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The ablest and most effective apostle of imperialism was
a) Alfred Thayer Mahan
b) William Jennings Bryan
c) Charles Darwin
d) Andrew Carnegie

The United States acquired the Hawaiian islands as a result of all of the following factors EXCEPT
a) American citizens developed a sugar industry on the islands.
b) the U.S. government built a naval station there.
c) Americans staged a revolution to depose the native rulers.
d) President Cleveland sent marines to ensure that nothing stopped annexation from taking place.

During the fighting of the Spanish-America War,
a) American troops had experienced commanders.
b) more American fighting men died of disease than were killed in action.
c) the U.S. army conducted a competent and efficient mobilization.
d) Spain won many battles to prolong the war.

After the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico experienced all of the following developments EXCEPT
a) Puerto Ricans became more dependent on imported food.
b) the island became an American colony.
c) the island's sugar industry grew rapidly.
d) the island's inhabitants generally accepted the American presence without protest.

The anti-Imperialists of the 1890s opposed U.S. acquisition of an empire for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
a) the vast majority of Americans opposed such empire building.
b) an empire would require a large standing army and entangling foreign alliances.
c) imperialism was simply immoral, a repudiation of America's commitment to human freedom.
d) imperialism contradicted the republican foundations of the nation.

The Platt Amendment, incorporated into the Cuban constitution, gave Cuba
a) full independence.
b) economic independence.
c) nominal political independence.
d) an American colonial government.

In the Philippine War of 1898-1902, the United States
a) easily put down the insurrection of a small minority of Filipino people.
b) with great difficulty suppressed a full-scale revolt that the majority of Filipino people supported.
c) defended the islands aginst the attempt of the former Spanish rulers to retake them.
d) emerged as freedom fighters in the minds of most Filipinos.

The United States suggested the Open Door Policy for China to
a) keep the great powers from completely destroying China by dividing it among themselves.
b) allow U.S. merchants to trade in China without interference from foreign governments.
c) achieve a foreign policy victory without using military force.
d) All of these answers.

The Boxer Rebellion of 1900 came to an end when
a) the Chinese Army suppressed all secret societies, including the Boxers.
b) all foreign powers agreed to stop interfering in internal Chinese affairs.
c) a multinational armed force rescued the foriegn diplomats trapped in Peking by the Boxers.
d) the United States expressed support for the Boxers.

In the territories with large land areas that the U.S. acquired in the late 1800s, the federal government
a) quickly gave the inhabitants full citizenship and complete control over their local affairs.
b) slowly gave the inhabitants most of the rights of citizenship and partial local control.
c) never gave the inhabitants any rights as citizens and no local control.
d) put citizens under strict military rule.

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