Practice Test #10

Practice Test #10 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 10: Launching A New Nation 1. When the new government was launched in 1789, a. the nation's population was doubling about every twenty-five years. b. most people lived in the fast-growing cities. c. most people lived west of the Allegheny Mountains. d. New York was the largest city in the nation. 2. The new Constitution did not provide for the creation of a(n) a. Electrical College. b. vice president. c. Supreme Court. d. d. cabinet 3. European monarchs feared the republication United States because they believed that it a. might try to overthrow their leadership. b. would provide a dangerous example of rebellion for their long- oppressed subjects. c. might default on its debts. d. would not survive as a nation. 4. Match the individual with his office in the new government. A. Thomas Jefferson 1. attorney general B. Alexander Hamilton 2. secretary of state C. John Jay 3. chief justice 4. secretary of treasury a. A-1, B-3, C-2 b. A-3, B-1, C-4 c. A-2, B-4, C-3 d. A-4, B-2, C-1 5. The Bill of Rights was intended to protect _____ against the potential tyranny of _____. a. the prerogatives of Congress, the president. b. the army and the navy, the nation government. c. the South, the northern majority. d. individual liberties, a strong central government. 6. One of the first jobs facing the new government formed under the Constitution was to a. establish a powerful army. b. reestablish diplomatic ties with Britain. c. draw up and pass a bill of rights. d. all of the above. 7. The _____ Amendment might rightly be called the "states' rights" amendment. a. First b. Sixth c. Ninth d. Tenth 8. Alexander Hamilton's financial program for the economic development of the United States favored a. agricultural interests. b. trade with France. c. the wealthy. d. the poor. 1
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9. Hamilton believed that, together, his funding and assumption programs would a. gain the monetary and moral support of the wealthy class for the federal government. b. restore the principles of state sovereignty. c. be the quickest way to pay off the national debt. d. guarantee the fairest treatment of the original holders of government bonds. 10. Alexander Hamilton's financial plan for strengthening the economy and bolstering nation credit proposed all of the following except a. funding the national debt. b. assuming state debts. c. abolishing tariffs. d. establishing a national bank. 11. Alexander Hamilton believed that a limited nation debt a. would do great harm to the nation's economy. b. might lead to military weakness.
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