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SOL 2-5 Practice Test

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

 1. 

Why did Europeans settle in the English colonies?
a.
Freedom from religious  persecution
c.
wanted to conquer the Indians
b.
Economic freedom
d.
Freedom of religion and economic opportunity.
 

 2. 

Use the Diagram and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.

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Which title best completes the diagram above?
a.
Freedom from unreasonable searches
c.
Right to vote
b.
Freedom of speech
d.
Right to bear arms
 

 3. 

Use the table and your knowledge of social studiesto answer the following question
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The table above lists exchanges between which areas?
a.
Europe, Asia, and Africa
c.
Europe, Africa, and the Americas
b.
Africa, Australia, and the Americas
d.
Australia, Antarctica, and Africa
 

 4. 

mc004-1.jpgThe Diagram above best describes the constitutional priciple of -
a.
checks and balances
c.
federalism
b.
popular sovereignity
d.
republicanism
 

 5. 

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Which Title best completes the diagram above?
a.
Federalism
c.
Republicanism
b.
Unalienable Rights
d.
Voting Rights
 

 6. 

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a.
The payment of housing allowances to British officers
c.
The fear of foreign invasion after the Revolutionary war
b.
The forced provision of shelter for British Troops
d.
The military draft enacted during the Revolutionary war
 

 7. 

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What type of economy is decribed by the information above?
a.
Subsistence Agriculture
c.
Commercial Agriculture
b.
Cottage Industry
d.
Command Economy
 

 8. 

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a.
Women’s suffrage
c.
Right to petition
b.
Abolition of slavery
d.
Freedom from poll taxes
 

 9. 

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a.
the beginning of the colonial slave trade 
c.
the end of colonial religious activity
b.
the growth of colonial representative government
d.
the decline of the colonial population
 

 10. 

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Which nation followed this advice and allied with the colonies?
a.
Austria
c.
Russia
b.
France
d.
Spain
 

 11. 

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The above famous print of the Boston Massacre is most significant because it is:
a.
one of America’s first best pieces of propaganda.
c.
made from a silver engraving by John Adams.
b.
made by Boston’s Sam Adams
d.
one of the first violent attacks by the British on the colonists.
 

 12. 

Who wrote the following quote, “ In the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.
a.
Thomas Jefferson
c.
Thomas Paine
b.
John Locke
d.
James Madison
 

 13. 


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Use your knowledge of the American Revolution to put the above events in the proper order (first to last).
a.
a,b,c,d
c.
c,b,a,d
b.
c,a,b,d
d.
d,c,a,b
 

 14. 

Who was the most outspoken member of the Virginia House of Burgesses that famously declared , “Give me liberty or give me death”?
a.
Thomas Jefferson
c.
James Madison
b.
Patrick Henry
d.
Alexander Hamilton
 

 15. 

George Washington and James Madison were two key leaders present at the Constitutional Convention and were known for their roles as ___________, and _____________.
a.
Commander in Chief and signer
c.
Ambassador and author
b.
Chairman and author
d.
President and Vice President
 

 16. 

What branch or branches of government did the Articles of Confederation create?
a.
Legislative (Congress)
c.
The Executive (President)
b.
Judicial (Supreme Court)
d.
Both A & C
 

 17. 

Which of the following choices is an example of the British policy of Salutary neglect with the Colonies.
a.
the proclamation of 1763
c.
stationed more troops in the colonies
b.
the Stamp Act
d.
colonies could govern themselves as they wished.
 

 18. 

The British trade policy of requiring the colonists to sell all of thier raw goods to Britain and requiring the colonists to buy all their finished products from Britain was called
a.
Salutary Neglect
c.
Piracy
b.
Mercantilism
d.
Free - Trade
 

 19. 


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The above picture references a British policy put into effect by King George III. Which of the following choices goes best with the above picture.
a.
the proclamation of 1763
c.
the Intolerable Acts
b.
the Coercive Acts..
d.
the proclamation of rebellion.
 

 20. 

The Great Awakening of was a movement that challenged both _________ & __________ order of things in the colonies.
a.
economic & social
c.
military & religious
b.
religious & social
d.
economic & religious
 

 21. 

All of the following were colonial advantages during the Revolutionary war except:


a.
military support from france
c.
The well supplied, well trained, and highly disciplined colonial army
b.
General George Washington’s incredible leadership
d.
General Washington’s ability to avoid any situations that threatened the destruction of his army.
 

 22. 

As one of the first federalists Alexander Hamilton believed in all of the following except
a.
Pro US Bank
c.
States Rights over the federal govt.
b.
Pro British
d.
loose-constructionist views on interpreting the constitution.
 

 23. 

The colonists responded to the Stamp Act with the following words:
a.
Don’t tread on me!
c.
Go Home!
b.
No taxation without representation!
d.
Give me Liberty or Give me Death!
 

 24. 


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During the Revolution there were three sides to the conflict. Which of the above choices does not belong?

a.
Loyalists
c.
Patriots
b.
Neutrals
d.
Anglicans
 

 25. 

Which one of the following John Marshall Supreme Court Decisions usd the Supremacy clause from the Constitution to decide that the federal government and its laws are supreme over all other laws (which includes laws of the states).
a.
Marbury v Madison
c.
McCulloch v Maryland
b.
Gibbons v Ogden
d.
Korematsu v United States
 

 26. 

Marbury v Madison has importance as the most important court case in American history because:
a.
it introduced the importance of the supremacy clause.
c.
it was John Marshall’s first decision as Chief Justice.
b.
it introduced the power of judicial review which locked in the supreme courts position as a coequal branch of government.
d.
the necessary and proper clause was used to get rid of the group of Supreme court justices that President Adam’s had nominated.
 

 27. 



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a.
1565
c.
1607
b.
1587
d.
1620
 

 28. 


Which colony was established as a business venture?
a.
Connecticut
c.
Georgia
b.
Massachusetts
d.
Virginia
 

 29. 


The initial French exploration of North America resulted in -

a.
economic colonies in Florida
c.
plantations using slave labor
b.
competition with Spanish settlers
d.
cooperation with native groups
 

 30. 


The Treaty of Alliance of 1778 was signed by the United States and -
a.
Spain
c.
Russia
b.
Portugal
d.
France
 

 31. 

Which factor contributed to colonial victory in the American Revolution?
a.
Shortages of British troops
c.
Lack of British popular support
b.
Disloyalty of British generals
d.
Weakness of the British Navy
 

 32. 

Which document directly influenced the first ten amendments to the
Constitution of the United States?
a.
Mayflower Compact
c.
Articles of Confederation
b.
Virginia Declaration of Rights
d.
Emancipation Proclamation
 

 33. 


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a.
colonial businesses to support royal taxes
c.
colonists to have representation in Parliament
b.
powers of the colonial legislatures to increase
d.
laws passed by Parliament to govern the colonies
 

 34. 

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The town meetings held by colonists in buildings such as this one were important because they demonstrated a form of -
a.
religious toleration
c.
multicultural integration
b.
direct democracy
d.
representative government
 

 35. 

The different types of economies in the original colonies were primarily a reflection of the -
a.
nationalities of the settlers
c.
provisions of the charters
b.
geography of the areas
d.
religion of the settlers
 

 36. 

John Locke’s ideas contributed to the Declaration of Independence because he influenced the belief in -
a.
capitalism and free enterprise
c.
a strong federal government and rule of law
b.
self-government and natural rights
d.
a monarchy and democracy
 

 37. 

What failed to carry out the ideals expressed in the Declaration
of Independence?
a.
Bill of Rights
c.
14th Amendment
b.
Dred Scott decision
d.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
 

 38. 

How did the Great Awakening most influence the American
Revolutionary movement?
a.
It supported the practice of slave labor.
c.
It challenged the established government order.
b.
It established official state religions.
d.
It discouraged trade with foreign countries.
 

 39. 

Which principle is shared by the Articles of Confederation and the
Constitution of the United States?
a.
Judicial review
c.
Separation of powers
b.
Limited government
d.
Checks and balances
 

 40. 

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a.
Marbury v. Madison
c.
Gibbons v. Ogden
b.
Cohens v. Virginia
d.
McCulloch v. Maryland
 



 
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