A People's History of the United States Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6-10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Louisiana Purchase was an acquisition by the United States of lands claimed by France which took place in what year?
(a) 1799
(b) 1819
(c) 1803
(d) 1698

2. Christopher Columbus erected the Navidad fort at the site of what present-day country?
(a) Brazil
(b) Peru
(c) Haiti
(d) Trinidad

3. When did the Seven Years’ War begin?
(a) 1756
(b) 1779
(c) 1730
(d) 1801

4. Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers against what governor?
(a) Augusto César Sandino
(b) Andrew Jackson
(c) Jonathan Schell
(d) William Berkeley

5. What were the two main resources sought by Christopher Columbus on his voyage when he first encountered the Arawaks?
(a) Spices and silver
(b) Slaves and wheat
(c) Diamonds and gold
(d) Gold and spices

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Flour Riot break out in New York City?

2. The First Seminole War began in 1814 and lasted until what year?

3. When was the United States Bill of Rights ratified?

4. When did James Polk serve as President of the United States?

5. By 1619, how many blacks had already been transported from Africa to the Caribbean and South America to work as slaves, according to the author in Chapter 2?

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