AP US History Practice Test 14

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Question 8 questions

Time 8 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

1. The 1933 political cartoon shown above makes the point that

2. The sentiment expressed in the cartoon above most directly reflects which of the following continuities in U.S. history?

3. The sentiment reflected in the cartoon was similar to which of the following political expressions?

Questions 4-5 refer to the following information.

"A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be. . . . The law of survival of the fittest was not made by man, and it cannot be abrogated by man. We can only, by interfering with it, produce the survival of the unfittest. . . . The millionaires are a product of natural selection, acting on the whole body of men to pick out those who can meet the requirement of certain work to be done. In this respect they are just like the great statesmen, or scientific men, or military men. It is because they are thus selected that wealth—both their own and that entrusted to them—aggregates under their hands. Let one of them make a mistake and see how quickly the concentration gives way to dispersion."

—William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 1883

4. During the late 1800s, those who followed the ideas of William Graham Sumner in his book, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other (excerpted above), would most likely have advocated

5. The sociological ideas of William Graham Sumner reflect the idea that during the late 1800s

Questions 6-8 refer to the following information.

"If any person or persons shall, from and after the passing of this act, by force and violence, take and carry away, or cause to be taken or carried away, and shall, by fraud or false pretense, seduce, or cause to be seduced, or shall attempt so to take, carry away or seduce, any negro or mulatto, from any part or parts of this commonwealth, to any other place or places whatsoever, out of this commonwealth, with a design and intention of selling and disposing of, or of causing to be sold, or of keeping and detaining, or of causing to be kept and detained, such negro or mulatto, as a slave or servant for life, or for any term whatsoever, every such person or persons, his or their aiders or abettors, shall on conviction thereof, in any court of this commonwealth having competent jurisdiction, be deemed guilty of a felony."

—Excerpt from Pennsylvania law, 1826

6. Critics challenged the constitutionality of this 1826 law in the Supreme Court on the grounds that it

7. The passage and implementation of this Pennsylvania law reflected an ongoing conflict between

8. Debate and conflict over the Pennsylvania law, excerpted above, reflected the fact that the framers of the Constitution