Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 9:
The Rise of Political Parties


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 9 Questions     Ch. 9 Answers

Your Name:

  1. Pretend you wanted to convince your parents and teachers to build a teenager and skateboard park next to your high school. Would you organize a club to bring together others who also wanted the park so that you could convince your parents and teachers, or would you try to convince them on your own? Explain what you would do and tell why. [audio]

  2. What do you predict would happen if a mall developer began tearing down homes in your neighborhood and building the world's largest Beanie Baby mall, museum, hotel and restaurant without permission? Explain what might happen and why. [audio]

  3. How would you convince the neighborhood people that they needed to go immediately to the city planning commission, so that they could get the mall developer to stop tearing down houses and building? Explain your answer. [audio]

  4. What do you predict would happen to the neighborhood if the city planning commissioners worked for the mall developer? Explain your answer. [audio]

  5. We've discussed some of the effects of the War of 1812. Think about some other wars that involved the United States. Name the war and 2-3 of its effects. [audio]