HIST 405 FINAL EXAM LATEST
Question 1.1. (TCO 4) The Spanish who settled in Florida and New Mexico were primarily (Points : 2)
Question 2.2. (TCO 1) The Jamestown colony was established by (Points : 2)
a joint-stock company.
an aristocratic explorer.
Question 3.3. (TCO 4) Why did English immigration to the colonies drop dramatically after 1660? (Points : 2)
The English were no longer sought after as indentured servants.
The political turmoil in England kept them close to home.
The English economy improved and political and religious conflict diminished.
The English were opposed to the growing slave trade in the colonies.
Question 4.4. (TCO 4) The Great Awakening led to (Points : 2)
declining interest in religion.
strengthened evangelical sects, such as the Baptists.
Question 5.5. (TCO 2) After Britain issued the Intolerable Acts, colonists punished anyone supporting British policies or officials by (Points : 2)
dunking them in water.
hanging them upside down.
putting them in the stocks.
covering them with tar and feathers.
Question 6.6. (TCO 2) In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson refers to the natural rights due to every citizen as (Points : 2)
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Question 7.7. (TCO 2) The Patriots would not have won the Battle of Yorktown and the American Revolution without help from (Points : 2)
Question 8.8. (TCO 1) The Articles of Confederation created a national government with (Points : 2)
three branches of government.
a bicameral parliament.
a congress of delegates.
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.
Question 10.10. (TCO 3) The assertion that states the right to disobey federal law was called (Points : 2)
Question 11.11. (TCO 3) In the early 19th century, the largest source of European immigration came from (Points : 2)
Question 12.12. (TCO 3) Slavery expanded with the growth of (Points : 2)
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.
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.
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.
Question 16.16. (TCO 8) Lee’s smaller army defeated McClellan’s larger force and kept Union troops out of Richmond because (Points : 2)
Lee was lucky.
Lee found McClellan’s battle plans.
McClellan was too cautious.
Question 17.17. (TCO 8) Why did President Lincoln want Grant commanding the Union army after the Battle of Gettysburg? (Points : 2)
He wanted to give Grant a chance to prove himself.
He knew victory required the destruction of the Confederate Army and its source of supplies.
He had heard that Grant had recruited more Union troops.
He thought the South would surrender.
Question 18.18. (TCO 10) After the Civil War, a new immigrant was most likely to be from (Points : 2)
Question 19.19. (TCO 10) Progressivism and populism largely differed in (Points : 2)
that progressives built political coalitions that transcended party lines.
Question 20.20. (TCO 7) The invasion of Belgium turned American opinion against Germany because (Points : 2)
many Americans were immigrants from Belgium.
Americans depended on products imported from Belgium.
Belgium was an important U.S. ally.
Belgium was a neutral nation.
Question 21.21. (TCO 7) During World War I, which of these did the Germans use against British ships? (Points : 2)
Question 22.22. (TCO 11) This trial became a symbol of the conflict within Protestantism between modernists and fundamentalists. (Points : 2)
Scopes Monkey Trial
Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
Fatty Arbuckle Trial
None of the above
Question 23.23. (TCO 11) What brought the Harding administration to an end? (Points : 2)
President Harding was impeached.
President Harding was defeated in the 1924 election.
President Harding died of a heart attack.
President Harding resigned in response to the Teapot Dome scandal.
Question 24.24. (TCO 11) The Great Depression affected (Points : 2)
only American farmers.
only the U.S. economy.
only the U.S. and European economies.
the global economy.
Question 25.25. (TCO 7) What event marked the beginning of World War II? (Points : 2)
The Nazi-Soviet Pact
The German invasion of Poland
Germany’s annexation of the Sudetenland
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)
2. (TCO 2) Identify and analyze the Dred Scott decision. Be sure to discuss the political reaction to this decision. Then analyze the election of 1860 and how the controversy over slavery divided the party into northern and southern branches. Analyze the ascendency of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. Be sure to use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)
3. (TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and explain at least two causes of World War II. Then analyze America’s foreign policy before the war, and describe how that policy changed as the war progressed. Be sure to include a discussion of how the Battle of Britain influenced American opinion. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer. (Points : 50)
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)