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CLEP U.S. History

Subjects : clep, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Edgar Allan Poe was known as ...






2. Which Amendment is about the right to bear arms?






3. The Emancipation Proclamation did what?






4. Which Amendment protects freedom of religion - speech - press - etc.?






5. Who was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender'?






6. What did the Emancipation Proclamation NOT do?






7. Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as...






8. Who was a key conductor in the Underground Railroad?






9. Which preacher did skits and dramatizations in his sermons?






10. The Morill Tariff Act did what?






11. Dorothea Dix reformed...






12. Who wrote 'The Star Spangled Banner'?






13. Lincoln was assaassinated by?






14. Walt Whitman was known as...






15. The gold rush of 1849 sent settlers to what state?






16. Which Amendment guarantees due process?






17. The idea that one branch of government is supervised by another is called...






18. Herman Melville was known as...






19. The person who assassinated Lincoln shouted the following after committing the murder 'Sic simper tyrannis'. What does it mean?






20. Who was first to discover the new world?






21. John Greenleaf Whittier was known as...






22. Columbus sailed for what country?






23. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as...






24. Who wrote 'Common Sense'?






25. While men were away at war - women did what?






26. Who invented the cotton gin?






27. Nathanier Hawthorne was known as...






28. Horace Mann fought for...






29. The Three-fifths Compromise refers to what?






30. Henry David Thoreau was known as...






31. What percentage of the civil war army was African American?






32. She called for social and political equality for women.






33. Renaissance means?






34. Louisa May Alcott was known as...






35. Who wrote 'Ten Nights in a Barroom and What I Saw There'?






36. Who wrote 'Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania'?






37. The temperance movement regulated what?






38. What were the names of Columbus' ships?






39. Who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'?






40. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?






41. Which Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial?






42. Who wrote 'The Federalist Papers'?






43. When the French demanded tribute from America before speaking with ambassadors it was called...






44. Which President had a largely abolitionist cause?






45. Who gave the sermon 'City upon a Hill'?






46. Currier and Ives were known as...






47. Which Amendment awards power to individual states?






48. What is one of the greatest discoveries of the time in manufacturing?






49. Dred Scott was...






50. The men who attended the Constitutional Convention to create a government were known as: