SAT Subject US History Practice Question 520: Answer and Explanation
51. Which of the following helped make the Second Great Awakening a success?
A. The growth of Lutheranism
B. Early German immigration
C. The preaching of Jonathan Edwards
D. A decline in Protestant denominations
E. Circuit riders, or itinerant ministers
Correct Answer: E
Ministers who traveled and held revival meetings in outlying areas were largely responsible for the widespread success of the Second Great Awakening.