Unit 2 History Ch. 25

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  • 1. 
    General Pershing’s incursion into Mexico resulted in the defeat and capture of “Pancho” Villa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Many immigrant groups in the United States supported the Central Powers in the European War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Due to their belief in “freedom of the seas,” the British allowed Americans to trade with Germany.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The so-called Arabic Pledge involved Wilson’s stand to stop North Africa’s fall into chaos during the war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In the presidential election of 1916, Republicans used the slogan “He kept us out of war” to discredit Wilson.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Republican candidate for president in 1916 was Charles Evans Hughes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Zimmermann telegram, sent to the Mexican government from the White House, was intercepted by the Germans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The adoption of the convoy system dramatically reduced Allied losses to German submarines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Over 400,000 southern blacks moved northward during the war years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Women in “war work” were usually able to keep their jobs after the war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    “Four-minute men” were a special-operations unit of the U.S. Army.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    During World War I, some American symphonies refused to perform Bach and Beethoven.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Former president Theodore Roosevelt was one of the biggest supporters of the League of Nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Henry Cabot Lodge led the Senate Republicans who demanded amendments to the Treaty of Versailles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    President Wilson suffered a temporarily incapacitating stroke in France while negotiating the peace treaty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the diplomatic stance of Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan? Ref: Idealistic diplomacy
    • A. 

      America must, above all else, protect American interests around the world.

    • B. 

      America must not interfere in the affairs of other nations.

    • C. 

      America has a religious duty to spread democracy and moral progress throughout the world.

    • D. 

      America should prove its might wherever and whenever possible.

  • 17. 
    Concerning United States action in the Caribbean, President Wilson: Ref: In Caribbean, U.S. Marines helped put down disorders
    • A. 

      Firmly renounced the policies of Taft’s “dollar diplomacy”

    • B. 

      Announced that “the fruit companies will be supported with American force to ensure American prosperity”

    • C. 

      Argued that the United States should recognize any government that exercised de facto power

    • D. 

      Kept marines in Nicaragua and sent marines to Haiti and the Dominican Republic

  • 18. 
    “Pancho” Villa:
    • A. 

      Was captured and executed by American forces in 1914

    • B. 

      Led the Mexican forces against an unsuccessful invasion by U.S. Marines and sailors at Vera Cruz

    • C. 

      Led the rebellion against Mexican president Porfirio Díaz

    • D. 

      Killed a number of Americans in an attempt to provoke American intervention in Mexico

  • 19. 
    One of the following pairs consists of two countries that were NOT members of the Triple Entente.
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary and France

    • B. 

      France and Great Britain

    • C. 

      Italy and Austria-Hungary

    • D. 

      Russia and France

  • 20. 
    When news of the European war first reached the United States:
    • A. 

      President Wilson immediately called on Congress to build up America’s military strength

    • B. 

      Most high government officials were pro-British

    • C. 

      Most old-line Americans were sympathetic to the Central Powers

    • D. 

      Irish-Americans leaned toward support for the Allies

  • 21. 
    President Wilson’s response to the sinking of the Lusitania: Ref: American neutrality strained
    • A. 

      Was a series of notes demanding that Germany stop such actions and pay reparations

    • B. 

      Was to sever diplomatic ties with Germany

    • C. 

      Included a speech in which he said that if Germany was responsible for the killing of any more Americans, then a state of war would exist between the United States and Germany

    • D. 

      Was conciliatory

  • 22. 
    President Wilson’s secretary of state resigned in 1915 because: Ref: American neutrality strained
    • A. 

      He thought Wilson’s note to Germany denouncing the sinking of the Lusitania would draw America closer to war

    • B. 

      He discovered that the Lusitania had carried a cargo of arms and ammunition

    • C. 

      He disapproved of Wilson’s conciliatory stance toward Germany

    • D. 

      Wilson refused to sign the Arabic Pledge

  • 23. 
    In the case of Schenck v. United States, the Supreme Court:
    • A. 

      Struck down as unconstitutional the Lever act, which had created the Food and Fuel Administrations

    • B. 

      Upheld the conviction of a man who had circulated pamphlets against the draft

    • C. 

      Ruled that labor organizations as such did not fall under the jurisdiction of the War Industries Board

    • D. 

      Overturned the Espionage and Sedition Acts

  • 24. 
    The Revenue Act of 1916: Ref: The debate over preparedness
    • A. 

      Was primarily to raise money to pay for war preparations

    • B. 

      Hit farmers and low-income Americans the hardest

    • C. 

      Was vetoed by President Wilson

    • D. 

      Was designed to make Republicans support the war

  • 25. 
    In the presidential election of 1916, the Republicans:
    • A. 

      Nominated Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Lost by a small margin

    • C. 

      Nominated Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Won by a large margin

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