PRAXIS II World and United States History Exam

The exam aimed on such individuals who at the secondary level would like to teach world and American history. Two hours will be given to complete this 130 MCQ exam.

33 questions will be there pertaining to American history from 1914 to the present era, 19 questions based on American history from 1828 to 1914, 26 questions based on American history through 1928, 35 questions will be there on Western Civilization, and 17 questions on non-western and ancient civilizations.

  • American History from 1914 to the present era: The following section will include recent American history, World War II and the Cold War and World War I, the New Deal and the Depression. Questions on recent American history will focus on culture, Supreme Court decisions, space exploration, the expansion of technology, economics, and labor. Questions regarding Watergate, domestic policy, the Reform Movement, Vietnam, civil rights and, women's rights will be included in this section of the exam. The questions regarding the Cold War and World War II will cover Supreme Court decisions, the Civil Rights movement, domestic and space policies, the Korean War and, McCarthyism. Candidate knowledge of the Marshall Plan, Truman doctrine, the Cold War and the cause and result of World War II will be tested in this section of the exam. Questions on World War I, the New Deal and the great depression will cover Supreme Court decisions, the New Deal, immigration, big business, fundamentalism and women's rights. Candidate knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance culture, foreign policy, isolationism and the reasons and results of World War I will be covered in this section.
  • American History from 1828 to 1914: This section will include Progressivism and the Gilded Age and; the Civil War and sectionalism. The questions pertaining to Progressivism and the Gilded age will cover Supreme Court decisions, imperialism, populism, foreign policy, immigration and labor movements. Your knowledge of industrialism, Indian policy, Darwinism, the social gospel and racial segregation will be assessed in this section of the exam. Questions regarding Sectionalism and the Civil War will cover Supreme Court decisions, the Civil War and reconstruction, immigration and reform movements. Candidate knowledge of the Monroe doctrine, Manifest destiny, Indian policy, Jacksonian democracy, transportation and slavery will be tested in this section.
  • American History through 1828: This section will include the colonial and revolutionary period, the early national and constitutional period and the Pre-Columbian period. Questions regarding the colonial and revolutionary period will cover slavery, colonial wars, imperial policy, religious freedom, merchantilism, Puritanism, exploration and the growth of democracy. The questions based on the early national and constitutional period will cover the War of 1812, Supreme Court decisions, industrialism, nationalism, Jeffersonianism, foreign policy, the origin of American political parties and the Articles of Confederation.
  • Western Civilization: This section will include World War I, World War II, the French Revolution, the modern period, Reformation and Renaissance and, the Medieval period. Questions based on World War I will cover communism, the great depression, the causes and impacts of World War I, totalitarianism and fascism. The French Revolution questions will include nationalism, Napoleon and the causes and impacts of the French revolution. Questions regarding the modern period will cover English civil wars, absolutism and enlightenment. The reformation and renaissance questions will cover Catholicism, the Protestant religion, the Northern Renaissance and the Italian Renaissance. The Medieval period questions will cover nationalism, Christianity, monarchism, Islam, chivalry, feudalism, the crusades and Charlemagne.
  • Non-Western and ancient Civilizations: This section will cover non-Western civilizations from A. D. 500 to the present and ancient civilization before 500 AD, Questions including non-Western civilizations from 500 AD to the present will cover the national era, Portuguse and Spanish rulers, the pre-Columbian era and, Latin America. Questions regarding Japan, China, the Middle East, Asia, India, Africa, colonialism, nationalism, culture, religion and geography will be included in this section of the exam. The questions regarding ancient civilization before 500 AD will cover the Judeo-Christian culture of Rome, Caesar's rule, the democratic culture of Greece, the Yellow River valley and Indus cultures, Egyptian cultures and Mesopotamian culture.