US History Iib Exam Review

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a review of third tri US History II B.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    John T. Scopes was put on trial for
    • A. 

      Teaching evolution

    • B. 

      Violating Prohibition laws

    • C. 

      Being a leader of the KKK

    • D. 

      Accepting bribes

    • E. 

      Being communist

  • 2. 
    The Cotton Club was a
    • A. 

      Chicago speakeasy where gangsters, artists and politicians congregated

    • B. 

      Harlem nightspot where many African American entertainers got their start

    • C. 

      Ficticious nightclub featured in the famous picture The Jazz Singer

    • D. 

      A club in Detroit

    • E. 

      Hollywood nightspot frequented by the stars of the silver screen

  • 3. 
    Farmers on the Great Plains began to lose their crops during the Depression because
    • A. 

      An volcano erupted in Iceland

    • B. 

      Hurricane Katrina

    • C. 

      A terrible drought caused dust storms

    • D. 

      A fungus depleted the soil of nutrients

    • E. 

      Frequent rains eroded the soil

  • 4. 
    In the 1920s the Federal Reserve contributed to weaknesses in the stock market by
    • A. 

      Lending to speculators

    • B. 

      Keeping interest rates low

    • C. 

      Speculating on market interest rates

    • D. 

      Issuing credit cards to farmers

    • E. 

      Lending to foreign companies

  • 5. 
    Warren G. Harding won the presidency by appealing to Americans' desire to
    • A. 

      Become a communist satellite nation

    • B. 

      Become a world power

    • C. 

      Reform society

    • D. 

      Return to life as it was before the war

    • E. 

      Repeal prohibition

  • 6. 
    The flowering of African American arts in the 1920s became known as
    • A. 

      Harlem Renaissance

    • B. 

      The First Great Migration

    • C. 

      The Second Great Migration

    • D. 

      Great Awakening

    • E. 

      Glory Days

  • 7. 
    After WWI, most Americans wanted to avoid future wars by
    • A. 

      Becoming a communist satellite nation

    • B. 

      Forbidding Germany to rebuild its armed forces

    • C. 

      Favoring isolationism

    • D. 

      Disbanding the League of Nations

    • E. 

      Excluding Germany from the League of Nations

  • 8. 
    President Hoover opposed direct federal relief to the unemployed because he believed that
    • A. 

      Individuals should be responsible for taking care of themselves

    • B. 

      Federal relief would shorten the Depression

    • C. 

      He wanted to donate all of the federal government's money to charities, such as the Salvation Army

    • D. 

      Only state and city governments should dole out relief

    • E. 

      Charities would provide sufficient relief until the economy improved

  • 9. 
    During the Great Depression, when a bank collapsed,
    • A. 

      The government covered the bank's debts

    • B. 

      A new bank emerged with new money to lend

    • C. 

      The government repaid deposits on insured accounts only

    • D. 

      The government stepped in to run the bank

    • E. 

      Depositors lost their savings

  • 10. 
    During the Depression, charities set up ____ to give poor people a meal.
    • A. 

      Public works

    • B. 

      Dust bowls

    • C. 

      Banks

    • D. 

      Soup kitchens

    • E. 

      Communities

  • 11. 
    Before the late 1920s, stock prices
    • A. 

      Did not change much

    • B. 

      Generally reflected the stocks' true value

    • C. 

      Were too high for most people to afford

    • D. 

      Went up and down like a rollercoaster

    • E. 

      Had little to do with the economy

  • 12. 
    Buying on margin was a method of buying stocks
    • A. 

      By pooling money with others

    • B. 

      With mostly borrowed money

    • C. 

      By borrowing money only from your parents

    • D. 

      Without any risk

    • E. 

      Without a broker

  • 13. 
    FDR's policies for ending the Depression became known as
    • A. 

      New Deal

    • B. 

      Cold War

    • C. 

      Fireside chats

    • D. 

      Glass-Steagall Act

    • E. 

      Gold standard

  • 14. 
    The Nuremberg Laws
    • A. 

      Gave free money to Jewish Germans

    • B. 

      Required all Jewish Germans to move to concentration camps

    • C. 

      Authorized German police to shoot Jewish Germans

    • D. 

      Required all Jewish Germans to leave the country

    • E. 

      Took citizenship away from Jewish Germans

  • 15. 
    In 1932 the nation's money was based on a system in which an ounce of gold could be exchanged for a setnumber of dollars. This was called the
    • A. 

      Gold standard

    • B. 

      Dollar system

    • C. 

      Fair exchange

    • D. 

      Fireside chat

    • E. 

      Bank holiday

  • 16. 
    Two causes of the rise of dictatorships after WWI were
    • A. 

      The failure of the Treaty of Versailles and world wide depression

    • B. 

      The Cold War

    • C. 

      The peace treaty and rising democratic nations

    • D. 

      Appeasement and Potsdam Conference

    • E. 

      New political ideas and lack of strong leadership after the war

  • 17. 
    In the Wannsee Conference, Nazi leaders
    • A. 

      Planned the "final solution"

    • B. 

      Negotiated with Britain and France for the Sudetenland

    • C. 

      Planned the spread of communism

    • D. 

      Negotiated the Treaty of Versailles

    • E. 

      Planned the invasion of Poland

  • 18. 
    During WWII, Americans bought over $150 billion worth of bonds in order to
    • A. 

      Finance public works projects

    • B. 

      Avoid paying taxes

    • C. 

      Lend the goverment money to pay for the war

    • D. 

      Compensate the Bonus Marches for their bonus

    • E. 

      Donate part of their wages to the military

  • 19. 
    Nearly 1/3 of all military equipment made during the war was manufactured by the
    • A. 

      Steel industry

    • B. 

      Ship-building industry

    • C. 

      Automobile industry

    • D. 

      Airplane industry

    • E. 

      Railroad industry

  • 20. 
    The "Double V" Campaign meant victory
    • A. 

      Over Europe and victory in the Pacific

    • B. 

      Over Hitler's racism and racism at home

    • C. 

      On land and victory on the seas

    • D. 

      On victory over the Nazis and Fascists

    • E. 

      On victory for women and minorities

  • 21. 
    The goal of the US policy of containment focused on stopping
    • A. 

      The spread of fascism

    • B. 

      The spread of democracy

    • C. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • D. 

      The spread of communism

    • E. 

      Adolf Hitler

  • 22. 
    The main cause of the Cold War is
    • A. 

      Competition between capitalism and communism

    • B. 

      Promoting free trade among members

    • C. 

      Conflict resulting from Potsdam Conference

    • D. 

      Nuclear arms race

    • E. 

      A, C, and D

  • 23. 
    Which of the following the American socioeconomic ideology that challenged communism?
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Fascism

    • D. 

      Capitalism

    • E. 

      Militarism

  • 24. 
    Oping countries, Eisenhower used
    • A. 

      Massive retailiation

    • B. 

      Covert operations

    • C. 

      Brinkmanship

    • D. 

      Embargoes

    • E. 

      Capitalism

  • 25. 
    The Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact in response to NATO's decision to
    • A. 

      Construct the Berlin Wall

    • B. 

      Send troops to fight Communist uprisings in Greece and Turkey

    • C. 

      Intervene in Korea

    • D. 

      Allow West Gerrmany to rearm and join its organization

    • E. 

      Send supplies to West Berlin

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