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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. McKinley does not want complications with the insurgents, but is still trying to do what?
(a) Become friends with the insurgents.
(b) Appease the Philippine people.
(c) Reach a negotiated deal with the Spanish.
(d) Avoid making the Philippines a U.S. colony.

2. What takes off in Europe and creates a demand for a viable route to the Far East?
(a) The Black Death.
(b) A desire for fine China.
(c) The Asian spice trade.
(d) Yoga and interest in Eastern religions.

3. In whose footsteps does Magellan follow?
(a) Columbus.
(b) Balboa's.
(c) De Gama.
(d) Cabot.

4. What does Aguinaldo tell his men to do?
(a) To completely abandon conventional warfare and harass American troops whenever possible.
(b) To assimilate to the American culture so as to convince the Americans that they have surrendered.
(c) Protect the Americans to show that they are a civilized people.
(d) To flee the country.

5. How does Aguinaldo feel when McKinley easily sweeps the elections for a second term, with Roosevelt as his running mate?
(a) Happy.
(b) Nervous.
(c) Excited.
(d) Devastated.

6. What has happened to McKinley's inauguration pledge to not seek to gain territory beyond the borders of the United States?
(a) It has strengthened.
(b) It has not been forgotten.
(c) It has been long forgotten.
(d) It is struggling to exist.

7. How does Aguinaldo feel when he finds out about Dewey's triumph against the Spanish fleet?
(a) He is relieved that he did not have to get involved.
(b) He is upset he hadn't been included in the planning, as well as the actual fighting.
(c) He is nervous that Dewey will turn on him.
(d) He is jealous that he was not able to do the same.

8. How and when does the huge Philippine sugar trade begin enticing numerous other countries to the area?
(a) In the 1600s.
(b) In the 1800s.
(c) In the 1700s.
(d) In the 1900s.

9. Who is Emilio Aguinaldo?
(a) A Filipino insurgent.
(b) A Spanish Friar.
(c) A friend of McKinley's.
(d) A Filipino politician.

10. When did the United States take the Philippines as a "prize?"
(a) In the Cold War.
(b) In the Spanish American War.
(c) In World War I.
(d) In the French and Indian ar.

11. On what do the Spanish soldiers excitedly concentrate?
(a) Selling the Philippines to the United States.
(b) Collecting revenue and converting the population to Christianity.
(c) Finding a route to enhance their power in the spice trade.
(d) Preparing the Philippine people to be independent.

12. Theodore Roosevelt is a student of Mahan's THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER ON HISTORY and desires to make the United States what?
(a) A pampered nation.
(b) A haughty nation.
(c) A negligent nation.
(d) A mighty nation.

13. European countries move out by sea and land to explore the unknown reaches of the world in what is known as what?
(a) The "Age of Enlightenment."
(b) The "Age of the Dinosaurs."
(c) The "Age of Man."
(d) The "Age of Discovery."

14. How does MacArthur compare to Taft when dealing with prisoners and non-combatant civilians?
(a) He is similar.
(b) He is more harsh.
(c) He is the same.
(d) He is less harsh.

15. The connection between the United States and _________________ is both long lasting and complex.
(a) Fiji.
(b) The Philippines.
(c) France.
(d) Japan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do some men do to avoid mandatory "service"?

2. What kind of relationship exists between the United States and the Philippines?

3. What is the result of Dewey's cutting the telegraph cable out of Manila?

4. Under pressure, McKinley appoints Roosevelt as the assistant secretary to whom, who is the secretary of the navy?

5. The locals are supposed to be self-ruling, but in reality, who has total control?

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