SAT Subject US History Practice Question 391: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 391

12.

The bar graph above implies which of the following about U.S. public opinion in the period preceding U.S. entry into World War I?

A. Most people in the United States preferred that the country remain neutral in the war.
B. There were very few people of German descent in the United States.
C. More than half of all people in the United States strongly supported the Allies.
D. Most of the people surveyed were women.
E. Most people in the United States would support a decision to go to war.

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The graph shows that 54 percent of all people in the United States preferred either to aid both sides in the war or to aid neither side. A further 9 percent gave "other answers" that did not include support for the Allies or Germany.

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