United States History

The Cuban missile crisis ended when

(A) the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles from Cuba if U.S. missiles were withdrawn from sites in Turkey
(B) President Kennedy ordered the U.S. Navy to turn back Soviet ships headed for Cuba
(C) a CIA-sponsored invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles was defeated at the Bay of Pigs
(D) President Kennedy was assassinated
(E) the East German government built a wall around the perimeter of West Berlin
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 20

Questions 18 – 20 are based on the excerpt below.

“The system of quotas . . . was the first major pillar of the Immigration Act of 1924. The second provided for the exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship…. Ineligibility to citizenship and exclusion applied to the peoples of all the nations of East and South Asia. Nearly all Asians had already been excluded from immigration. . . . The exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship in 1924… completed Asiatic exclusion. . . . Moreover, it codified the principle of racial exclusion into the main body of American immigration and naturalization law.”

Mae M. Ngai, historian, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, 2004

Which of the following evidence would best support Ngai’s argument in the excerpt?

(A) Census data showing the changing percentages of the foreign-born population from 1920 to 1930
(B) Narratives describing the challenges of immigrant family life in the 1920s
(C) Diplomatic correspondence reflecting the increasing isolationism of United States foreign policy in the 1920s and 1930s
(D) Census data revealing the Great Migration of African Americans to cities in the North and West in the 1920s
United States History

Who were “the Untouchables”?

(A) Chicago White Sox baseball players who threw the World Series in 1919
(B) Organized criminals who worked for Al Capone
(C) The murderers involved in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
(D) Characters in a novel by Ernest Hemingway
(E) FBI detectives who worked on cases involving violations of Prohibition
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Conservatives supported environmental legislation under Roosevelt and Taft because

(A) they did not want the natural resources of the United States to die out or be used up
(B) they wanted a place in which to go hunting
(C) they always sided with the owners in labor disputes
(D) they opposed regulation of big business
(E) they did not want certain rare species of birds or animals to become extinct
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The settlement-house movement had all the following goals EXCEPT:

(A) to train young women for careers in education or social work
(B) to integrate city school systems
(C) to provide a day-care center for the young children of working parents
(D) to provide a social gathering place in a neighborhood
(E) to offer classes in English and other subjects for children and adults
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What was the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine?

(A) To support democracy all over the world
(B) To ally the United States with European interests
(C) To encourage Latin American revolutionaries to rise up against the European colonial powers
(D) To warn European nations not to invade or colonize the western hemisphere
(E) To declare American neutrality in relations between Latin America and Europe
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All these inventions helped revolutionize the U.S. economy in the early nineteenth century EXCEPT:

(A) the cotton gin
(B) the locomotive
(C) the incandescent lightbulb
(D) the steamboat
(E) the spinning jenny
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A principal consequence of the Glorious Revolution in Britain was that

(A) the New England colonists threw Edmund Andros out of office
(B) England became a Catholic nation once again
(C) a queen ruled England in her own right for the first time
(D) the colonial assemblies began discussing the need for a militia
(E) English Protestants began fleeing to the colonies for fear of religious persecution
United States History

Which of the following presidents sent troops to Vietnam?

(A) Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy
(B) Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon
(C) Johnson and Nixon
(D) Kennedy and Johnson
(E) Johnson