lead to the outbreak of the American Revolution?

    • A.

      Boston Massacre

    • B.

      Stamp Act

    • C.

      Intolerable Acts

    • D.

      Constitutional Convention

    Correct Answer
    D. Constitutional Convention
    Explanation
    The Constitutional Convention did not lead to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The Constitutional Convention was held in 1787, after the American Revolution had already taken place. It was convened to address the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and to draft a new constitution for the United States. The American Revolution, on the other hand, was a war for independence fought by the American colonies against British rule, and it began with events such as the Boston Massacre, the Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts.

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  • 32. 

    What important action did the Continental Congress take?

    • A.

      Appointed George Washington as commander of the Continental Army

    • B.

      Created a committee to write the Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Tried to work out the differences between the colonies and the King of England before war broke out

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Continental Congress took several important actions. They appointed George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, showing their commitment to the fight for independence. They also created a committee to write the Declaration of Independence, which declared the colonies' intent to break away from England. Additionally, they tried to work out the differences between the colonies and the King of England before war broke out, demonstrating their efforts to find a peaceful resolution. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 33. 

    Why was the LA Purchase important to the US?

    • A.

      France no longer had an interest in the US

    • B.

      The US doubled in size, we had growing room

    • C.

      The Spanish began to explore in the US

    • D.

      Canada areas were not open to settlement

    Correct Answer
    B. The US doubled in size, we had growing room
    Explanation
    The Louisiana Purchase was important to the US because it doubled the country's size, providing ample space for expansion and growth. This acquisition of land from France allowed the US to gain control over the Mississippi River and its valuable trade routes, as well as access to the port of New Orleans. The vast territory acquired through the purchase also opened up new opportunities for settlement and development, ultimately shaping the future of the United States.

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  • 34. 

    What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer?

    • A.

      A pirate steals for fun, a privateer steals for money

    • B.

      A pirate steals cargo and money for himself during non war times and privateer steals for his home country during war times for the good of the nation

    • C.

      A pirate does not care who he hurts, a privateer releases his victims

    • D.

      There is not a difference between the two

    Correct Answer
    B. A pirate steals cargo and money for himself during non war times and privateer steals for his home country during war times for the good of the nation
    Explanation
    A privateer is a person who is authorized by their home country to attack and capture enemy ships during times of war. They do this for the benefit of their nation, not for personal gain. On the other hand, a pirate steals cargo and money for themselves, regardless of whether it is during war times or not, and does not have any allegiance to a specific country. Therefore, the main difference between a pirate and a privateer is that a pirate acts solely for personal gain, while a privateer acts on behalf of their country during times of war.

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  • 35. 

    Why is the War of 1812 known as the war for "Second Independence"?

    • A.

      The Americans were fighting the English again and if lost war we could have resulted back to colonial status

    • B.

      The war was our second big war as a nation

    • C.

      The war was hard fought and won easily with any damage to our pride/nation

    • D.

      There was no real significance to the name

    Correct Answer
    A. The Americans were fighting the English again and if lost war we could have resulted back to colonial status
    Explanation
    The War of 1812 is known as the war for "Second Independence" because if the Americans had lost the war, they could have ended up back under colonial rule by the English. This reflects the significance of the war in terms of preserving and solidifying the United States' independence and sovereignty.

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  • 36. 

    Why did the Articles of Confederation fail as the first national government?

    • A.

      Most of the power was given to the states, not the national government

    • B.

      Each state only had one vote in Congress and most did not come to vote

    • C.

      Shay's Rebellion by farmers was hard to put down and weakened the nation even more due to lack of power

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Articles of Confederation failed as the first national government because most of the power was given to the states, not the national government. This imbalance of power resulted in a weak central government that lacked the authority to enforce laws and regulate commerce effectively. Additionally, the fact that each state only had one vote in Congress meant that important decisions often did not have sufficient representation. Furthermore, Shay's Rebellion by farmers highlighted the government's inability to maintain order and protect the nation's interests, further weakening its credibility and effectiveness.

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  • 37. 

    Who saved valuable documents during the War of 1812?

    • A.

      James Madison

    • B.

      Dolley Madison

    • C.

      Andrew Jackson

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dolley Madison
    Explanation
    Dolley Madison saved valuable documents during the War of 1812. She was the wife of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. During the British invasion of Washington, D.C. in 1814, Dolley Madison played a significant role in preserving important historical documents and artifacts from being destroyed or taken by the British troops. She famously saved the portrait of George Washington and other valuable items from the White House before it was set on fire. Dolley Madison's actions during this time demonstrated her patriotism and dedication to preserving American history.

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  • 38. 

    What happened to the White House and Capitol as a result of the War of 1812?

    • A.

      The buildings were moved to temporary location due to raging battles close by

    • B.

      The capital site was moved to the city of Boston

    • C.

      The British burned both buildings as they came through the town

    • D.

      The buildings were unharmed due to the amount of soldiers standing guard outside

    Correct Answer
    C. The British burned both buildings as they came through the town
    Explanation
    During the War of 1812, the British burned both the White House and the Capitol as they passed through the town. This event took place as part of the British invasion of Washington, D.C. in 1814. The burning of these buildings was a significant blow to the United States and symbolized the British's successful attack on the nation's capital.

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  • 39. 

    What group lost the most as a result of their involvement in the War of 1812?

    • A.

      Politicans

    • B.

      Native Americans

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      British

    Correct Answer
    B. Native Americans
    Explanation
    Native Americans lost the most as a result of their involvement in the War of 1812. During the war, Native American tribes were caught in the crossfire between the British and American forces. Many tribes had allied with the British, hoping to protect their lands and way of life from American expansion. However, their alliances proved to be unsuccessful, and as a result, Native American tribes faced significant losses, including the loss of their lands, resources, and autonomy. This had long-lasting negative effects on Native American communities and their ability to maintain their traditional way of life.

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  • 40. 

    Who did Thomas Jefferson send to explore the LA terrritory?

    • A.

      Andrew Jackson and James Madison

    • B.

      Lewis and Clark

    • C.

      George Washington and Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      John Adams and Benjamin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis and Clark
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the LA territory. They were chosen to lead the expedition known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which aimed to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase territory and find a practical route to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition lasted from 1804 to 1806 and played a crucial role in expanding knowledge about the western territories of the United States.

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  • 41. 

    The goal to expand the United States to the Pacific Ocean could be best summarized by the word or term..? 

    • A.

      Americanism

    • B.

      Great Wagon Road

    • C.

      Oregon Trail

    • D.

      Manifest Destiny

    Correct Answer
    D. Manifest Destiny
    Explanation
    Manifest Destiny is the best term to summarize the goal of expanding the United States to the Pacific Ocean. Manifest Destiny was the belief that it was the destiny and right of the United States to expand its territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This belief fueled westward expansion, colonization, and the acquisition of territories such as Oregon, California, and Texas. It represented the idea that the United States was destined to spread democracy, civilization, and American values across the continent.

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  • 42. 

    What phrase was associated with the outbreak & causes of the American Revolution?

    • A.

      "We will avenge the deaths of the Boston Massacre"

    • B.

      "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death"

    • C.

      "No Taxation without Representation"

    • D.

      "General Washington should lead the troops"

    Correct Answer
    C. "No Taxation without Representation"
    Explanation
    The phrase "No Taxation without Representation" was associated with the outbreak and causes of the American Revolution. This phrase reflected the colonists' frustration with being taxed by the British government without having any say or representation in that government. It became a rallying cry for the colonists who believed that they should have a voice in the decisions that affected their lives and finances. This phrase encapsulated the larger issue of the colonists' desire for greater political and economic autonomy, ultimately leading to the revolutionary movement.

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following would not be considered as a primary source?

    • A.

      Diary/Journal account of Moravian settler

    • B.

      Watercolor sketch drawings made by John White

    • C.

      Textbook

    • D.

      Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    C. Textbook
    Explanation
    A textbook would not be considered as a primary source because it is a secondary source that compiles information from various primary sources. Primary sources are original materials or firsthand accounts that provide direct evidence or information about a particular event or topic. In this case, the diary/journal account of the Moravian settler, the watercolor sketch drawings made by John White, and the Declaration of Independence are all examples of primary sources as they are original documents or firsthand accounts that provide direct insight into the time period or event being studied.

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  • 44. 

    Why were pirates attracted to North Carolina?

    • A.

      The geography of the state along the coast made it easy for pirates to run ships close to major and important ports

    • B.

      The geography of NC's coast- shallow inlets, sandbars, created dangerous conditions for those who were chasing pirates and they would be unaware of the dangers

    • C.

      Pirates bought off the NC governor and choas loomed in the state

    • D.

      Pirates loved the freedom of the South

    Correct Answer
    B. The geography of NC's coast- shallow inlets, sandbars, created dangerous conditions for those who were chasing pirates and they would be unaware of the dangers
    Explanation
    The geography of North Carolina's coast, with its shallow inlets and sandbars, created dangerous conditions for those who were chasing pirates. This made it easier for pirates to evade capture and operate their ships close to major and important ports without being detected. The dangerous conditions would also make those pursuing pirates unaware of the potential dangers, further aiding the pirates in their activities.

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  • 45. 

    Where did the English attempt the first colonies in the New World?

    • A.

      New Bern

    • B.

      Charlotte

    • C.

      Ocracoke Island

    • D.

      Roanoke Island

    Correct Answer
    D. Roanoke Island
    Explanation
    The English attempted the first colonies in the New World on Roanoke Island.

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  • 46. 

    Why did the Founding Fathers include the system of checks and balances in the US Constitution?

    • A.

      So that no one branch of government has more power than the other branches

    • B.

      The President should have more power than the other two branches, so the system was put into place to give him more power

    • C.

      Congress needed to have equal power with the Supreme Court

    • D.

      To make sure that the Supreme Court can overrule all other branches of government

    Correct Answer
    A. So that no one branch of government has more power than the other branches
    Explanation
    The Founding Fathers included the system of checks and balances in the US Constitution to ensure that no one branch of government has more power than the other branches. This was done to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful and potentially abusing their authority. By creating a system of checks and balances, it helps maintain a separation of powers and promotes a system of accountability among the branches of government.

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  • 47. 

    What were the main reasons why settlers moved West?

    • A.

      Homesteading (free land)

    • B.

      Seeking refuge from violence and persecution

    • C.

      Gold

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The main reasons why settlers moved West were homesteading, seeking refuge from violence and persecution, and the lure of gold. Homesteading offered free land to those willing to settle and develop it. Many individuals and families sought refuge from violence and persecution in the West, hoping to find a safer and more peaceful life. The discovery of gold in the West also attracted thousands of people seeking wealth and a chance to strike it rich. Therefore, all of the above reasons motivated settlers to move West.

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  • 48. 

    What were the lasting effects of the Trail of Tears?

    • A.

      Loss of land for the Cherokee

    • B.

      Gold Rush

    • C.

      Homesteading

    • D.

      Creation of jobs in the west for the Cherokee

    Correct Answer
    A. Loss of land for the Cherokee
    Explanation
    The lasting effects of the Trail of Tears included the loss of land for the Cherokee. As a result of their forced removal from their ancestral lands, the Cherokee people were displaced and had their territory taken away from them. This had long-lasting consequences for the tribe, as they were forced to adapt to a new way of life and faced significant hardships in the process. The loss of land also had a profound impact on the Cherokee's cultural identity and sovereignty.

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  • 49. 

    Who led the March on Washington in 1963?

    • A.

      Thurgood Marshall

    • B.

      Rosa Parks

    • C.

      Harriet Tubman

    • D.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Explanation
    Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington in 1963. This historic event was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The march aimed to advocate for equal rights and an end to racial segregation in the United States. King's leadership and powerful oratory skills played a crucial role in mobilizing a large number of people and drawing national attention to the cause. His efforts and the March on Washington contributed significantly to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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  • 50. 

    What would be the best definition of segregation?

    • A.

      The fight for equal rights in the South

    • B.

      The separation of races in society

    • C.

      Peaceful protest against discrimination

    • D.

      Discrimination against women

    Correct Answer
    B. The separation of races in society
    Explanation
    Segregation refers to the practice of separating individuals or groups based on their race in society. It involves the enforced separation of different racial groups, often resulting in unequal treatment and limited access to resources and opportunities for certain races. This can manifest in various aspects of life, such as housing, education, employment, and public facilities. Segregation is a form of institutionalized discrimination that perpetuates racial inequality and denies individuals equal rights and opportunities based on their race.

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