AP US History Practice Test 26

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Question 8 questions

Time 8 minutes

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

I come not to urge personal claims, nor to seek individual benefits; I appear as the advocate of those who cannot plead their own cause; I come as the friend of those who are deserted, oppressed, and desolate. In the Providence of God, I am the voice of the maniac whose piercing cries from the dreary dungeons of your jails penetrate not your Halls of Legislation. I am the Hope of the poor crazed beings who pine in the cells, and stalls, and cages, and waste rooms of your poor-houses. I am the Revelation of hundreds of wailing, suffering creatures, hidden in your private dwellings, and in pens and cabins—shut out, cut off from all healing influences, from all mind-restoring cares.… Could their melancholy histories be spread before you as revealed to my grieved spirit during the last three months, how promptly, how earnestly would you search out the most approved means of relief; how trifling, how insignificant, by comparison, would appear the sacrifices you are asked to make; how would a few dimes and dollars, gathered from each citizen, diminish in value as a possession, compared with the certain benefits and vast good to be secured for the suffering insane...by the consecration and application of a sufficient fund to the construction of a suitable hospital.…

—Dorothea Dix, Memorial Soliciting a State Hospital for the Protection and Cure of the Insane,
Submitted to the General Assembly of North Carolina, November 1848

1. Which of the following best reflects the perspective of Dorothea Dix in the passage above?

2. Which of the following was a popular reform movement of the 1840s?

3. A key motivating factor for many reformers of the 1840s was

4. Dorothea Dix can best be compared to whom?

Questions 5-8 refer to the following information.

Now, we have organized a society, and we call it "Share Our Wealth Society," a society with the motto "Every Man a King."…

We propose to limit the wealth of big men in the country. There is an average of $15,000 in wealth to every family in America. That is right here today.

We do not propose to divide it up equally. We do not propose a division of wealth, but we do propose to limit poverty that we will allow to be inflicted on any man's family. We will not say we are going to try to guarantee any equality … but we do say that one third of the average is low enough for any one family to hold, that there should be a guarantee of a family wealth of around $5,000; enough for a home, an automobile, a radio, and the ordinary conveniences, and the opportunity to educate their children.…

We will have to limit fortunes. Our present plan is that we will allow no man to own more than $50,000,000. We think that with that limit we will be able to carry out the balance of the program.

—Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana, Radio Address, February 23, 1934

5. Senator Huey P. Long's "Share the Wealth Society" was a political program intended to

6. Senator Long ran a political machine that made him the virtual dictator of Louisiana. As a political boss, he can best be compared to whom?

7. Senator Long's "Share the Wealth Society" attracted many followers in 1934 because

8. President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to political challenges like that of Senator Long by doing which of the following?