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Which of the following made postwar adjustment difficult in the United States?
a) The United States became the world’s largest debtor nation.
b) There were more jobs available than workers to fill them.
c) There was no plan for merging the returning troops back into society.
d) The government continued to control the economy.

Why did the “irreconcilable” senators oppose the Versailles Treaty?
a) They did not want the United States to join the League of Nations.
b) They wanted harsher terms for Germany.
c) They believed the treaty violated the Fourteen Points.
d) They opposed reparations for the Allies.

What role did the federal government play in the economy during the war?
a) The government gave industries more economic freedom.
b) The government lowered taxes to promote economic growth.
c) The government stripped the corporate world of its power.
d) The government regulated the production of war goods.

Which was true of African Americans during World War I?
a) Almost as many African Americans served in the war as did white Americans.
b) African Americans were not allowed to serve in the war.
c) African American troops were usually reserved for battle.
d) African American troops were segregated and rarely allowed to fight.

What was the purpose of the convoy system?
a) to hire workers for war factories
b) to place women in the work force
c) to transport troops safely across the Atlantic
d) to drop bombs on the enemy

Which of the following was a major factor in the decision of the United States’ to enter World War I?
a) Britain’s naval blockade of Germany
b) Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare
c) Vladimir Lenin’s rise to power in Russia
d) France’s fall to the Central Powers

Which of the following best describes the first few years of World War I?
a) Both sides were locked in a stalemate.
b) The Central Powers had conquered most of Europe.
c) Victory for the Allies seemed to be coming soon.
d) There was little actual fighting.

Which country actively encouraged anti-German feeling in the United States?
a) Mexico
b) Great Britain
c) Russia
d) Austria-Hungary

Which event sparked World War I?
a) the sinking of the Lusitania
b) the German-French dispute over Alsace-Lorraine
c) Russia’s quest for a warm-water port
d) the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne

The incident that triggered World War I was the
a) sinking of the Lusitania.
b) Serbian invasion of Hungary.
c) assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
d) German seizure of Alsace-Lorraine, claimed by France.

An underlying cause of World War I was
a) the ongoing dispute over the convoy system.
b) the web of alliances European nations created for their defense.
c) an alliance between the autocratic rulers of Germany and Russia.
d) American insistence on neutrality.

Under the terms of the Sussex pledge, the German government promised that
a) the German navy would not attack any American ships.
b) German ships would not blockade Britain and France.
c) German U-boats would warn ships before attacking.
d) the German army would never invade Russia.

The Selective Service Act was a means of
a) getting money to support the war effort.
b) getting women to take over jobs formerly done by men.
c) drafting young men for the military forces.
d) finding jobs for men after they left military service.

After Vladimir Lenin seized control of Russia in 1917,
a) Germany surrendered.
b) the Allies declared war on Russia.
c) the United States entered the war.
d) Russia withdrew from the war.

The government increased control of the economy during World War I by
a) filing a record number of antitrust suits.
b) enacting price controls and rationing.
c) overseeing war-related production.
d) forbidding any unions to strike.

Fears of spies and sabotage in the United States during the war led to
a) restrictions on immigration.
b) discrimination and violence toward Germans.
c) repression of free speech.
d) all of the above.

President Wilson convinced the Allies to
a) divide the spoils of war among the victors.
b) accept his plan for the League of Nations.
c) make Germany pay heavy war reparations.
d) allow Germany to keep its overseas colonies.

Many senators opposed American entry into the League of Nations because
a) they feared it would weaken the country’s independence.
b) they disapproved of its other member countries.
c) they wanted stronger promises of support from other countries.
d) they had already approved the Versailles Treaty.

The violent act in Bosnia that triggered World War I was
a) the torpedoing of a Serbian ship.
b) the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
c) the execution of Kaiser Wilhelm.
d) the use of machine guns in no man’s land.

Much of Europe was drawn into the war because of
a) the Schlieffen Plan.
b) a stalemate near the river Marne in France.
c) a network of alliances.
d) the militarism of the United States.

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