United States History

Why did the delegates agree to keep the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention secret?

(A) They knew their work would be unpopular with their constituents.
(B) They did not want to be subjected to any outside pressures or influences.
(C) They had received a number of threats to their lives.
(D) They knew there were many foreign spies hoping to betray them.
(E) They did not want to provoke an uprising among the people.

Which statement is incorrect regarding energy?

(A) Energy can be given off in a reaction.
(B) Energy can be gained in a reaction.
(C) Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
(D) Energy can take various forms.
(E) Energy has mass and takes up space.
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 13

Questions 11 – 13 refer to the excerpts below.

“Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others…. Here too is the design and end of government, Freedom and Security.”

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

“[G]overnments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 1776

The principles expressed by Paine and Jefferson best account for which of the following features of the United States during and immediately after the American Revolution?

(A) The development of factions and nascent political parties
(B) The rapid expansion of frontier settlements
(C) The relatively limited powers of the Articles of Confederation
(D) The growth of conflict between wealthy elites and poor farmers and laborers

Each leg of an isosceles triangle is 9 inches longer than one-half the length of the base. If the perimeter of the isosceles triangle is 146 inches, what is the length of one leg of the isosceles triangle?

a. 64 in.
b. 41 in.
c. 50 in.
d. 82 in.
United States History

In early modern Europe, governments sought to increase national wealth and maintain a favorable balance of trade through government intervention by advocating

(A) Liberalism
(B) Capitalism
(C) Socialism
(D) Utilitarianism
(E) Mercantilism

Barton College Practice Placement Test Question 28

A large square pizza has 49 pieces (square slices). John, Jack and Jane ate all the pieces in the ratio 4:2:1 respectively. How many pieces did Jack eat?

(A) 10 pieces
(B) 12 pieces
(C) 14 pieces
(D) 18 pieces
United States History

James Madison objected to the Articles of Confederation on all these grounds EXCEPT:

(A) States were violating one another’s rights.
(B) Congress could not force states to pay their fair share of taxes.
(C) States were making separate treaties with Native Americans.
(D) Congress included delegates from each state.
(E) States would never work together in their own best long-term interests.

Barton College Practice Placement Test Question 27

A 36 foot long tube is cut into two pieces with ratio 4:5. Find the length of the shorter piece.

(A) 9 feet
(B) 16 feet
(C) 12 feet
(D) 20 feet
United States History

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made it legal to do which of the following?

(A) Prevent an African American from testifying in his or her own defense
(B) Help a slave escape to a free state
(C) Become a free person simply by crossing the border into a free state
(D) Join the Free-Soil Party and speak out in favor of abolition
(E) Execute any slave who was proved to have escaped from his or her owner