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Can You Pass This 11th-Grade AP US History Test?

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  1. What did the Mayflower Compact do?
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    Set up the framework for self-government among the Pilgrims
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    Made peace between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims
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    Granted the Pilgrims the ability to make their own currency
  2. The British policy of "salutary neglect" toward the American colonies meant what?
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    The monarchy would directly elect governors.
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    The colonists did not have to pay taxes on goods under a certain price.
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    Trade regulations and laws were loosely enforced.
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    The British government refused to finance projects across the colonies.
  3. What is mercantilism?
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    The belief that a nation should have as little regulation on trade as possible
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    The belief that a nation should export more than it imports
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    The belief that a nation should tax its colonists highly while taxing those living in the mother country much less
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    Having a bunch of gold is important, too.

  4. What year was the Boston Massacre?
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    1772
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    1770
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    1771
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    1769
  5. The Federalist Papers were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and who?
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    John Hancock
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    Caesar Rodney
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    John Jay
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    John Adams
  6. What Supreme Court case established judicial review?
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    McCulloch v. Maryland
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    Gibbons v. Ogden
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    Chrisholm v. Georgia
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    Marbury v. Madison
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    Marbury v. Madison's establishment of judicial review is basically the "mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell" of US history.

  7. Which of these statements about the Second Great Awakening is NOT true?
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    It encouraged social reforms like temperance and abolition.
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    It began in the Northeastern United States.
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    Quakers and Lutherans saw the numbers within their churches grow the most.
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    Women began to take a more active role in religious institutions.
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    Methodists and Baptists actually saw their numbers go up.

  8. What does this political cartoon best represent?

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    Manifest Destiny
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    The Era of Good Feelings
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    Monroe Doctrine
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    Social Darwinism
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    AKA the belief that everyone should stay the hell away from North and South America.

  9. The Trail of Tears forced the relocation of which tribe, leading to the deaths of thousands of Native Americans?
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    The Mohawk
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    The Sioux
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    The Cherokee
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    The Iroquois
  10. The Whig Party was formed in opposition to which president?
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    Andrew Jackson
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    John Quincy Adams
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    James K. Polk
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    Zachary Taylor
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    AKA King Andrew.

  11. What was the most violent slave rebellion that occurred in the United States?
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    The Stono Rebellion
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    Nat Turner's rebellion
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    John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry
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    Gabriel Prosser's rebellion
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    Nat Turner, more than 150 other rebel slaves, and 55 to 65 white people were killed.

  12. Americans who advocated for popular sovereignty wanted what?
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    Direct election of state representatives
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    The United States to annex Mexico's territory in the Southwest
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    The end of the Electoral College and a direct popular vote
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    States to have the power to decide if slavery expanded to their territory
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    Remember how Preston Brooks beat Charles Sumner over the head with a cane? That was wild.

  13. What was one outcome of <i>Dred Scott v. Sandford</i>?
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    Dred Scott was freed from slavery.
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    Slavery was permitted in the United States' territories.
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    Slaves could not be sold across state lines.
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    Slaves could sue their slaveholders in court.
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    Essentially, slaves were considered the property of their slaveholders, not human beings with individual rights.

  14. What is the 14th Amendment?
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    Citizenship for all those born in the US
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    Abolition of slavery
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    The right to vote for all men
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    Direct election of senators
  15. What did the Compromise of 1877 do?
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    End reconstruction
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    End a filibuster by Southern Democrats
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    Admit Montana to the Union
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    Ratify the 15th Amendment
  16. Jane Addams' Hull House can be seen as an indirect result of what movement?
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    Social Darwinism
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    Social gospel
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    Yellow journalism
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    Cult of domesticity
  17. What did W.E.B. Du Bois believe was key to social change for African-Americans?
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    Vocational skills
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    Higher education
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    Violence
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    Booker T. Washington advocated for vocational skills.

  18. Ida Tarbell is a famous example of what?
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    A yellow journalist
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    A victim of the Red Scare
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    A member of Tammany Hall
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    A muckraker
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    She wrote The History of the Standard Oil Company.

  19. The Scopes trial was primarily about what?
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    Money vs. education
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    Education vs. science
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    Religion vs. science
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    State education vs. federal education
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    Williams Jennings Bryan got his clocked cleaned, remember.

  20. <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> reversed what court case?
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    Dred Scott v. Sandford
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    Plessy v. Ferguson
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    Marbury v. Madison
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    Strauder v. West Virginia
 
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