Gilded Age - Short Assessment
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  • Question 1
    300 seconds
    Q. The political cartoon is a criticism of which practice in the 19th century? 
    answer choices
    vertical integration
    monopolization
    industrialism 
    laissez-faire capitalism 
  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q. How Haymarket Square affected Knights of Labor?
    answer choices
    Massive gathering of workers forced federal government to place limits on union's activities
    Workers lost confidence in union's leadership after union president given details of rally to police
    Union members grew disillusioned as newspapers blamed workers for violence
    Union's emphasis on recruiting immigrants angered American-born workers
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. Event depicted?
    answer choices
    Pullman Palace Car disaster
    Haymarket Square catastrophe
    Coeur d'Alene strike
    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. How did vertical integration benefit companies such as Carnegie Steel?
    answer choices
    Allowed labor unions to participate in decision-making
    Controlled production and distribution processes
    Invested in health and education of employees
    Included local politicians on boards of directors 
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. For helping those in poorest districts of Chicago, among Polish, Italian, Mexican, and other immigrants, she received Nobel Peace Prize...
    answer choices
    Jane Addams
    Susan B. Anthony
    Ida Tarbell
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Question 6
    180 seconds
    Q. When was the Gilded Age?
    answer choices
    1870-1900
    1820-1860
    1900-1920
    1865-1877
  • Question 7
    180 seconds
    Q. What was the name of the law, passed in 1883 during the Gilded Age, that sought to reform government?  It required government applicants to take competitive exams so that they would be hired based upon merit rather than political affiliation.  This law was passed in response to widespread political corruption and the assassination of President Garfield.
    answer choices
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Pendelton Civil Service Act
    Underwood Tariff Act
    Celler-Kefaufer Act
  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q. In 1886 in the Wabash Cases, during the Gilded Age, the Supreme Court limited the ability of the state to set railroad rates on interstate commerce (rail traffic crossing state boundaries).  The court clarified that the ability to regulate interstate commerce was the province of the Congress.  in 1887, Congress passed what law, in part, because of the Wabash Cases?
    answer choices
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Celler-Kefauver Act
    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Question 9
    180 seconds
    Q. What Progressive Era Muckraker wrote about the terrible living conditions in cities in the book The Shame of the Cities that had been created during the Gilded Age?
    answer choices
    Lincoln Steffens
    Ida Tarbell
    Upton Sinclair
    Ray Stannard Baker
  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q. What was the name of the company and the railroad scandal, during the Gilded Age, through which the government paid tens of millions of unearned dollars.  NIne Congressmen were implicated in teh scandal and the sitting Vice Presdient was forced to remove himself from the Republican ticket for possible reelection. 
    answer choices
    Homestead
    Pullman
    Credit Mobilier
    Union Pacific
  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q. What New York politician ran a political machine in New York City beginning in 1869, during the Gilded Age, that was incredibly corrupt.  For example, a projected cost of $250,000 for a courthouse turned in to $13,000,000 because of kickbacks and bribes.
    answer choices
    Daley
    Grant
    Tilden
    Tweed
  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q. Congressional action taken in 1890, during the Gilded Age, that made "contracts, conspiracies, and combinations" that restrained free trade illegal.  This was done to stop the abusiv practices of organized trusts in oil, sugar, tobacco...
    answer choices
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Celler-Kefauver Act
    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q. Congressional action taken in 1887, during the Gilded Age, to stop the unfair and abusive practices of railroad companies.  That is, to stop railroad companies from giving low prices to large shippers (Corporations) and high prices to farmers who had no other shupping options.
    answer choices
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Celler-Kefauver Act
    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
  • Question 14
    180 seconds
    Q. In 1889, during the Gilded Age, a Settlement House called Hull House was opened in Chicago.  It was designed to help working class women, many recent immigrants, move out of poverty and dependence on others.  It sought to address some of the excesses of industry and business.  Who founded Hull House?
    answer choices
    Margaret Sanger
    Jane Addams
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Susan B. Anthony
  • Question 15
    180 seconds
    Q. In 1890, during the Gilded Age, who wrote about and photographed the horrible living conditions of America's working poor in the Book, How the Other Half Lives?
    answer choices
    Upton Sinclair
    Ida Tarbell
    Ida Wells
    Jacob Riis
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. The theory used by the wealthy to justify their wealth and treatment of the poor.  
    answer choices
    Darwinism
    Natural Selection
    Selectionism
    Social Darwinism
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. This book espouses the view that the wealthy have a moral obligation to improve society with their wealth and to be philanthropic.
    answer choices
    How the Other Half Lives
    The Social Gospel
    The Gospel of Wealth
    The Capitalists' Guide to Wealth
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. New markets were expanded by all of the following EXCEPT:
    answer choices
    innovations in transportation
    new methods of advertising
    increasing immigration
    increased government regulations
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. The first measure aimed at ending the spoils system was the:
    answer choices
    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Pendleton Civil Service Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Federal Anti-Tolerance Act
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. Based on your knowledge of the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States, what statement is this cartoon making?
    answer choices
    The federal government is ruining the oil industry by placing too many restrictions and regulations on business owners.
    The oil industry is thriving due to a healthy working relationship with the federal government.
    The owner of Standard Oil has too much power and influence over the federal government.
    Emissions from oil refineries are polluting the air and harming the environment.
  • Question 21
    60 seconds
    Q. Both the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act were passed in response to the problem of
    answer choices
    companies refusing to hire minority workers
     businesses choosing to hire illegal immigrants
    unsafe working conditions in factories 
    business combinations limiting competition
  • Question 22
    60 seconds
    Q. Jacob Riis, Jane Addams, and Margaret Sanger are most closely associated with efforts to...
    answer choices
    educate and train formerly enslaved persons 
    preserve the natural environment
    advance the interests of organized labor
    improve conditions for the poor 
  • Question 23
    60 seconds
    Q. Based on your knowledge of written works in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which of the following books most likely inspired the demand made by the women pictured?
    answer choices
    The Great American Fraud by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    The Shame of Cities by Lincoln Steffens
    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    How the Other Half Lives  by Jacob Riis
  • Question 24
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the main goal of most muckraking journalists?
    answer choices
    Gain fame through articles of high popular interest
    Expose socioeconomic problems in need of political attention
    Increase public awareness of America's great potential
    End corrupt relationships between politicians and big business
  • Question 25
    60 seconds
    Q. Who was the "captain of industry" who created the Standard Oil Trust?
    answer choices
    Andrew Carnegie
    John D. Rockefeller
    Henry Ford
    Cornelius Vanderbilt
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