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 Who was responsible for writing the Open Door Note that gave the United States equal trading access in China? Secretary of State John Hay President William Howard Taft President Theodore Roosevelt Secretary of State William Seward 2 / 10 Which war does the list above best describe? Korean War World War II Spanish-American War World War I 3 / 10 Why was the Battle of Argonne Forest considered to be a turning point in World War I? The decisive victory for the Germans persuaded them to continue fighting. Allied troops tried unsuccessfully to keep the Germans out of Paris. Russia withdrew from the war after losing the battle. The addition of U.S. troops tipped the balance in favor of the Allies. 4 / 10 Which event is an example of unrestricted submarine warfare during World War I? U.S. attacking German passenger ships British targeting U.S. seaports Japan torpedoing Pearl Harbor Germans sinking the Lusitania 5 / 10 What was the immediate cause of World War I? The explosion of the USS Maine The bombing of Pearl Harbor The stock market crash across the world The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand 6 / 10 Why did the United States Senate choose not to ratify the Treaty of Versailles? The Treaty did not provide enough opportunities for the U.S. to get involved in world affairs. The U.S. public believed the Treaty did not punish Germany severely enough. It feared being forced into another war if the U.S. joined the League of Nations. President Woodrow Wilson encouraged the Senate not to ratify it. 7 / 10 Which of the following gave the U.S. ready access to its new territorial acquisitions? Open Door Policy Big Stick Policy Roosevelt Corollary Panamá Canal 8 / 10 What was the significance of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand? It signaled the end of the monarchy in Austria. It started the Russian Revolution and communist rule. The Axis and Allied Powers fought in World War II. The alliances set up for protection caused an incident between Serbia and Austria Hungary to spread. 9 / 10 Which statement best describes the significance of World War I? The war established the United States and the Soviet Union as competing superpowers. New weapons and strategies caused a tremendous loss of life and massive environmental damage. It was the first foreign war to be fought on American soil. The U.S. made substantial overseas territorial acquisitions after winning the war. 10 / 10 How did President Woodrow Wilson influence the Paris Peace Conference? He insisted Germany be punished harshly for its role in WWI. He encouraged countries to build up their military arsenals for protection. He persuaded the Allies to include a League of Nations in the Treaty. He discouraged freedom of the seas and equal access to trade. Your score is Try another 10!