STAAR Questions: Reforms and Culture.
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The Second Great Awakening was a movement that promoted?
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    spiritual revival and the need for social reform.
    the use of reason and scientific theory.
    states’ rights and governmental reform.
    mercantilism and the development of global trade.
  • Question 2
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    Q. A tourist would most likely go to the location shown on the map to visit?
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    the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
    Historic Jamestowne in Colonial National Historical Park.
    Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park.
    George Washington’s Headquarters in Valley Forge National Historical Park.
  • Question 3
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    Q. Which of the following was an argument made against slavery in the Thirteen Colonies? 
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    Manufacturers argued that slavery discouraged the development of industry.  
    Farmers argued that using slave labor was expensive and inefficient.  
    Quakers argued that slavery violated Christian principles.
    Puritans argued that the slave trade encouraged materialism.  
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which group was among the first to call for an end to slavery?
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    American Indians, because they viewed the plight of slaves as similar to their own.
    Quakers, because slavery contradicted their religious beliefs.
    British loyalists, because Great Britain had ended the slave trade.
    Puritans, because the New England economy did not rely on slavery.
  • Question 5
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    Q. What was one result of the law described below?
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    Northerners who believed the law was unfair began to support the abolitionist movement.
    Religious groups left the abolitionist movement to avoid political controversy.
    Southerners used the law to challenge the constitutionality of abolitionist goals.
    Abolitionist societies began to focus their efforts on promoting women’s suffrage.
  • Question 6
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    Q. What was one major impact of this novel below?
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    The profits from book sales funded early labor organizations.
    Congress was inspired to pass laws outlawing the abuse of slaves.
    The Supreme Court overturned fugitive slave laws.
    Support grew for the abolitionist movement.
  • Question 7
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    Q. How did the growth of these organizations below most affect the role of women in U.S. society?
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    By providing economic opportunities for women in urban areas.
    By expanding the participation of women in social reform.
    By increasing the number of women teachers in rural areas.
    By securing the establishment of private universities for women.
  • Question 8
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    Q. The abolitionist movement achieved its goal with the passage of which amendment?
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    Twelfth Amendment
    Thirteenth Amendment
    Fourteenth Amendment
    Fifteenth Amendment
  • Question 9
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    Q. The speaker quoted below was a supporter of the movement to —
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    end the international slave trade.
    establish strict limits on immigration.
    expose corruption in the federal government.
    discourage the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Question 10
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    Q. The primary goal of the American Temperance Society was to?
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    ban the spread of slavery to new territories.
    decrease the consumption of alcohol.
    gain the release of mentally ill people from prisons.
    create a self-sufficient utopian society.
  • Question 11
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    Q. What was one major effect of the Second Great Awakening?
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    Churches turned away from public politics and focused on internal religious issues.
    People were inspired to join reform movements to address social problems.
    Religious leaders petitioned legislatures to extend suffrage to women.
    Politicians were encouraged to promote states’ rights rather than federal unity.
  • Question 12
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    Q. The Hudson River School artists were influenced by the?
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    success of social reform movements in the United States.
    migration of settlers to the U.S. frontier.
    natural landscape of the United States.
    environmental effects of U.S. industrialization.
  • Question 13
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    Q. Which movement did Emerson lead?
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    The Second Great Awakening
  • Question 14
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    Q. This painting below was completed in 1864, just before the end of the Civil War. At that time, what idea did the western frontier represent to many Americans?
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    The need to establish national parks.
    The threat of industrial pollution.
    The abundance of wildlife.
    The promise of a new beginning for the nation.
  • Question 15
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    Q. This painting shares a common theme with which literary work?
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    “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe
    The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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