Chapter-12- The Dynamics Of Growth

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Nations have been growing since ages past; this may be through population or through innovations. I you properly understand chapter 12 on the dynamics of growth showing the changes the worlds has undergone? Take up the quiz below and get to find out. Al the best and mark the questions you get wrong.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As a result of the invention of the cotton gin,
    • A. 

      Textiles became a major export

    • B. 

      Slavery continued to be profitable

    • C. 

      Plantations in the southeast became so profitable that migration to the southwest stopped

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    By 1860, a majority of the nation's population
    • A. 

      Lived in cities

    • B. 

      Resided in New England

    • C. 

      Was west of the Appalachian mountains

    • D. 

      Still lived along the Atlantic seaborad

  • 3. 
    Developments in transportation usually occurred in the following order:
    • A. 

      Railroads, flatboats, canals, turnpikes

    • B. 

      Turnpikes, steamboats, canals, railroads

    • C. 

      Turnpikes, canals, flatboats, steamboats

    • D. 

      Canals, turnpikes, railroads, steamboats

  • 4. 
    A mechanical reaper to harverst grain was invented by
    • A. 

      Samuel F. B. Morse

    • B. 

      John Deere

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney

    • D. 

      Cyrus McCormick

  • 5. 
    Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal linked
    • A. 

      Lake Erie and the Mississippi

    • B. 

      The Great Lakes and Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Buffalo and the Hudson River

    • D. 

      New York and Philadelphia

  • 6. 
    In the antebellum period, railroads aided the expansion of
    • A. 

      Farming more than manufacturing

    • B. 

      Manufacturing and farming about equally

    • C. 

      Manufacturing more than farming

    • D. 

      Neither farming nor manufacturing because railroads remained too expensive and dangerous

  • 7. 
    During the growth of internal improvement, the federal government
    • A. 

      Financed the construction of the Erie Canal

    • B. 

      Provided bounties to support the building of railroads

    • C. 

      Left all governmental assistance up to the individual states

    • D. 

      Built some demonstration roads, canals, and railroads

  • 8. 
    The first telegraph message was transmitted between two cities in
    • A. 

      1794

    • B. 

      1814

    • C. 

      1824

    • D. 

      1844

  • 9. 
    One reason factories appeared first in New England was that
    • A. 

      The region had failed to succeed in other commerical activities

    • B. 

      The states supported early manufacturing with subsidies

    • C. 

      Its slaves had little cotton to pick and could work in factories

    • D. 

      The profits from its trade provided the needed capital to invest

  • 10. 
    New England textile mills affected the enviroment because they
    • A. 

      Produced hazardous chemicals

    • B. 

      Consumed so much cotton

    • C. 

      Depended on water power

    • D. 

      Emitted noxious gases into the atmosphere

  • 11. 
    As an immigrant ethnic group, the Irish
    • A. 

      Came to the United States in greatest numbers in the early 1830's

    • B. 

      Brought more proverty to the United States than the Germans

    • C. 

      Tended to gravitate to farms in the Midwest

    • D. 

      Tended to settle in the larger cities

  • 12. 
    Immigration into the United States
    • A. 

      Was very heavy up to the War of 1812

    • B. 

      Increased the most in the years 1845 to 1854

    • C. 

      Declined when the cost of passage on ships increased to as much as $300 per passenger

    • D. 

      Brought more Italians and Chinese than any other ethnic group prior to the Civil War

  • 13. 
    The Know-Nothing Party was built on
    • A. 

      Nativism

    • B. 

      Opposition to the growth of professions

    • C. 

      Support for the guild system of Labor

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The rise of professions resulted mainly from the
    • A. 

      Expansion of education and knowledge

    • B. 

      Massive influx of skilled German immigrants

    • C. 

      Spread of the population across the continent

    • D. 

      Construction of the Erie Canal

  • 15. 
    In the decades from 1830 to 1860,
    • A. 

      Wealth in the United States was fairly evenly distributed

    • B. 

      Distinctions among the socioeconomic classes grew more rigid, even though this was the "age of the common man"

    • C. 

      Most people found their material condition to be declining as the Civil War approached

    • D. 

      The United States was more egalitarian than it had been in the late 1700's