United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 8

Questions 8 – 10 refer to the excerpt below.

“The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

“He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise.

“He has compelled her to submit to laws, in the formation of which she had no voice….

“Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he has oppressed her on all sides….

“He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns.”

Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, 1848

The ideas expressed in the excerpt most directly challenged the prevailing ideal in the early nineteenth century that

(A) women should enjoy full and equal rights with men
(B) women should focus on the home and the domestic sphere
(C) the ability of women to earn wages was a positive development
(D) women should educate their children about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

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Test ID: 1938