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The Gilded Age Review

Quiz by Amy McGowen

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  • Q1
    Events like the Klondike Gold Rush & Western Expansion caused the U.S. population to shift in which way?
    West to East
    East to West
    South to North
    North to South
  • Q2
    Which of the following best describes Laissez-Faire economics?
    government places strict regulations on business
    government bans international trade
    government enforces trade restrictions
    government takes a hands off approach to business
  • Q3
    Which of the following did industrialization NOT contribute to?
    low-skill jobs
    growth of urban populations
    low wages
    growth of rural populations
  • Q4
    Mass immigration, industrialization, rising power of political machines, and corruption are all characteristics of which era?
    Age of Enlightenment
    Age of Imperialism
    The Gilded Age
    The Progressive Era
  • Q5
    Which group influenced the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act?
    "Old" Immigrants
    "New " Immigrants
  • Q6
    The U.S. government passed the Homestead Act to encourage _______?
    Western Expansion
    Populist Reformers
  • Q7
    Which new innovation allowed for the production of cheap light weight steel; allowing cities to grow upwards?
    Bessemer Process
    Assembly Line
    Light Bulb
  • Q8
    Which of the following is the correct definition for assimilation
    to adopt cultural characteristics as your own
    to segregate cultural groups within a country
    to uphold your traditional cultural characteristics
    to have nativist feelings
  • Q9
    Why were many labor union strikes unsuccessful in the late 1800's ?
    very few workers participated in them
    often violence was used by both sides
    most were weak and settled with collective bargaining
    many were lead by ineffective speakers
  • Q10
    Unemployment and low wages on the West Coast led to the passing of which act?
    Homestead Act
    Civil Service Act
    Dawes Act
    Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Q11
    In what way did the invention of the light bulb and electricity impact the workplace?
    production increased b/c businesses could work longer hours
    it did not impact the workplace
    production decreased b/c businesses could work longer hours
    businesses increased employee wages and gave them health benifits
  • Q12
    How did the creation of the automobile effect the standard of living in the U.S. in the early 1900's?
    made products more affordable for consumers
    provided access to information technology
    increased mobility and created jobs
    provided mass communication
  • Q13
    A _________ is a person who takes the risk to start a business with their own investment of money.
    robber barron
  • Q14
    Which of the following was an effect of mass immigration into the U.S. during the 19th century?
    cities became overcrowded and polluted
    nativist feelings decreased
    populations in urban areas decreased
    wages increased in the workplace
  • Q15
    Which of the following is an example of a tactic used by political machines to gain power
    receiving financial support from big business
    supporting the populist party
    providing services to immigrants and t he poor
    creating settlement houses to help new immigrants

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