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8th Grade: SS Chapter 23-Review Q

Quiz by Shayna Fox

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  • Q1
    What strategy did Commodore Perry use in his efforts to open Japan to trade with America?
    He threatened them saying he would make the captives that the US had work as slaves.
    He brought warships to Japan threatening to go out to war if they didn’t agree to go into a trade.
    He proposed to give a piece of land in return.
    30s
  • Q2
    How did Alaska come to be a part of the US?
    We conquered it from Russia
    We bought it from Russia for 7.2 Million dollars.
    We bought it from Japan for 7.5 Million .
    We conquered it from Russia
    30s
  • Q3
    What were the initial reactions to the purchase of Alaska by the public?
    none of the above
    People thought that it was a dumb idea, they called it Seward’s Folly.
    People liked the thought of expanding our land.
    30s
  • Q4
    Why did the initial reactions to the purchase of Alaska change?
    They found a new a cool species there.
    They found that Alaska consisted of nothing more than ice and snow.
    They found that Alaska was a good source of oil and gold.
    30s
  • Q5
    Why was America’s Annexation of Hawaii an example of Imperialism?
    Because we took over even though we didn't need the land.
    Because we continued past the goal that was originally set for the us.
    Because we took over the land even though the majority of the population of Hawaii didn’t want it (including the queen).
    30s
  • Q6
    How did Americans influence the annexation of Hawaii?
    The Americans in the us states made a march in which they declared that it was a good idea to annex Hawaii.
    The Americans that lived in Hawaii influenced their fellow Hawaiians to ask America to Annex them.
    The Americans that lived in Hawaii took over, set up a provisional government, and requested that the US annex them.
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the “Open Door Policy?”
    It made it so that all countries were open to trade with each other - equal rights for all.
    It left China open to trade with any country - equal rights for everyone, no one country could claim it for themselves.
    It left China free for the taking - whichever country wanted could come and claim it as their own.
    30s
  • Q8
    What factors contributed to Congress declaring war on Spain?
    A: Spain refusing to continue to trade with the US B: The US now had a strong enough military and wanted to try it out.
    A: Spain refusing to continue to trade with the US B: Yellow journalism
    A: The explosion of the USS Maine warship; assumed attack. B: Yellow journalism
    30s
  • Q9
    What became of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines following the Spanish American War?
    CUBA: Gets sovereignty in exchange for gitmo. PUERTO RICO: Becomes a US territory. PHILIPINES: The Filipinos believed that they were going to get their independence just like the Cubans so they fought with us and then attempted to rebel. Did not go well - we conquered them.
    CUBA: Becomes a US territory. PUERTO RICO: The Filipinos believed that they were going to get their independence just like the Cubans so they fought with us and then attempted to rebel. Did not go well - we conquered them. PHILIPPINES: Gets sovereignty in exchange for gitmo.
    CUBA: The Filipinos believed that they were going to get their independence just like the Cubans so they fought with us and then attempted to rebel. Did not go well - we conquered them. PUERTO RICO: Gets sovereignty in exchange for gitmo. PHILIPINES: Becomes a US territory.
    30s
  • Q10
    Who was the first US President to Receive a Nobel Peace Prize? Why did they receive one?
    Teddy Roosevelt for negotiating a peace between Russia and Japan.
    Jimmy Carter for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.
    Obama for negotiating a peace between Russia and Japan.
    30s
  • Q11
    What is Yellow Journalism? How does Yellow Journalism sway public opinion?
    Making up a story and making it sound real. People tend to believe what they read without looking enough into it.
    Taking a small instance and blowing it up - playing fast and loose with facts. People tend to believe what they read without looking enough into it.
    30s
  • Q12
    What were the benefits of the Panama Canal to the US?
    Environmentally helpful, Economic, Military
    National Security, Economic, Military
    Public, Economic, Military
    30s
  • Q13
    What did Roosevelt hope to Accomplish with the Roosevelt Corollary?
    Trade with surrounding countries
    He wanted to prevent European military from entering the US, made him the “middleman”
    Peace treaty with Russia
    30s
  • Q14
    How did Taft’s “Dollar Diplomacy” differ from Roosevelt’s foreign policy?
    Taft wanted to be the global police force, Roosevelt used economics to gain American interests.
    Taft used economics to gain American interests, Roosevelt wanted to be the global police force.
    30s

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