United States History Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1883 what system did the railroads adopt to improve scheduling? 
    • A. 

      Patents

    • B. 

      Bessemer process

    • C. 

      Time Zones

    • D. 

      Cartel

  • 2. 
    Where was the United States first successful oil well?
    • A. 

      Titusville, Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Omaha, Iowa

    • C. 

      Dallas, Texas

    • D. 

      Memphis, Tennessee

  • 3. 
    What was so important about the Transcontinental Rail Road?
    • A. 

      It connected Canada and Mexico

    • B. 

      It was the first railroad to connect the east and the west coast

    • C. 

      It was the first rail road to connect the north and the south

    • D. 

      It separated the country into two parts

  • 4. 
    When was the Sherman Antitrust Act passed?
    • A. 

      1880

    • B. 

      1885

    • C. 

      1890

    • D. 

      1895

  • 5. 
    Of the following people who was the major steel tycoon?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • D. 

      Edwin L. Drake

  • 6. 
    Which term was given to business leaders which served their nation in a positive way?
    • A. 

      Captains of Industry

    • B. 

      Robber Barons

    • C. 

      Scabs

    • D. 

      The Wobblies

  • 7. 
    Edwin L. Drake and the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company pioneered what technique for obtaining oil?
    • A. 

      Refining it from crude petroleum

    • B. 

      Melting the fat from whales

    • C. 

      Drilling it out of the ground

    • D. 

      Blasting it out of rock

  • 8. 
    What is complete control of a product or service?
    • A. 

      Oligopoly

    • B. 

      Monopoly

    • C. 

      Economies of scale

    • D. 

      Piecework

  • 9. 
    This act outlawed any combination of companies that restrained interstate trade or commerce.
    • A. 

      Enforcement Act

    • B. 

      Homestead Act

    • C. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • D. 

      Interstate Commerce Act

  • 10. 
    Gaining control of the many different businesses that make up all phases of a product development is known as.
    • A. 

      Vertical Consolidation

    • B. 

      Trust

    • C. 

      Economies of Scale

    • D. 

      Horizontal Consolidation

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