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CLEP U.S. History

Subjects : clep, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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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. Who wrote 'The Star Spangled Banner'?






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






3. Horace Mann fought for...






4. The Morill Tariff Act did what?






5. Walt Whitman was known as...






6. Which Amendment awards power to individual states?






7. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as...






8. Henry David Thoreau was known as...






9. Which President had a largely abolitionist cause?






10. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?






11. Who was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender'?






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






13. Nathanier Hawthorne was known as...






14. John Greenleaf Whittier was known as...






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






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






17. Columbus sailed for what country?






18. Herman Melville was known as...






19. Dred Scott was...






20. What did the Emancipation Proclamation NOT do?






21. Which Amendment guarantees due process?






22. Currier and Ives were known as...






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






24. Who was first to discover the new world?






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






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






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






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






29. The Three-fifths Compromise refers to what?






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






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






32. The Emancipation Proclamation did what?






33. Dorothea Dix reformed...






34. Who invented the cotton gin?






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






36. What were the names of Columbus' ships?






37. Who wrote 'Walden'?






38. Lincoln was assaassinated by?






39. Who wrote 'Common Sense'?






40. The temperance movement regulated what?






41. Renaissance means?






42. Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as...






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






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






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






46. Who wrote 'The Federalist Papers'?






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






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






49. Louisa May Alcott was known as...






50. Edgar Allan Poe was known as ...