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Spanish-American War

written by: danmontg
 
Victory in the Spanish-American War helped the US gain recognition as a major world power. This is a general quiz about that war.

Question 1:


One of the causes of the Spanish-American War was Spanish mistreatment of natives in this Spanish colony.
Hawaii
Mexico
Panama
Cuba

Question 2:


By 1897–98 many Americans were influenced in favor of war with Spain because of stories in some US newspapers about atrocities and misdeeds of the Spanish, which were usually exaggerated or made up. Such newspapers were know at the time as which of the following?
broadsides
wildcat press
tabloids
yellow press

Question 3:


About how long was the Spanish-American War and in what year did it break out?
Six months; 1903
0ne year; 1890
Ten months; 1885
Three months; 1898

Question 4:


What politician received much publicity during the Spanish-American War that later contributed to his becoming President of the United States?
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Roosevelt
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt

Question 5:


One cause of the Spanish American War was the explosion of an American battleship in Cuban waters. The sensationalist newspapers and many Americans blamed the sinking of this battleship on the Spanish (although later evidence seems to support the innocence of the Spanish). What was the name of the battleship?
North Carolina
Maine
Missouri
Florida

Question 6:


At the beginning of the Spanish-American War a modern American fleet quickly and decisively defeated a somewhat antiquated Spanish fleet. Near what city was this early American victory?
Manila
San Juan
Santiago
Havana

Question 7:


Who was the US President during the Spanish-American War?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Taft
Cleveland
Wilson
McKinley

Question 8:


Where did most of the land fighting against the Spanish take place during the Spanish-American War?
Cuba
Spain
Philippines
Puerto Rico

Question 9:


When Emilio Aguinaldo realized that the US did not intend to give full independence to his country after the Spanish-American War, he led a revolt against the US in what place?
None of these
Philippines
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

Question 10:


As a result of the treaty ending the Spanish-American War, the US received all of the following territories EXCEPT this one.
Philippines
Guam
Puerto Rico
Hawaii

 


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