US History & Government - Janaury 2010

Base your answer to question 11 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

11 What is the most accurate title for this map?

(1) Closing the Frontier                    (3) A Nation Divided
(2) Results of Reconstruction            (4) Compromise of 1850

12 The Supreme Court ruling in Dred Scott v.Sanford (1857) helped to increase sectional conflict because the decision

(1) denied Congress the power to regulate slavery in the territories
(2) allowed for the importation of enslaved persons for ten years
(3) prohibited slavery in lands west of the Mississippi River
(4) gave full citizenship to all enslaved persons

13 In 1862, the Homestead Act and the Pacific Railway Act were passed primarily to

(1) achieve Northern victory in the Civil War
(2) develop the Midwest and western parts of the country
(3) improve the lives of freed slaves
(4) expand overseas markets to Asia and Europe

14 Following the Civil War, fewer immigrants settled in the South because

(1) most of the new arrivals chose to settle on the Great Plains
(2) freedmen had been given most of the available farmland in the South
(3) jobs were more plentiful for immigrants on the West Coast
(4) more factories that employed unskilled laborers were located in the North

15 The most direct effect of poll taxes and literacy tests on African Americans was to

(1) prevent them from voting
(2) limit their access to public facilities
(3) block their educational opportunities
(4) deny them economic advancements

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