Quiz Me! - Events: U.S. as a World Power Test your knowledge about events in the U.S. Becomes a World Power era! 1 / 10 Which event is an example of unrestricted submarine warfare during World War I? Germans sinking the Lusitania U.S. attacking German passenger ships British targeting U.S. seaports Japan torpedoing Pearl Harbor 2 / 10 What was the significance of the Open Door Note written by the Secretary of State in 1900? It gave European nations the right to claim territory in the Americas. It opened up immigration to the United States from China and Japan at the end of the 19th century. It gave American businessmen free access to trade in the newly acquired Spanish colonies. It gave all nations equal access to trade in China, including the United States. 3 / 10 Which event caused the death of over 500 million people at the close of World War I? Russian Revolution The Great Famine Spanish flu epidemic Dropping of the atomic bomb 4 / 10 Why was the Battle of Argonne Forest considered to be a turning point in World War I? Allied troops tried unsuccessfully to keep the Germans out of Paris. The decisive victory for the Germans persuaded them to continue fighting. The addition of U.S. troops tipped the balance in favor of the Allies. Russia withdrew from the war after losing the battle. 5 / 10 What was the significance of the territorial acquisitions of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico? The U.S. gave people in the territories opportunities for self-government. The territories provided strategic locations for national defense. The new territories created economic hardships for the United States. People in the new territories became citizens with full political rights. 6 / 10 Which of the following gave the U.S. ready access to its new territorial acquisitions? Big Stick Policy Roosevelt Corollary Panamá Canal Open Door Policy 7 / 10 What was the significance of the Panamá Canal? The route connecting two oceans gave the U.S. quicker access to new territorial acquisitions. England violated the Monroe Doctrine when it took over control of the Panamá Canal. Latin American nations controlled the canal and restricted U.S. access to the waterway. The canal put the U.S.in debt and took longer to complete than the Suez Canal. 8 / 10 What specific event drew the Americans into World War I? Sinking of the Lusitania Zimmerman Telegram The Open Door Note Pearl Harbor 9 / 10 When did the United States acquire the territories of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico? During World War I After the Spanish-American War As a result of Pearl Harbor After World War II 10 / 10 Which war does the list above best describe? Korean War World War II World War I Spanish-American War Your score is Try another 10!