Quiz 6: Civil War And Industrialization

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Industrialization Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following were NOT a life-changing invention BEFORE the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Automobiles

    • B. 

      Steamboats

    • C. 

      Canned food

    • D. 

      Steel plows

  • 2. 
    How did the steel plow change American farming?
    • A. 

      It reduced the amount of time it took to plow a field.

    • B. 

      It could plow fields once thought to be impossible to plow.

    • C. 

      It made farmers spend more money on farming equipment

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    Before the Civil War, a majority of Americans moved from the farm to the city.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of the how the government influenced factory production during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      The US government purchased more factory made products.

    • B. 

      The US government demanded higher quality goods.

    • C. 

      The US government insisted that complicated products be mass produced for the first time.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    Why did the US government pass more pro-industrialization laws during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Patriotism led to Americans thinking of themselves as one nation that needed one set of laws.

    • B. 

      The southern states could no longer block laws that benefitted the northern states.

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln thought up these laws, and he was now the President.

    • D. 

      Laws like the Homestead Act would immediately benefit the war effort.

  • 6. 
    What did the Homestead Act promise to American citizens?
    • A. 

      If they farmed, they would be paid by the US government.

    • B. 

      They could get free land if they could successfully farm it within 5 years.

    • C. 

      The US government would build houses for the poor.

    • D. 

      The US government would free slaves and set them up with their own 40 acre farms.

  • 7. 
    What are "greenbacks?"
    • A. 

      Farmers travelling around looking for work.

    • B. 

      Dead Civil War soldiers.

    • C. 

      US currency

    • D. 

      A railroad that stretched from Omaha to San Francisco

  • 8. 
    How did the US Government help to create the first ever Transcontinental Railroad, or a train that stretched across the country?
    • A. 

      By giving loans and free land to companies that would build the railroad.

    • B. 

      By using the US Army to build it during the Civil War.

    • C. 

      By encouraging increased immigration.

    • D. 

      The US government did not influence the building of the railroad.

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