Populism and Organized Labor
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  • Question 1
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    Event in Chicago where seven police and four protesters were killed, discrediting the union movement.

    answer choices

    Wrigley Riot

    Pullman Strike

    Haymarket Riot

    Homestead Strike

  • Question 2
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    William Jennings Bryan's famous Cross of Gold speech is about...

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    The acquisition of colonies to increase employment opportunities.

    The creation of a national park system

    A policy of bimetalism to help farmers with raising crop prices.

    Higher tariffs to protect American goods from foreign cometition.

  • Question 3
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    What caused the workers at the Pullman Company to go on strike in 1894?

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    US Attorney General issued an injunction prohibiting Pullman workers from striking.

    Company officials demanded that Pullman workers sign a pledge never to join a union.

    The Railway Union's members went on strike and asked for support of Pullman workers.

    The Pullman Company cut wages drastically and then refused to meet with a delegation of workers.

  • Question 4
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    Why was the American Federation of Labor (AFL) the most successful union during the Industrial Revolution?

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    The AFL employed unskilled workers who had the most demands

    The AFL employed skilled workers who were more difficult to replace

    The AFL emplyed men and women, gaining the support of the Progressive party

    The AFL employed inskilled and skilled workers, representing the entire labor class

  • Question 5
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    What was the primary goal of this American Federation of Labor (AFL) certificate?

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    obtain better conditions for workers in its affiliate unions

    to assist in the transition form a capitalist to a socialist society

    to help cigar workers obtain better housing and U.S. citizenship

    to replace individual labor unions with a single unionf or all workers

  • Question 6
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    Which of the following is true about the Homestead Strike of 1892?

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    Members of an anti union group assassinated the union's leader during a protest

    A demonstration in Chicago ended with dynamite being thrown into a crowd of protesters

    Carnegie's company lowered wages at the steel plant which led to a violent conflict between workers and local managers.

    Carnegie Steel workers organized a boycott of the comapany's products and refused to end their strike until working conditions improved.

  • Question 7
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    What was the central issue in William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech?

    answer choices

    support of African-American rights in the South

    a policy of bimetalism that would help farmers by raising crop prices

    to control the flow of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe

    higher tariffs to protect American manufacturers from foreign competitiion

  • Question 8
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    Railroads' high fees for shipping goods to market would eventually lead to....

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    Farmers organizing the Grange Movement and the Populist party

    The government authorizing the use of silver to help farmers

    The Populist demand that the government help farmers by raising tariffs

    The government demanding that farmers slaughter mivestock to increase prices.

  • Question 9
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    What is the purpose of Populism?

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    To encourage the government to take control of the inventions of the industrial revolution

    To stop immigrants from Europe from taking over factory jobs

    To force Robber barons to give up their riches so that workers could benefit

    To represent the interests of rural farmers and connect then to the rest of society

  • Question 10
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    During the industrial Revolution in the U.S., laissez-faire economic policies led to what?

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    Markets that were dominated by monopolies

    The creation of strong regulations that ensured businesses did not harm the general public

    Significant improvements in working conditions gained through collective bargaining by labor unions

    The government placing heavy taxes on the large monopolies and truasts

  • Question 11
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    What amendment created the direct election of US Senators by the people?

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    13th

    15th

    17th

    14th

  • Question 12
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    What was the initial cause of the Pullman Strike?

    answer choices

    US Attorney General issuing an injunction prohibiting Pullamn workers from striking

    Company cutting wages and refusing to meet with a delegation of workers

    Company officials demanding that Pullman workers sign a pledge not to join a union.

    Railroad workers went on strike and asked for the support of the Pullman workers

  • Question 13
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    The ICC was government agency created to initially regulate what monopoly?

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    Standard Oil

    US Steel

    Railroads

    textiles

  • Question 14
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    Who was responsible for the idea of the "Gospel of Wealth?"

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    John Rockefeller

    Andrew Carnegie

    John Morgan

    Jay Gould

  • Question 15
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    Which Labor Union was hostile to women in the workforce?

    answer choices

    American Federation of Labor

    United Auto Workers

    United Steel Workers

    Knights of labor

  • Question 16
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    This political cartoon represents the idea of what?

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    Workmen's Comp

    Capitalism

    Low wages

    Collective bargaining

  • Question 17
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    The use of Gold and Silver in US currency is found in what famous speech?

    answer choices

    The German Cross

    The Cross of Silver

    The Cross of Copper

    The Cross of Gold

  • Question 18
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    Soil depletion, share cropping, and high shipping costs led to the creation of what Organization

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    The Grant

    The Trust

    The Grange

    The GOP

  • Question 19
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    The railroad monoplies put emense financial strain with their high shipping costs on what group in particular?

    answer choices

    The industrialists

    The farmers

    The government

    tourists

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