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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) US History Questions

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Grade 10 Reconstruction
In the Compromise of 1877 that ended Reconstruction, Republicans agreed to
  1. withdraw federal troops from the South.
  2. support the Black Codes.
  3. award the presidency to Democrat Samuel Tilden.
  4. accept the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford.
Grade 10 Colonial Period
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What was the decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. Poll taxes violated the Civil Rights Act
  2. School desegregation was unconstitutional
  3. Racial segregation in public facilities was legal
  4. Police must advise individuals being taken into custody that they have a right to remain silent
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Which case determined that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?
  1. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County
  2. Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education
  3. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  4. NAACP v. Alabama
Grade 10 Early National Era
What was the purpose of the whiskey tax?
  1. to create funds to purchase new lands
  2. to end the production of alcoholic beverages
  3. to send funds to France to aid in their revolution
  4. to pay off the debt incurred by the Revolutionary War
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What was the decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. poll taxes violated the Civil Rights Act
  2. school desegregation was unconstitutional
  3. racial segregation in public facilities was legal
  4. police must advise individuals being taken into custody that they have a right to remain silent
Grade 10 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Patrick Henry
  3. John Dickenson
  4. Thomas Paine
  5. Ben Franklin
Grade 10 Civil War
Which is true about the battle between the Monitor and the Virginia?
  1. Both ships sunk.
  2. The Virginia sunk the Monitor.
  3. The Monitor sunk the Virginia.
  4. Neither ship was able to seriously damage the other.
Grade 10 Progressive Era
Grade 10 American Revolution
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What did the ruling of Gideon v. Wainwright determine?
  1. Defendants in criminal cases have the right to an attorney even if they could not afford one.
  2. Police must inform individuals being taken into custody of their right to remain silent.
  3. There is no limit on the amount of money corporations can spend on elections.
  4. Laws banning interracial marriages were not constitutional.
Grade 10 Modern Era
Which space shuttle broke up in flight in 1986?
  1. Enterprise
  2. Atlantis
  3. Challenger
  4. Discovery
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