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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Columbus find when he returned to the Navidad fort after his journey back to Spain?
(a) His sailors had married the village women
(b) His sailors were killed
(c) A fire was engulfing the ship
(d) The village had disappeared

2. The Louisiana Purchase was an acquisition by the United States of lands claimed by France totally how many square miles?
(a) 645,000
(b) 828,000
(c) 234,000
(d) 523,000

3. The Republic of Texas was an independent sovereign nation in North America from 1836 until what year?
(a) 1859
(b) 1846
(c) 1923
(d) 1862

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

5. Christopher Columbus first encountered the Lucayan-Arawak Indians in a location known now as what?
(a) Australia
(b) Peru
(c) New England
(d) The Bahamas

6. The ship headed for Jamestown that J. Saunders Redding writes about in Chapter 2 carried how many slaves?
(a) 50
(b) 30
(c) 100
(d) 20

7. When was the Tea Act passed by the British Parliament?
(a) 1773
(b) 1801
(c) 1776
(d) 1659

8. On Columbus’s second voyage for the King and Queen of Spain, he was unable to locate gold so he instead filled his ships with how many slaves?
(a) 500
(b) 50
(c) 200
(d) 150

9. In Chapter 9, the author asserts that in 1790, there were 500,000 slaves in the U.S. How many slaves were there in 1860?
(a) 2 million
(b) 3 million
(c) 1 million
(d) 4 million

10. The author notes in Chapter 4 that by 1760, there had been how many uprisings designed to create a coup to overthrown various branches of the colonial governments?
(a) 18
(b) 25
(c) 5
(d) 32

11. Martin Van Buren served as U.S. President during what years?
(a) 1861-1865
(b) 1845-1849
(c) 1837-1841
(d) 1911-1915

12. The author states in Chapter 1 that it is said the source of information of Columbus’s conquests on the islands was written down by a young priest named what?
(a) Martín Alonso Pinzón
(b) William Berkeley
(c) Bartolome de las Casas
(d) Jonathan Schell

13. What was the name of the agreement struck in 1895 between African-American leaders and Southern white leaders that stipulated Southern blacks would work meekly and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law?
(a) The Kentucky compromise
(b) The Jim Crow compromise
(c) The Jackson compromise
(d) The Atlanta compromise

14. Where was James Polk born?
(a) Massachusetts
(b) New Hampshire
(c) Connecticut
(d) North Carolina

15. When was W. E. B. Du Bois born?
(a) 1865
(b) 1800
(c) 1868
(d) 1798

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the Antinomian Controversy take place?

2. The author states in Chapter 2, “It is roughly estimated that Africa lost” how many “human beings to death and slavery in those centuries we call the beginnings of modern Western civilization”?

3. The Third Seminole War began in what year?

4. What is the title of Chapter 6 in A People’s History of the United States?

5. What name refers to female workers who came to work for the textile corporations in Lowell, Massachusetts, during the Industrial Revolution in the United States?

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