1. During the First World War, the Committee on Public Information issued propaganda to persuade the American people of all of the following EXCEPT:
The United States was fighting for freedom and democracy.
The United States was fighting a barbarous nation.
Buying bonds was important to support the war effort.
A German invasion of the United States was a possibility.
Congress should reject the League of Nations.
2. The Open Door policy of the early twentieth century called for
the continuation of the Monroe Doctrine in the Western Hemisphere
the opening of United States markets to foreign goods
the elimination of passports for international travel
unlimited European immigration into the United States
open access to China for American investment and commercial interests
3. Which of the following had integration rather than Black separatism as a goal?
W. E. B. Du Bois and the Niagara movement
Marcus Garvey and the Back-to-Africa movement
Elijah Muhammad and the Black Muslim movement
Stokely Carmichael and the Black Power movement
Huey Newton and the Black Panther movement
"We have pacified some thousands of the islanders and buried them; destroyed their fields; burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors; subjugated the remaining ten millions by Benevolent assimilation .... And 'so, by these Providences of God- and the phrase is the government's, not mine--we are a World Power."
4. The statement above was most probably made in reference to United States policy in the
opening of Japan
annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
occupation of the Philippines
acquisition of Puerto Rico and tuba
confrontation with the Soviet Union over Cuba
5. All of the following statements about higher education in the United States from 1865 to 1917 are correct EXCEPT:
Many states established new institutions under the provisions of the Morrill Act.
The teaching of religion became increasingly important at major northeastern institutions.
An increasing number of institutions of higher education admitted women.
Graduate education based on the German model became widespread.
Many new scientific and engineering institutions were established.
6. Which of the following led immediately and directly to Theodore Roosevelt's issuance of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine?
Pancho Villa's armed raids into Texas and New Mexico
General Augusto Sandino's insurrection against American troops occupying Nicaragua
The arrest of an unarmed party of American sailors in Tampleo, Mexico
American fear that financial instability in the Dominican Republic would lead to European intervention
7. Which of the following statements about the Treaty of Versailles is true?
The United States Senate rejected it because it treated Germany too leniently.
The United States Senate rejected it because it required increased American involvement in European affairs.
The United States Senate approved it, with reservations concerning the division of Eastern Europe.
The United States Senate approved it without reservations.
It was never voted on by the United States Senate.
8. Woodrow Wilson hardened Senate opposition to the Treaty of Versailles by his refusal to compromise on the issue of
(A) reparations limited to the amount Germany could afford to pay
(B) plebiscites to determine the new borders of Germany
(C) the border between Italy and Yugoslavia
(D) protectorate status for African colonies seized from Germany
(E) the unconditional adherence of the United States to the charter of the League of Nations
9. The disagreement between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington regarding the status of African-Americans in the early twentieth century is best summed up as a debate over
what social injustices federal legislation should correct first
whether African-Americans should emigrate to Africa
whether state governments or the federal government should be the primary vehicle of social change
16. Which of the following best accounts for the fact that Slavic immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries settled principally in Midwestern cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Chicago?
The immigrants' inability to speak English was a serious obstacle to securing work on the East Coast.
Housing was better and food cheaper in the newer cities of the Midwest.
Midwestern steel, meatpacking, and other mass production industries offered many unskilled jobs.
Immigration authorities subsidized rail fares for westward migrants.
Ethnic and religious prejudice was less widespread in the Midwest than in eastern cities.
17. Which of the following was true of the American labor movement in the late nineteenth century?
It was controlled by immigrant socialists and anarchists.
It was confined to factory workers.
It was protected from employer harassment by federal law and policy.
It was allied with the Democratic party.
It was involved in a number of violent strikes.
18. As a result of the Spanish-American War, Spain relinquished to the United States control of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and which of the following?
The Panama Canal Zone
19. The Palmer Raids of 1919 were conducted against
suspected communists and anarchists
Republicans bitterly opposed to the Wilson administration
labor organizers for the American Federation of Labor
White racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan
20. "Now, a word about the whole Bible. I believe it is a master stroke of Satan to get us to doubt any portion of the Bible. If he can get us to doubt just one thing in that book, he has accomplished a great point, and it is going to be the overthrow of many a man's and woman's faith."
The passage above, from the nineteenth century, expresses the viewpoint of the proponents of
the higher criticism
the Social Gospel
the Gospel of Wealth
21. All of the following were objectives of W.E.B. DuBois EXCEPT
the total enfranchisement of all eligible Black citizens
the acquisition of Russian and Japanese spheres of interest by the United States
a balance of power between Russia and Japan
the return of Russian and Japanese spheres of interest to China
24. In the late nineteenth century, all of the following encouraged American jingoism EXCEPT
the New Navy policy of Alfred Thayer Mahan and Theodore Roosevelt
the example of European imperialism
the flooding of American markets by foreign producers
"Article X says that every member of the League, and that means every great fighting power in the world .... solemnly engages to respect and preserve... the territorial integrity and existing political independence of the other members of the League. If you do that, you have absolutely stopped ambitious and aggressive war."