United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 1

Questions 1 – 3 refer to the excerpt below.

“In 1739 arrived among us from Ireland the Reverend Mr. [George] Whitefield, who had made himself remarkable there as an itinerant preacher. He was at first permitted to preach in some of our churches; but the clergy, taking a dislike to him, soon refused him their pulpits, and he was obliged to preach in the fields. The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous. . . . It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro’ the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.”

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Whitefield’s impact suggests that religious culture among British North American colonists in the 1700s was most directly shaped by 3. The preaching described in the excerpt is an example of which of the following developments in the 1700s?

(A) Roman Catholic influences
(B) interest in commerce and business
(C) trans-Atlantic exchanges
(D) reliance on agriculture

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Test ID: 1923