US History Final: Part III. Borders, Explorers, Colonies, Immigrants

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US History Final: Part III - Borders, Explorers, Colonies, and Explorers.


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  • 1. 
    Who were the Anasazi and where did they live?
    • A. 

      Natives of New Mexico

    • B. 

      Natives of Florida

    • C. 

      Natives of Canada

    • D. 

      Natives of Alasaka

    • E. 

      Natives of Oregon

  • 2. 
    Who were the Inuit and where did they live?
    • A. 

      Natives of New Mexico

    • B. 

      Natives of Alaska and Canada

    • C. 

      Natives of California

    • D. 

      Natives of Massachusetts

    • E. 

      Natives of Florida

  • 3. 
    True or False.  There was a Gold Rush in Alaska in the late 1800s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What are the names of the three US territories now? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Guam

    • B. 

      Alaska

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      US Virgin Islands

    • E. 

      Cuba

  • 5. 
    Who was James Monroe?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Sent by Jefferson to negotiate terms of Louisianna Purchase

    • B. 

      President who negotiated treaties that added many territories to US

    • C. 

      President during the "Era of Good Feeling"

    • D. 

      Excellent at diplomacy

    • E. 

      President during the American Civil War

  • 6. 
    Which of these military heroes from the Mexican-American War went on to fight in the Civil War?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, George B. McClellan

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Andrew Johnson

    • D. 

      James Monroe, Thomas Jeffereson, and Michael Jackson

    • E. 

      George Meade, George Orwell, and Georgia O'Keefe

  • 7. 
    What was the Great Mahele? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Established private property in Hawaii

    • B. 

      Caused many Hawaiians to become landless

    • C. 

      Imported pineapples from Jamaica to Hawaii

    • D. 

      1893 revolution in Hawaii led by nine Americans and four Europeans

    • E. 

      A leper colony established on Hawaii

  • 8. 
    What was the Monroe Doctrine? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      US Foreign diplomatic policy established in 1923

    • B. 

      Recognized independence of Latin American countries from Europe

    • C. 

      Advised Europe to stay out of the affairs of North and South America

    • D. 

      Established the gold standard for American currency

    • E. 

      Religious movement of tolerance, equality, and pacifism

  • 9. 
    Slavery.  Which state entered the US as a slave state: Texas, California, neither, or both?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Neither Texas nor California

    • D. 

      Both Texas and California

  • 10. 
    Which region had Russian Orthodox missionaries?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Louisianna

    • C. 

      Alaska

    • D. 

      Hawaii

    • E. 

      Florida

  • 11. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Identify Region A.
    • A. 

      The Thirteen Colonies

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      The Louisianna Purchase

    • E. 

      The Mexican Cession

  • 12. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Identify Region H.
    • A. 

      The Thirteen Colonies

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      The Louisianna Purchase

    • E. 

      The Mexican Cession

  • 13. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Identify Region C.
    • A. 

      The Thirteen Colonies

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      The Louisianna Purchase

    • E. 

      The Mexican Cession

  • 14. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Identify Region G.
    • A. 

      The Thirteen Colonies

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      The Louisianna Purchase

    • E. 

      The Mexican Cession

  • 15. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Identify Region F.
    • A. 

      The Thirteen Colonies

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      The Louisianna Purchase

    • E. 

      The Mexican Cession

  • 16. 
    The map shows the border changes for the United States over time.  Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The borders of the United States gradually expanded from East to West.

    • B. 

      The Red River Cession redefined a section of the border between the US and Canada in 1818.

    • C. 

      The Gadsden Purchase redefined a section of the border between the US and Mexico in 1853.

    • D. 

      The Mississippi River is the geographical feature that separated the Addition of 1783 from the Louisianna Purchase.

    • E. 

      This map shows the acquisitions and border changes of the United States between 1796 and 1848.

  • 17. 
    The Louisiana Purchase added 827,987 square miles of land to the United States. The federal government paid________ about $__________ for the territory.
    • A. 

      Russia ... $7,200,000

    • B. 

      Mexico ... $10,000,000

    • C. 

      France ... $15,000,000

    • D. 

      Spain ... $15,000,000

    • E. 

      Britain ... $5,000,000

  • 18. 
    The Florida Cession gave the United States the areas then called East Florida and West Florida. It was ceded by ______.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      Portugal

  • 19. 
    The Texas Annexation of _____ added what was then the nation’s ___________state. Most of the present boundaries of Texas were established in _______.
    • A. 

      1803 ... most-populated ... 1818

    • B. 

      1845 ... largest ... 1850

    • C. 

      1835 ... smallest ... 1860

    • D. 

      1825 ... wealthiest ... 1840

    • E. 

      1898 ... wildest ... 1899

  • 20. 
    The Oregon Country Cession extended the western border of the United States to the ______ Ocean.  This cession also established the 49th parallel as the nation’s northern boundary in the area west of the Continental Divide.
    • A. 

      Arctic

    • B. 

      Indian

    • C. 

      Pacific

    • D. 

      Atlantic

  • 21. 
    The Alaska Purchase added 586,000 square miles of territory to the country. The government paid _________ (what country?) $_________ for this region.
    • A. 

      Russia ... $7,200,000

    • B. 

      Spain ... $15,000,000

    • C. 

      Mexico ... $10,000,000

    • D. 

      France ... $15,000,000

    • E. 

      Britain ... $5,000,000

  • 22. 
    The Hawaii Annexation gave the United States its largest present _______________ possession. The Hawaiian Islands cover 6,459 square miles (16,729 square kilometers).
    • A. 

      European

    • B. 

      Overseas

    • C. 

      Land-locked

    • D. 

      Mexican

    • E. 

      Beaver-infested

  • 23. 
    True or false?  The Gadsden Purchase gave the United States 29,640 square miles (76,770 square kilometers) of land in what is now Arizona and New Mexico. The United States paid Mexico $10 billion for the land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Three major changes/movements/motivations occurred in Europe prompting nations to explore and colonize the rest of the world.  What were they?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The arrival of UFOs

    • B. 

      Seeking new trade routes to India

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Protestant Reformation

    • E. 

      The invention of the steam engine

  • 25. 
    In what year was the Treaty of Torsedillas established?
  • 26. 
    Columbus,  Ponce de Leon , Coronado, Cabrillo, and Kino all explored North America on behalf of which country?
  • 27. 
    What country sent Cabot and Drake to explore North America?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      United States

    • E. 

      China

  • 28. 
     Cartier, Jolliet & Marquette, and Cavelier all explored on behalf of which European nation?
  • 29. 
    In which year did Columbus first sail the ocean blue?
  • 30. 
    What North American region did Ponce de Leon explore?
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Pacific Northwest

    • C. 

      Upper Mississippi River

    • D. 

      American Southwest

    • E. 

      Florida

  • 31. 
    In what year did Ponce de Leon land in North America?
  • 32. 
    Which Spanish explorer sailed up the coast of California?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Cabrillo

    • C. 

      Coronado

    • D. 

      Kino

    • E. 

      Cavelier

  • 33. 
    Which Spanish explorer traveled extensively between 1540-1542 in what would later become the American Southwest?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Cabrillo

    • C. 

      Coronado

    • D. 

      Kino

    • E. 

      Cavelier

  • 34. 
    Which British explorer landed on the Northeast coast near Maine a few years after Columbus first encountered the "New World"?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Drake

    • C. 

      Coronado

    • D. 

      Kino

    • E. 

      Cavelier

  • 35. 
    Which French explorers first encountered the upper Mississippi River?
    • A. 

      Jolliet & Marquette

    • B. 

      Cartier & Cavelier

    • C. 

      Kino & Coronado

    • D. 

      Cabot & Columbus

    • E. 

      Ponce de Leon & Cabrillo

  • 36. 
    What was the name of the first successful British settlement in North America?
  • 37. 
    True or False.  The first permanent British settlement in North America was prosperous immediately.  There were very few deaths.  The colonists discovered gold immediately and became very wealthy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    One group of British colonists were the ______________ .  They settled in Pennsylvania and believed in tolerance, equality, and pacifism.
  • 39. 
     Which was founded first, the Spanish colony of New Mexico or the British colony of Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      New Mexico

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Both were founded in the same year

    • D. 

      Neither of these places has ever really existed

  • 40. 
    What was the outcome of the Seven Years' War?
    • A. 

      Britain lost and its territory in North America declared independence

    • B. 

      Spain lost and its territory in North America was split between the US and Mexico

    • C. 

      France lost but kept its territory in Louisianna

    • D. 

      France won and acquired territory from Britain and Spain

    • E. 

      France lost and its territory in North America was split between Britain and Spain

  • 41. 
    How did Florida get its name?
    • A. 

      It was the last name of the European who first explored the region.

    • B. 

      It was the name the native peoples used for the area.

    • C. 

      It was discovered by Europeans a few days after Easter.

    • D. 

      It was the name of one of Columbus' ships.

    • E. 

      It was the name of the Spanish king at the time.

  • 42. 
    Of these nations--Russia, France, Spain, and Britain-- which  primarily sent Catholic settlers and missionaries to North America?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 43. 
    Who sent the “mail-order brides” to whom?
    • A. 

      King George III to British settlers so the men wouldn't revolt

    • B. 

      King Louis XIV to soldiers living in the French colonies in North America so the population could expand

    • C. 

      King Louis XX to natives living in the French colonies in North America in exchange for beaver hats

    • D. 

      Napoleon to Spanish missionaries who needed help with the housework and cooking but couldn't get married for religious reasons

    • E. 

      Columbus to native men in the West Indies in exchange for women from their tribes to take back to Europe

  • 44. 
    What did French give the natives when trading goods with them?
    • A. 

      Tobacco and gold

    • B. 

      Silk and beads

    • C. 

      Kettles and knives

    • D. 

      French and religion lessons

    • E. 

      Nothing, they stole them

  • 45. 
    What became wildly popular in Europe as a result of trade between the French and natives in Canada?
    • A. 

      Feathers

    • B. 

      Hunting with bows and arrows

    • C. 

      Rifles

    • D. 

      Deer skin loin cloths

    • E. 

      Beaver hats

  • 46. 
    Give the dates of the Seven Years' War (French-Indian War).
    • A. 

      1607-1613

    • B. 

      1494-1501

    • C. 

      1776-1783

    • D. 

      1756-1763

    • E. 

      1861-1865

  • 47. 
    In what year was the first successful, permanent British settlement founded?
    • A. 

      1607

    • B. 

      1513

    • C. 

      1497

    • D. 

      1861

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 48. 
    Two countries were involved in the Treaty of Torsedillas.  Which country was assigned ownership of land "discovered" to the east of the line?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Britain

    • E. 

      Mozambique

  • 49. 
    Two countries were involved in the Treaty of Torsedillas.  Which country was assigned ownership of land "discovered" to the west of the line?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Louisianna

    • E. 

      United States

  • 50. 
    In the map shown below of European claims in North America c. 1750, which country controlled region A?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      United States

    • E. 

      Britain