AP US History Practice Test 23

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Question 12 questions

Time 12 minutes

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

At a meeting of working girls held at Hull House during a strike in a large shoe factory, the discussions made it clear that the strikers who had been most easily frightened, and therefore the first to capitulate, were naturally those girls who were paying board and were afraid of being put out if they fell too far behind. After a recital of a case of peculiar hardship one of them exclaimed: "Wouldn't it be fine if we had a boarding club of our own, and then we could stand behind each other in a time like this?" After that events moved quickly. We … discussed all the difficulties and fascinations of such an undertaking, and on the first of May, 1891, two comfortable apartments near Hull House were rented and furnished. The Settlement was responsible for the furniture and paid the first month's rent, but beyond that the members managed the club themselves.… At the end of the third year the club occupied all of the six apartments which the original building contained, and numbered fifty members.

—Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House, 1912

1. Which of the following best reflects the perspective of Jane Addams in the passage above?

2. Settlement houses like Hull House expressed a desire of reformers to do which of the following?

3. A settlement house worker was most likely to be motivated by which of the following?

4. The perspective of the passage above would most directly support which of the following political goals?

Questions 5-8 refer to the following information.

Advertisement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780s

5. Which of the following best reflects the perspective of the above image?

6. During the 1780s, which of the following was the most widespread crop cultivated by slaves in North America?

7. Following the American Revolution, many Founding Fathers believed which of the following?

8. Which of the following was a reference to slavery in the Constitution?

Questions 9-12 refer to the following information.

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to flounder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it—we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon, and the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.… We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

—John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962

9. John F. Kennedy in this passage is urging his fellow Americans to emulate which of the following?

10. Kennedy's statement best reflects which of the following?

11. Kennedy's speech can best be compared to which of the following?

12. Kennedy's speech most directly led to which of the following?