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- Throughout the 19th Century, this crop was Cuba's main export:
- In 1868, Cuban sugar planters took up arms to win their independence. The commander of the rebel army was:
- Gen. Maximo Gomez
- Jose Marti
- General Valeriano Weyler
- In 1896, Filipinos launched a major nationwide revolution against the Spaniards who had ruled the Philippines since the 1500s. One revolutionary who rose through the ranks and became president of the Katipunan in 1897 was:
- Emilio Aguinaldo
- Calixto Garcia
- Louis Perez
- Puerto Rico was once a Spanish colony.
- William Randolph Hearst's newspaper was called:
- The San Simeon Daily
- The New York Journal
- The New York Sentinel
- Richard Harding Davis was a brilliant but reckless reporter who died
on the Cuban battlefield while covering a story.
- The Rough Riders regiment was composed of cowboys and Native Americans.
- Spain's colonial governor in Cuba was characterized by the U.S. newspapers as a "fiendish despot, a brute, and an exterminator of men." Who was he?
- General Maximo Gomez
- General Valeriano Weyler
- Admiral George Dewey
- "I should welcome almost any war for I think this country needs one." Who
- William Randolph Hearst
- President William McKinley
- Theodore Roosevelt
- During the years of the Spanish-American War, the King of Spain was a 14-year-old boy.
- Many years after the war, a U.S. Navy admiral determined that the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Maine was not an external explosion, but was probably set off by a spontaneous combustion fire.
- The War Department enlisted 10,000 volunteers, many of whom were African-American, to fight a summer campaign in Cuba because they thought those with tropical ancestry were immune to yellow fever.
- Commodore Dewey was celebrated and promoted to admiral after battle
in what body of water?
- Havana Harbor
- Manila Bay
- Laguna de Bay
- Cuba was given its independence in what year?
- The Platt Amendment asserted what principle?
- Cuba became a free and independent nation
- The Philippines became a U.S. protectorate
- Cuba became a U.S. protectorate
- Part of the treaty terms with Spain included $20 million for the Philippines.
Which wealthy American offered to write a check to the U.S. government
for that amount in an attempt to buy independence for the Philippines?
- J.P. Morgan
- John D. Rockefeller
- Andrew Carnegie
- The Treaty of Paris, signed by Spain and the United States on December 10th, 1898, required Spain to give up what colonies?
- Guam and Puerto Rico
- All of the above
- The presidential election of 1900 was between President McKinley and which man?
- William Howard Taft
- William Jennings Bryan
- Senator George Hoar
- President McKinley was assassinated in 1901 while visiting which U.S. attraction?
- Coney Island Amusement Park, Brooklyn, NY
- Chicago World's Fair, Chicago, IL
- Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY
- The Anti-Imperialist League was an all female organization that believed
America should give the Philippines back to the Filipinos.
- Interviewee Stephen Ambrose, who was interviewed in Crucible of Empire, is associated with what Oscar nominated film starring Tom Hanks?
- Forrest Gump
- Saving Private Ryan
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS:
1) B 2)A 3)A 4)True 5) B 6)False 7)False 8)B 9)C 10)True 11)True 12)True 13)B 14)B 15)C 16)C 17)D 18)B 19)C 20)False 21)C (The movie was based, in part, on a book by Ambrose about World War II.)