US History 2 Chapter 18 Quiz

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US History 2 Chapter 18 Quiz - Quiz

Topics such as Theodore Roosevelt’s policies, American imperialism and American support for the Cuban revolt away in this next quiz on U. S. History. How have you been doing so far? Keep it up with this one!


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  • 1. 

    European nations colonized Africa in the late 1800s because of its

    • A.

      Military locations

    • B.

      Economic strength

    • C.

      Proximity to Europe

    • D.

      Resources and markets

    Correct Answer
    D. Resources and markets
    Explanation
    European nations colonized Africa in the late 1800s because of its abundant resources and potential markets. Africa was rich in natural resources such as gold, diamonds, rubber, and ivory, which were highly valued commodities in Europe. Additionally, Africa offered new markets for European goods, allowing for increased trade and economic growth. The colonization of Africa provided European nations with access to these valuable resources and markets, which contributed to their economic and imperial expansion during this time period.

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  • 2. 

    All these characterized American imperialism EXCEPT

    • A.

      Respect for different cultures

    • B.

      Belief in racial superiority

    • C.

      Economic opportunities

    • D.

      Global military sites

    Correct Answer
    A. Respect for different cultures
    Explanation
    American imperialism is a term used to describe the expansionist policies and actions of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It involved the acquisition of territories and the establishment of influence and control over other nations. This process often involved the imposition of American culture, values, and institutions on the territories and peoples being colonized. Therefore, the lack of respect for different cultures is not consistent with the characteristics of American imperialism.

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  • 3. 

    American support for the Cuban revolt peaked with news of

    • A.

      Poisened wells and murdered children

    • B.

      Cubans in concentration camps

    • C.

      The Enrique Dupuy d LUme letter

    • D.

      The U.S.S. Maine explosion

    Correct Answer
    D. The U.S.S. Maine explosion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the U.S.S. Maine explosion. This event, which occurred in 1898, was a major catalyst for American support for the Cuban revolt against Spanish rule. The explosion of the U.S.S. Maine battleship in Havana Harbor resulted in the deaths of 260 American sailors. The incident was widely blamed on Spain, leading to a surge of public outrage in the United States and increased support for intervention in Cuba. This event ultimately played a significant role in the outbreak of the Spanish-American War.

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  • 4. 

    American imperialism in the Philippines is most similar to

    • A.

      British imperialism in the U.S.

    • B.

      American imperialism in Cuba

    • C.

      Spanish imperialism in Cuba

    • D.

      Spanish imperialism in Puerto Rico

    Correct Answer
    C. Spanish imperialism in Cuba
    Explanation
    American imperialism in the Philippines is most similar to Spanish imperialism in Cuba because both involved the colonization and control of a foreign territory by a more powerful nation. In both cases, the imperial power sought to exploit the resources and labor of the colonized territory for its own benefit. Additionally, both the Philippines and Cuba were strategic locations for the imperial powers, providing them with access to important trade routes and military advantages. The similarities between the two cases make Spanish imperialism in Cuba the most comparable to American imperialism in the Philippines.

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  • 5. 

    Roosevelt's policy of 'speaking softly and carrying a big stick' enabled the U.S. to

    • A.

      Build a large navy

    • B.

      Become a world power

    • C.

      Gain control over Korea

    • D.

      Make loans to Nicaragua

    Correct Answer
    B. Become a world power
    Explanation
    Roosevelt's policy of 'speaking softly and carrying a big stick' refers to his approach of using diplomacy and negotiation as a first strategy, but being prepared to use military force if necessary. By adopting this approach, the U.S. was able to assert itself as a global power and project its influence on the international stage. This policy allowed the U.S. to effectively navigate and assert its interests in various regions, contributing to its rise as a world power.

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