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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did the Great Depression force Herbert Hoover to do?
(a) Implement policies that he opposed philosophically.
(b) Freeze federal funds.
(c) Close private banking system.
(d) Use the National Guard to control private citizens.

3. What economic program did Franklin Roosevelt initiate as president?
(a) The New Deal.
(b) New Freedom.
(c) ACLU.
(d) The Freedom Act.

4. Which scientific theory became popular during the Gilded Age?
(a) Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
(b) Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
(c) The Big Bang Theory.
(d) The Theory of Quantum Mechanics.

5. When did William Jennings Bryan resign from Woodrow Wilson's cabinet?
(a) After the United States entered the war in 1917.
(b) After the Treaty of Versailles was signed.
(c) After the Germans sank the Lusitania in 1915.
(d) After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

6. What famous treaty was created at the end of World War I?
(a) The Munich Agreement.
(b) The North Atlantic Treaty.
(c) The UN Charter.
(d) The Treaty of Versailles.

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

8. What problem did deflation cause during the Gilded Age?
(a) Indebted farmers saw their debts increase.
(b) The price of goods rose as wages remained constant.
(c) Industrial expansion came to a standstill.
(d) Investors saw poor returns on their investments.

9. Who succeeded Woodrow Wilson as President of the United States?
(a) William Howard Taft.
(b) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(c) Warren G. Harding.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

10. What physical changes occurred during the Gilded Age?
(a) Americans explored from the east coast to the Rocky Mountains.
(b) Americans colonized the entire continent.
(c) The United States fought for and won Texas.
(d) The South was revived by industry.

11. Where did Herbert Hoover gain his diplomatic experience?
(a) While at Harvard.
(b) In Europe during World War I.
(c) Though an internship with the American Red Cross.
(d) While fighting in Italy.

12. Which organization was credited for preserving European economies after World War I?
(a) The American Red Cross.
(b) American Relief Administration.
(c) The League of Nations.
(d) The United Nations.

13. Which political party dominated the political arena after the Civil War?
(a) The Democratic Party.
(b) The Republican Party.
(c) The Progressive Party.
(d) The Libertarian Party.

14. What did the National Recovery Act of 1933 attempt to accomplish?
(a) Create new employment opportunities.
(b) Preserve the industry of the United States.
(c) Force employers to offer fair wages and working conditions.
(d) Stimulate economic recovery by regulating corporate power.

15. How does Hofstadter view Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) His philosophies shaped many foundational American ideals.
(b) He was an average man endowed with natual charisma.
(c) His foreign policies saved the nation.
(d) As one of the most important personalities in history.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was responsible for organizing the League of Nations after World War I?

2. Who were William Jennings Bryan's constituents?

3. Which country did Woodrow Wilson support at the onset of World War I?

4. What reputation did Theodore Roosevelt acquire among big businesses?

5. How did Woodrow Wilson view politics?

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