U.S. History A.P. Practice Exam

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following was the biggest contributor to urban population growth in the late nineteenth century?
    • A. 

      African Americans moving from the South in search of factory jobs.

    • B. 

      Young women from rural areas seeking new economic and social opportunities.

    • C. 

      New immigrants, especially from southern and eastern Europe.

    • D. 

      High birth rates among urban families.

    • E. 

      Farmers moving in response to declining agricultural opportunities.

  • 2. 
    Congress in 1882 passed legislation restricting the entry of immigrants from which of the following countries?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Italy

  • 3. 
    All of the following characteristics are true of late-nineteenth-century political machines except...?
    • A. 

      They often provided constituents with needed jobs and resources.

    • B. 

      They were the target of many middle-class reformers.

    • C. 

      They gained widespread support from both immigrants and native-born Americans.

    • D. 

      They often served as money-making vehicles for political bosses and their associates.

    • E. 

      They helped to modernize city infrastructures and increase the role of city government.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a major social repercussion of the widespread popularity of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      A growing schism between the more cosmopolitan urban population and the more traditional rural population.

    • B. 

      A tendency among scientists and intellectuals to look for absolute truths.

    • C. 

      The development of more rigid, formalized educational practices.

    • D. 

      The decline of organized Protestant fundamentalism.

    • E. 

      Greater scientific emphasis on abstract, as opposed to practical, ideas.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following emerged as the most popular spectator sport in the post-Civil War United States?
    • A. 

      Basketball

    • B. 

      Football

    • C. 

      Baseball

    • D. 

      Boxing

    • E. 

      Horse racing

  • 6. 
    Which of the following trends in income distribution had the most impact on the development of the late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century consumer economy?
    • A. 

      The ability of a small elite to amass vast fortunes.

    • B. 

      The growth and increasing prosperity of the middle class.

    • C. 

      The emergence of a permanent working class.

    • D. 

      The gradual loss of income among farmers.

    • E. 

      The federal government's progressive income tax policies.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best characterizes late-nineteenth century antipoverty efforts?
    • A. 

      An effort by reformers to address the role of one's

    • B. 

      A tendency to avoid making moral judgments in seeking to help those in need.

    • C. 

      An effort to involve the federal government in eradicating poverty.

    • D. 

      A tendency to differentiate between the "deserving" and "undeserving" poor.

    • E. 

      A willingness to provide direct financial aid to the poor.

  • 8. 
    The majority of women who received higher education in the post-Civil War period did so in...?
    • A. 

      Coeducational institutions where they fought for quality with their male counterparts

    • B. 

      Foreign institutions that had longer traditions of allowing women access to colleges and universities

    • C. 

      Institutions that sought to prepare women for a marriage and motherhood.

    • D. 

      Single-sex colleges that encouraged the development of a distinctive women's community.

    • E. 

      Institutions that emphasized the development of practical skills for the workplace and encouraged women to adopt traditionally male values.

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