Part 4 US History EOC


Part 4 US History EOC
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Question 1

How did the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) have a major impact on the lives of African Americans?
  • segregation was legal in educational institutions
  • voting was a right guaranteed by the Constitution
  • separate but equal public facilities were legal
  • military occupation of the South was unconstitutional

Question 2

Base your answer to the question on the poem below and your knowledge of social studies One Way Ticket I am fed up With Jim Crow laws, People who are cruel and afraid, Who lynch and run, who are scared of me And me of them. I pick up my life And take it away on a one-way ticket Gone Up North Gone Out West Gone! -Langston Hughes, 1926 Why does the author state that he has “Gone”?
  • jobs were available in northern industries
  • there was no racial prejudice in the West
  • farmland was more available in the North
  • racial discrimination drove him away

Question 3

Which leader founded a vocational training institution in the late 1800s to improve economic opportunities for African Americans?
  • George Washington Carver
  • Frederick Douglass
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Booker T. Washington

Question 4

What was one idea that both Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois supported?
  • African Americans should have increased civil rights
  • vocational training was the best approach to education
  • immigration was responsible for racial segregation
  • Jim Crow laws were needed to help African Americans

Question 5

In the early 20th century, which policy for the advancement of African American was favored by W. E. B. Du Bois and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)?
  • mass migration to northern cities
  • immediate action to end segregation and win equal rights
  • establishment of a new republic in Africa for freedmen
  • emphasis on economic advancement over social equality

Question 6

In which area did the views of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois differ most?
  • the need to stop violence against African Americans
  • the speed with which full equality of the races should be achieved
  • the need to integrate the armed forces
  • the idea of including white Americans in their political organizations

Question 7

A significant contribution to the industrialization of the United States was Henry Ford’s development of
  • the assembly line
  • electric-powered vehicles
  • the first holding company
  • a new process for making steel

Question 8

Henry Ford produced a more affordable car primarily because his company
  • paid workers lower wages than its competitors paid
  • used foreign-made parts
  • developed a less expensive method of production
  • offered a variety of options to buyers

Question 9

Improved mass-production techniques affected the American economy of the 1920s by
  • reducing prices of consumer goods
  • lowering the quality of most products
  • causing higher unemployment
  • decreasing the quantity of manufactured products

Question 10

At the beginning of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson followed a traditional United States foreign policy by
  • refusing to permit trade with either side in the conflict
  • sending troops to Great Britain
  • declaring American neutrality
  • requesting an immediate declaration of war against the aggressors

Question 11

In the years before the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson violated his position of strict neutrality by
  • secretly sending troops to fight for the democratic nations
  • openly encouraging Mexico to send troops to support the Allies
  • supporting economic policies that favored the Allied nations
  • using United States warships to attack German submarines

Question 12

During his reelection campaign in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson used the slogan, “He kept us out of war.” In April of 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. What helped bring about this change?
  • Bolshevik forces increased their strength in Germany and Italy
  • Britain was invaded by nations of the Central Powers.
  • Russia signed a treaty of alliance with the Central Powers.
  • Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare.

Question 13

A major reason the United States entered World War I was to
  • gain additional colonial possessions
  • react to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • safeguard freedom of the seas for United States ships
  • honor prewar commitments to its military allies

Question 14

President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points were proposed during World War I primarily to
  • define postwar objectives for the United States
  • outline military strategies for the United States
  • convince other democratic nations to join the United Nations
  • strengthen the United States policy of isolationism

Question 15

One goal for a lasting peace that President Woodrow Wilson included in his Fourteen Points was
  • establishing a League of Nations
  • maintaining a permanent military force in Europe
  • returning the United States to a policy of isolationism
  • blaming Germany for causing World War I

Question 16

Following World War I, the United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles primarily because the treaty
  • failed to include most of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points
  • did not punish Germany for starting the war
  • contained provisions that might lead the United States into foreign conflicts
  • made no provision for reduction of military weapons

Question 17

The change in the nation’s attitude toward membership in the League of Nations and membership in the United Nations shows the contrast between
  • neutrality and containment
  • appeasement and internationalism
  • isolationism and involvement
  • interventionism and détente

Question 18

During World War I, many American women helped gain support for the suffrage movement by
  • protesting against the war
  • joining the military service
  • lobbying for child-care facilities
  • working in wartime industries

Question 19

The “clear and present danger” doctrine stated by the Supreme Court in the case of Schenck v. United States (1919) had an important impact on the Bill of Rights because it
  • limited the powers of the president
  • placed limits on freedom of speech
  • clarified standards for a fair trial
  • expanded the rights of persons accused of crimes

Question 20

Base your answer to the question on the graph to the left and on your knowledge of social studies. Data from this graph support the conclusion that World War I
  • caused the United States trade deficit to increase
  • cost the United States many billions of dollars
  • was a significant benefit to the American economy
  • created an unfavorable balance of trade

Question 21

The Palmer raids following World War I were caused by fear of
  • new military weapons
  • foreign invasion of the United States
  • communist influence in the United States
  • economic depression

Question 22

The treaty signed at the Washington Conference (1921-1922) was an effort to
  • limit the spread of military dictatorships
  • maintain peace through international agreements
  • form new military alliances after World War I
  • bring democratic government to Eastern Europe

Question 23

The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the 1920s was accompanied by
  • nativists fears of foreign influence in the United States
  • concern that the United States would sink into a depression
  • public reactions against organized crime
  • a grassroots movement to gain equal rights for minorities

Question 24

Which factor contributed most to the growth of nativist’s attitudes in the United States in the years immediately following World War I?
  • the establishment of national Prohibition
  • a decline of organized religions
  • the increase in the number of settlement houses
  • the large numbers of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe

Question 25

What was a principle reason for rapid economic growth in the United States during the 1920s?
  • prosperity of American agriculture
  • increase of American imports
  • development of many new consumer goods
  • increased spending on defense

Question 26

Improved mass-production techniques affected the American economy of the 1920s by
  • reducing prices of consumer goods
  • lowering the quality of most products
  • causing higher unemployment
  • decreasing the quantity manufactured products

Question 27

Which situation helped cause the stock market crash of 1929?
  • excessive speculation and buying on margin
  • unwillingness of people to invest in new industries
  • increased government spending
  • too much government regulation of business

Question 28

Which economic trend of the 1920s helped cause the Great Depression?
  • rising cost of mass-produced goods
  • increasing income tax rates
  • falling tariff rates
  • widening income gap between the rich and the poor

Question 29

Base your answer to the question on the map to the left and on your knowledge of social studies. What was the most likely cause of the election results shown on the map?
  • Most voters blamed President Herbert Hoover for the Great Depression.
  • It is difficult to defeat an incumbent president.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt had more business experience than Herbert Hoover.
  • Republican Party popularity had been declining for several elections.

Question 30

Which group of Americans generally failed to experience the economic prosperity of the 1920s?
  • farmers
  • retailers
  • consumers
  • manufacturers

Question 31

Which statement most accurately describes conditions of American farmers during the economic boom of the mid-1920s?
  • Shortages of fertile land and farm equipment lowered farm income.
  • Overproduction helped keep farmers from participating in the prosperity of the times.
  • Subsidies and other government programs dramatically increased farmers’ incomes.
  • Higher prices for farm products resulted in a higher standard of living for farmers.

Question 32

What were two basic causes of the Dust Bowl during the early 1930s?
  • strip mining and toxic waste dumping
  • over-farming and severe drought
  • clear-cutting of forests and construction of railroads
  • overproduction and urban sprawl

Question 33

Which conditions are most characteristic of an economic depression?
  • high unemployment and overproduction
  • large business investments and low taxes
  • too much money in circulation and high stock prices
  • high employment and increased real estate investments

Question 34

During the Great Depression, expressions such as Hoovervilles and Hoover blankets showed that President Hoover
  • was seen as a role model
  • used the military to aid the unemployed
  • was blamed for the suffering of the poor
  • supported relief and public housing for the needy

Question 35

In the 1920’s, both Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington made major contributions to
  • economic growth
  • educational reform
  • the creative arts
  • political leadership

Question 36

The Harlem Renaissance was important to American society because it
  • highlighted the cultural achievements of African Americans
  • isolated African Americans from mainstream society
  • provided new political opportunities for African Americans
  • brought an end to racial segregation in the North

Question 37

Which generalization can best be drawn from the experiment with national Prohibition (1919– 1933)?
  • Social attitudes can make laws difficult to enforce.
  • Americans resent higher taxes.
  • Morality can be legislated successfully.
  • People will sacrifice willingly for the common good.

Question 38

What was a major result of Prohibition in the United States during the 1920s?
  • restriction of immigration
  • growth of communism
  • destruction of family values
  • increase in organized crime
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