United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 5

Questions 4 – 7 refer to the graph below.

The migrants represented by the graph most typically settled in which of the following regions of the United States?

(A) The Northeast
(B) The Southeast
(C) The Southwest
(D) The West Coast
United States History

The Bush administration launched the war in Iraq in 2003 in alliance with

(A) the United Nations Security Council
(B) Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries
(C) Germany, France, and other major U.S. allies
(D) Great Britain, along with token forces from several smaller countries
(E) no other countries or international organizations
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 27

Questions 27 – 29 refer the excerpt below.

“Excepting only Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy is the most attractive and wonderful valley within the bounds of the great Yosemite National Park and the best of all the camp grounds. People are now flocking to it in ever-increasing numbers for health and recreation of body and mind. Though the walls are less sublime in height than those of Yosemite, its groves, gardens, and broad, spacious meadows are more beautiful and picturesque…. Last year in October I visited the valley with Mr. William Keith, the artist. He wandered about from view to view, enchanted, made thirty-eight sketches, and enthusiastically declared that in varied picturesque beauty Hetch Hetchy greatly surpassed Yosemite. It is one of God’s best gifts, and ought to be faithfully guarded.”

John Muir, Century Magazine, 1909

Which of the following aspects of Muir’s description expresses a major change in Americans’ views of the natural environment?

(A) The idea that wilderness areas are worthy subjects for artistic works
(B) The idea that wilderness areas serve as evidence of divine creation
(C) The idea that government should preserve wilderness areas in a natural state
(D) The idea that mountainous scenery is more picturesque and beautiful than flat terrain
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 30

Questions 30 – 33 refer to the excerpt below.

“[H]istory and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government…. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. . . . The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns.”

George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

The concerns expressed by Washington were a response to the

(A) debate over the proper treatment of American Indian tribes in the trans-Appalachian West
(B) dispute over the possibility of annexing Canada from Great Britain
(C) controversy regarding support for the revolutionary government of France
(D) conflict with Great Britain over the treatment of American Loyalists
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 17

Questions 14 – 17 refer to the excerpt below.

“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Chief Justice Earl Warren, writing the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954

The Brown decision reversed which of the following earlier decisions?

(A) Marbury v. Madison, which established the principle of judicial review
(B) Worcester v. Georgia, which established that the federal government rather than individual states had authority in American Indian affairs
(C) Dred Scott v. Sandford, which proclaimed that slaves could not be citizens
(D) Plessy v. Ferguson, which endorsed racial segregation laws
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Why did Thoreau and other abolitionists praise John Brown?

(A) They approved of using violence to change laws.
(B) They looked forward eagerly to a war between North and South.
(C) They wanted to see as many slavers killed as possible.
(D) They admired his long history of helping African Americans and dealing fairly with them.
(E) They felt that Brown had taken an appropriate revenge for Congressman Brooks’s attack on Senator Sumner.
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 7

Questions 4 – 7 refer to the graph below.

The main trend shown in the graph was most directly associated with which of the following processes occurring in the United States at the time?

(A) The convergence of European and American cultures
(B) The emergence of an industrialized economy
(C) The displacement of American Indians from the Southeast
(D) The resurgence of evangelical Protestantism
United States History

Which of the following prompted the first use of UN military forces?

(A) Tension between the Soviet Union and the United States
(B) The nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States
(C) The North Korean invasion of South Korea
(D) The international agreement to put Nazi officials on trial for their crimes
(E) Anticommunist hysteria in the United States
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The two maps in this chapter illustrate which result of the French and Indian War?

(A) The colonists began to identify themselves as fellow Americans rather than as Virginians or New Yorkers.
(B) Dislike and distrust began to grow between Britain and the colonies.
(C) Individual colonies expanded their territory westward.
(D) Britain more than doubled the size of its holdings in North America.
(E) Spain more than doubled the size of its holdings in North America.
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Why had Great Britain failed to enforce the Navigation Acts before 1763?

(A) Smuggling had made the colonies, and therefore Britain, wealthier.
(B) The royal governors in the colonies were disloyal to British interests.
(C) Britain had no interest in what went on in the American colonies.
(D) British representatives found it impossible to enforce laws that so many colonists were determined to ignore.
(E) The colonists threatened the lives and property of the people paid to enforce the Navigation Acts.