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U.S. History 1 CLEP Practice Test
1) Emma Willard was an advocate of
A) Freedom of speech
B) Abolition of slavery
D) Education for women
E) None of the above
2) Who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
A) Ralph Waldo Emerson
B) Harriet Beecher Stowe
C) Sojourner Truth
D) Phillis Wheatly
E) Frederick Douglas
3) Which president was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase?
A) George Washington
B) Thomas Jefferson
C) John Adams
D) James Madison
E) Zachary Taylor
4) The idea that one branch of government is supervised by another is called
A) Checks and balances
D) House and Senate
5) Which Amendment protects freedom of religion, speech, press, etc.?
A) 1st Amendment
B) 2nd Amendment
C) 5th Amendment
D) 6th Amendment
E) 10th Amendment
6) What is significant about Oberlin College in Ohio?
A) It was the first college to admit former slaves.
B) It was the first college established after the Revolutionary War.
C) It was the first college to have an integrated faculty.
D) It was the first coeducational college.
E) None of the above
7) Why did the Mormon pioneers settle in Utah?
I. They were fleeing persecution in other states and Utah was both isolated and remote.
II. Their prophet declared that it was the place he had seen in a vision.
III. Their original destination had been California, but due to the weather they couldn’t continue.
A) I only
B) II only
C) III only
D) I and II only
E) I and III only
8) Which of the following battles consisted of a victory for the colonists that convinced the French to aid their cause in the Revolutionary War?
C) Bunker Hill
9) Ralph Waldo Emerson was known as
A) A romantic
B) A dark romantic
C) A transcendentalist
D) A creator of lithographs
E) None of the aboveraphs
10) “The said States hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other...” This quote is from which document?
A) United States Constitution
B) Declaration of Independence
C) Articles of Confederation
D) Emancipation Proclamation
E) Bill of Rights
CLEP Practice Test Answer Key:
- D:) Education for women. She worked her whole life for the education of women. During her life she both taught female students and instructed teachers on how to better teach female students.
- B:) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
- B:) Thomas Jefferson. Though he wasn’t sure it was within his constitutional rights, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to double the country’s size with one land purchase.
- A:) Checks and balances.
- A:) 1st Amendment.
- D:) It was the first coeducational college.
- D:) I and II. The Mormon pioneers never intended to go to California.
- D:) Saratoga. The French had been hesitating to enter the war, but after seeing the British surrender six generals, 300 officers and 5,500 soldiers they were finally convinced.
- C:) A transcendentalist.
- C:) Articles of Confederation. The Articles created a weak national government, as is shown by the fact that the States are referred to as a “league of friendship” and not a collective union.