Business and the Gilded Age
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  • Question 1
    20 seconds
    Q. An economic system where private businesses run industries and competition drives price
    answer choices
    capitalism
    socialism
    communism
    impressionism
  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q. Many prejudice American "nativists" wanted to keep new immigrants out
    answer choices
    Irish Exclusion Act
    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Political Machines
    Bull Moose Party
  • Question 3
    20 seconds
    Q. A law that prohibits the sale of mislabeled or contaminated food
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    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Meat inspections
    Food and Drug Administration
    Occupational Safety and Health Admin 
  • Question 4
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    Q. This muckraker wrote "the Jungle" and exposed unsanitary conditions in meat packing
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    Jacob Riis
    Upton Sinclair
    Joseph Pulitzer
    William Randolph Hearst
  • Question 5
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    Q. She started the Hull House to help immigrants improve their lives
    answer choices
    Kim Penrod
    Florence Nightengale
    Henrietta Hull
    Jane Addams
  • Question 6
    20 seconds
    Q. This former policeman wrote a book which exposed the filth of tenement life in NYC
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    Joseph Pulizer
    Jacob Riis
    William Randolph Hearst
    Upton Sinclair
  • Question 7
    20 seconds
    Q. Organizations that used legal and illegal means to get people elected are known as
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    Tammy Park
    Boss Tweed
    Socialism
    Political Machines
  • Question 8
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    Q. People who exposed the filthy part of society are known as
    answer choices
    muckrakers
    Waring's Warriors
    white ducks
    Yellow journalism
  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q. This accident led to the passage of workplace safety laws
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    911
    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Worker's Compensation laws
    Tenement House Fires 
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. When large companies could produce something more cheaply and efficiently than smaller companies and pass the savings onto their customers in the form of lower prices, this was called:
    answer choices
    economies of scale
    entrepreneur 
    corporations
    rebates
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. The most important invention/improvement responsible for the growth of American industry 
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    factories
    railroads
    corporations
    telephone
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. This man was known for his success in consolidating the railroads
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    John D. Rockefeller
    Andrew Carnegie
    Cornelius Vanderbilt
    Gustavus Swift
  • Question 13
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    Q. He was known as a major entrepreneur in the Oil Industry
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    John Rockefeller
    Andrew Carnegie
    Cornelius Vanderbelt 
    Gustavus Swift
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Term where several companies engaged in the same type of business and joined together 
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    Horizontal integration
    Vertical Integration
    holding company
    economies of scale
  • Question 15
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    Q. Term where the strongest, most clever, most efficient business will survive and the weak businesses will die out. 
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    Social Darwinism
    Sherman AntiTrust
    Economies of Scale
    Holding companies
  • Question 16
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    Q. What is a Robber Baron?
    answer choices
    The guy that makes those frozen pizzas!
    A capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation 
    A capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through hard work and honesty
    A guy that robbed the United States Mint
  • Question 17
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    Q. What is a captain of industry?
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    a powerful industrialist who uses his wealth in a positive way
    a powerful industrialist who steers a ship
    A hardworking supervisor in a large factory
    a powerful industrialist who uses his wealth in a negative way
  • Question 18
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    Q. Henry Ford is known for?
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    Creating the first assembly line plant
    Being very wealthy and influential
    Producing cars in a large factory inefficiently
    I don't know who Henry Ford is
  • Question 19
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    Q. What is Andrew Carnegie known for
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    Creating the US Steel Company
    Creating the Standard Oil Company
    Creating the first assembly line plant
    Becoming the President of the U.S.
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is John D. Rockefeller most known for?
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    Creating the first assembly line plant
    Creating the US Steel Company
    Creating Standard Oil Company
    Creating McDonalds
  • Question 21
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    Q. Between the Civil War and WWI the US was transformed from an agricultural to an _____ nation.
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    industrial
    civilized
    archaic
    agrarian
  • Question 22
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    Q. What were the four reasons Big Business prospered
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    Faster planes, higher cost, internet, suffragist
    faster transportation, lower cost, advertising, entrepreneurs
    overproduction, limited resources, sanitation, political machines
  • Question 23
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    Q. The use of machines to replace human labor is called_____.
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    work
    mechanization
    integration
    liberation
  • Question 24
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    Q. He created the company known as Standard Oil
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    Andrew Carnegie
    Cornelius Vanderbilt
    John D. Rockefeller
    Thomas Edison
  • Question 25
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    Q. The theory or policy that the government will not interfere with business
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    Entreprenuer
    National Market
    Laissez Faire
    Philanthropy
  • Question 26
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    Q. The total or complete control of a service, product or industry that prevents competition
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    Union
    Robber Barron
    Monopoly
    Captain of Industry
  • Question 27
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    Q. He used the Bessemer Process in a factory in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, to mass produce stronger steel
    answer choices
    John D. Rockefeller
    Andrew Carnegie
    Terrence Powderly
    Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Question 28
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    Q. Name for entrepreneurs who use ruthless tactics to destroy competition or to keep wages low
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    Captain of Industry
    Robber Baron
    Philanthropist
    Consolidator
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. Which law made it illegal for companies to work together to destroy competition, prevent free trade, or keep prices high or unfair?
    answer choices
    Civil Service Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Sherman Commerce Service Act
  • Question 30
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    Q. The law that prevented Americans from paying too much for using railroads and steamboats. 
    answer choices
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Civil Service Act
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. The law that required government officials to pass a test showing fitness to serve in office.
    answer choices
    Civil Service Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
    Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Question 32
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    Q. A person who donates large amounts of money to help others is called a ...
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    economist
    professor
    inventor
    philanthropist
  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q. Who controlled more than 90% of oil refineries in the US in the 1880s?
    answer choices
    Andrew Carnegie
    Cornelius Vanderbilt
    John D. Rockefeller
    Thomas Edison
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