Can You Pass This World War I & II Quiz?

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Can You Pass This World War I & II Quiz?

The World War I and II are very significant events in the world’s history. From them, countries formed allies and enemies, relationships that have held on to date. Take up the quiz and see if you will pass this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness acknowledge the importance of the-
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Military

    • C. 

      Ruler

    • D. 

      Individual

  • 2. 
    The prosperity of the 1920s caused many consumers to become overconfident in the economy.  One result of this overconfidence was that-
    • A. 

      The U.S. government increased regulation of business

    • B. 

      Many Americans purchased goods on credit

    • C. 

      Fewer Americans invested in the stock market

    • D. 

      Industrial production declined drastically

  • 3. 
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was designed to increase trade between which three countries?
    • A. 

      Canada, Australia, Great Britain

    • B. 

      Mexico, Cuba, Brazil

    • C. 

      Canada, United States, Great Britain

    • D. 

      Mexico, Canada, United States

  • 4. 
    Which event caused the United States to immediately abandon neutrality during WWII?
    • A. 

      The attack on Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      The Warsaw Ghetto uprising

    • C. 

      The bombing of Great Britain

    • D. 

      The Battle of Stalingrad

  • 5. 
    Which document provided for the establishment of a weak central government?
    • A. 

      The Federalist Papers

    • B. 

      Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      U.S. Constitution

  • 6. 
    Which of the following New Deal programs continues to affect the lives of American workers?
    • A. 

      Civilian Conservation Corps

    • B. 

      Social Security

    • C. 

      National Recovery Administration

    • D. 

      Agricultural Adjustment Act

  • 7. 
    During the late 1800s, the United States took an expanded role in world affairs because of the acquisition of territory-
    • A. 

      In the Pacific

    • B. 

      On the African continent

    • C. 

      In the Middle East

    • D. 

      Along the Baltic Sea

  • 8. 
    The Korean conflict was part of the Cold War struggle between the United States and-
    • A. 

      The United Kingdom

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the peace settlement that made Germany accept sole responsibility for World War I?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • B. 

      Treaty of Portsmouth

    • C. 

      Geneva Accords

    • D. 

      Marshall Plan

  • 10. 
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 suspended literacy tests used by some states-
    • A. 

      As barriers to prevent minorities from voting

    • B. 

      To ensure the election of minority candidates

    • C. 

      To ensure that financial contributions were made to candidates

    • D. 

      As justification for increasing the number of election officials

  • 11. 
    In the late 19th century, immigration most affected American cities by contributing to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Movement to the suburbs

    • B. 

      Development of city parks

    • C. 

      Financing railroad construction

    • D. 

      Overcrowded housing

  • 12. 
    Many Americans opposed U.S. membership in the League of Nations out of concern that it would-
    • A. 

      Place a financial burden on U.S. taxpayers

    • B. 

      Lead to U.S. involvement in international conflicts

    • C. 

      Expand the power of the president

    • D. 

      Prohibit the United States from annexing territory

  • 13. 
    The U.S. Constitution is considered an evolving document because it-
    • A. 

      Creates a framework that defines the autority of the state and federal government

    • B. 

      Establishes a system designed to control power

    • C. 

      Depends on citizens who are willing to protect liberty

    • D. 

      Has roots in earlier political documents and contains processes that allow for change

  • 14. 
    Which conflict occured in 1898?
    • A. 

      World War I

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      Spanish-American War

    • D. 

      American Revolution

  • 15. 
    The Federalists believed that-
    • A. 

      The Consitution should be ratified

    • B. 

      There should be a balance of power between state and national government

    • C. 

      Checks and balances would protect people from abuses of power

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The 13th Amendment-
    • A. 

      Gave African-American men the right to vote

    • B. 

      Gave all citizens equal protection under the law

    • C. 

      Abolished slavery

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    During WWII, how did women contribute to the war effort?
    • A. 

      They served as soldiers

    • B. 

      They earned the same amount of money as men

    • C. 

      They worked in nontraditional occupations

    • D. 

      Women did not contribute to the war effort

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was a reason for the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Conflict with Native Americans

    • B. 

      Taxes placed on the colonists

    • C. 

      Separation of church and state

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT included in the1st Amendment?
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech

    • B. 

      Right to trial by jury

    • C. 

      Separation of church and state

    • D. 

      Freedom of the press

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements best describes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy?
    • A. 

      Black power

    • B. 

      Armed self-defense

    • C. 

      Nonviolent civil disobedience

    • D. 

      Patient suffering

  • 21. 
    What does buying on margin mean?
    • A. 

      Buying stocks low and selling high

    • B. 

      Buying stocks with borrowed money

    • C. 

      Buying stocks with inflated values

    • D. 

      Buying more stocks than bonds

  • 22. 
    Which of the following events happened last?
    • A. 

      Attack on Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      Dropping of the atomic bomb

    • C. 

      Invasion of Normandy

    • D. 

      End of WWII in Europe

  • 23. 
    The Open Door policy toward China ensured that-
    • A. 

      China could only trade with Japan

    • B. 

      The U.S. could establish colonies in China

    • C. 

      The U.S. could trade with China

    • D. 

      China could only trade with European countries

  • 24. 
    The Scopes Trial was a clash between the values of-
    • A. 

      Capitalism and communism

    • B. 

      Religion and science

    • C. 

      Industrialization and agriculture

    • D. 

      Nativists and immigrants

  • 25. 
    McCarthyism got its name from-
    • A. 

      A communist who worked in the State Department

    • B. 

      A British musician who belonged the the Communist Party

    • C. 

      The Korean War

    • D. 

      A Senator who made accusations about communists in government

  • 26. 
    The Panama Canal provides access between the Caribbean Sea and-
    • A. 

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      The Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      The Great Lakes

    • D. 

      The Red Sea

  • 27. 
    All of the following had an influence on the Declaration of Independence EXCEPT-
    • A. 

      The ideas of John Locke

    • B. 

      The Federalist Papers

    • C. 

      The English Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      The Magna Carta

  • 28. 
    Congressional override of a presidential veto is an example of-
    • A. 

      Republicanism

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Popular sovereignty

  • 29. 
    When did WWI begin?
    • A. 

      1898

    • B. 

      1914

    • C. 

      1918

    • D. 

      1941

  • 30. 
    Which of the following characterized the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      High unemployment

    • B. 

      Bank failures

    • C. 

      Expanded role of the federal government

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    During the American Revolution, George Washington-
    • A. 

      Led the Sons of Liberty

    • B. 

      Commanded the Continental Army

    • C. 

      Trained the minutemen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    Japanese Americans were held in internment camps during WWII because they-
    • A. 

      Disobeyed the laws of California

    • B. 

      Were labeled as a threat to U.S. security

    • C. 

      Were unwilling to serve in the military

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    Which supreme court case ruled that separate but equal was legal?
    • A. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • B. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board

    • D. 

      Roe v. Wade

  • 34. 
    Which of the following was a cause of the Korean War?
    • A. 

      South Korea would not trade with other nations

    • B. 

      Taiwan wanted control of South Korea

    • C. 

      The United States would not grant aid to North Korea

    • D. 

      North Korea wanted to unify the country under a communist regime

  • 35. 
    The United States formed NASA in response to-
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik

    • B. 

      North Korea's invasion of South Korea

    • C. 

      The development of nuclear missiles

    • D. 

      China's development of the atomic bomb

  • 36. 
    When did the Soviets launch Sputnik?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1957

    • D. 

      1958

  • 37. 
    Which of the following was a leader for women's suffrage?
    • A. 

      Jane Addams

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Ida B. Wells

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    What was the major reason for U.S. involvement in Vietnam?
    • A. 

      The domino theory

    • B. 

      Support for Ho Chi Minh

    • C. 

      To promote communism in Asia

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    What year was the constitution signed?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1796

  • 40. 
    Which of the following New Deal programs is still in effect?
    • A. 

      Securities and Exchange Commission

    • B. 

      FDIC

    • C. 

      Social Security

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 41. 
    When was the U.S. involved in WWII?
    • A. 

      1939-1945

    • B. 

      1941-1945

    • C. 

      1939-1941

    • D. 

      1941-1947

  • 42. 
    What is the name of the time period that occurred after the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Post-War Period

    • B. 

      Antebellum Era

    • C. 

      Reconstruction

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Which amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote?
    • A. 

      19th

    • B. 

      21st

    • C. 

      25th

    • D. 

      26th

  • 44. 
    Which amendment allowed for the direct election of senators?
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      16th

    • C. 

      17th

    • D. 

      18th

  • 45. 
    How many amendments are in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      32

  • 46. 
    Which president decided to use the atomic bomb on Japan during WWII?
    • A. 

      Kennedy

    • B. 

      Truman

    • C. 

      Johnson

    • D. 

      Eisenhower