Chp 5 Loman

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 285

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Chp 5 Loman

This test will assess your knowledge of chapter 5 materials, including lecture, homework, vocabulary, and classroom activities like group work, videos, etc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did mining change over time?
    • A. 

      Individual miners working independent claims took over claims abandoned by large corporations.

    • B. 

      Large mines owned by corporations took over independent claims worked by individual miners.

    • C. 

      As barbed wire became available, mines were pushed into smaller and smaller areas until they went out of business.

    • D. 

      Mining became more profitable after Native Americans were restricted to living on reservations.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following speakers is most likely a Chinese settler in the West in the 1880s?
    • A. 

      "I want to get my family away from the black codes and Jim Crow laws and find a better place for us to live."

    • B. 

      "I owned a farm in Oregon Territory, but I've come to California to find gold."

    • C. 

      "I had to leave my country to escape religious persecution. I hope to find to freedom in America."

    • D. 

      "I came to California hoping to make my fortune in the gold rush. Now I work in an orchard in California's Central Valley."

  • 3. 
    Many western settlers lived in shelters dug into the sides of hills because
    • A. 

      Underground structures were more secure against Indian attack.

    • B. 

      Native Americans taught settlers this labor saving construction method.

    • C. 

      Wood was in limited supply.

    • D. 

      They were more fashionable than wood structures.

  • 4. 
    What type of business organization originated during the Gilded Age?
    • A. 

      Sole proprietorship

    • B. 

      Entrepreneurial

    • C. 

      Corporation

    • D. 

      Partnership

  • 5. 
    "They were born of the necessity of workers to protect and defend themselves from encroachment, injustice and wrong. … To protect the workers in their inalienable rights to a higher and better life; to protect them, no only as equals before the law, but also in their health, their homes, their firesides, their liberties as men, as workers, and as citizens; to overcome and conquer prejudices and antagonism; to secure to them the fight to life; the right to be full sharers in the abundance which is the result of their brain and brawn, and the civilization of which they are the founders and the mainstay; to this the workers are entitled..."In the above passage, Samuel Gompers is describing the mission of
    • A. 

      The labor movement

    • B. 

      Social Darwinism

    • C. 

      Benevolent societies

    • D. 

      The civil rights movement

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements reflects the attitude of W.E.B. Du Bois toward African American advancement?
    • A. 

      He wanted black people to advance, but to do it without angering white people.

    • B. 

      He called for armed revolt against white oppressors, even if it cost lives.

    • C. 

      He wanted African Americans to strive for full rights immediately.

    • D. 

      He recommended waiting until white people were ready to accept blacks in positions of leadership.

  • 7. 
    The Knights of Labor campaigned for
    • A. 

      An 8-hour workday, the end of child labor, and equal pay for equal work.

    • B. 

      Wage increases and shorter workweeks.

    • C. 

      The right to use strikes as a negotiating tactic.

    • D. 

      A 12-hour workday for adults, and an 8-hour workday for children.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following eased street traffic in cities?
    • A. 

      Subways

    • B. 

      Automobiles

    • C. 

      Telegraphs

    • D. 

      Airplanes

    • E. 

      Railroad

  • 9. 
    Elisha Otis --> Safety Elevator -->  ?ORElisha Otis : Safety Elevator :: Safety Elevator : ?
    • A. 

      Cities develop mass transportation systems.

    • B. 

      Construction of skyscrapers becomes practical.

    • C. 

      Construction worker deaths decrease.

    • D. 

      Settlement houses are established in many cities.

  • 10. 
    Railroads were able to expand rapidly when
    • A. 

      Native Americans were restricted to reservations.

    • B. 

      The Chisholm Trail finally reached the Kansas border.

    • C. 

      The telegraph allowed for more accurate scheduling of trains.

    • D. 

      The Bessemer process made production of steel faster and cheaper.

  • 11. 
    “While the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department. We accept and welcome, therefore, as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment, the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few, and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.” —Andrew Carnegie, “Wealth,” North American Review, June 1889 What phrase in this passage best indicates Andrew Carnegie’s belief in social Darwinism?
    • A. 

      “conditions to which we much accommodate ourselves”

    • B. 

      “great inequality of environment, the concentration of business”

    • C. 

      “the law [of competition] may be . . . hard for the individual”

    • D. 

      “it insures the survival of the fittest in every department”

  • 12. 
    Most people in the cities lived in ______________________, which were run-down apartment buildings.
    • A. 

      Settlement houses

    • B. 

      Tenements

    • C. 

      Shacks

    • D. 

      Mansions

  • 13. 
    _______________________made his fortune designing and building sleeper cars for railroads, which made long-distance travel more comfortable.
    • A. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • B. 

      George Pullman

    • C. 

      Lucas Osswald

    • D. 

      Tennifer Judson

  • 14. 
    There was little concern for workers in the climate of _______________________ capitalism.
    • A. 

      Laissez-faire

    • B. 

      Free-market

    • C. 

      Constructive

    • D. 

      Progressive

  • 15. 
    The railroads set up a scheme to funnel federal money to stockholders through a company called _______________________.
    • A. 

      Credit Mobilier

    • B. 

      Standard Oil

    • C. 

      CSX

    • D. 

      Central Rail Holding Co.

  • 16. 
    A machine called the _______________________ could produce legible documents very quickly.
    • A. 

      Ink-doubler

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Typewriter

    • D. 

      Telephone

    • E. 

      Facsimile duplicator

  • 17. 
    Government policy toward Indians changed in the mid-1800s from pushing them westward to forcing them onto reservations.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
    Railroads hindered the settlement of the West.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    “New” immigrants in the late 1800s mainly came to the United States from northern and western Europe.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
    Mining camps sometimes grew into major cities, such as Denver, Colorado.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 21. 
    John D. Rockefeller used vertical integration to increase profits.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 22. 
    Said, “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more, forever”
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Chief Joseph

    • C. 

      Sitting Bull

    • D. 

      Geronimo

    • E. 

      Jane Adams

  • 23. 
    Economic system in which most businesses are privately owned.
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Marxism

    • E. 

      Fascism

  • 24. 
    Founder of one of the first settlement houses.
    • A. 

      Richard Sears

    • B. 

      Jim Crow

    • C. 

      Jane Adams

    • D. 

      Booker T. Washington

    • E. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

  • 25. 
    Made his fortune in railroads.
    • A. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

    • D. 

      Lilly Wingfield

Back to Top Back to top