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CLEP U.S. History

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






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






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






4. Louisa May Alcott was known as...






5. Edgar Allan Poe was known as ...






6. Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as...






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






8. Currier and Ives were known as...






9. Who wrote 'The Star Spangled Banner'?






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






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






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






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






14. What were the names of Columbus' ships?






15. The temperance movement regulated what?






16. Who wrote 'Common Sense'?






17. The Three-fifths Compromise refers to what?






18. Who wrote 'Walden'?






19. Dred Scott was...






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






21. Who invented the cotton gin?






22. Columbus sailed for what country?






23. Who wrote 'The Federalist Papers'?






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






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






26. Henry David Thoreau was known as...






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






28. Lincoln was assaassinated by?






29. Horace Mann fought for...






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






31. Walt Whitman was known as...






32. Herman Melville was known as...






33. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?






34. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as...






35. Dorothea Dix reformed...






36. Renaissance means?






37. Which Amendment awards power to individual states?






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






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






40. Who was nicknamed 'Unconditional Surrender'?






41. What did the Emancipation Proclamation NOT do?






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






43. Which Amendment guarantees due process?






44. John Greenleaf Whittier was known as...






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






46. Which President had a largely abolitionist cause?






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






48. The Morill Tariff Act did what?






49. The Emancipation Proclamation did what?






50. Nathanier Hawthorne was known as...