Practice Test #14

Practice Test #14 - 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 14: Forging the National Economy 1790-1860 1. Life on the frontier was a. Fairly comfortable for woman but not for men. b. Downright grim for most pioneer families. c. Free of disease and premature death. d. Rarely portrayed in popular literature. 2. Pioneering Americans marooned by geography a. Remained well informed. b. Grew to depend on other people for most of their clothing. c. Abandoned the “rugged individualism” of colonial Americans. d. Became provincial in their attitudes. 3. In early-nineteenth-century America, a. The annual population growth rate was much higher than in colonial days. b. The urban population was growing at an unprecedented rate. c. The birthrate was rapidly declining. d. The death rate was increasing. 4. The dramatic growth of American cities between 1800 and 1860 a. Led to a lower death rate. b. Contributed to a decline in the birthrate. c. Resulted in unsanitary conditions in many communities. d. Forced the federal government to slow immigration. 5. “Ecological imperialism” ca best be described as a. The efforts of white settlers to take land from Native Americans. b. The aggressive exploitation of the West’s bounty. c. A desire for the United States to acquire California. d. None of the above. 6. George Catlin advocated a. Placing Indians on reservations. b. The preservation of nature as a national policy. c. Continuing the “rendezvous” system. d. Keeping white settlers out of the west. 7. The influx of immigrants to the United States tripled, then quadrupled, in the a. 1810s and 1820s. b. 1820s and 1830s. c. 1830s and 1840s. d. 1840s and 1850s. 8. Ireland’s great export in the 1840s was a. People. b. Potatoes. c. Wool. d. Whiskey. 9. The Irish immigrants to early-nineteenth-century America a. tended to settle on western farmlands. b. were mostly Roman Catholics c. were warmly welcomed by American workers. d. identified and sympathized with American free blacks. 1
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10. When the Irish flocked to the United States in the 1840s, they stayed in the larger seaboard cities because they a. preferred urban life. b. were offered high-paying jobs. c. were welcomed by the people living there. d. were too poor to move west and buy land. 11. When the “famine Irish” came to America, they a. moved to the West. b. mostly became farmers. c. moved up the economic ladder quickly. d. mostly remained in the port cities of the Northeast. 12. Native-born Protestant Americans distrusted and resented the Irish mostly because these immigrants a. were poor. b. were thought to love alcohol.
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