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US History Bee Qualifying Exam A Name: Answer Key School: Grade: Instructions: Circle the correct answer or leave it blank. Correct answers are worth 2 points. Incorrect answers are worth 1 point.
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US History Bee Qualifying Exam A Name: Answer Key School: Grade: Instructions: Circle the correct answer or leave it blank. Correct answers are worth 2 points. Incorrect answers are worth 1 point. Questions left blank are worth 0 points. 1. Henry Clay s American System was based on the idea that.. (a) the federal government should promote economic growth (b) the U.S. should remain, primarily, a nation of farmers (c) the powers of the federal government were limited (d) internal improvements were the responsibility of the states 2. Mark Twain coined the term. for the post-civil War era of conspicuous displays of wealth. (a) Era of Good Feelings (b) Jazz Age (c) antebellum (d) Gilded Age 3. The killing of four students in 1970 at. moved American public opinion against the Vietnam War. (a) the University of Wisconsin (b) the University of Texas (c) Columbia University (d) Kent State University 4. The Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution because they thought.. (a) the executive branch was too weak (b) it gave too much power to the states (c) the national government was too weak (d) the national government was too strong 5. The Scopes Trial highlighted the influence of. in 1920s America. (a) anarchism (b) racism (c) religious fundamentalism (d) prohibitionism 6. Federal old-age pensions were created by the (a) Social Security Act (b) Glass-Steagall Act (c) Wagner Act (d) Fair Labor Standards Act 7.. wrote The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America in 1650 and noted If ever two were one, then surely we in To My Dear and Loving Husband. (a) Anne Bradstreet (b) Phyllis Wheatley (c) Emily Dickinson (d) Abigail Adams 8. The Zadroga Act provides healthcare to.. (a) veterans of the Iraq War (b) Native Americans (c) the elderly (d) 9/11 first responders 9. Which of these border states did not remain loyal to the Union throughout the Civil War? (a) Tennessee (b) Kentucky (c) Maryland (d) Missouri US History Bee/Qualifying Exam A Page 2 of 10. What was the outcome of the French and Indian War? (a) The British promised independence to the (b) The Spanish surrendered Florida to the United colonies. States. (c) The French surrendered all of Canada to the (d) The Native Americans surrendered the Great British. Lakes region. 11. Korematsu v. U.S. upheld the constitutionality of.. (a) the atomic bombing of Japan (b) restrictions on the hiring of Japanese-Americans (c) restrictions on Japanese immigration to (d) Japanese-American internment camps America 12. King George renounced sovereignty over the former colonies with the.. (a) Adams-Onis Treaty (b) Articles of Confederation (c) Treaty of Paris (d) Olive Branch Petition 13. The so-called Revolution of (a) marked the peaceful transfer of power from one(b) brought defeat to Thomas Jefferson party to another (c) was a violent attempt to overthrow the 1787 Constitution (d) was a model campaign, free of personal attacks and slander 14. In 1882, Congress passed a law suspending immigration from. to the United States. (a) Ireland (b) China (c) Japan (d) Mexico 15. The Great Awakening is best described as.. (a) a series of religious revivals in the British colonies (b) the conversion of thousands of Native Americans to Christianity (c) the shift of many New Englanders to the (d) a total rejection of Puritan ideas Quaker faith 16. The gag rule was meant to.. (a) prevent the passage of anti-slavery legislation (c) expose the Underground Railroad (b) discredit the women s suffrage movement (d) stop prohibitionists 17. President Eisenhower warned Americans about the dangers of. in his farewell address. (a) the civil rights movement (b) the military-industrial complex (c) Communist subversion of the American way of (d) inadequate funding for infrastructure, like life highways 18. The. asserted the authority of the United States to intervene in the affairs of Latin American nations. (a) Good Neighbor Policy (b) Bush Doctrine (c) Ostend Manifesto (d) Roosevelt Corollary 19.. was a major influence in shaping colonial public opinion in favor of independence from Great Britain. (a) Rousseau s Social Contract (b) Burke s Reflections on the Revolution in France (c) Paine s Common Sense (d) Hobbes Leviathan US History Bee/Qualifying Exam A Page 3 of 20. The colonists victory at. was a major turning point in the American Revolution. (a) New Orleans (b) Saratoga (c) Quebec (d) Bunker Hill 21. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, President Bush s administration took all of the following actions, except.. (a) negotiating a nuclear arms control deal with (b) increasing the federal government s domestic Iran (c) invading Afghanistan 22. The. were relocated to Oklahoma in the Trail of Tears. (a) Cherokee (b) Apache (c) Pueblo (d) Iroquois 23. Containment policy sought to stop the spread of.. (a) economic ruin in Western Europe (b) Communism (c) Nazi Germany (d) Japan 24. The Jefferson administration purchased Louisiana from.. (a) Spain (b) Great Britain (c) France (d) Native Americans surveillance powers (d) setting up Guantanamo Bay as a detention camp 25. The Panic of 1907 was alleviated by.. (a) the success of the United Copper Company (b) the purchase of a Tennessee rail company by U.S. Steel (c) the Federal Reserve s guarantee of deposits (d) the discovery of oil in Texas 26. Frederick Jackson Turner was a notable. of the American West. (a) painter (b) explorer (c) novelist (d) historian 27. The Lend-Lease Act provided. to American allies. (a) military equipment (b) soldiers (c) naval bases (d) gold bullion 28. The Senate ultimately rejected the Treaty of Versailles because it opposed.. (a) France s violations of the Fourteen Points (b) freedom of the seas (c) entrance into the League of Nations (d) the harshness of Germany s required reparations 29. The Spygate controversy embroiled the.. (a) Dallas Cowboys (b) New York Yankees (c) New England Patriots (d) Miami Heat 30. The Reconstruction policies of. were more lenient toward the South than those of the Radical Republicans in Congress. (a) Rutherford B. Hayes (b) Andrew Johnson (c) Charles Sumner (d) Thaddeus Stevens US History Bee/Qualifying Exam A Page 4 of 31. The first women s rights convention was held in 1848 in.. (a) Seneca Falls (b) Hartford (c) Liberty Party (d) New York City 32. In the 1950 s Payola scandal,. took illegal bribes. (a) Department store owners and salesmen (b) Baseball players (c) Radio stations and disc jockeys (d) Game show contestants 33. President Lyndon Johnson s Great Society was most similar to. in its positive view of the role of the federal government in providing a public safety net. (a) George H.W. Bush s thousand points of light (b) Clinton s New Covenant (c) FDR s New Deal (d) Reagan s New Federalism 34. Which of the following issues was not decided by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention? (a) that the Constitution should include a Bill of Rights (b) that a single executive should hold power, as opposed to a triumvirate (c) that states should be represented equally in one house of the national legislature and proportionally in the other (d) that the Articles of Confederation should be abandoned 35. The. scandal involved government corruption during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. (a) Crédit Mobilier (b) Teapot Dome (c) Whiskey Ring (d) Ohio Ring 36.. led a commission to investigate the allegations of a conspiracy in the JFK assassination. (a) Richard Nixon (b) John Marshall (c) Earl Warren (d) Lyndon Johnson 37. Unlike the early French settlers, the Puritans.. (a) transformed the American landscape into (b) promoted religious toleration farmland (c) learned to respect Native American customs (d) knew These 6 Tricks for Crossing the Ocean! (You ll Never Believe Number Three) 38.. Rebellion, following the American Revolution, was a series of protests over economic depression and debtor laws in Massachusetts. (a) The Stono (b) Shays (c) Bacon s (d) The Whiskey 39. John Dewey, Jacob Riis, Jane Addams, Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson were all.. (a) Progressives (b) Populists (c) Democrats (d) Social Darwinists 40. Rhode Island was founded by.. (a) Roger Williams (c) Anne Hutchinson (b) William Bradford (d) John Winthrop US History Bee/Qualifying Exam A Page 5 of SOLUTIONS 41. The Virginia colony survived largely because the English colonists.. (a) worked cooperatively for the good of the colony(b) began growing tobacco for sale (c) developed lasting friendships with Native (d) were well cared for by the Virginia Company Americans 42. Fifty-four Forty, or Fight refers to a threat of war with Britain over border with the. territory. (a) Oregon (b) Indian (c) Northwest (d) Alaska 43.. was a landmark law that prohibited discrimination in most public accomodations, representing the most significant civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. (a) Brown v. Board of Education (b) Voting Rights Act of 1965 (c) Civil Rights Act of 1957 (d) Civil Rights Act of President Truman responded to a 1948 Soviet blockade of Berlin by ordering.. (a) an airlift of supplies (b) a naval blockade of East Germany (c) war against the Soviets (d) his diplomats to sternly tell the Soviets, Stop that. 45. The. Amendment officially ended slavery in the United States. (a) 12th (b) 13th (c) 14th (d) 15th 46. All of the following occurred in 1989 except.. (a) the fall of the Berlin Wall (b) Solidarity s victory in Polish elections (c) a student uprising in Beijing s Tienanmen (d) the breakup of the Soviet Union Square 47. In 1974, Richard Nixon became the first president in American history to.. (a) decline to run for re-election (b) be impeached and removed from office (c) resign from office (d) pardon himself 48. The modern gay rights movement is said to have started after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in.. (a) Chicago (b) New York City (c) Boston (d) San Francisco 49. Which of the following was an American advantage during the Revolutionary War? (a) A strong navy (b) Knowledge of the landscape (c) Complete unity among the colonists (d) A well-trained army 50.. put forth a three-part plan for the economic development of the young United States as its first Secretary of the Treasury. (a) John Jay (b) Alexander Hamilton (c) Edmund Randolph (d) John Adams
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