Gershman's US History Final Multiple Choice Section

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 55

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

Here are 25 multiple choice questions for this section of the final exam. When you are finished, please call me over to record your score. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This Supreme Court Case decided that white people should be separated from people of color, but everything must be equal.  Hint: like train cars.  
    • A. 

      Brown v. Topeka Board of Education

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Miranda v. Gideon

    • D. 

      Mendez v. Westminister

    • E. 

      Martin Luther King v. US Government

  • 2. 
    This landmark Supreme Court Case was the first major school desegregation case and took place in California right at the end of WWII.  
    • A. 

      Brown v. Topeka Board of Education

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Walker v. California

    • D. 

      Mendez v. Westminister

    • E. 

      California School Board v. King

  • 3. 
    This landmark Supreme Court case was based on an African American 8 year old girl having to walk very far to get to school but she lived very close to the white school.  After she won her case, schools had to be desegregated.  
    • A. 

      Brown v. Topeka Board of Education

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Walker v. Kansas

    • D. 

      Mendez v. Westminister

    • E. 

      Parks v. Alabama

  • 4. 
    When someone in the government thinks someone else is a communist and makes them go on trial, that is called....?
    • A. 

      Investigation secretivo

    • B. 

      McMurtryism

    • C. 

      Spying

    • D. 

      McCarthyism

    • E. 

      McDonaldism

  • 5. 
    The Cold War was between which two countries
    • A. 

      The United States and Japan

    • B. 

      France and Germany

    • C. 

      The United States and Germany

    • D. 

      Germany and England

    • E. 

      The United States and Soviet Union

  • 6. 
    During the Holocaust, the population that was most affected and killed was...
    • A. 

      The Nazis

    • B. 

      The Christians

    • C. 

      The Jews

    • D. 

      The Catholics

    • E. 

      The Russians

  • 7. 
    There were two teams during WWII.  One one side was Russia, The United States, and...
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Switzerland

  • 8. 
    On the other team was Germany, Italy and...
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Greece

  • 9. 
    This was the type of government the Soviet Union had at the start of the Cold War. 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Totalitarian state

    • C. 

      War zone

    • D. 

      Communist

    • E. 

      Democracy

  • 10. 
    Who invented the assembly line?  
    • A. 

      Henry Ford

    • B. 

      Walter Cadillac

    • C. 

      Martin Porche

    • D. 

      Frank Honda

    • E. 

      Maxwell Toyota

  • 11. 
    This was a time period in history when almost everyone was poor and out of work.  It was called...
    • A. 

      The Very Sad Time

    • B. 

      The Worst Recession

    • C. 

      The Melting Pot

    • D. 

      America Is Awful

    • E. 

      The Great Depression

  • 12. 
    This was the location of an attack that caused the US to enter WWII.  
    • A. 

      Topeka

    • B. 

      Pearl Harbor

    • C. 

      New York City

    • D. 

      Denver

    • E. 

      San Francisco

  • 13. 
    This was the only president to be elected for 4 terms.  He also had polio when he was a kid and his legs didn't work.  
    • A. 

      JFK

    • B. 

      NYC

    • C. 

      ABC

    • D. 

      FDR

    • E. 

      TRJ

  • 14. 
    During WWII, many of the men went to war and this group of people took over many of the jobs.  
    • A. 

      Old people

    • B. 

      Robots

    • C. 

      Immigrants

    • D. 

      Kids

    • E. 

      Women

  • 15. 
    This man was a major fighter for Hispanic Civil Rights during the Civil Rights movement.  
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King

    • B. 

      Malcolm X

    • C. 

      Caesar Chavez

    • D. 

      Medgar Evers

    • E. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 16. 
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion avoided war with what small island off the coast of Florida?
    • A. 

      Haiti

    • B. 

      Dominica

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Cuba

    • E. 

      Virgin Islands

  • 17. 
    Women got the right to vote afer which war?
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Korea

    • D. 

      Civil War

    • E. 

      WWII

  • 18. 
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is imporant to what time period?
    • A. 

      Great Depression

    • B. 

      Vietnam War

    • C. 

      Flappers

    • D. 

      Cold War

    • E. 

      Civil Rights

  • 19. 
    Jewish people who were trying to escape the Holocaust travelled to the US by what kind of transportation?
    • A. 

      Plane

    • B. 

      Boat

    • C. 

      Walked

    • D. 

      Train

  • 20. 
    For many Jews, they could not get into the US because of several issues.  One was they needed a type of paper from another country.  It was called a...
    • A. 

      Stamp

    • B. 

      Birth Certificate

    • C. 

      Green Card

    • D. 

      Visa

    • E. 

      Letter of Intent

  • 21. 
    One of the ways Nazis killed people in concentration camps was by....
    • A. 

      Hanging

    • B. 

      Infecting with diseases

    • C. 

      Poison Gas

    • D. 

      Running them over

    • E. 

      Shooting them all

  • 22. 
    True or FalseAt one point in American history, it was legal for kids to work in factories and not go to school.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    RsTrue or False:Rosa Parks was arrested for protesting the Vietnam War. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    True or False:Martin Luther King believed that the best way to get Civil Rights for African Americans was through violence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    True or False:A diary is an example of a primary source. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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