Monday, September 05, 2005

American History 10th Grade Test

This is a test I designed during my student teaching days for a class of 10th grade students in their first semester of American History in the fall of 2000.
It's on Google Drive here (drive, docs, pub).  The format on the drive version is all wrong, for reasons I don't know.  Probably because it is such an old document, and does not read well on modern computers.

Multiple Choice

1.  What was the Revolution of 1800?
a) James Madison is elected President
b) Thomas Jefferson is elected President
c) John Marshall is elected President
d) William Henry Harrison was elected President

2.  What was the Chesapeake Affair
a) General Chesapeake falls in love with a young French girl
b) Vice President Chesapeake is accused of voting fraud
c) The Chesapeake train is attacked by Native Americans
d) The British fire on the U.S.S. Chesapeake

3.  Who did Aaron Burr kill in a duel?
a) Tecumseh
b) Zebulon Pike
c) Alexander Hamilton
d) Macon’s Bill number two

4.  Whose Vice President was Aaron Burr?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) John Quincy Adams
c) Andrew Jackson
d) Aaron Burr was never Vice President

5.  Who was John Marshall?
a) President of the United States
b) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
c) War hero from the war of 1812
d) Famous explorer

6.  Who was the first President of the United States to die in office?
a) John Marshall
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) Martin Van Buren
d) William Harrison

Short Answer
7.  The Star Spangled Banner was inspired by what war?

8.  What was at least one difference between the Federalists and Republicans?

9.  What is a Protective Tariff?

10.  Why didn’t the South like Protective Tariffs?

11.  What was at least one reason the War Hawks had for wanting to go to war with the British?

13.  What was at least one result of the war of 1812?

14.  What were the two parts of the Monroe Doctrine?

15.  Name at least one explorer who explored the Louisiana Territory?

16.  What is at least one cause of the Era of Good Feelings?

17.  What was King Caucus?

18.  What was at least one reason that the United States launched a campaign into Spanish Florida?

19.  What was the spoils system?

20.  When Kentucky and Virginia denounced a Tariff as unconstitutional, and tried to nullify an act of congress, what was this known as?

21.  Name two men who were either at the Battle of Tippecanoe or were associated with the events leading up to the battle?

22.  Who won the Battle of Tippecanoe?

23.  Which Country sold us the Louisiana Purchase?

24.  What is at least one reason why we got such a good deal on the Louisiana Purchase?

25.  Which President sent warships to Tripoli?

26.  Who is reported to have said, “John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it”?

Essays:  (Pick 2)
The election of 1824, when John Quincy Adams beat Andrew Jackson, was one of the nation's more interesting elections.  What happened?

Explain why such a controversy erupted when Missouri wanted to join the Union, and how this was resolved?

Explain the events leading up to the Trail of Tears

Extra Credit (One Point Each)
1. Who was John C. Calhoun?

2. Who was Sally Hemings?

3. Who was Simon Bolivar?

4. Who was Sequoyah?

5.  About every 20 years a President has died in office.  (Reagan was the exception).  Some people call this “the curse of Tecumseh”.  Where does this name come from?

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