DeVry HIST405 final exam - August 2016

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Question 1. 1. (TCO 4) Which of the following made up the largest segment of Spain’s colonial population by the 1700s? (Points : 2)




Mestizos (multiracial)

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Question 2. 2. (TCO 1) What made Rhode Island unique? (Points : 2)

Religious dissenters founded the colony.

Colonists bought the land from Native Americans.

Suspected witches were tried and executed there.

Colonists agreed to separate church and state.

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Question 3. 3. (TCO 4) Slave traders from the colonies (Points : 2)

supported the kidnapping of Africans.

directly seized Africans for enslavement.

worked to remedy the poor conditions of the Middle Passage.

profited from the poor conditions of the Middle Passage.

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Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) The Great Awakening led to (Points : 2)

the Enlightenment.

declining interest in religion.

strengthened evangelical sects, such as the Baptists.

scientific discoveries.

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Question 5. 5. (TCO 2) To protest British taxes, colonists often organized boycotts to (Points : 2)

destroy British property.

stop buying British goods.

attack British officials.

seize British food supplies.

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Question 6. 6. (TCO 2) The Battle of Lexington was part of a strategy by the British to suppress the colonists by (Points : 2)

disarming the militia.

blockading ports.

capturing Patrick Henry.

laying siege to Boston.

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Question 7. 7. (TCO 2) General Washington won the Battle of Trenton primarily because (Points : 2)

the enemy troops did not speak English.

the weather was cold.

his troops outnumbered enemy troops.

he surprised the enemy.

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Question 8. 8. (TCO 1) Why was it difficult to make changes to the Articles of Confederation? (Points : 2)

An amendment required approval by all 13 states.

The Articles did not provide for amending the constitution.

Two thirds of the delegates had to agree in order to amend the Articles.

The states had to convene a special committee to revise the Articles.

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Question 9. 9. (TCO 1) The constitution divides government power (Points : 2)

among many different states.

among multiple branches of national government.

among representatives of the people.

between state and national government.

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Question 10. 10. (TCO 3) Who extolled the equality of conditions in his book Democracy in America? (Points : 2)


Andrew Jackson

de Tocqueville

Thomas Jefferson

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Question 11. 11. (TCO 3) In the early 19th century, the largest source of European immigration came from (Points : 2)





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Question 12. 12. (TCO 3) Cotton production was especially intensive in that part of the South referred to as (Points : 2)

The Black Belt.

The Cotton Belt.

The Sun Belt.

The Slave Belt.

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Question 13. 13. (TCO 3) James Polk (Points : 2)

opposed the annexation of Texas.

purchased Texas from Mexico.

favored the annexation of Texas.

was the only governor to serve two terms in Texas.

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Question 14. 14. (TCO 2) Congress tried to resolve the dispute between the North and the South about slavery in the territories by (Points : 2)

repealing the Wilmot Proviso.

adopting the Wilmot Proviso.

adopting the Compromise of 1850.

repealing the Compromise of 1850.

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Question 15. 15. (TCO 2) In 1856, Border Ruffians attacked (Points : 2)

a New York abolitionist named John Brown.

a group of southern farmers.

Senator Charles Sumner.

the antislavery town of Lawrence, Kansas.

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Question 16. 16. (TCO 8) One advantage the South had over the North was that southerners believed (Points : 2)

that slavery was not that important.

one southerner could whip 10 Yankees.

that the North lacked the courage to fight.

deeply in Lincoln’s ability to avoid war.

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Question 17. 17. (TCO 8) Which Civil War battle decisively turned the tide of the war in favor of the Union? (Points : 2)

Battle of Atlanta

Battle of Vicksburg

Battle of Richmond

Battle of Gettysburg

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Question 18. 18. (TCO 10) Some neighborhoods, and even industries, came to be associated with immigrants of a particular nationality because immigrants (Points : 2)

could learn only one job.

refused most work offered to them.

would work only for one employer.

tended to settle in nationality groups.

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Question 19. 19. (TCO 10) How did the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire affect industrial reforms? (Points : 2)

Managers began locking the exits of factories.

Progressives began to focus on other areas for reforms.

Congress passed laws that increased the work day to 12 hours.

Cities and states began passing laws to make workplaces safer.

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Question 20. 20. (TCO 7) The decisive battles in World War I were fought (Points : 2)

in Alsace-Lorraine.

in Austria-Hungary.

on the Eastern Front.

on the Western Front.

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Question 21. 21. (TCO 7) What was the name of the agreement that ended World War I? (Points : 2)

the Fourteen Points

the League of Nations

the Treaty of Versailles

the Paris Peace Conference

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Question 22. 22. (TCO 11) The popularity of the automobile in the 1920s led to a(n) (Points : 2)

increase in commercial air travel.

decrease in the number of motels.

an increase in bridge and tunnel construction to link cities with suburbs.

decline in steel production in the U.S.

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Question 23. 23. (TCO 11) Prohibition was enforced by the (Points : 2)

Volstead Act.

Kellogg-Briand Act.

National Industrial Recovery Act.

None of the above

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Question 24. 24. (TCO 11) Stock speculation became common because (Points : 2)

many banks had closed.

stock prices kept going up.

credit became more difficult to get.

investors lost confidence in the market.

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Question 25. 25. (TCO 7) The three Allied leaders of World War II were (Points : 2)

Stalin, Eisenhower, and Churchill.

Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini.

Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Stalin.

Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill.

Question 1. 1. (TCOs 1 and 2) Identify and describe the main provisions of the Constitution of 1787. Make sure you analyze the compromises made at the convention to ensure the passage of the new federal constitution. Then discuss the formation of America’s first two political parties, the Democratic-Republicans and the Federalists. What were the major differences and who were the best-known members of each party? Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Identify and analyze the main provisions of the Compromise of 1850. Be sure to analyze the problem of California and how this led to the Compromise. Then analyze how the Compromise set off a storm of political controversy between 1849 and 1850. Identify the key players and how they viewed the Compromise. What was the role of President Zachary Taylor in these discussions? Be sure to use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 3. 3. (TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and explain at least two causes of World War I. Then analyze the events that drew the United States into World War I. Evaluate America’s contribution to the war effort and to what extent America’s entry contributed to the end of the war. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

Question 4. 4. (TCOs 7 and 9) Identify and analyze the main events of the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. Then assess how these events affected the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)

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