Foreign Affairs & War of 1812 Quiz

Foreign Affairs & War of 1812 Quiz

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Question 1

How did the United States respond when Ambassador Genet arrived to demand U.S. participation in the French Revolution, citing the Treaty of Alliance between France and America?

  • THE UNITED STATES AS ONLY ABLE TO SEND TWO SMALL WARSHIPS AND 2,000 MEN.
  • THE UNITED STATES DENIED GENET’S REQUEST, NOTING THAT THE TREATY OF ALLIANCE WAS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
  • THE UNITED STATES IMMEDIATELY RAISED AN ARMY OF 15,000 SOLDIERS TO FIGHT IN FRANCE.
  • THE UNITED STATES SIMPLY IGNORED THE REQUEST AND TOOK AN EXTENDED SENATE RECESS TO AVOID HIM.

Question 2

How did the United States initially respond to the Barbary Pirates assaulting American ships and ransoming American captives in the 1780’s?

  • THE UNTIED STATES STARTED A GO FUND ME TO HELP FREE THE AMERICAN CAPTIVES.
  • THE UNITED STATES ASKED FRANCE TO INTERVENE WITH THE PIRATES TO FREE AMERICANS
  • THE UNITED STATES INSTANTLY WENT TO WAR AND RESCUED AMERICAN CAPTIVES
  • THE UNITED STATES BEGAN PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE PIRATES, AMOUNTING TO 20% OF THE US BUDGET EACH YEAR.

Question 3

What are some reasons the United States could not become involved in the French Revolution?

  • THE UNITED STATES HAD NO MILITARY AT THE TIME, SO HAD NOTHING TO SEND.
  • THE UNITED STATES HAD A VERY SMALL BUDGET AND COULD NOT AFFORD A WAR
  • AMERICANS WERE CONCERNED THAT SENDING US TROOPS TO EUROPE WOULD LEAVE THE FRONTIER UNPROTECTED.
  • HELPING THE FRENCH WOULD MEAN GOING TO WAR AGAINST SPAIN, PRUSSIA, BRITAIN AND THE NETHERLANDS (WHO WERE INVADING FRANCE AT THE TIME)

Question 4

The Quazi War and XYZ Affair are both examples of:

  • PROBLEMS THE UNITED STATES HAD WITH NAPOLEON.
  • BATTLES FOUGHT BY THE NEW US NAVY IN THE PACIFIC.
  • UNRESOLVED ISSUES RELATING TO SHAY’S REBELLION.
  • HOW ANGRY THE FRENCH WERE WITH THE UNITED STATES FOR NOT JOINING THEM IN THEIR REVOLUTION.

Question 5

The first ship of the new US Navy was:

  • THE USS FROLIC
  • THE USS CONSTITUTION
  • THE MERRIMAC
  • THE VICTORY

Question 6

Which of the ships named below did the US Navy send to rescue an American sea captain from Somalian Pirates in 2006?

  • USS MONITOR
  • USS BAINBRIDGE
  • USS RONALD REAGAN
  • USS CUMBERLAND

Question 7

One of the lessons the U.S. learned between 1780-1815 was that:

  • QUAKERS NEVER FOUGHT HARD IN THE US ARMED FORCES
  • IRON FROM THE APPALCIAN MOUNTAINS WAS NOT AS GOOD AS IRON FROM LAKE ERIE
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER HAD A CHERRY TREE
  • NEGOTIATING WITH PIRATES AND BELLIGERENT NATIONS BY OFFERING TRIBUTE DID NOT WORK

Question 8

During the XYZ Affair,

  • AMERICAN DIPLOMATS NEGOTIATED A NEW TRADE DEAL WITH BRITAIN
  • FRENCH AMBASSADORS MOCKED AMERICAN DIPLOMATS BY DEMANDING A BRIBE TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO HOSTILITIES
  • SPANISH AMBASSADORS AGREED TO ALLOW US FARMERS USE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • A FRENCH NAVAL VESSEL ATTACKED A US TRADING SHIP BY MISTAKE, THINKING IT WAS A BRITISH NAVAL VESSEL

Question 9

Some reasons for the US to declare war against Britain in 1811 (the War of 1812) were:

  • TO FORCE THE BRITISH TO STOP “IMPRESSING” US SAILORS INTO THE BRITISH NAVY
  • INCLUDED THE HOPE OF CAPTURING CANADA
  • TO CAPTURE THE BRITISH PROVENCE OF OREGON.
  • TO FINALLY FORCE THE BRITISH OFF US LAND ON THE FRONTIER

Question 10

By the time that the war of 1812 was over, some entrepreneurs in the United States

  • INVENTED A NEW STEAM-ENGINE KNOWN AS THE NEWCOMEN ENGINE
  • AMERICAS WERE UNABLE TO ACQUIRE TOILET PAPER AND OTHER GOODS FROM CHINA
  • BEGAN MANUFACTURING GOODS THEY COULD NOT GET FROM EUROPE AT THE TIME, INCLUDING TEXTILES MADE FROM SOUTHERN COTTON
  • ADVANCED AMERICAN MILITARY TECHNOLOGY WITH THE INVENTION OF THE CONVRIEVE ROCKET

School: Orange Coast College

  • : 14/04/2020
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