AP US History Practice Test 27

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

All this while the Indians came skulking about them, and would sometimes show themselves aloof off, but when any approached near them, they would run away; and once they stole away their tools where they had been at work and were gone to dinner. But about the 16th of March, a certain Indian came boldly amongst them and spoke to them in broken English, which they could well understand but marveled at it. At length they understood by discourse with him, that he was not of these parts, but belonged to the eastern parts where some English ships came to fish, with whom he was acquainted and could name sundry of them by their names, amongst whom he had got his language. He became profitable to them in acquainting them with many things concerning the state of the country in the east parts where he lived, which was afterwards profitable unto them; as also of the people here, of their names, number and strength, of their situation and distance from the place, and who was chief amongst them. His name was Samoset. He told them also of another Indian whose name was Squanto, a native of this place, who had been in England and could speak better English than himself.

—William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation

1. Which of the following best expresses the perspective of William Bradford in the passage above?

2. The Pilgrims traveled to America and settled at Plymouth because

3. As the passage above makes clear, the Pilgrims were not the only Europeans in what would become Massachusetts during the 1620s. The area was already becoming important because of its

4. Samoset and Squanto can most directly be compared to whom?

Questions 5-8 refer to the following information.

—Poster advertising Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show

5. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody won his nickname because of his skills as a frontier scout and buffalo hunter. The disappearance of the great buffalo herds led to which of the following?

6. The economic significance of the cowboys that Cody celebrated in his show was

7. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show celebrated a growing nostalgia for which of the following?

8. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was a popular example of which of the following?

Questions 9-11 refer to the following information.

Clearly, no longer can a dictator count on East–West confrontation to stymie concerted United Nations action against aggression. A new partnership of nations has begun. And we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge; a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.

—President George Herbert Walker Bush, Speech to a Joint Session of Congress, September 11, 1990

9. President George Herbert Walker Bush's vision of a "new world order" was most directly made possible by

10. President Bush was responding to which of the following?

11. President Bush's "new world order" most directly resembles which of the following?