A People's History of the United States Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 21-25.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Iran-Contra affair involved the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which was to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held where?
(a) Iraq
(b) Egypt
(c) Lebanon
(d) Siberia

2. During what years did Bill Clinton serve as United States President?
(a) 1977-1981
(b) 1995-2001
(c) 1979-1983
(d) 1993-2001

3. In Chapter 2, J. Saunders Redding writes about a ship headed for Jamestown that arrived in North America in what year?
(a) 1698
(b) 1619
(c) 1625
(d) 1711

4. The Preparedness Day Bombing was a bombing that took place where?
(a) Reno, Nevada
(b) San Francisco, California
(c) Albuquerque, New Mexico
(d) Los Angeles, California

5. Why does author Zinn make the argument that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary?
(a) The U.S. government had more capable weapons to ensure the surrender of Japan
(b) Nagasaki and Hiroshima were not important cities to Japan
(c) Japan had already surrendered
(d) The U.S. government knew the Japanese were considering surrender beforehand

Short Answer Questions

1. The first of the Jim Crow laws was enacted in what year?

2. Where was James Polk born?

3. When was Bill Clinton born?

4. Who among Christopher Columbus’s shipmates took the Pinta on an unauthorized expedition in search of an island called "Babeque" to search for gold while in Cuba?

5. What is Chapter 23’s title?

(see the answer key)

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