Proficient Level Review, 1 October 2021

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  • 1. 

    All of the following statements about John D. Rockefeller were true except he:

    • A.

      Named is company Standard Oil

    • B.

      Was the first to refine safe kerosene

    • C.

      Created the pipeline network to transport his product

    • D.

      Is the richest man in US History, adjusted for inflation

    Correct Answer
    C. Created the pipeline network to transport his product
    Explanation
    John D. Rockefeller was indeed the founder of Standard Oil, the first person to refine safe kerosene, and the richest man in US history when adjusted for inflation. However, he did not create the pipeline network to transport his product. While Rockefeller did invest in pipelines, he primarily relied on railroads to transport his oil. Therefore, the correct answer is that he did not create the pipeline network to transport his product.

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  • 2. 

    All of the following statements about the Homestead Steel Strike are true except:

    • A.

      Workers wanted shorter hours, more pay, and safer working conditions

    • B.

      The Pinkerton Detective Agency was hired to try and scare the striking workers

    • C.

      Carnegie was away from his factory, on vacation in Scotland

    • D.

      The President sent in the US Army to end the violence, giving the factory back to Carnegie

    Correct Answer
    D. The President sent in the US Army to end the violence, giving the factory back to Carnegie
    Explanation
    During the Homestead Steel Strike, workers did indeed want shorter hours, more pay, and safer working conditions. The Pinkerton Detective Agency was hired to intimidate the striking workers. Carnegie, however, was not on vacation in Scotland; he was actually in Europe during the strike. The statement that the President sent in the US Army to end the violence and give the factory back to Carnegie is incorrect. The strike was ultimately put down by a private army hired by the Carnegie Steel Company, not the US Army.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following statements were true about Andrew Carnegie except he:  

    • A.

      Was the first to build a steel bridge crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio

    • B.

      Was one of the people to blame for the second-deadliest natural disaster in US History

    • C.

      Was an important assistant to a powerful railroad owner before he started to make steel

    • D.

      Learned from a British steel-maker how to manufacture steel in the fastest, most efficient method

    Correct Answer
    A. Was the first to build a steel bridge crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio
    Explanation
    Andrew Carnegie was not the first to build a steel bridge crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following statements about the Pullman Strike of 1894 are true except:

    • A.

      President Benjamin Harrison ordered U.S. troops to end the strike

    • B.

      The strike shut down railroad traffic west of Chicago

    • C.

      Pullman wanted to maximize his profits during an economic depression

    • D.

      It was the largest strike in U.S. History up to 1894

    Correct Answer
    A. President Benjamin Harrison ordered U.S. troops to end the strike
    Explanation
    During the Pullman Strike of 1894, President Benjamin Harrison did not order U.S. troops to end the strike. Instead, it was President Grover Cleveland who ordered federal troops to intervene and suppress the strike. This is the exception among the given statements, as the other three statements are all true. The strike did shut down railroad traffic west of Chicago, Pullman did want to maximize his profits during an economic depression, and it was indeed the largest strike in U.S. history up to 1894.

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  • 5. 

    Theodore Roosevelt was ordered to take which of the following locations in Cuba during the Spanish-American War?

    • A.

      Kettle Hill

    • B.

      San Juan Hill

    • C.

      Manila Bay

    • D.

      Santiago Heights

    Correct Answer
    A. Kettle Hill
    Explanation
    During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt was ordered to take Kettle Hill in Cuba.

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  • 6. 

    The term for when a nation expands its influence beyond its borders is:

    • A.

      Imperialism

    • B.

      Darwinism

    • C.

      Progressivism

    • D.

      Abolitionism

    Correct Answer
    A. Imperialism
    Explanation
    Imperialism refers to the policy or ideology of a nation expanding its influence, control, or power beyond its own borders. This can involve acquiring territories, establishing colonies, or exerting economic and political dominance over other nations. It often involves the exploitation of resources and the imposition of cultural, social, and economic systems on the colonized territories. Imperialism was a significant phenomenon during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with European powers such as Britain, France, and Germany engaging in extensive colonization and domination of various regions around the world.

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  • 7. 

    How long did the Spanish-American War last?

    • A.

      Less than 6 months

    • B.

      Three years

    • C.

      Two years

    • D.

      One year

    Correct Answer
    A. Less than 6 months
    Explanation
    The Spanish-American War lasted for less than 6 months. This conflict began in April 1898 and ended in August 1898. It was a brief war fought between the United States and Spain over issues such as Cuban independence and the sinking of the USS Maine. The war resulted in the United States gaining territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

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  • 8. 

    As a result of the Spanish-American War, the American Government made U.S. Territories out of all of the following except:

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Puerto Rico

    • C.

      The Philippines

    • D.

      Guam

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuba
    Explanation
    As a result of the Spanish-American War, the American Government made U.S. Territories out of Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and Guam. However, Cuba was not made a U.S. Territory but instead became an independent nation.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following immigrant groups were the first to be banned from entering the United States?

    • A.

      Chinese Immigrants

    • B.

      Russian Immigrants

    • C.

      Jewish Immigrants

    • D.

      Japanese Immigrants

    Correct Answer
    A. Chinese Immigrants
    Explanation
    Chinese immigrants were the first to be banned from entering the United States. This ban was established with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. The act prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers, making it the first significant law to restrict immigration based on nationality. The ban was a result of anti-Chinese sentiment and discrimination that was prevalent at the time, particularly in response to Chinese immigrants seeking employment opportunities in the western states. The Chinese Exclusion Act remained in effect until its repeal in 1943.

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  • 10. 

    All of the following were reasons why an immigrant would not be allowed become a citizen of the United States except an immigrant:

    • A.

      Failed the intial test to measure their intelligence

    • B.

      Had an serious infectious disease

    • C.

      Claimed that he or she had a job waiting for them in America

    • D.

      Was a young single woman that didn't have a man with her or waiting for her

    Correct Answer
    A. Failed the intial test to measure their intelligence
    Explanation
    An immigrant would not be allowed to become a citizen of the United States if they had a serious infectious disease, claimed to have a job waiting for them in America, or if they were a young single woman without a man with her or waiting for her. However, failing the initial test to measure their intelligence is not mentioned as a reason for not being allowed to become a citizen.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following medical abbreviations used at Ellis Island is incorrect?

    • A.

      L = Lungs

    • B.

      E = Eyes

    • C.

      H = Heart

    • D.

      CT = Trachoma

    Correct Answer
    A. L = Lungs
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "L" for lungs is incorrect because the correct abbreviation for lungs is "LU".

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