Forging The National Economy

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Economy Quizzes & Trivia

America and Europe are regarded as the most developed parts of the world today. Economy is one of the factors that have contributed greatly to this status. Forging the National Economy tests and advances your knowledge on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who created the cotton gin?
    • A. 

      Elias Howe

    • B. 

      Samuel Colt

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Cyrus McCormick

  • 2. 
    The majority of pioneers were:
    • A. 

      Only daring immigrants

    • B. 

      Young, hopeful families

    • C. 

      Rich, distinguished Americans

    • D. 

      Experienced, land-owning men

  • 3. 
    A major theme in moving west was...
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Modernism

    • C. 

      Feminism

    • D. 

      Individualism

  • 4. 
    The "March of Millions" refers to:
    • A. 

      The rapid population increase as people moved west

    • B. 

      Irish immigrating in masses to America

    • C. 

      People protesting against the move West

    • D. 

      Germans immigrating in masses to America

  • 5. 
    American Industrialization started in...
    • A. 

      New England Cities

    • B. 

      Southern Plantations

    • C. 

      Mines in the West

  • 6. 
    Industry mostly started with...
    • A. 

      Banking

    • B. 

      Textiles

    • C. 

      Insurance

    • D. 

      Railroads

  • 7. 
    Railroads were...
    • A. 

      Opposed strongly

    • B. 

      Were embraced right away

    • C. 

      Only opposed at first

    • D. 

      Were too dangerous and therefore avoided

  • 8. 
    In the 1800's, women's rights...
    • A. 

      Were better than men's

    • B. 

      Remained the same as before

    • C. 

      Became worse as industry increased

    • D. 

      Improved with some independence

  • 9. 
    The Lancaster Turnpike was...
    • A. 

      A success and the beginning of a building boom

    • B. 

      Another road failure

    • C. 

      A good idea, but poorly executed

    • D. 

      Never actually built