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Test: AP* US History Exam, Review—Edition 1

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15. The National Road was constructed primarily for the purpose of _______.

(A) demarcating the southwestern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase (B) promoting trade and communication with the Old Northwest (C) opening the Southwest to ranchers (D) assisting the movement of settlers to the Oregon Country

6. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine did which of the following?

(A) Prohibited United States intervention in the Caribbean. (B) Declared the United States to be the “policeman” of the Western Hemisphere. (C) Warned against European seizure of the Panama Canal. (D) Sought to end the wave of nationalization of American-owned property in the Caribbean.

2. The development of the early nineteenth-century concept of “separate spheres” for the sexes encouraged all of the following EXCEPT

(A) acceptance of a woman as the intellectual equal of a man (B) idealization of the “lady” (C) designation of the home as the appropriate place for a woman (D) emphasis on child care as a prime duty of a woman

3. The presidential election of 1840 is often considered the first “modern” election because

(A) the slavery issue was first raised in this campaign (B) there was a very low turnout of eligible voters (C) voting patterns were similar to those later established in the 1890’s (D) both parties for the first time widely campaigned among all the eligible voters

11. Liberty of conscience was defended by Roger Williams on the grounds that ________.

(A) the state was an improper and ineffectual agency in matters of the spirit (B) the signers of the Mayflower Compact had guaranteed it (C) Puritan ideas about sin and salvation were outmoded (D) theological truths would emerge from the clash of ideas

12. By the end of the seventeenth century, which of the following was true of women in New England?

(A) They had begun to challenge their subordinate role in society. (B) They were a majority in many church congregations. (C) They could lead town meetings. (D) They voted in local elections.

9. Joseph McCarthy’s investigative tactics found support among many Americans because ________.

(A) evidence substantiated his charges against the army (B) there was widespread fear of communist infiltration of the United States (C) both Truman and Eisenhower supported him (D) he correctly identified numerous communists working in the State Department

14. The Embargo Act of 1807 had which of the following effects on the United States?

(A) It disrupted American shipping. (B) It enriched many cotton plantation owners. (C) It was ruinous to subsistence farmers. (D) It had little economic impact.

5. During the closing decades of the nineteenth century, farmers complained about all of the following EXCEPT

(A) rising commodity prices (B) high interest charges (C) high freight rates (D) high storage costs

16. The idea of Manifest Destiny included all of the following beliefs EXCEPT _______.

(A) Commerce and industry would decline as the nation expanded its agricultural base. (B) The use of land for settled agriculture was preferable to its use for nomadic hunting. (C) Westward expansion was both inevitable and beneficial. (D) The ultimate extent of the American domain was to be from the tropics to the Arctic.

4. Frederick Jackson Turner’s “frontier hypothesis” focused on the importance of ________.

(A) the traditions of western European culture (B) the absence of a feudal aristocracy (C) the existence of cheap unsettled land (D) the conflict between capitalists and workers

1. Alexander Hamilton’s economic program was designed primarily to

(A) prepare the United States for war in the event Britain failed to vacate its posts in the Northwest (B) provide a platform for the fledgling Federalist Party’s 1792 campaign (C) establish the financial stability and credit of the new government (D) None of the Above

10. The Tet offensive of 1968 during the Vietnam War demonstrated that ________.

(A) bombing North Vietnam had severely curtailed Vietcong supplies (B) the army of South Vietnam was in control of the South (C) American strategy was working (D) the Vietcong could attack major cities throughout South Vietnam

8. “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka” was a Supreme Court decision that

(A) was a forerunner of the Kansas-Nebraska Act (B) established free public colleges in the United States (C) declared racially segregated public schools inherently unequal (D) established free public elementary and secondary schools in the United States

7. One of the principal reasons the “noble experiment” of Prohibition failed was that it led to an enormous increase in _______.

(A) drinking among minors (B) law enforcement costs (C) absenteeism among factory workers (D) child abuse

13. The First Great Awakening led to all of the following EXCEPT _______.

There was never a passion of literature considerable enough for mention before the Great Awakening. This question also refers to the FIRST Great Awakening. (A) separatism and secession from established churches (B) the renewed passion of literature (C) the growth of institutions of higher learning (D) a greater appreciation for the emotional experiences of faith

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