2017 US History STAAR Review
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q. Which factor contributed to the rapid industrial development of the United States in the decades after the Civil War?
    answer choices
    a decrease in tariff rates
    a decrease in the nation's total population growth
    new technologies like the Bessemer process and electric light bulb
    an increase in the price of several farm products
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. The formation of national labor unions in the late 1800s was mainly a response to --
    answer choices
    the passage of federal laws favoring workers
    new laws restricting immigration and naturalization
    poor working conditions and low wages in may industries
    economic depression that led to high unemployment
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. Which law was passed as a result of the muckraking literature of Upton Sinclair?
    answer choices
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Meat Inspection Act
    Federal Reserve Act
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. Several of the business trusts created in the late 1800s were later declared illegal because they --
    answer choices
    reduced competition through unfair business practices
    combined companies that manufactured different products
    donated large sums of money to political candidates
    allowed children to work under unsafe conditions
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. Which statement identifies a major reason for the increased migration of African Americans out of the rural South during and following World War I?
    answer choices
    the availability of cheap farmland in the West
    the opportunity for factory jobs in the North
    the elimination of the Ku Klux Klan in Northern states
    the chance to escape racial segregation by enlisting in the army
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. The New Deal changed American thinking about the role of government because it was based on the belief that the --
    answer choices
    economy will fix itself if government leaves it alone
    states should take the lead in solving social issues
    the federal government should lead in solving economic problems
    political parties should work together to deal with major national problems
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. How were the Interstate Commerce Act (1887), the Sherman Antitrust Act (1890), and the Clayton Antitrust Act (1914) similar?
    answer choices
    They authorized the breakup of labor unions.
    They rejected the used of trust-busting strategies.
    They increased the federal government's power to regulate business practices.
    They reaffirmed the federal government's laissez-faire attitude toward big business.
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. Which group was most affected by the Supreme Court decisions in Delgado v. Bastrop ISD (1948) and Hernandez v. Texas (1954)?
    answer choices
    African Americans
    homeless Americans
    women in the military
    Mexican Americans
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. One factor that promoted industrialization in the United States in the late nineteenth century was the --
    answer choices
    development of the airplane
    expansion of the railroads
    mass production of automobiles
    widespread use of steamboats
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Which method of achieving civil rights did Rosa Parks use when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?
    answer choices
    lobbying
    litigations
    amending the U.S. Constitution
    non-violent protest
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q. The 19th century Social Gospel Movement came about as a response to the --
    answer choices
    abuses of great wealth and unregulated business
    desire of most Americans to end class distinctions
    demands by government to control the means of production
    emergence of militant groups such as the Black Panther Party
  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q. Jane Addams and Dolores Huerta contributed to American society by --
    answer choices
    attempting to help the urban poor and ethnic minorities
    fighting for temperance and Prohibition
    promoting the interests of factory workers
    leading Populist political movements on behalf of Midwestern farmers
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. What effect did Teapot Dome, Watergate, and President Clinton's impeachment have on citizens of the United States?
    answer choices
    They led to citizens to demand limits to Presidential power.
    They brought about increased regulation of government spending
    They damaged popular trust in the federal government and tis leaders
    They demanded U.S. foreign policies towards to containing Communism
  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q. What has been one effect of legal and illegal immigration on demographic patterns in the United States?
    answer choices
    The total U.S. population has increased at a rapid pace.
    The size of the U.S. population has decreased.
    The average age of Americans is older than before.
    Women in American society now outnumber men.
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Why was the decision of the Texas Supreme Court in Edgewood ISD v Kirby of special importance to Mexican Americans in Texas?
    answer choices
    It eliminated the segregation of Mexican-American children in public schools.
    It brought additional funds to schools in many of the state's poorest districts.
    It applied the Brown decision to public schools in Texas
    It encouraged the study of mathematics and science so that American students would not fall behind students in the Soviet Union.
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the intent of the government in creating the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977?
    answer choices
    It sought to rebuild infrastructure projects, such as highways and bridges, in communities
    It required banks to make credit available in poor, minority communities
    It established penalties for state agencies that failed to invest in low-income neighborhoods.
    It sought to move resources from low-income areas to wealthier ones.
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. Why were many common household goods rationed during World War II?
    answer choices
    to save materials needed by the military
    to halt pollution of the atmosphere in wartime
    to bring an end to the Great Depression
    to raise the level of industrial productivity
  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q. Which legislation was passed over the objections of Southern Democrats in order to prevent racial discrimination in businesses affecting interstate commerce, such as restaurants?
    answer choices
    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Equal Rights Amendment
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Question 19
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the significance of the Camp David Accords?
    answer choices
    Egypt first recognized and signed a peace treaty with Israel.
    The Panama Canal Zone was returned to Panama.
    The Shah of Iran was overthrown by Fundamentalist Muslims.
    The accords helped to roll back the spread of Communism in Afghanistan.
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Why did imperialists like Aflred Thayer Mahan and Theodore Roosevelt believe it was important for the United States to build a canal through Panama?

    answer choices

    The canal would help Midwestern farmers ship their goods into the Gulf of Mexico.

    The canal would allow prospectors to reach the Klondike more easily.

    The canal would provide a shorter route between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

    The canal would make trasporting tropps to Europe easier in wartime

  • Question 21
    60 seconds
    Q. The purchase of war bonds, the planting of Victory Gardens, and the high rates of enlistment during World War II demonstrated that --
    answer choices
    government power tends to increase in wartime
    civil liberties are often limited in wartime
    patriotism inspired acts of volunteerism by U.S. citizens
    Americans remained deeply divided about fighting World War II
  • Question 22
    60 seconds
    Q. Which major era of U.S. history was characterized by greater freedom for women, general economic prosperity, over-speculation in the stock market, and conflicting social values between rural communities and growing urban centers?
    answer choices
    the Progressive Era (1890-1914)
    the Twenties (1920-1929)
    the Sixties (1960-1969)
    the New Millennium (2001-2010)
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