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Unit 7

7.15 Multiple Choice Questions

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AP US History 🇺🇸

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Multiple Choice Practice for The Early 20th Century

Welcome to Unit 7 AP US History Multiple Choice Questions! Grab some paper and a pencil 📄 to record your answers as you go. You can see how you did on the Unit 7 Practice Questions Answers and Review sheet once you're done. Don't worry, we have tons of resources available if you get stumped 😕 on a question. And if solo study is not your thing, join a group in Hours!
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Facts about the test: The AP US History exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around 1 minute per question.

The following questions were not written by College Board and, although they cover information outlined in the AP US History Course and Exam Description, the formatting on the exam may be different.


1. This Progressive Era reform represented the culmination of more than a half-century of activism by women's rights advocates and religious conservatives
A. the passage of the 19th Amendment
B. the passage of the 18th Amendment
C. the passage of the 17th Amendment
D. the passage of the 15th Amendment

2. This Progressive Era moral reform was unjustly used against African American boxer Jack Johnson in a move that has been viewed by historians as having been motivated by concerns over Johnson's challenging of segregationist mores of the day.
A. the Sherman Antitrust Act
B. the Volstead Act
C. the 17th Amendment
D. the Mann Act

3.  This location is the site of a tragedy that was one of the worst industrial disasters in US history, leading to thorough workplace reforms and safety requirements.
A. Love Canal, New York
B. Lake Erie, Ohio
C. Three Mile Island, New Jersey
D. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City

4. Which Progressive Era president is correctly matched with reforms completed in their administrations?
A. William Howard Taft - Creation of the Department of Commerce
B. Theodore Roosevelt - passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff
C. Woodrow Wilson - Creation of the Federal reserve
D. William Howard Taft - Dissolution of the Northern Securities Corporation trust

5. This African American leader promoted the concept of a "Talented Tenth" as an 'aristocracy of talent and character' to promote civil rights.
A. Phyllis Wheatly
B. W.E.B. du Bois
C. Booker T Washington
D. Marcus Garvey

6. The Supreme Court decision, in this case, invalidated the National Industrial Recovery Act.
A. Dennis v. US
B. United States v. Butler
C. Schechter Brothers Poultry v. US
D. Wabash vs. Illinois

7. The debate over the annexation of this geographic area led to a public dispute between the president and anti-imperialists such as Andrew Carnegie and Mark Twain.
A. The Philippines
B. Puerto Rico
C. Cuba
D. Panama

8. A revolution in this nation positively influenced Woodrow Wilson's position in the United States entering World War 1.
A. Panama
B. Germany
C. France
D. Russia

9. This politician rose to national prominence through his leadership of the Belgian Relief Effort in World War 1 and the Food Administration
A. Eugene Debs
B. George Creel
C. Mitchell Palmer
D. Herbert Hoover

10. The Supreme Court decision, in this case, established the scope of the US government's powers to police speech in wartime.
A. Marcus Garvey
B. Eugene Debs
C. Charles Schenk
D. Mitchell Palmer

11. In the years between World War 1 and World War 2, the African American community experienced all of the following except for
A. a flowering of artistic expression known as the Harlem Renaissance
B. the success of the Double V campaign
C. marked increases in-migration from the rural south to the urban north
D. violence in northern cities

12. Economic growth in the 1920s was fueled by all of the following EXCEPT for
A. government spending on military preparedness
B. purchases made on credit
C. consumer demand fueled by advertising
D. price deflation due to mass production

13. All of the following are examples of cultural tensions in the 1920s except for
A. the Scopes Trial
B. the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
C. "Beat" poets
D. the resurrection of the KKK

14. African Americans facing criminal charges in this Southern City rose to international prominence in the 1930s when the Supreme Court overturned their death penalty convictions (although some stayed incarcerated into the 1950s) due to inadequate representation and a racially biased jury pool.
A. Montgomery, Alabama
B. Macon, Georgia
C. Atlanta, Georgia
D. Scottsboro, Alabama

15. Which of the following New Deal programs is correctly matched with the population primarily served by its effects?
A. the WPA - The Unemployed
B. the Social Security Act - the unemployed
C. the AAA - industrial workers
D. the CCC - African American farmers

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