Multiple Choice Questions On United States Historical

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Multiple Choice Questions On United States Historical

Exams are always said to be hard. However, with multiple choices, it becomes kind of easy as the solutions are narrowed down to a few to choose from. The quiz below is a multiple choice one, concerning the US history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The largest ancestrial group of European Americans is
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      Irish

    • C. 

      German

  • 2. 
    Race is
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Socially constructed

    • C. 

      Phenotypical

  • 3. 
    The emphasis on ethnic foods and thnically associated political issues was called..................by Herbert Garis.
    • A. 

      Symbolic ethnicity

    • B. 

      Ethnic paradox

    • C. 

      Ethnic identity

  • 4. 
    The maintenance of one's ethnic ties in a way that  can assist with assimilation in larger society is referred to as
    • A. 

      Integrated ethnicity

    • B. 

      Symbolic ethnicity

    • C. 

      Ethnicity paradox

  • 5. 
    White ethnics and racial minorities have often been antagonistic to one another because of economic competition- an interpretation consistent with what sociological approach?
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict perspective

    • C. 

      Labeling

  • 6. 
    The Italian padrone of the nineteenth century was a
    • A. 

      Locally elected official

    • B. 

      Second generation united states citizens

    • C. 

      Labor contractor

  • 7. 
    .....................is the largest single source of ancestry of people in the United States today.
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Ireland

    • C. 

      Germany

  • 8. 
    For the..................man, the priesthood was viewed as a desirable and respected occupation.
    • A. 

      English American

    • B. 

      Irish American

    • C. 

      Mexican American

  • 9. 
    By far, the largest single denomination in the united States is
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Catholicism

  • 10. 
    Upwardly mobile Irish were known derogatorily as
    • A. 

      Tinkers

    • B. 

      Black Irish

    • C. 

      Lace curtain Irish

  • 11. 
    Christopher Columbus commented in his diary that the "Indians" encountered in the New World would make
    • A. 

      Good servants

    • B. 

      Strong allies

    • C. 

      Skilled soldiers

  • 12. 
    The number of Native Americans north of the Rio Grande in 1500 is estimated to have been about
    • A. 

      600,000

    • B. 

      10 million

    • C. 

      1 million

  • 13. 
    By 1900, the population of Native Americans living north of the Rio Grande had been reduced by dwinding food sources and diseases to
    • A. 

      Less than 250,000

    • B. 

      Slightly over 1 million

    • C. 

      Slightly less than 600,00

  • 14. 
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs was organized in 1824 as part of the
    • A. 

      Department of health and Human Services

    • B. 

      Department of Education.

    • C. 

      War Department

  • 15. 
    The Indian Removal Act of 1830 called for the relocation of
    • A. 

      All northeastern tribes to the southeast

    • B. 

      All Eastern tribes across the Mississippi River

    • C. 

      All southwestern tribes to the northwest

  • 16. 
    A millenarian movement like the Ghost Dance is founded on the belief on that a cataclysmic upheaval will occur in the immediate future followed by
    • A. 

      Fusion into a single race

    • B. 

      Collective salvation

    • C. 

      Death to all

  • 17. 
    Wounded Knee, South Dakota, was the scene of an 1890 massacre of more than 300 Sioux men, women, and children by
    • A. 

      White ranchers

    • B. 

      Iroquois Indians

    • C. 

      The United States Army

  • 18. 
    In an effort to assimilate Native Americans into white society, the federal government.
    • A. 

      Tried to weaken tribal institutions

    • B. 

      Recognized and respected tribal identity

    • C. 

      Protected the authority of tribal governments

  • 19. 
    Much of the land deeded under the Allotment Act of 1887 eventually came into the pocession of
    • A. 

      Tribal government

    • B. 

      Individual Indian families

    • C. 

      White landowners

  • 20. 
    The Indian Reorganization Act forced the tribal people to adopt the European way of
    • A. 

      Voting and election of leaders

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Hunting for sport

  • 21. 
    Today there are 557 Indian reservations in the U.S., comprising....................... of the land throughout the U.S.
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      One-third

    • C. 

      About 2 percent

  • 22. 
    The Indian Claims Commision was a significant development because it meant that tribal people 
    • A. 

      Served on juries for the first time

    • B. 

      Sat in judgement of Indians guilty of criminal offenses.

    • C. 

      Had a procedure to bring against the federal government

  • 23. 
    The Termination Act of 1953
    • A. 

      Ended reservation residents' tax immunity.

    • B. 

      Provided funding for basic health care services

    • C. 

      Resulted in the withdrawal of basic services such as road repair and mediccal care

  • 24. 
    By the mid-1960s one-fourth to one -third of the people in the Employment Assisstance Program
    • A. 

      Werebfully assimilated into the urban areas where they lived

    • B. 

      Had sucessfully completed college and were in management-level positions.

    • C. 

      Had returned to their home reservation

  • 25. 
    Which of the following describes pan-Indianism?
    • A. 

      Intertribal social movements

    • B. 

      Several tribes which are joined by political goals unite

    • C. 

      All of these

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