Spanish-American War

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Spanish-American War.

1. What was the main cause of the Spanish-American War?
a. Rights to Florida
b. Independence of Mexico
c. Gold in South America
d. Independence of Cuba
e. Rights to several Caribbean Islands

2. What U.S. ship was sunk in Havana Harbor prior to the war starting?
a. Washington
b. Maine
c. Lusitania
d. Titanic
e. Monitor

3. When did the Spanish-American War occur?
a. 1644
b. 1745
c. 1776
d. 1812
e. 1898

4. About how long did the war last?
a. 2 weeks
b. 3 months
c. 2 years
d. 5 years
e. 10 years

5. Where did the Battle of Manila Bay take place?
a. Cuba
b. Mexico
c. Philippines
d. India
e. Spain

6. What future president led the Rough Riders into battle?
a. Theodore Roosevelt
b. William Taft
c. William McKinley
d. Andrew Jackson
e. Grover Cleveland

7. How much did the U.S. pay for the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico?
a. Nothing
b. $100,000
c. $1 million
d. $5 million
e. $20 million

8. Who won the war?
a. United States
b. Spain
c. England
d. France
e. Mexico

9. In what famous battle did the Rough Riders make their famous charge up a hill?
a. Battle of Santiago
b. Battle of Cuba
c. Battle of Havana
d. Battle of San Juan Hill
e. Battle of Baltimore

10. Who was the U.S. president during the Spanish-American War?
a. Chester A. Arthur
b. James Garfield
c. William McKinley
d. Grover Cleveland
e. Benjamin Harrison

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