Chapter 5; Section 3 Pp. 219-223

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Chapter 5-3 Farmers and the Populist Movement


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  • 1. 
    All of the following added to the economic woes of the farmers of the plains except:
    • A. 

      Railroads charged farmers excessive rates for shipping and storage

    • B. 

      The value of greenbacks was rising

    • C. 

      Banks foreclosed on the mortgages of farmers who couldn't pay their loans

    • D. 

      Good farm land was becoming scarce

  • 2. 
    All of the following is true of the Grange except
    • A. 

      It was started by Oliver Kelley

    • B. 

      It allowed African-Americans to join its membership

    • C. 

      It provided a social outlet for isolated farmers

    • D. 

      Its game plan was to break the power the railroads held over them

  • 3. 
    Members of this party were mainly business owners and bankers from industrialized areas.
    • A. 

      Republican

    • B. 

      Populist

    • C. 

      Democratic

    • D. 

      Greenback

  • 4. 
    This was a monetary system in which the government would give people silver or gold in exchange for paper currency.
    • A. 

      Silverite

    • B. 

      Greenback

    • C. 

      Goldbug

    • D. 

      Bimetallism

  • 5. 
    He was nominated by two parties as their candidate for the 1896 presidential election.
    • A. 

      Oliver Hudson Kelley

    • B. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Joe Biden

  • 6. 
    Which of the following marked the collapse of Populism?
    • A. 

      The Panic of 1893

    • B. 

      The founding of the Grange

    • C. 

      The "Cross of Gold" speech

    • D. 

      The election of William McKinley

  • 7. 
    Why did the Plains farmers in the late 1800s tend to support bimetallism?
    • A. 

      It would put more money in circulation.

    • B. 

      It would make the nation's money supply safe.

    • C. 

      It would lower the prices of see and farm machinery.

    • D. 

      It would allow them to profit from mineral rights on their land.

  • 8. 
    All of the following were reforms proposed by the Populist party except:
    • A. 

      A graduated income tax

    • B. 

      Unlimited immigration to fill the vacancies in the labor supply

    • C. 

      Direct election of senators by the people

    • D. 

      Secret ballot

  • 9. 
    The Grange did all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Support the banks

    • B. 

      Support political candidates

    • C. 

      Oppose the railroads

    • D. 

      Oppose the banks

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