Practice Test #27

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All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 27: The Path Of Empire 1. In his book Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis, the Reverend Josiah Strong advocated American expansion a. based on a powerful new navy. b. to open up new markets for industrial goods. c. to spread American religion and values. d. to ease labor violence at home. 2. By the 1890s, the United States was bursting with new sense of power generated by an increase in a. population. b. wealth. c. industrial production. d. all of the above. 3. A major factor in the shift in American Foreign policy toward imperialism in the late nineteenth century was a. the need for additional population. b. the desire for more farmland. c. the construction of an American-built isthmian canal between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. d. the need for overseas markets for increased industrial and agricultural production. 4. The 1889 Pan-American Conference resulted in a. settlement of the Venezuela boundary dispute. b. the lowering of tariff barriers between participating nations. c. arbitration of the Pribilof Island dispute. d. worsened relations between the United States and Latin American countries. 5. U.S. naval captain Alfred Thayer Mahan argued that a. free trade was essential to a nation’s economic health. b. control of the sea was the key to the United States’ world domination. c. the United States should continue its policy of isolationism d. as isthmian canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific was impossible. 6. The numerous near-wars and diplomatic crises of the Untied States in the late 1880s and 1890s demonstrated a. the aggressive new national mood. b. that other nations were jealous of American power. c. how weak America seemed to the rest of the world. d. the failure of the Monroe Doctrine. 7. To justify American intervention in the Venezuela boundary dispute with Britain, Secretary of State Olney invoked the a. Platt Amendment. b. Open Door policy. c. Monroe Doctrine. d. Foraker Act. 8. During the boundary dispute between Venezuela and Britain, the United States a. supported the Venezuelan claim. b. failed to invoke the Monroe Doctrine. c. never threatened war over the issue. d. opposed American intervention. 9. One reason that the British submitted their border dispute with Venezuela to arbitration was a. to stress their growing anger with Germany. b. to see the Monroe Doctrine ruled invalid in a world court. c. to maintain their policy of isolation. d. to break the ties between Spain and its South American colonies. 1
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