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Question 1

  1. Which of the following was not a motive of reformers?a.To end corruption in businessb.To end what many thought was a crisis of democracyc.To abolish slaveryd.To close the gap between rich and poore.To restore faith in political parties

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    Question 2

    1. Because of this machine, and the belief that women were more dexterous than men, the post–Civil War era saw an increase in the female workforce in businesses.a.Gas lightb.Vacuum cleanerc.Typewriterd.Cotton gine.Sewing machine

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      Question 3

      1. The Hawaiian ruler Queen Liliuokalani tried to do what in the early 1890s?a.Increase tariffsb.Restrict the growing political power of America in the islandsc.Institute an income taxd.Increase American immigratione.Broker a trade agreement between the United States and Hawaii

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        Question 4

        1. In the last quarter of the 19th century, most southern communities lacked ________________, so they relied on ______________.a.banks, barterb.banks, importsc.stores, barterd.banks, exportse.merchants, liens

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          Question 5

          1. The father of the muckrakers, and their style of writing, could be considereda.Theodore Roosevelt.b.Samuel McClure.c.Upton Sinclair.d.Ida Tarbell.e.Wilfred Brimley.

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            Question 6

            1. The decision to only allow gold to be coined for money was derisively called thea.New Deal.b.Crime of ’73.c.New Prosperity.d.Sherman Anti-Silver Act.e.Corrupt Bargain.

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              Question 7

              1. A major concern toward those labeled “new immigrants” wasa.that they were unwilling to work and therefore a drain on society.b.that they brought with them diseases from the old world./tr>c.that they were competing with native-born Americans for highly skilled jobs.d.that they were primarily socialists.e.that they resisted assimilation.

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                Question 8

                1. What affected African Americans’ rights to vote in the South during the Gilded Age?a.The passage of the Fifteenth Amendment removed their right to vote.b.Jim Crow Laws removed their right to vote.c.The passage of the Thirteenth Amendment gave them the right to vote.d.Congress passed a law giving them the right to vote for president.e.The Supreme Court ruled that property cannot vote.

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                  Question 9

                  1. Overcrowded, filthy, and poorly maintained ___________ were where the poor of the urban areas lived.a.skyscrapersb.central housing authoritiesc.government housingd.tenementse.colonias

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                    Question 10

                    1. The biggest stumbling block to progressivism during the Progressive Era wasa.state legislatures.b.Congress.c.the Supreme Court.d.the president.e.big business.

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                      Question 11

                      1. The landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson established the legal precedent ofa.separation of powers.b.verticality.c.separate but equal.d.capital punishment.e.judicial review.

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                        Question 12

                        1. What is the name of the U.S. battleship that famously sank in Havana Harbor in 1898?a.The New Jerseyb.The Mainec.The Virginiad.The Massachusettse.The Alamo

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                          Question 13

                          1. All of the following were motivating ideas for American imperialism according to President McKinley excepta.national glory.b.commerce.c.evangelism.d.racial equality.e.racial superiority.

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                            Question 14

                            1. The Sandlot Incident was aimed at protesting the hiring of what group of immigrants?a.Mexicanb.Chinesec.Irishd.Spanishe.German

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                              Question 15

                              1. For a $10 million down payment, the Roosevelt administration arranged the use in perpetuity ofa.Alaska.b.Guam.c.Wake Island.d.The Panama Canal.e.Hawaii.

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                                Question 16

                                1. The largest territorial acquisition of the 19th century since the Louisiana Purchase wasa.British Columbia.b.Alaska.c.The Philippines.d.Puerto Rico.e.Hawaii.

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                                  Question 17

                                  1. The groups behind the YWCA and YMCA created their programs becausea.they believed that they could avoid sicknesses among the lower classes by being healthier.b.they believed that the Devil could be better resisted by stronger people.c.they believed that Christ had called them to better their bodies through fitness.d.they believed that Christianity had gotten too far from the lower economic classes.e.they believed that they were countering socialist movements by atheists.

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                                    Question 18

                                    1. John D. Rockefeller is best associated with which industry?a.Steelb.Ironc.Bankingd.Railroade.Oil

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                                      Question 19

                                      1. In 1914, what did Wilson do to anger progressives?a.Abolished segregationb.Backtracked on tariff reformc.Enacted immigration restrictionsd.Announced that his New Freedom plan was completee.Allowed trusts to be reformed

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                                        Question 20

                                        1. “Open Door” policy of _________________ stated that China should remain open to European and American trade.a.William Sewardb.Samuel Gompersc.William McKinleyd.Grover Clevelande.John Hay

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                                          Question 21

                                          1. _______________________ was the leader of the Filipino nationalists during the War of 1898.a.William McKinleyb.Emilio Aguinaldoc.Caesar Chavezd.Theodore Roosevelte.Commodore Dewey

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                                            Question 22

                                            1. The cash crop that made Hawaii valuable to the United States wasa.coconuts.b.macadamia nuts.c.sugar cane.d.palm oil.e.pineapple.

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                                              Question 23

                                              1. The first “progressive” president wasa.William Howard Taft.b.Warren G. Harding.c.Theodore Roosevelt.d.William McKinley.e.Woodrow Wilson.

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                                                Question 24

                                                1. Who is best associated with the Hull House?a.Besty Braddockb.Jane Addamsc.Angela Simsd.Upton Sinclaire.Ida Tarbell

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                                                  Question 25

                                                  1. Which United States president was responsible for the annexation of Hawaii?a.William Sewardb.William McKinleyc.Benjamin Harrisond.James Garfielde.Grover Cleveland

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                                                    Question 26

                                                    1. What invention spurred the industrial and urban development?a.Electricityb.Coal-burning furnacesc.Elevatorsd.Steel factoriese.Subway system

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                                                      Question 27

                                                      1. a.Workingmen’s Union, Sandlot Incident

                b.Knights of Labor, Haymarket Riotc.Pinkerton Agency, Homestead Steel Striked.American Railway Union, Pullman Strikee.International Workers of the World, Anthracite Coal Mine Strike

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                Question 28

                1. President Taft won office becausea.he was the only candidate who ran for office.b.he was supported by Roosevelt.c.he ran on an anti-reform ticket.d.the democrats ran an unknown candidate for office.e.the people were tired of Theodore Roosevelt and voted against him.

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                  Question 29

                  1. Once Theodore Roosevelt became president, his motto becamea.“Ability is sexless.”b.“With malice towards none.”c.“The ends justify the means.”d.“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.”e.“When one must, one can.”

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                    Question 30

                    1. The Cuban War for Independence against Spain lasted how long?a.From 1896 to 1898b.From 1895 to 1897c.From 1897 to 1898d.For 117 dayse.From 1895 to 1898

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                      Question 31

                      1. The post–Civil War South industrialized in all of the following areas excepta.the weapons industry.b.the tobacco industry.c.the housing industry.d.the production of iron ore.e.the coal industry.

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                        Question 32

                        1. The group of journalists who drew attention to the abuses in society and published them in stories were known collectively asa.Muckrakers.b.Shivercrats.c.Dixiecrats.d.Mugwumps.e.Loco Focos.

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                          Question 33

                          1. Many Americans in the late 19th century assumed some races, like _________, were superior and other races, like ______________, were inferior.a.English, Spanishb.Indians, Africansc.Spanish, Anglo-Saxonsd.French, Englishe.Anglo-Saxons, Indians

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                            Question 34

                            1. President ______________ argued that the United States must intervene to stabilize weak governments in the Western Hemisphere to keep European nations from doing so.a.Taftb.Rooseveltc.McKinleyd.Wilsone.Cleveland

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                              Question 35

                              1. The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution provided fora.an income tax.b.universal suffrage for women.c.prohibition.d.abolishment of slavery.e.direct election of senators.

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                                Question 36

                                1. During the Progressive Era, what was the most popular form of reform?a.Abolishing sweatshopsb.Temperancec.Providing universal female suffraged.Limiting the work day to ten hourse.Reforming child labor

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                                  Question 37

                                  1. In 1866, Secretary of State William H. Seward attempted to gain ______________ for the United States.a.British Columbiab.Hawaiic.Hollandd.Washington Territorye.Alaska

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                                    Question 38

                                    1. What segment of the economy was not actively engaged in recruiting newly arrived immigrants during the Gilded Age?a.Railroad companiesb.Miningc.Factoriesd.Agriculturee.Textile mills

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                                      Question 39

                                      1. Many of the reforms pushed by the Populistsa.were later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.b.had no effect on their intended areas.c.were very successful in changing society.d.were implemented by the progressives.e.had disastrous effects when implemented.

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                                        Question 40

                                        1. One of the most notorious of the robber barons wasinput id=”mc-ans-_26804797_1_0″ name=”mc-ans-_26804797_1″ value=”0″ type=”radio”>a.Woodrow Wilson.b.Jay Gould.c.J. P. Morgan.d.Wilt Chamberlain.e.P. J. O’Rourke.

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                                          Question 41

                                          1. In 1911, President Wilson ordered U.S. warships to blockadea.Puerto Rico.b.the Philippines.c.Mexico.d.Hawaii.e.Guam.

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                                            Question 42

                                            1. The concept of “survival of the fittest” being applied to human society was introduced bya.Albert Schweitzer.b.Charles Darwin.c.William Churchill.d.John Aubrey.e.Herbert Spencer.

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                                              Question 43

                                              1. As a result of the publication of The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783, the United Statesa.built eleven new steel battleships.b.built eleven new destroyers.c.built a completely new navy.d.increased the size of the army.e.developed the torpedo.

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                                                Question 44

                                                1. Prominent American anti-imperialists at the end of the 19th century include all of the following excepta.Andrew Carnegie.b.Jane Addams.c.Samuel Gompers.d.Charles Eliot.e.William Seward.

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                                                  Question 45

                                                  1. According to Frederick Jackson Turner, the frontiera.sparked the Industrial Revolution.b.defined and shaped America.c.hurt America’s economic development.d.delayed America’s political growth.e.caused Americans to be morally weak.

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                                                    Question 46

                                                    1. Thanks to this man’s invention, steel became substantially cheaper to make.a.John D. Rockefellerb.J. P. Morganc.Andrew Carnegied.George Tituse.Henry Bessemer

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                                                      Question 47

                                                      1. The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887a.gave Native Americans the right to vote.b.gave Native Americans representatives in Congress.c.attempted to “Americanize” Native Americans.d.moved all Native Americans to Mexico.e.moved all Native Americans to Canada.

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                                                        Question 48

                                                        1. In 1895, historian Brooks Adams argued that for the United States to survive and thrive, it had toa.expand beyond its current borders.b.reduce taxes.c.increase tariffs.d.do away with the Electoral College.e.improve race relations.

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                                                          Question 49

                                                          1. Examples of Jim Crow segregation include all of the following excepta.blacks-only railroad cars.b.blacks-only restrooms.c.blacks-only cemeteries.d.the grandfather clause.e.blacks-only water fountains.

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                                                            Question 50

                                                            1. What was the progressive approach to social problems?a.Evaluate, syndicate, socializeb.Conform, conform, conformc.Investigate, educate, legislated.Implement, eradicate, executee.Eradicate, legislate, regulate

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                                                              Question 51

                                                              1. Talk about the cornerstones of American capitalism.  What role did Manifest Destiny (westward expansion) and the growth of technology play in creating American capitalism?  What problems arose from this rapid growth and expansion? 

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