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SOL 11-15 Practice Test

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Japanese Americans were held in internment camps during World War II because they
a.
disobeyed the state laws of California
c.
Were labled a threat to U.S. security
b.
Disagreed with president Roosevelts war strategy
d.
were unwilling to serve in the U.S. military
 

 2. 

Use the information in the box and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.

Reasons for the ____________?______________
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
Zimmerman Telegram
Cultural & political ties to Great Britain
Threat to democratic governments

Which of the following best completes the title above?
a.
Creation of the Leaugue 0f Nations
c.
Formation of the Allied Powers
b.
U.S. entrance into World War I
d.
U.S. decision to contain communism
 

 3. 


The Civil Rights movement’s strategy of nonviolent resistance was most widely advocated throughout the 1960s by
a.
Stokely Carmichael’s Black Power movement
c.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference
b.
Malcolm X’s organization of Afro-American Unity
d.
Huey P. Newton’s Black Panther Party
 

 4. 

Use the information in the box and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question
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Which of the following is described by the list above?
a.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
c.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
b.
Brown v, Board of Education
d.
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
 

 5. 

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a.
Fewer Assembly-line Jobs for workers
c.
Fewer people living in the suburbs
b.
More people working in agriculture
d.
More safety hazards for factory workers
 

 6. 

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Which event most contributed to the large number of trucks coming into the United States, as shown in the map above?
a.
The establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
c.
The implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
b.
The implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
d.
The signing of the World Trade Agreement
 

 7. 

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a.
South Korea would not trade with other Asian countries
c.
The United States would not grant foreign aid to North Korea
b.
Taiwan attempted to seize control of South Korea
d.
North Korea wanted to unify the peninsula under a communist regime
 

 8. 

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a.
The presence of missles in Cuba would make a U.S. invasion of the island impossible
c.
The physical location of the United States obligated it to protect Canada from attack
b.
The physical location of Cuba made large areas of the United States vulnerable ot attack
d.
The presence of missiles in Cuba would result in an arms race among Carribean countries
 

 9. 

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a.
1,3,2,4
c.
1,4,3,2
b.
4,1,3,2
d.
4,2,1,3
 

 10. 

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a.
The Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1
c.
The Soviet Union’s placement of missiles in Cuba
b.
North Korea’s invasion of South Korea
d.
China’s development of an atomic bomb
 

 11. 

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Which phrase best describes the excerpts above?
a.
Secondary sources
c.
Differing points of view
b.
Factual accounts
d.
Newspaper reports
 

 12. 

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a.
the same honorary rank as other veterans who served
c.
job placement in medical professions
b.
lifetime employment in the military
d.
the same benefits provided to other veterans
 

 13. 

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a.
create an alliance to protect against communist agression in Europe
c.
provide financial aid to rebuild countries in Africa
b.
provide military assistance to countries seeking independence in the Americas
d.
regulate economic ties with communist countries in Asia
 

 14. 

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a.
Mexico, Brazil, India
c.
Germany, Japan, Italy
b.
France, Spain, Greece
d.
Japan, Mexico, Turkey
 

 15. 

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a.
Effects of the Baby Boom During the 1940’s
c.
Growth of the Service Industry during the 1960’s
b.
Impact of the Automobile During the 1950’s
d.
Results of the Gasoline shortages During the 1970’s
 

 16. 

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a.
Expressed opposition to involvement in the conflict.
c.
performed duties that had been historically assigned to men
b.
risked their lives by serving in combat roles
d.
trained men to conduct air raids on the enemy
 

 17. 

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a.
Universities raise Tuition
c.
School Segregation Banned
b.
State Schools receive new funding
d.
Community Colleges Created
 

 18. 

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This poster was intended to persuade African Americans to -
a.
protest the segregation of military units
c.
encourage integration of industrial hiring practices
b.
protest the low wages paid in the war industry
d.
contribute labor to support the war effort
 

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Based on this quotation, African -American soldiers during World War II -
a.
lacked the proper training
c.
wanted to serve in battle
b.
refused to join units headed to overseas duty
d.
protested the integration of military units
 

 20. 

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a.
Nisei Regiments
c.
the Navajo Language
b.
German Equipment
d.
the Tuskegee Airmen
 

 21. 

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The Supreme Court Decision was used to -
a.
end immigration from Germany
c.
limit trade with communist China
b.
uphold African -American segregation
d.
justify Japanese-American Internment
 

 22. 

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a.
Europe Before World War I
c.
Europe After World War II
b.
Europe During the Great Depression
d.
Europe after the Cold War
 

 23. 

Which of the following was not a result of the Reagan Revolution
a.
      the Republican sweep of congressional elections and statehouses in the 1990s
c.
the election of George W. Bush as president. 2001
b.
the election of a centrist Democrat, William J. Clinton 1993
d.
the expansion and broadening of the role of United States Government
 

 24. 

Which of the following answers is not a way in which the Unitesd States Government promotes a healthy economy?
a.
has the Federal Reserve control the supply of money and credit to expand or contract economic growth.
c.
the president and Congress make fiscal policy decisions to determine levels of government taxation and spending
b.
has big business loan the government money
d.
bases its decisions on
economic indicators such as
(GDP), exchange rates, rate
of inflation, and unemployment rate.
 

 25. 

Which of the following answers does not demonstrate one of the actions our government takes to combat terrorism today.
a.
President George W. Bush signs the “Patriot Act” into law on October 26, 2001.
c.
The government seizes assets and money belonging to known terrorist individuals and groups.
b.
The government engages in military interventions in Iraq & Afghanistan
d.
The government has a policy of isolationism and defense only.
 

 26. 

Which of the following Supreme Court Justices does not demonstrate the increasing diversity of the Court since the Civil Rights movement of the 1940’s , 1950’s , and 1960’s?
a.
Sonia Sotomayor
c.
Clarence Thomas
b.
Elena Kagan
d.
John G. Roberts
 

 27. 


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When men left the factories to go off to WWII this group took their place in large numbers and came to be known by the following nickname:


a.
Aunt Susie
c.
Rosie the Riveter
b.
Glenda the Riveter
d.
Eleanor the Riveter
 

 28. 


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This man commanded allied forces during:
a.
D-Day
c.
Bataan Death  march
b.
Pearl Harbor
d.
Battle of Midway
 

 29. 


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This U.S. Soldier was a member of the:


a.
Red Ball Express
c.
Nisei Regiments
b.
Tuskeegee Airmen
d.
Buffalo Soldiers
 

 30. 

The war strategy that the allies agreed upon was to:


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a.
Defeat Italy first
c.
Defeat Hitler first
b.
Island Hopping
d.
Defeat Russia first
 

 31. 


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Adolf Hitler invaded this European country in 1939:


a.
Soviet Union
c.
Latvia
b.
Poland
d.
Romania
 

 32. 



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The U.S. Government paid for production of airplanes, tanks, and other war supplies by:


a.
business
c.
rationing
b.
war bonds and Income tax.
d.
sales tax
 

 33. 


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Before World War II in the 1930’s Japan invaded which of the following countries:
a.
Viet Nam
c.
Australia
b.
China
d.
Cambodia
 

 34. 



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Before World War II Franklin Roosevelt used ___________________ to aid the British in fighting Hitler.
a.
Rationing
c.
Lend Lease
b.
War Bonds
d.
Embargo
 

 35. 




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Beore the end of the war in the Pacific America captured which of the following pairs of Islands which brought them the closest to Japan.


a.
Australia and Phillipines
c.
Iwo Jima and Okinawa
b.
Midway and Wake Island
d.
Hawaii and Midway
 

 36. 

War with Japan ended after Americans dropped the atomic bomb on:
a.
Hiroshima
c.
Tokyp
b.
Nagasaki
d.
Iwo Jima
 

 37. 



The British defeated the Germans at ______________ in North Africa. This kept the Germans from accessing middle east oil.


a.
Tripoli
c.
Suez
b.
El Alamein
d.
Cairo
 

 38. 

The turning point battle in the east during World War II was fought at _______________. This kept the Germans from accessing Russian oil.


a.
Moscow
c.
Leninggrad
b.
Stalingrad
d.
Kursk
 

 39. 

The Geneva Conventions are a legal framework that protected the rights of
a.
Soldiers
c.
Civilians
b.
Prisoners of War
d.
Non Combatants
 

 40. 

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During World War II, the purpose of posters sunch as this was to -
a.
motivate American women to enter the work force in defense factories
c.
show how Americans on the home front could contribute to the war effort
b.
encourage civilians to become members of the armed forces
d.
pressure industries to dedicate their resources to war manufacturing
 

 41. 

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a.
Japanese civilians welcoming Allied troops
c.
Japanese emperor accepting the terms of unconditional surrender
b.
Japanese captors treating American POWs humanely
d.
Japanese troops committing suicide rather than surrendering
 

 42. 

The members of the World War II Nisei regiment were primarily -
a.
Mexican Americans
c.
German Americans
b.
Japanese Americans
d.
Italian Americans
 

 43. 

The Lend-Lease Act was passed by the United States Congress in response to increased -
a.
concern about German aggression in Europe
c.
concern about Italian demands in North Africa
b.
anger over the Japanese invasion of China
d.
fear over the German pact with the Soviet Union
 

 44. 

During World War II, the role of the Selective Service System in the United States was to -
a.
draft military personnel
c.
increase industrial productivity
b.
ration manufactured goods
d.
replace factory workers
 

 45. 

Which effect did United States participation in World War II have on the home front?
a.
An increase in volunteers for the war effort
c.
A decline in farm income due to war rationing
b.
The end of racial segregation in the South
d.
The growth of isolationism in the Midwest
 

 46. 

The United States interned many Japanese Americans during World War II because of -
a.
their refusal to be deported
c.
a concern over violent protest from them
b.
a fear they would aid the enemy
d.
their refusal to be drafted into the military
 

 47. 

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a.
Cold War tension in Europe
c.
creation of the state of Israel
b.
Japanese invasion of China
d.
creation of the Manhattan Project
 

 48. 

Which president is most closely associated with the policy of
massive retaliation?
a.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
c.
Lyndon Johnson
b.
John F. Kennedy
d.
Richard Nixon
 

 49. 

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a.
communist infiltration
c.
organized crime
b.
political corruption
d.
nuclear energy
 

 50. 

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a.
15th Amendment
c.
19th Amendment
b.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
d.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
 

 51. 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created primarily to -
a.
protect Western Europe from communism
c.
install democratic governments in Africa
b.
encourage communist factions in China
d.
protect South America from invasion
 

 52. 

Veterans of which war often faced public hostility when they returned
from duty?
a.
World War I
c.
Korean War
b.
World War II
d.
Vietnam War
 

 53. 

Over the last three decades, the American work force has had to acquire and improve skills in -
a.
computer technology
c.
heavy machinery
b.
automobile repair
d.
medical equipment
 

 54. 

Modern American schools adapted to serve new immigrants in the United States by -
a.
limiting vocational programs
c.
offering extracurricular activities
b.
offering bilingual education
d.
requiring physical education
 

 55. 

Which President was in office during the Cold War?
a.
Woodrow Wilson
c.
John F. Kennedy
b.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
d.
William Clinton
 

 56. 

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a.
Afghanistan border
c.
Former Yugoslavia
b.
Indochinese Peninsula
d.
Persian Gulf
 

 57. 

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a.
Radio
c.
Satellite dish
b.
Newspaper
d.
Compact disc
 

 58. 

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a.
Family income has little bearing on access to computers.
c.
Schools narrow the technological gap caused by income.
b.
Access to education improves with higher family income.
d.
There are more children born in higher-income families.
 

 59. 

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a.
Independent investigations
c.
Economic sanctions
b.
Diplomatic relations
d.
Strategic attacks
 

 60. 

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a.
Japan
c.
France
b.
Poland
d.
China
 

 61. 

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a.
Rise of Fascism
c.
Rapid Rearmament
b.
Communist Control
d.
Formation of Democracy
 

 62. 

Which part of the national government controls the supply of money in
the economy?
a.
Congress
c.
President
b.
Treasury Department
d.
Federal Reserve
 



 
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