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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which political philosophies did Woodrow Wilson admire?
(a) French.
(b) German.
(c) Greek.
(d) British.

2. With which political party was William Jennings Bryan associated?
(a) The Progressive Party.
(b) The Republican Party.
(c) The Libertarian Party.
(d) The Democratic Party.

3. Who won the presidential election in 1916?
(a) Warren G. Harding.
(b) Woodrow Wilson.
(c) William Howard Taft.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.

4. What did Theodore Roosevelt believe the Spanish-American War would produce in the United States?
(a) A martial spirit and new political virtue.
(b) The state of Texas.
(c) A sense of righteousness.
(d) A boom to the economy.

5. What disease paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt from the waist down?
(a) Polio.
(b) Lupus.
(c) Multiple sclerosis.
(d) Influenza.

6. How did Franklin Roosevelt's economic policy change in 1938?
(a) Subsidies were offered to the unemployed.
(b) He focused more on preserving viable industries.
(c) The government siezed key industries for security.
(d) He began to expand spending and attack monopolies.

7. Which country's conquest did William Jennings Bryan openly oppose?
(a) Germany.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Philippines.
(d) Cuba.

8. What criticism did Franklin Roosevelt have of Herbert Hoover while campaigning for president?
(a) Hoover did not truly care for American citizens.
(b) Hoover's foreign policies would start another war.
(c) Hoover spent too much.
(d) Hoover drank too much.

9. What reputation did Theodore Roosevelt acquire among big businesses?
(a) An economic supporter.
(b) An ally.
(c) A trust buster.
(d) A puppet.

10. How did Theodore Roosevelt feel about America's entry into World War I?
(a) He strongly opposed American intervention in the war.
(b) He was ambivelent about foreign affairs.
(c) He strongly supported American entry into the war.
(d) He was resigned to the inevitability of war.

11. According to Hofstadter, which politician represented the interests of those who survived Reconstruction in the South?
(a) Grover Cleveland.
(b) James Garfield.
(c) William Jennings Bryan.
(d) Woodrow Wilson.

12. How did the business barons of the Gilded Age justify their wealth?
(a) Wealth is a natural product of a healthy society.
(b) There had always been wealthy men in society.
(c) They had not broken any laws.
(d) They had earned it.

13. Why did Theodore Roosevelt oppose the League of Nations?
(a) He did not want to listen to foreign leadership.
(b) He felt war was a necessity.
(c) He trusted no one outside of his Cabinet.
(d) He felt it was an economic sinkhole.

14. Who were William Jennings Bryan's constituents?
(a) The frontiersmen of the West.
(b) The wealthy elite of the Northeast.
(c) The industrialists of the North.
(d) The farming people of the West and South.

15. How did Herbert Hoover first react to the stock market crash of 1929?
(a) He did not take it seriously.
(b) He activated the National Guard.
(c) He ordered the Federal Reserve System to withhold funds.
(d) He panicked and ordered the banks to close.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the reason supporters of the free silver movement wanted to change the monetary policy of the United States?

2. What did Herbert Hoover study while in school?

3. What was Franklin Roosevelt's view on social reforms?

4. Which country did Franklin Roosevelt assist at the beginning of World War II?

5. What was the economic result of Grover Cleveland's insistence on keeping the gold standard?

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