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What are some sample questions for an American History test?

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One sample question for an American History test is to ask which of the offered answers represents an acknowledged advantage the Union held over the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Potential answers include controlling the Mississippi River, possessing a unifying sense of purpose, owning a strong industrial capacity, having a more trained and experienced military leadership, and having a better understanding of the battlefield terrain. The correct answer is the strong industrial capacity of the Union.

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Another sample question for an American History test is why Anne Hutchinson and those who followed her were banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The correct answer is that she was excommunicated from the Puritan Church due to her religious beliefs.

Another multiple choice question for an American History test is to ask in which ways the Great Famine of Ireland in the 1840s had an effect on America. Potential answers include that it led to a large wave of Irish immigrants, that it made America look at alternatives to potato imports, that it led to a decline in the popularity of the Roman Catholic Church, that it led to a decline in marriages between Irish immigrants and native Americans, and that it led America's scientific community to focus on potato blight. The correct answer is that it led to a large wave of Irish immigrants.

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