Benchmark 4 Challenges at Home and Abroad

Benchmark 4 Challenges at Home and Abroad

Benchmark 4 Challenges at Home and Abroad 1. Prior to the United States entry into World War I, what factor most challenges its neutrality? A.Germanys unrestricted submarine warfare B.Mexicos support of the Central Powers C.Russias withdrawal of troops after the Bolshevik Revolution D.Great Britains blockade of European ports

1. Prior to the United States entry into World War I, what factor most challenges its neutrality? A.Germanys unrestricted submarine warfare B.Mexicos support of the Central Powers C.Russias withdrawal of troops after the Bolshevik Revolution D.Great Britains blockade of European ports 2. A first-generation German immigrant living in the

United States in 1917 would most likely have faced which challenge? A.Threat of arrest for supporting Socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs B. Repression and possible deportation for objecting to the war in Europe C. Discrimination resulting from the widespread racism associated with social Darwinism D.Anger from antiwar groups targeting supporters of President Wilson

2. A first-generation German immigrant living in the United States in 1917 would most likely have faced which challenge? A.Threat of arrest for supporting Socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs B. Repression and possible deportation for objecting to the war in Europe C. Discrimination resulting from the widespread racism associated with social Darwinism D.Anger from antiwar groups targeting supporters of President Wilson

3. What was the goal of President Wilsons Fourteen Points? A.To impose punitive measures on aggressor nations B.To provide a plan for a just and lasting peace C.To distribute colonial possessions equitably D.To implement a comprehensive reparations plan 3. What was the goal of President Wilsons

Fourteen Points? A.To impose punitive measures on aggressor nations B.To provide a plan for a just and lasting peace C.To distribute colonial possessions equitably D.To implement a comprehensive reparations plan 4. What notable legal contest exposed the widening cultural rift between religion and modern science during the twentieth

century? A. Plessy v. Ferguson B.The Sacco and Vanzetti trial C.The Scopes trial D. Korematsu v. U.S. 4. What notable legal contest exposed the widening cultural rift between religion and modern science during the twentieth century? A. Plessy v. Ferguson

B.The Sacco and Vanzetti trial C.The Scopes trial D. Korematsu v. U.S. 5. Historian Frederick Lewis Allen wrote this description of what historical circumstance? It was an era of lawless and disorderly defense of law and order, of unconstitutional defense of the Constitution, of suspicion and civil conflict- in a very literal sense, a reign of terror. A. Increased homeland security after the 9/11 attacks

B. The Red Scare and the Palmer raids C. The American conquest of the Philippines D. Violent labor strikes at Coeur dAlene and Homestead Steel 5. Historian Frederick Lewis Allen wrote this description of what historical circumstance? It was an era of lawless and disorderly defense of law and order, of unconstitutional defense of the Constitution, of suspicion and civil conflict- in a very literal sense, a reign of terror.

A. Increased homeland security after the 9/11 attacks B. The Red Scare and the Palmer raids C. The American conquest of the Philippines D. Violent labor strikes at Coeur dAlene and Homestead Steel 6. This photo depicts an early auto assembly line. Which developments are directly associated with mass production? A. Consumerism, advertising, and the installment plan B. The Nineteenth Amendment and child labor laws

C. Trust-busting, muckraking and the Square Deal D. The Red Scare and the Great Depression 6. This photo depicts an early auto assembly line. Which developments are directly associated with mass production? A. Consumerism, advertising, and the installment plan B. The Nineteenth Amendment and child labor laws C. Trust-busting, muckraking and the Square Deal D. The Red Scare and the Great Depression

7. Consider this conversation from the 1920s: Have you bought an automobile yet? No, we felt we couldnt afford one. Mr. Budge has one and he is not as well off as you are. Yes, I know. But their second installment came due, and they had no money to pay for it. Did they lose the car? No, they got the money and paid the installment. How did they get the money? They sold their cook-stove. How could they get along without a cook-stove?

They didnt. they bought another one on the installment plan. In addition to the behavior illustrated by this conversation, what additional factor contributed to the 1929 stock market crash? A. Persuasive advertising that reached millions of consumers B. Federal deregulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission C. President Hoovers failure to confront the problem of rising unemployment D. Explosive growth of postwar profits in the agricultural sector 7. Consider this conversation from the 1920s: Have you bought an automobile yet?

No, we felt we couldnt afford one. Mr. Budge has one and he is not as well off as you are. Yes, I know. But their second installment came due, and they had no money to pay for it. Did they lose the car? No, they got the money and paid the installment. How did they get the money? They sold their cook-stove. How could they get along without a cook-stove? They didnt. they bought another one on the installment plan. In addition to the behavior illustrated by this conversation, what additional

factor contributed to the 1929 stock market crash? A. Persuasive advertising that reached millions of consumers B. Federal deregulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission C. President Hoovers failure to confront the problem of rising unemployment D. Explosive growth of postwar profits in the agricultural sector 8. Who likely made this statement: I wear bobbed hair and powder my nose. I wear fringed skirts and bright colored sweaters, scarves, waists with Peter Pan collars, and low-heeled shoes.

I adore dancing! I spend much time in automobiles. I attend hops, proms, ballgames, crew races and other affairs at mens colleges. A. A post-World War II suburbanite B. A Roaring twenties flapper C. A Depression-era homemaker D. A Gilded Age feminist 8. Who likely made this statement: I wear bobbed hair and powder my nose. I wear fringed skirts and bright colored sweaters, scarves,

waists with Peter Pan collars, and low-heeled shoes. I adore dancing! I spend much time in automobiles. I attend hops, proms, ballgames, crew races and other affairs at mens colleges. A. A post-World War II suburbanite B. A Roaring twenties flapper C. A Depression-era homemaker D. A Gilded Age feminist 9. In 1927, people around the world were thrilled by radio reports of Charles Lindberghs successful solo flight

across the Atlantic. Movie newsreels featuring the young, handsome pilot helped make him an international hero. What as a larger impact of Lindberghs accomplishment? A. It improved relations between the U.S. and France B. It demonstrated the airplanes ability to be used as a long-range bomber C. It made people realize the U.S. could not isolate itself from world events D. It helped launch the age of commercial passenger aviation

9. In 1927, people around the world were thrilled by radio reports of Charles Lindberghs successful solo flight across the Atlantic. Movie newsreels featuring the young, handsome pilot helped make him an international hero. What as a larger impact of Lindberghs accomplishment? A. It improved relations between the U.S. and France B. It demonstrated the airplanes ability to be used as a long-range bomber C. It made people realize the U.S. could not isolate itself from world events D. It helped launch the age of commercial passenger

aviation 10. Which of the following factors was most significant in contributing to the onset of the Great Depression? A.Declining agricultural prosperity B.Increasing reliance on foreign imports C.An inadequately skilled workforce D.Vast military expenditure during World War I

10. Which of the following factors was most significant in contributing to the onset of the Great Depression? A.Declining agricultural prosperity B.Increasing reliance on foreign imports C.An inadequately skilled workforce D.Vast military expenditure during World War I 11. Which event was most significant in the U.S. decision to enter World War

II? A.The Great Depression B.The attack on Pearl Harbor C.The red scare D.The news of the Holocaust 11. Which event was most significant in the U.S. decision to enter World War II? A.The Great Depression B.The attack on Pearl Harbor

C.The red scare D.The news of the Holocaust 12. Most internment camps for Japanese Americans were located in which region of the United States? 12. Most internment camps for Japanese Americans were located in which region of the United States? 13. How did World War II rationing and price controls contribute to increased postwar consumption?

A.The U.S. government began selling surplus goods at discount prices B. Large retail stores were forced to close until the end of the war C. Purchase restrictions allowed workers to save a large portion of their income D.Soldiers returned home with products most civilians found difficult to obtain. 13. How did World War II rationing and price controls contribute to increased postwar consumption?

A.The U.S. government began selling surplus goods at discount prices B. Large retail stores were forced to close until the end of the war C. Purchase restrictions allowed workers to save a large portion of their income D.Soldiers returned home with products most civilians found difficult to obtain. 14. Why was the Allied victory in the Battle of Midway so important?

A.It provided the Australians with a strategic base in the Solomon Islands B.It undermined Japans capacity to wage an offensive war C.It enabled the U.S. to learn of the strategic plans of its enemies D.It shifted the balance of power in Asia to the British 14. Why was the Allied victory in the Battle of Midway so important?

A.It provided the Australians with a strategic base in the Solomon Islands B.It undermined Japans capacity to wage an offensive war C.It enabled the U.S. to learn of the strategic plans of its enemies D.It shifted the balance of power in Asia to the British 15. This is a famous poster from the World War II era.

What is the implicit message of the poster? A. Women must continue the fight to earn voting rights B. Women are ready to enlist for military service C. Women can succeed in nontraditional jobs D. Women need to keep

working for equal rights 15. This is a famous poster from the World War II era. What is the implicit message of the poster? A. Women must continue the fight to earn voting rights B. Women are ready to enlist for military

service C. Women can succeed in nontraditional jobs D. Women need to keep working for equal rights 16. With what event is this charter statement associated? In pursuance of the Agreement signed on the 8th day of August 1945 by the Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and

the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics, there shall be established an International Military Tribunal (hereinafter called the Tribunal) for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis. A. The Geneva Accords B. The Yalta Conference C. The Nuremberg Trials D. The Versailles Conference 16. With what event is this charter statement associated? In pursuance of the Agreement signed on the 8th day of August

1945 by the Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics, there shall be established an International Military Tribunal (hereinafter called the Tribunal) for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis. A. The Geneva Accords B. The Yalta Conference C. The Nuremberg Trials D. The Versailles Conference

17. How did the GI Bill affect American society? A.By easing the transition of soldiers back into the civilian life B.By initiating the first military draft since the Civil War C.By allowing the deployment of National Guard troops for humanitarian missions D.By financing the building of munitions factories in high unemployment areas

17. How did the GI Bill affect American society? A.By easing the transition of soldiers back into the civilian life B.By initiating the first military draft since the Civil War C.By allowing the deployment of National Guard troops for humanitarian missions D.By financing the building of munitions factories in high unemployment areas

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