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HISTORY TRIVIA XII

111) Which of the following was an American cultural icon during World War II?


Rosie the Riveter was an American cultural icon, representing women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women took many of the jobs formerly held by male workers who were serving in the military.

112) Which of the following was true of Black soldiers in the United States Army during World War I?


Black Americans were allowed to enlist in the armed forces, but Black and White soldiers did not serve in fully integrated units until after the Second World War.

113) What was the purpose of the British government's 1765 Stamp Act?


Colonial tax rates had until this time been lower than those in Great Britain, so Prime Minister George Grenville sought the passage of the Stamp Act in order to spread taxation more evenly and generate revenue for the British government (that is, for the crown). This law prompted widespread protests in the North American colonies.

114) What was the primary purpose of French activity in North America from 1492 to 1700?


The French were interested primarily in developing positive relationships that would foster the fur trade.


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