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Ch. 8 Practice Test
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. Which of the following was a major economic argument for expansion?
a. The United States needed new markets for its goods.
b. Many United States industries were short of labor.
c. Foreign goods were often superior to American products.
d. Americans needed the respect of foreign countries.
____ 2. Which was a result of the Spanish-American War?
a. Cuba became a Spanish protectorate.
b. Puerto Rico and Guam were made U.S. territories.
c. Spain admitted it had blown up the Maine.
d. The Philippines won independence from foreign rule.
____ 3. Why was the Open Door Policy important to the United States?
a. It gave the United States territory in China.
b. It gave the United States access to millions of consumers in China.
c. It increased Chinese investments in the United States.
d. It kept European goods out of China.
____ 4. What was the central message of the Roosevelt Corollary?
a. United States territories could not enter any foreign agreements.
b. United States territories would remain unincorporated.
c. The United States would use force to prevent intervention in the affairs of neighboring countries.
d. The United States would support only those revolutionary movements that promoted democratic principles.
____ 5. In the 1890s, William R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer used their yellow journalism to
a. help start the Boxer Rebellion and increase newspaper readership.
b. increase public sympathy for Cuban rebels and increase newspaper readership.
c. repeal the Monroe Doctrine and increase newspaper readership.
d. elect Theodore Roosevelt President and increase newspaper readership.
____ 6. The building of the Panama Canal was important because it
a. helped stabilize the economies of Latin American countries.
b. improved relations between Colombia and the United States.
c. facilitated movement between Atlantic and Pacific territories.
d. promoted European investment in the United States.
____ 7. To support their view, anti-imperialists argued that
a. imperialism would reduce U.S. military forces.
b. the United States should get more involved in foreign affairs.
c. imperialism rejected the American ideal of "liberty for all."
d. imperialism would make the United States more admired in the world.
____ 8. American business leaders favored expansion in order to
a. establish an empire throughout the world.
b. solve the economic problem of overproduction.
c. establish military equality with European nations.
d. stop Russian expansion into Alaska.
____ 9. The United States annexed Hawaii because
a. Queen Liliuokalani executed several foreign merchants.
b. the United States needed naval stations in the Pacific.
c. Hawaiians requested American protection.
d. the Boxers started a rebellion.
____ 10. President Taft was known for a foreign policy based on
a. military intervention.
b. economic investment.
c. land concessions.
d. humanitarian projects.
____ 11. Both Roosevelt and Taft wanted to maintain
a. French control of Panama.
b. an "open door" to trade with Asia.
c. an aggressive foreign policy.
d. an American army in Santo Domingo.
____ 12. In the late 1800s, Europeans were looking overseas for places to sell their products because
a. they were producing more products than other industrialized countries wanted.
b. tariffs reduced trade among industrialized countries.
c. they could sell their products at higher prices in Asia and Africa.
d. Asia and Africa were producing products that European wanted in exchange for their own.
____ 13. At the Pan-American Conference, the United States and Latin American delegates agreed to a customs union, which would
a. set up a cultural exchange to learn about each other’s customs.
b. reduce tariffs among American nations.
c. make Latin American countries protectorates of the United States.
d. set up an organization among American nations for mutual defense.
____ 14. The Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown by
a. a group of Hawaiian peasants, upset over the islands’ economic troubles.
b. an invasion by the United States military.
c. a group of planters supported by the United States Marines.
d. a group of Hawaiian peasants supported by the United States Marines.
____ 15. American support for the rebels in Cuba was fueled by
a.the desire to protect American sugar interests on the island.
b. popular interest in starting an American empire by taking control of Cuba.
c.sensational stories published by rival newspapers.
d. the fear of having a Spanish colony so close to the United States.
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Ch. 8 Practice Test