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Late 19th century industrialists

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  • Q1
    The battles of the American Civil War were fought mostly____________________ of America.
    In the South
    In the North
    In the West
  • Q2
    About how many Americans died in the Civil War?
    Over one million
    Over 600.000
  • Q3
    Which event triggered the crisis that led the southern states to secede from the United States?
    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The addition of Texas as another slave state in 1845.
    Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860
    An attempted slave uprising in Virginia in 1859
  • Q4
    The trend in American industry after the American civil war was:
    Towards smaller family owned companies
    Towards big corporations
  • Q5
    One positive of the trend toward larger consolidated firms was:
    Economies of scale (less expensive products)
    More equality of wealth
    Better working conditions
    Better pay for average workers
  • Q6
    The late 19th century American Government had no "Safety Net." What is a program today that is a part of our safety net?
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    The Department of Justice
    No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    Unemployment insurance
  • Q7
    If a business tycoon was viewed as a great entrepreneur who had benefited the nation, he would likely have been called:
    A "Robber Baron"
    A "Captain of Industry"
  • Q8
    What industry was Andrew Carnegie associated with?
    Steam Ships
  • Q9
    Carnegie's main contribution to the steel industry in the United States was:
    He was the first to use it to make products
    He was the first to invent it
    He was the first to mass produce it
  • Q10
    Andrew Carnegie's childhood could be described as:
    Middle Class
  • Q11
    JP Morgan made money from all of the following EXCEPT:
    The Oil Industry
    Promoting electrical power
    Producing steel
    Financing money for railroads
  • Q12
    Which industrial leader wrote "The Gospel of Wealth," a book that advocated charitable giving?
    Andrew Carenegie
    John Rockefeller
    JP Morgan
  • Q13
    Which of the following 19th century industrialists was the wealthiest overall?
    J.P. Morgan
    Andrew Carnegie
    John D. Rockefeller
  • Q14
    A company that manages its own supply chain from raw materials to the point of sale is called:
    Horizontally integrated
    A Trust
    Vertically Integrated
    A Joint Stock Company
  • Q15
    Which 19th century industrialist had his reputation blackened by a violent labor dispute, and a deadly flood caused by an ill repaired dam?
    Andrew Carnegie
    J.P. Morgan
    John D Rockefeller

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