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U.S History Chapter 6-8 Test.

17 Questions
US History Quizzes & Trivia

Mostly on immigrants & new inventions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Immigrants in the late 19th century came from these regions.
    • A. 

      Western & Eastern Europe

    • B. 

      Eastern & Southern Europe

    • C. 

      Northern & Western Europe

    • D. 

      Eastern & Northern Europe

  • 2. 
    Defended his fortune through the Gospel of Wealth and said wealthy benefit society.
    • A. 

      Brooker T. Washington

    • B. 

      John D. Rockerfeller

    • C. 

      Andrew Carnegie

  • 3. 
    The first immigrant group to be excluded from the U.S.
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Indians

    • C. 

      Mexicans

    • D. 

      Jews

    • E. 

      Chinese

  • 4. 
    Attempt by the government to limit the power of trust and monopolies.
    • A. 

      Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Gilded Age

    • D. 

      Interstate Commerce Act

  • 5. 
    Civil service reform act that ended patronage & the SPOILS SYSTEM-JOBS TO SUPPORTERS
    • A. 

      Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • B. 

      Eliminate competition

    • C. 

      Pendleton Act

  • 6. 
    Created the Standard Oil Company & used the trust to eliminate competition.
    • A. 

      Thomas Nast

    • B. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • C. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

  • 7. 
    Main purpse of business consolidation in the late 1800s.
    • A. 

      Eliminate competion

    • B. 

      Strikes

    • C. 

      Tariffs

  • 8. 
    People in the late 1800s that advocated restrictions on immigrants.
    • A. 

      Discrimination

    • B. 

      Nativists

    • C. 

      Racists

  • 9. 
    Belief that government should NOT regulate business.
    • A. 

      Strike

    • B. 

      Skilled workers

    • C. 

      Crimes

    • D. 

      Laissez fair

  • 10. 
    Place where most immigrants settled.
    • A. 

      Counrty

    • B. 

      Cities

    • C. 

      Farms

  • 11. 
    Main type of workers successfully organized in the late 1800s by the unions.
    • A. 

      Skilled workers

    • B. 

      Immigrants

    • C. 

      Unskilled workers

  • 12. 
    Time of corruption when politicians often used power to enrich themselevs.
    • A. 

      Gilded Age

    • B. 

      Social Gospel

  • 13. 
    First (weak) attempt at government regulation of business (to regulate railroad rates)
    • A. 

      Great Strike of 1877

    • B. 

      Interstate Commerce Act

    • C. 

      Sherman Trust Act

  • 14. 
    Political cartoonist who brought down the Tweed Ring (corrupt political machine)
    • A. 

      Thomas Nast

    • B. 

      Plessy

    • C. 

      Ferguson

  • 15. 
    Used vertical consolidation to dominate the steel industry.
    • A. 

      Rockerfeller

    • B. 

      Booker T. Washington

    • C. 

      Andrew Carnegie

  • 16. 
    Term used by critics to decribe the wealthy industialists.
    • A. 

      Robber barons

    • B. 

      Industrial workers of the land

    • C. 

      The enrinch

  • 17. 
    Jane Addams created this movement in the late 1800s to help immigrants/poor.
    • A. 

      Shelters

    • B. 

      Settlement houses