Gilded - Last Unit
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  • Question 1
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    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 2
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    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 3
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    Q. A group of companies in the same industry giving day-to-day operation of their companies over to a single board of directors.
    answer choices
    monopoly
    corporation
    trust
    horizontal Integration
  • Question 4
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    Q. Standard Oil was founded in 1870 by John d. Rockefeller (during the Gilded Age).  Established as a trust, it gained monopolistic pricing power in oil and kerosene and was able to demand and receive exceptionally favorable shipping rates from railroads.  In 1905, during the Progressive Era, who attacked Standard Oil as a too pwoerful monopoly?
    answer choices
    Ida Tarbell
    Upton Sinclair
    Harvey Wiley
    Andrew Carnegie
  • Question 5
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    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 6
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    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 7
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    Q. William Graham Sumner was a popular researcher and writer during the Gilded Age.  He believed that government programs to help the poor were useless because, "...a drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be..."  That is, Sumner believed that we all had a certin station or place that was rodained and could not be changed.  This Gilded Age philosophy was called which of the following?
    answer choices
    Evolution
    Monetary Policy
    Social Darwinism
    Welfare Capitalism
  • Question 8
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    Q. Described as a time marked by gross income inequality and corrupt practices by corporations and abuse of workers, the term "Gilded Age" was coined by what writer?
    answer choices
    Upton Sinclair
    Andrew Carnegie
    Mark Twian
    Henry George
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. Fact most significant in development of labor unions during nineteenth century? 
    answer choices
    Working conditions
    Racial segregation
    Class discrimination
    Growing prosperity
  • Question 10
    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 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Technological development most revolutionized US steel industry?
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    Electrification
    Vulcanization
    Steam power
    Bessemer Process
  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q. When was the Gilded Age?
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    1870-1900
    1820-1860
    1900-1920
    1865-1877
  • Question 13
    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 14
    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 15
    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 16
    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 17
    30 seconds
    Q. T or F?  Social Darwinists would support the theory of modern welfare.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. If one regards the industrialists as "Robber Barons," they would argue all of the following EXCEPT:
    answer choices
    They amassed great wealth at the expense of their workers
    They engaged in scrupulous activities such as cut-throat competition
    They sought to create monopolies in their respective industries.
    They contributed great fortunes to philanthropic interests
  • Question 19
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    Q. Political corruption in the Gilded Age occurred at every level for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    answer choices
    Big businessmen used their wealth to influence politicians
    Immigrants brought revolutionary ideas such as Socialism into the political system
    The power of machines at the local level influenced state and federal elections
    Spoilsmen were given jobs without qualifications 
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. The Gilded Age described the period because:
    answer choices
    The US was on a Gold Standard as of 1873
    There were grave problems behind the seeming opulence of the era
    It was a period of growth and intensive manual labor
    It resulted in only benefits for the nation
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. T or F:  All trusts were declared illegal in the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 22
    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 23
    60 seconds
    Q. In the late 19th century, labor unions developed chiefly as a result of the need for
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    white collar workers
    improved working conditions
    workers who would work for low wages
    improved methods of production
  • Question 24
    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
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. How do monopolies harm consumers?
    answer choices
    They eliminate competition and allow for high prices
    They encourage competition, but increase prices
    They increase competition and lower prices
    They increase prices while increasing the quality of products
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. What affect do monopolies have on small businesses?
    answer choices
    Increase competition with them
    Reduce the need for government intervention
    Spread wealth with the smaller business
    Reduce the number of small businesses
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