Chapters 5, 6, 7 Test

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


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  • 1. 
    During the late 1800s and early 1900s, millions of people immigrated to the United States. Identify and explain several reasons people left their homelands to move to the United States. Think About: - conditions in homelands - opportunities in the United States  
  • 2. 
    The main immigration processing station in San Francisco was called
    • A. 

      Ellis Island.

    • B. 

      Tammany Hall.

    • C. 

      Angel Island.

    • D. 

      Hull House.

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    The illegal use of political influence for personal gain is called
    • A. 

      Nativism.

    • B. 

      Civil service.

    • C. 

      Gentlemen's agreement.

    • D. 

      Graft.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Steel beams

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      The telephone

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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.

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    Settlement houses were founded in the late 1800s by
    • A. 

      New immigrants.

    • B. 

      Social reformers.

    • C. 

      Political machines.

    • D. 

      Industrial workers.

  • 12. 
    The Stalwarts were strong supporters of
    • A. 

      Low tariffs.

    • B. 

      High tariffs.

    • C. 

      The spoils system.

    • D. 

      Civil service reform.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Steel beams

    • C. 

      Railroads

    • D. 

      The telephone

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following did Social Darwinism discourage?
    • A. 

      Hard work

    • B. 

      Industrialization

    • C. 

      Government regulation

    • D. 

      The accumulation of wealth

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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.

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    What did industrial consolidation and trusts reduce during the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      Corruption

    • B. 

      Monopolies

    • C. 

      Competition

    • D. 

      Interstate commerce interstate commerce interstate commerce

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    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.

  • 25. 
    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

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