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Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 7 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was made to                          .
  1. free slaves
  2. end the war
  3. make friends in the South
  4. help Southern landowners
Grade 9 Modern Era
The Cold War was characterized by what?
  1. Arms race
  2. Space race
  3. Spread of Communism
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did "NATO" stand for?
  1. North America Treaty Organization
  2. Northern Africa Territory Officials
  3. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Modern Era
What was the purpose of the Berlin Wall?
  1. To keep East Berlin residents from fleeing to West Berlin
  2. To keep West Berlin residents from fleeing to East Berlin
  3. To try to starve West Berlin residents and provoke the United States
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 World War I
What was the name of Woodrow Wilson's program for peace that he proposed after WWI?
  1. Wilson's 14 Points
  2. Geneva Convention
  3. Warsaw Pact
  4. Central-Allied Treaty
Grade 8 The Frontier
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States
  1. made peace with Spain.
  2. went to war with France.
  3. lost control of New Orleans.
  4. nearly doubled in size.
Grade 8 Industrialization
The term mass production is best defined as the
  1. rapid manufacture of a large number of identical objects.
  2. ability to carefully produce intricate objects one at a time.
  3. tendency to create poor quality goods because of high demand.
  4. practice of making only products that would have many buyers.
Grade 8 The Frontier
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. defeat the Spanish in Mexico.
  4. buy Louisiana from France.
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Which of the following rights did the women's rights movement NOT achieve for women during the 1800s?
  1. right to vote
  2. right to own property
  3. right of married women to keep their wages
  4. right to pursue higher education
Grade 9 Modern Era
What did President Kennedy decide to do during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  1. Land invasion of Cuba
  2. A naval blockade
  3. Put more missiles in Turkey
  4. Bomb Cuba
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Which of the following was organized to address the issue of equal rights for women?
  1. the Underground Railroad
  2. the Seneca Falls Convention
  3. the temperance movement
  4. the abolitionist movement
Grade 7 Civil War
Where did the first attack occur to start the Civil War?
  1. Fort Sumter
  2. Virginia
  3. Gettysburg
  4. Bull run
Grade 8 Civil Rights
Delegates at the Seneca Falls Convention compared the women's rights movement to the
  1. American struggle for independence from Britain.
  2. temperance movement.
  3. abolitionist movement.
  4. War of 1812.
Grade 9 Modern Era
Grade 6 Democratic Foundations
What was the United States' first constitution called?
  1. The Bill of Rights
  2. Congress
  3. The Articles of Confederation
  4. The Declaration of Independence
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. bySusan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 Industrialization
In the 1800s, which of the following was NOT a problem that most growing American cities faced?
  1. the spread of disease
  2. few job opportunities
  3. a lack of clean drinking water
  4. the threat of citywide fires
Grade 8 Civil War
The slave codes were
  1. rules to protect the general welfare of enslaved people.
  2. ways for enslaved people to secretly communicate with one another other.
  3. laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans.
  4. guidelines for freeing a certain number of enslaved people every year.
Grade 8 Industrialization
What effect did the invention of the cotton gin have on the slave trade in the South?
  1. It led to the founding of antislavery organizations.
  2. Planters used more slave labor.
  3. Cotton growers depended less on the slave system.
  4. The cotton gin had very little lasting impact.
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