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(A) the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles from Cuba if U.S. missiles were withdrawn from sites in Turkey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

The abolitionist movement had difficulty gaining supporters in the early 1800s because

(A) African slaves were content with their status
(B) there were no Africans in powerful positions in the government
(C) Africans easily found ways to flout the system of slavery
(D) Northern whites could ignore the wrongs of the slave system in the South and Southerners found it too profitable to end
(E) Quakers were a majority in the colonies and spoke out against slavery at an early date
United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 47

Questions 45 – 47 refer to the excerpt below.

“There is, at present, no danger of another insurrection against the authority of the United States on a large scale, and the people are willing to reconstruct their State governments, and to send their senators and representatives to Congress. But as to the moral value of these results, we must not indulge in any delusions. . . . [T]here is, as yet, among the southern people an utter absence of national feeling. . . . “Aside from the assumption that the Negro will not work without physical compulsion, there appears to be another popular notion… that the Negro exists for the special object of raising cotton, rice and sugar for the whites, and that it is illegitimate for him to indulge, like other people, in the pursuit of his own happiness in his own way.”

Carl Schurz, Report on the Condition of the South, 1865

Efforts by Republicans such as Schurz to establish a base for their party in the South after the Civil War ultimately failed because

(A) Republicans feared the South would secede again if the party became too successful
(B) Republican opposition to African American rights alienated many White Southerners
(C) Republicans grew weary of pressing their Reconstruction agenda in a hostile environment
(D) Republicans believed it better to withdraw from the South than to become corrupted by Southern politics
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All the following advances were made in race relations in the United States between 1940 and 1960 EXCEPT:

(A) In Brown Vs. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
(B) Public transportation was desegregated.
(C) Major league baseball was desegregated.
(D) The Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed.
(E) A voting rights act was passed.
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Which of the following contributed the most to the founding and success of the Iroquois Confederacy?

(A) The small size of the Iroquois tribes
(B) The fact that the tribes all belonged to the same nation
(C) The popular election of the council members
(D) The constant conflicts among the Iroquois tribes
(E) The example of the New England town meeting
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The Union strategy for winning the war included all the following EXCEPT:

(A) dividing the Confederacy along the Mississippi River and conquering both halves in turn
(B) taking control of the Mississippi so that the South could not use it for trade or communication
(C) blockading Confederate ports so that no supplies or reinforcements could come in
(D) capturing and killing Confederate President Jefferson Davis
(E) capturing the capital city of Richmond, Virginia
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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
United States History

The president’s power to veto a bill is checked by Congress’s power to

(A) override the veto with a two-thirds majority vote
(B) filibuster
(C) call for a referendum
(D) petition the states
(E) impeach
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All the following characterized the 1920s EXCEPT:

(A) a rise in organized crime
(B) a wave of prolabor legislation
(C) the development of mass entertainment
(D) technological advances such as the radio
(E) the rise in popularity of the automobile
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President Bill Clinton suffered defeat in Congress when he

(A) sought to reform the nation’s largely private system of health-care insurance
(B) attempted to reduce the federal government’s financial deficit
(C) tried to impose strict requirements on recipients of public assistance
(D) sought passage of an act requiring corporations to provide workers with unpaid leave to cope with family medical emergencies
(E) chose Senator Al Gore to be his vice president