American History II
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Industrialization resulted in what changes to American society?
    answer choices
    economic growth and increased urbanization.
    urbanizationincreased opportunities for skilled workers and women’s equality
    The growth of public education and urbanizationin
    mmigration and an increase in workers’ benefits
  • Question 2
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    Q. What was one major effect of industrialization on American society?
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    More people moved to urban areas
    More People took up Family Farming
    More people received health care and benefits
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. How did railroad expansion affect the growth of major urban centers?
    answer choices
    New networks were built in the rural West.
    Traveling between the North and the South became easier.
    Traveling to and from cities became easier.
    New networks linked Canadian and US cities
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. The main reason people moved to cities during the Gilded Age was
    answer choices
    to get jobs in factories and corporate headquarters
    To enable their children to attend Universities.
    to discover and create new technologies
  • Question 5
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    Q. Population growth during the Gilded Age was due in large part to
    answer choices
    Unemployment among workers
    Improved food supply
    Better healthcare
    Immigration to the United States
  • Question 6
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    Q. Many people who immigrated to the United States during the Gilded Age moved to
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    farming communities, where they established their own farms.rural Southern areas, where they opened businesses.Western areas, where they managed cattle ranches.urban areas,
    farming communities, where they established their own farms
    rural Southern areas, where they opened businesses
    urban areas, where they worked in factories
  • Question 7
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    Q. The development of a system of mass production in manufacturing meant that
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    machines rapidly produced large amounts of products.
    individuals slowly made small amounts of products
    products were made in foreign countries
    products were handmade
  • Question 8
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    Q. The economy of the Gilded Age was characterized by
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    economic growth and high unemployment among unskilled workers
    Rapid economic growth and social change
     deep recession in which high unemployment fueled massive and rebellious social change
  • Question 9
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    Q. The building of a railroad network led to industrial growth because
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    raw materials and finished products were shipped quickly and cheaply
    finished products were shipped quickly to rural Canada
    finished products were shipped quickly and cheaply to factories
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Many people who immigrated to the United States during the Gilded Age moved to
    answer choices
    Western areas, where they managed cattle ranches.
    urban areas, where they worked in factories.
    farming communities, where they established their own farms
  • Question 11
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    Q. The expansion of the railroad directly led to economic growth in the US because
    answer choices
    railroads increased competition between different industries
    railroads allowed company owners to travel all over the country
    railroads made resources and products easier to transport.
  • Question 12
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    Q. How did railroad expansion make natural resources more available in the United States?
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    by increasing the amount of natural resource deposits
    By transporting people to cities and towns where they could purchase natural resources
    By using natural resources to build tracks and train equipment
     by making it possible for natural resources to be transported to different cities and towns
  • Question 13
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    Q. The US government gave land to the railroads to help them expand. What impact did these land grants have on industries in the West?
    answer choices
    The grants limited the amount of land that was available to industries in the West
    Grants had little impact on land in the West
    The grants allowed industries in the West to grow because they encouraged settlement and new industrial opportunities
  • Question 14
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    Q. What industry was most affected by the refrigerated railcar?
    answer choices
    Meatpacking
    Textile
    Farming
    Steel Making
  • Question 15
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    Q. Railroads not only led to an increase in the ability to transport raw materials, but they also led to a(n)
    answer choices
    decrease in the need for raw materials
    Increase in the types of raw materials found in the US
    decrease in the uses of raw materials
    increase in the demand for raw materials
  • Question 16
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    Q. Which industry benefited most from the Bessemer process?
    answer choices
    Petroleum
    Coal
    Steel
    Meat Packing
  • Question 17
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    Q. Which invention was most important in revolutionizing the meat industry
    answer choices
    Air Brakes
    Knuckle Couplers
    The Refrigerator Car
    Pullman Car
  • Question 18
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    Q. The US government gave land to the railroads to help them expand. What impact did these land grants have on industries in the West?
    answer choices
    The grants limited the amount of land that was available to industries in the West.
    The grants allowed industries in the West to grow because they encouraged settlement and new industrial opportunities
    The grants had little impact on industries in the West.
  • Question 19
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    Which is an invention that improved safety for railway passengers?
    answer choices
    refrigerated rail cars
    Pullman Sleeping Cars
    Time Standardization
    Air Brakes
  • Question 20
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    Q. How much did the government regulate business practices during the Gilded Age?
    answer choices
    It regulated the steel industry and the railroad industry, but no other businesses.
    It Strictly regulated all businesses.
    It barely regulated businesses at all.
  • Question 21
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    Q. During the Gilded Age, how did the US Congress act to regulate business practices?
    answer choices
    Congress passed laws that supported laissez-faire policies to help businesses grow.
    Congress was concerned about workers, so they passed laws that guaranteed a minimum wage.
    Congress passed laws that ensured workplace safety.
    Congress did not pass laws that would control the growth of monopolies
  • Question 22
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    Q. A government is laissez-faire when it
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    Fairly regulates workers.
    does not interfere with business affairs and does not regulate its actions
    Fairly regulates businesses.
    leaves workers alone and doesn’t regulate unions.
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the main reason that the American public turned against monopolies?
    answer choices
    They saw the price of goods rise as their wages decreased
    They saw the price of goods rise as their wages increased
    They resented the wealth of the big business owners.
    They were concerned about smaller businesses
  • Question 24
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    Q. How do monopolies affect the price of goods?
    answer choices
    Monopolies always result in lower consumer prices.
    Monopolies can lower and raise their prices at will.
    Monopolies always result in higher consumer prices
    Monopolies ave no effect on the cost of goods.
  • Question 25
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    Q. What was the core business that made Standard Oil a horizontally integrated monopoly?
    answer choices
    Finding new uses for oil.
    building oil pipelines
    building oil pipelines
    Transporting oil to customers
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. What business practice contributed most to Andrew Carnegie’s ability to form a monopoly?
    answer choices
    using profits to support charities in order to greatly improving his reputation
    Increaseing his profits every year
    combining his companies into one company, and controlling all aspects of steel production
  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. The Cleveland Massacre was
    answer choices
    a takeover by Standard Oil of the refineries in Cleveland.
    A labor dispute at Standard Oil in Cleveland that turned violent.
    a failed attempt by Standard Oil to take over other refineries
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. What made Standard Oil a horizontal integration monopoly?
    answer choices
    It controlled all aspects of oil production
    It formed a trust
    It owned ninety percent of US oil refineries
     operated all across the United States
  • Question 29
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    Q. Why was Carnegie Steel able to offer its product more cheaply than its competitors?
    answer choices
    Carnegie cut corners to lower his cost.
    Carnegie introduced the Bessemer process, which decreased the cost of production
    Carnegie could cut his costs because he owned the supply of raw materials and the means of production and distribution
  • Question 30
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    Q. What was the main reason that Carnegie invested in the Frick Coke Company?
    answer choices
    He wanted to invest in new technology
    He thought he could help the company become profitable
    He was invested in the Coal business
    He wanted to make sure he could always get fuel for his steel plant
  • Question 31
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    Q. Which of these inventors most directly contributed to changing the way people functioned during the evening?
    answer choices
    Thomas Alva Edison
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Samuel Morse
    Madam C. J. Walker
  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these inventions arose from an attempt to help hearing-impaired people?
    answer choices
    Multiplex Telegraph
    Telephone
    the motion-picture machine
    phonograph
  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q. Which invention allowed the greatest personal freedom of travel?
    answer choices
    Automobile
    Horse Drawn Trolley
    the transcontinental railroad
    Elevated Train
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. Which type of technology did city planners adopt during the Industrial Age in an attempt to meet the needs of commuters?
    answer choices
    Horse and Carriage Technology
    railroad technology
    Communication Technology
  • Question 35
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    Q. What method of manufacturing, introduced in the early 1800s, made mass production possible?
    answer choices
    the use of interchangeable parts
    The use of hand-crafted products
    The use of Specialized Labor
    The use of expensive materials
  • Question 36
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    Q. How was the telephone different from the telegraph?
    answer choices
    The telephone allowed for voice communication over a distance
    The telephone allowed for instant communication over a distance.
    The telephone was usually only used in offices.
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these industries was made possible by Thomas Edison’s ideas and inventions?
    answer choices
    Automobile Industry
    Communications Industry
    the movie industry
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. Which is a reason people were open to new inventions during the Industrial Age?
    answer choices
    New inventions were accessible to all people
    New Inventions made life slower and more relaxed
    New inventions made life easier for many people
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. Thomas Edison’s fascination with what invention inspired him to develop the phonograph?
    answer choices
    Incandescent Lightbulb
    telegraph
    telephone
    autom
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best shows the broad scope of Thomas Edison’s work?
    answer choices
    His name was on more than 1000 Patents.
    He became famous during his own lifetime
    He was a self  taught inventor
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. How did Henry Ford affect the automobile industry?
    answer choices
    He made car production cheaper by improving the assembly line
    he didn't
    He made car production more expensive by mass-producing vehicles
    .He made car production cheaper by using customized parts.
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following characterizes the role of women during the Gilded Age?
    answer choices
    Many women had more than one job in addition to responsibilities at home
    The majority of women stayed at home to take care of the children.
    Women usually worked outside the home and did not have a great deal of responsibilities at home
  • Question 43
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    Q. As the economy grew during the Gilded Age, many workers and their families
    answer choices
    became wealthier as their income increased
    continued to have low incomes and could not escape poverty
    earned a higher income and continued working in factories
    continued to have low incomes but were able to live more comfortable
  • Question 44
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    Q. During the Gilded Age, people who worked in factories
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    had only moderate health benefits in case of accidents
    Had many oppurtunites for job promotions
    Worked long hard hours
  • Question 45
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    Q. The system of mass production in manufacturing developed rapidly
    answer choices
    After the Industiral Revolutions
    During the Gilded Age
    before the Industrial Revolution
    After the gilded Age
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