Semester 2 Practice Test

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Untimed Cumulative Semester 2 Practice Test


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  • 1. 
    CCH6- In 1789, to raise money to operate, the new federal government
    • A. 

      Imposed a tariff

    • B. 

      Imposed an income tax

    • C. 

      Issued bonds

    • D. 

      Imposed a sales tax on all purchases

  • 2. 
    E CH6- The XYZ Affair concerned
    • A. 

      French demands for bribes from the United States

    • B. 

      American demands for bribes from France

    • C. 

      British demands for bribes from the United States

    • D. 

      American demands for bribes from Britain

  • 3. 
    CH6- Jay’s Treaty
    • A. 

      Stopped the British from seizing American cargoes bound for French ports

    • B. 

      Required the British to compensate American merchants

    • C. 

      Prevented war with Great Britain

    • D. 

      Harmed the fragile American economy

  • 4. 
      What ____    3.   CH6- The idea that states can declare a federal law unconstitutional is called
    • A. 

      State interposition

    • B. 

      State sedition

    • C. 

      States rights

    • D. 

      Nullification

  • 5. 
                      CH6- After a British warship fired on an American warship in 1807, President Jefferson asked Congress to pass the ____, halting all trade with Europe.
    • A. 

      Alien and Sedition Acts

    • B. 

      Virginia Resolution

    • C. 

      Hartford Convention

    • D. 

      Embargo Act

  • 6. 
    CH6- Pinckney’s Treaty gave the United States
    • A. 

      Control of the Florida Territory

    • B. 

      The right to navigate Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Most favored nation status with Spain

    • D. 

      The right to limited trade with British colonies in the Caribbean

  • 7. 
    ____    5.   CH6- Paper notes promising to repay money after a certain length of time with interest are called
    • A. 

      Stocks

    • B. 

      Tariffs

    • C. 

      Bank notes

    • D. 

      Bonds

  • 8. 
    CH6- Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” after
    • A. 

      The burning of the White house

    • B. 

      The Treaty of Ghent

    • C. 

      The bombardment of fort McHenry

    • D. 

      The Battle of New Orleans

  • 9. 
    CH6- Which element was part of the Federalists’ national vision?
    • A. 

      The national government is the ultimate authority

    • B. 

      State governments should have ultimate authority

    • C. 

      All property owners should be allowed to govern

    • D. 

      The constitution should be interpreted very rigidly

  • 10. 
    CH6- The Democratic-Republicans believed ____ were not helpful to farmers.
    • A. 

      Landowners

    • B. 

      Manufacturing incentives

    • C. 

      State governments

    • D. 

      Protective tariffs

  • 11. 
    CH7 - The steamboat was an improvement over barges because it could
    • A. 

      Carry more cargo

    • B. 

      Travel upstream

    • C. 

      Provide onboard entertainment

    • D. 

      Navigate smaller rivers

  • 12. 
    CH7-    According to an accepted amendment to the Missouri Compromise, slavery
    • A. 

      Could expand into the Arkansas territory but not to the rest of the Louisiana Purchase

    • B. 

      Could not expand into any other western territories

    • C. 

      Could expand into the Great Plains but not to the rest of the Louisiana Purchase

    • D. 

      Would be allowed in a new state only if a free state entered the Union at the same time

  • 13. 
    CH7-  Supporters of Andrew Jackson, wanting to separate themselves from the party of John Quincy Adams, came together and took the name
    • A. 

      National Republicans.

    • B. 

      Democratic-Republicans, or Democrats

    • C. 

      Democratic-Federalists

    • D. 

      Republican Federalists, or Federalists

  • 14. 
    CH7- In the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, Spain
    • A. 

      Ceded New Mexico to the U.S.

    • B. 

      Ceded Florida to the U.S.

    • C. 

      Agreed to control the Seminoles

    • D. 

      Agreed to return runaway slaves

  • 15. 
    CH7- The limited liability provision of incorporation laws meant that
    • A. 

      A corporation would not have to repay its debts if it went bankrupt

    • B. 

      The debts a bankrupt corporation would owe was limited to the worth of its stock

    • C. 

      A bankrupt corporation’s tax liability was limited to the worth of its stock

    • D. 

      A person who bought stock in a corporation would not be responsible for the company’s debts if it went bankrupt

  • 16. 
    CH7-   The two labor systems used to organize enslaved African Americans were
    • A. 

      Task and group

    • B. 

      Driver and gang

    • C. 

      Driver and task

    • D. 

      Task and gang

  • 17. 
    CH7- The solution that emerged in the Missouri Compromise was to admit Missouri
    • A. 

      As a free state and Maine as a slave state

    • B. 

      As a slave state and Maine as a free state

    • C. 

      As a slave state and prohibit slavery in the rest of the western territories

    • D. 

      As a slave state but ban free African Americans from entering the state

  • 18. 
    CH7- What transportation project from Albany to Buffalo was completed in 1825?
    • A. 

      Wilderness Road

    • B. 

      Albany Turnpike

    • C. 

      National Road

    • D. 

      Erie Canal

  • 19. 
    CH7- The phrase "Era of Good Feelings" was used to describe the ____________________ presidency.
  • 20. 
    CH7- In 1830 the tiny locomotive ____________________ pulled the nation's first load of train passengers
  • 21. 
    CH8-  Most Irish immigrants arrived in America with no money and few marketable skills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    CH8- Abolitionists argued that enslaved African Americans should be
    • A. 

      Freed immediately, without compensation to former slaveholders

    • B. 

      Freed immediately, but with compensation to former slaveholders

    • C. 

      Freed gradually to give the South’s economy time to adjust

    • D. 

      Freed gradually, but without compensation to former slaveholders

  • 23. 
    CH8- The second Bank of the United States played an important role in The in
    • A. 

      Lending money to poor farmers, especially Western settlers

    • B. 

      Lending money to poor farmers, especially Western settlers

    • C. 

      Supplying the gold and silver that supported state bank notes

    • D. 

      Promoting inflation

  • 24. 
    CH8- Supporters believed that national nominating conventions would give more political power to the
    • A. 

      Political parties

    • B. 

      Smaller states

    • C. 

      Political bosses

    • D. 

      People

  • 25. 
    Large numbers of Irish immigrants began leaving their homeland in 1845 because
    • A. 

      They were seeking religious freedom

    • B. 

      They were fleeing political turmoil

    • C. 

      They were fleeing famine in Ireland

    • D. 

      They were seeking better-paying jobs

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