Chapters 5, 6, 7 Test

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Westward Expansion, A New Industrial Age, Immigration, Urbanization Test


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  • 1. 
    The main immigration processing station in San Francisco was called
    • A. 

      Ellis Island.

    • B. 

      Tammany Hall.

    • C. 

      Angel Island.

    • D. 

      Hull House.

  • 2. 
    The main goal of the Americanization movement was to
    • A. 

      Limit the number of immigrants entering the country.

    • B. 

      Assimilate people of various cultures into the dominant culture.

    • C. 

      Improve the living conditions in America's largest cities.

    • D. 

      Encourage people to move from the country to the city.

  • 3. 
    The illegal use of political influence for personal gain is called
    • A. 

      Nativism.

    • B. 

      Civil service.

    • C. 

      Gentlemen's agreement.

    • D. 

      Graft.

  • 4. 
    An example of patronage would be
    • A. 

      Bribing a government official.

    • B. 

      Assassinating a public official.

    • C. 

      Saying one thing and doing another.

    • D. 

      Appointing a friend to a political position.

  • 5. 
    The Pendleton Civil Service Act required
    • A. 

      Applicants for government jobs to pass examinations.

    • B. 

      Native-born Americans to treat immigrants with courtesy.

    • C. 

      Government workers to renounce all party loyalties.

    • D. 

      Cities to provide services such as clean water to their residents.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Steel beams

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      The telephone

  • 7. 
    The main goal of the Chinese Exclusion Act was to
    • A. 

      Decrease Chinese immigration.

    • B. 

      Create segregated classrooms.

    • C. 

      Settle a disagreement between China and the United States.

    • D. 

      Stop Chinese Americans from attending school in the United States.

  • 8. 
    Tammany Hall was the name of
    • A. 

      A famous settlement house

    • B. 

      A New York Customs House.

    • C. 

      A New York City political machine.

    • D. 

      The federal courthouse in New York City.

  • 9. 
    The row house was a new type of housing that conserved space by
    • A. 

      Rising ten or more stories high.

    • B. 

      Combining air vents with trash disposal areas.

    • C. 

      Sharing side walls with other buildings.

    • D. 

      Enclosing a park shared by several buildings.

  • 10. 
    Settlement houses were founded in the late 1800s by
    • A. 

      New immigrants.

    • B. 

      Social reformers.

    • C. 

      Political machines.

    • D. 

      Industrial workers.

  • 11. 
    The Stalwarts were strong supporters of
    • A. 

      Low tariffs.

    • B. 

      High tariffs.

    • C. 

      The spoils system.

    • D. 

      Civil service reform.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Steel beams

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      The telephone

  • 13. 
    Why was Pullman, Illinois, an unusual town?
    • A. 

      It had one main industry.

    • B. 

      It specialized in a regional product.

    • C. 

      It owed its prosperity to the railroads.

    • D. 

      It was built by a company to house its workers.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following did Social Darwinism discourage?
    • A. 

      Hard work

    • B. 

      Industrialization

    • C. 

      Government regulation

    • D. 

      The accumulation of wealth

  • 15. 
    Which of the following places did 146 female workers die in a fire?
    • A. 

      Haymarket Square

    • B. 

      The Pullman factory

    • C. 

      The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

    • D. 

      Carnegie Steel's Homestead Plant

  • 16. 
    Why were scabs unpopular with striking workers during the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      They were socialists.

    • B. 

      They were federal troops.

    • C. 

      They were part of management.

    • D. 

      They were workers used to break strikes.

  • 17. 
    What made it possible to construct skyscrapers in the 1800s?
    • A. 

      Cheap electric power

    • B. 

      Fire safety standards

    • C. 

      The invention of the elevator

    • D. 

      New methods of making steel

  • 18. 
    What did industrial consolidation and trusts reduce during the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      Corruption

    • B. 

      Monopolies

    • C. 

      Competition

    • D. 

      Interstate commerce interstate commerce interstate commerce

  • 19. 
    Who organized the Industrial Workers of the World?
    • A. 

      Radical unionists and socialists

    • B. 

      Female workers in the dressmaking trade

    • C. 

      Railroad workers, both skilled and unskilled

    • D. 

      African-American workers, both skilled and unskilled

  • 20. 
    Which of the following resulted from the investigation of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire?
    • A. 

      The imprisonment of company officials

    • B. 

      The passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act

    • C. 

      The adoption of equal wages for men and women

    • D. 

      Changes in local labor laws for women and children

  • 21. 
    What was the goal of the Interstate Commerce Act?
    • A. 

      To build new railroads

    • B. 

      To destroy the railroad industry

    • C. 

      To lower excessive railroad rates

    • D. 

      To increase the power of railroads

  • 22. 
    Which of the following marked the end of the wars between the federal government and the Plains Indians?
    • A. 

      The Treaty of Fort Laramie

    • B. 

      The death of Sitting Bull

    • C. 

      The Sand Creek Massacre

    • D. 

      The massacre at Wounded Knee

  • 23. 
    Why did the policy of treating the Great Plains as a huge reservation change?
    • A. 

      White settlers began wanting the land on the Plains.

    • B. 

      Native Americans refused to remain on the Plains.

    • C. 

      Native American populations decreased and needed less land.

    • D. 

      The Plains failed to meet the needs of Native American peoples.

  • 24. 
    Who were the exodusters?
    • A. 

      European immigrants who settled on the Great Plains

    • B. 

      Plains Indians forced onto reservations in the 1800s

    • C. 

      Former slaves from the South who settled on the Great Plains

    • D. 

      Cowboys who worked long drives in the summer and odd jobs in the winter

  • 25. 
    Why did little of the free land offered by the Homestead Act end up being claimed by settlers?
    • A. 

      The land was too difficult to farm.

    • B. 

      Few settlers wanted to move West at the time.

    • C. 

      Most of it was taken by people seeking profits.

    • D. 

      The government put too many restrictions on its use.

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