SAT Subject US History Practice Question 153: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 153

44. What took place during the Saturday Night Massacre?

A. A mob of Bostonians threw stones at British troops, who retaliated by firing on them.
B. General George Armstrong Custer and all his troops were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
C. Attorney General Eliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than obey President Nixon's order to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox.
D. George Washington and his troops captured and imprisoned the entire Hessian force at Trenton, New Jersey.
E. The stock market crashed on October 24, 1929, and some prominent people who had lost their fortunes committed suicide.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

Choice A refers to the Boston Massacre, B to the Battle of Little Bighorn, D to the Battle of Trenton, and E to Black Tuesday.

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