Trivia Knowledge: Take This Practice Quiz On History!

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History Quizzes & Trivia

The study of history helps to test out what you know about things that happened in the past that are relevant to what we see today. Do you know some of the greatest inventors and their contributions to science? Do you consider yourself all-knowing on all matters history? How about you take this practice quiz on history and see if you actually do know enough to earn the historian title.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A method for purifying iron, resulting in strong, lightweight steel.
    • A. 

      Bessemer Process

    • B. 

      Iron to Steel Method

    • C. 

      Fordification

    • D. 

      Iron Smelting

  • 2. 
    Inventor of the Light Bulb.
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Orville Wright

    • C. 

      Thomas Morse

    • D. 

      Mark Twain

  • 3. 
    A person who invests money in a product or enterprise to make a profit.
    • A. 

      Entrepreneur

    • B. 

      Carpetbagger

    • C. 

      Lone Ranger

    • D. 

      Capitalist

  • 4. 
    A system for turning out large numbers of products quickly and inexpensively.
    • A. 

      Mass Production

    • B. 

      Assistance Line

    • C. 

      Micro Management

    • D. 

      Over Load Working

  • 5. 
    A tax that makes imported goods more costly than those made locally.
    • A. 

      Protective Tariff

    • B. 

      Domestic Tax

    • C. 

      Local Revenue Fee

    • D. 

      Reverse Import Tax

  • 6. 
    A system in which businesses operate under minimal government regulation.
    • A. 

      Laissez Faire

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      The French

  • 7. 
    ________ suggested that those who had great wealth were entitled to it.
    • A. 

      Social Darwinism

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      Poor Americans

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 8. 
    ________was an oil tycoon who used horizontal integration to increase profits.
    • A. 

      John D Rockefeller

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      Bill Gates

    • D. 

      J P Morgan

  • 9. 
    In a(n) __________a number of people share the ownership of a business.
    • A. 

      Corporation

    • B. 

      Small Business

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Apprenticeship

  • 10. 
    The _________outlawed any trust that operated “in restraint of trade in 1890.  
    • A. 

      Sherman Anti Trust Act

    • B. 

      Clayton Anti Trust Act

    • C. 

      Non Trade Agreement

    • D. 

      President William Henry Harrison

  • 11. 
    Steel tycoon ___________established libraries in part to help the disadvantaged rise in society.
    • A. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • B. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

    • C. 

      Henry Ford

    • D. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 12. 
    A corporation that gains complete control of a product or a service is a ___________
    • A. 

      Monopoly

    • B. 

      Competitor

    • C. 

      Cheater

    • D. 

      Business

  • 13. 
    Workers negotiating as a group for better wages or working conditions.
    • A. 

      Collective Bargaining

    • B. 

      Early Research

    • C. 

      Unionizing

    • D. 

      Reverse Psychology

  • 14. 
    Labor union that included all workers of any trade
    • A. 

      Knights of Labor

    • B. 

      International Workers of the World

    • C. 

      Automobile Union

    • D. 

      American Workers Union

  • 15. 
    Labor union of skilled workers from small craft unions.
    • A. 

      American Federation of Labor

    • B. 

      Knights of Labor

    • C. 

      International Workers of the World

    • D. 

      American Workers Union

  • 16. 
    A nationwide strike of railway workers in 1894.
    • A. 

      Pullman Strike

    • B. 

      Haymarket Strike

    • C. 

      Chicago Strike

    • D. 

      Baseball Strike

  • 17. 
    An economic and political philosophy favoring public control of property and income.
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Americanism

    • D. 

      Friendlyism