Rangel's Fall AT Review 8th grade US History
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  • Question 1
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    Which of the following is a reason England's rulers were interested in the "New World"?

    answer choices

    They wanted to expand their power and obtain new riches

    They were anxious to spread democracy

    They wanted to convert Native Americans to Catholicism

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    Which headline best explains the reason for the establishment of Jamestown?

    answer choices

    Settlers set off to find gold!

    Puritans seek religious freedom!

    A large number of debtors step off of the boat!

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    A major difference between the New England Colonies and the Southern Colonies was that the New England Colonies--

    answer choices

    were centers for early Quaker settlements

    were places where large plantations were located

    focused on fishing, ship building, and trade

  • Question 4
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    Who tried to rally colonial support by writing Common Sense?

    answer choices

    Thomas Paine

    Samuel Adams

    Benjamin Franklin

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    "No taxation without representation" was the response of many colonists to the --

    answer choices

    sharing of tax revenues with the Native Americans

    Provisions of the Treaty of Paris 1783

    British policies in the colonies after 1763

  • Question 6
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    English tradition and the Mayflower Compact contributed most significantly to the growth of the principles of--

    answer choices

    religious freedom and voting for women

    representative government and consent of the governed

    checks and balances and separation of powers

  • Question 7
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    Under the system of Mercantilism, the thirteen colonies were expected to provide Great Britain with--

    answer choices

    American manufactured finished goods

    raw materials and markets for British products

    laborers to work in British factories

  • Question 8
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    Which of the following does the Declaration of Independence consider an unalienable right?

    answer choices

    the right to vote

    the right to liberty

    the right to trial by jury

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    The creation of colonial assemblies throughout the British colonies represented--

    answer choices

    attempts to build a strong central government in America

    British efforts to strengthen their control over the colonies

    a step towards the growth of representative government in America

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    According to the Declaration of Independence, where does a government get its power?

    answer choices

    The king

    The legislatures

    The people

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A chapter in a textbook discusses the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, and the Boston Tea Party. The main topic of this chapter is most likely--

    answer choices

    Economic conflicts in America

    Trade policies between Great Britain and the Colonies

    Causes of the American Revolution

  • Question 12
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    A study of the causes of the American Revolution would support the idea that revolutions are likely to occur when--

    answer choices

    those in power are resistant to change

    a society has a lower standard of living than those around it

    a society has become industrialized

  • Question 13
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    In which colonial region did the plantation system develop?

    answer choices

    New England

    Middle Colonies

    Southern Colonies

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
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    The Proclamation of 1763 stated that colonies could not settle beyond which of the following geographical features?

    answer choices

    Mississippi River

    Great Plains

    Appalachian Mountains

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Washington's Neutrality Proclamation kept the US out of war with--

    answer choices

    Spain and France

    Britain and France

    Native Americans and British

  • Question 16
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    The Whiskey Rebellion was important because--

    answer choices

    It showed that the Constitution was strong enough to stop rebellion

    It eliminated the federal tax on Whiskey

    It determined that the states could not tax their citizens

  • Question 17
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    What situation did Adams have to face involving American ships of the high seas and bribery?

    answer choices

    Nullification Crisis

    XYZ Affair

    Era of Good Feelings

  • Question 18
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    What effect did the Louisiana Purchase have on the size of the US

    answer choices

    Doubled the size

    cut the size in half

    Did not effect the size

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
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    The purpose of the Embargo Act was to--

    answer choices

    Force France and Britain to respect American neutrality

    Slow growth of New England's shipping industry

    Transport troops and guns

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
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    The case of Marbury v. Madison was important because--

    answer choices

    strengthened the Federalists Party

    Stopped military spending

    Established the power of Judicial Review

  • Question 21
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    Q.

    The Tariff of 1816 caused problems between the geographic sections because--

    answer choices

    It decreased the tax on imports, helping western settlers

    it taxed imports, helping northern industry

    It nullified the tax on all imports, helping southern planters

  • Question 22
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    The Monroe Doctrine announced that--

    answer choices

    The United States would interfere with future European Wars

    The American continents were off limits to future European colonization

    America would use force to maintain democratic governments in European countries.

  • Question 23
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    What land did the United States gain in the Adams-Onis Treaty?

    answer choices

    Florida

    Louisiana

    California

  • Question 24
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    Due to the tariff, South Carolina threatened to secede during the--

    answer choices

    Nullification Crisis

    Whiskey Rebellion

    War of 1812

  • Question 25
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    The Indian Removal Act resulted in the--

    answer choices

    Trail of Tears

    Nullification Crisis

    Wounded Knee

  • Question 26
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    The most significant difference between the Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution was in the--

    answer choices

    Increased significance on State's Rights

    establishing a written form of government

    Strengthening of the powers of the federal government

  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement bust summarizes the important principle of popular sovereignty?

    answer choices

    Government interests take priority over individual liberties

    The government has the duty to encourage order by using whatever means necessary

    The people are the ultimate source of governmental power

  • Question 28
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    One of the most important problems facing the Constitutional Convention was how to balance--

    answer choices

    needs of eastern and western states

    powers of the state and national governments

    demands of business and labor

  • Question 29
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    The Constitution can be amended if the change is approved by two-thirds of both houses of Congress and--

    answer choices

    The majority of voters

    the President

    Three-Fourths of the states

  • Question 30
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    Gibbons v. Ogden was a court case dealing with interstate commerce. The Supreme Court ruled --

    answer choices

    States cannot interfere with the national government's power to regulate commerce.

    New York had exclusive rights to trade on the Hudson

    State's rights allowed a state to nullify a federal law

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