Quiz Rise Of Industry: History

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In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy. Test your knowledge with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is industrialization?
    • A. 

      Using computers in the work place

    • B. 

      Creating boats and trains

    • C. 

      Using machinery to produce and distribute things

    • D. 

      Making new inventions

  • 2. 
    Carnegie became rich and famous by producing what?
    • A. 

      Steel

    • B. 

      Electricity

    • C. 

      Telephones

    • D. 

      Cars

  • 3. 
    To make a huge profit, Carnegie
    • A. 

      Produced the best product

    • B. 

      Was the first person in the world to create his product

    • C. 

      Kept costs low by controlling all parts of production

  • 4. 
    Who harnessed the power of electricy, finally making it useful?
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Andrew Carnegie

  • 5. 
    What is a corporation?
    • A. 

      A really REALLY big business

    • B. 

      A business that uses machines

    • C. 

      A business owned by many investors

    • D. 

      A business that is doing well

  • 6. 
    Why is a monopoly so dangerous?
    • A. 

      It can cause higher prices

    • B. 

      It limits product improvement

    • C. 

      It allows for low quality goods

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Low quality urban housing buildings were called
    • A. 

      Apartments

    • B. 

      Projects

    • C. 

      Bloc housing

    • D. 

      Tenements

  • 8. 
    Which is NOT true about working conditions in factories
    • A. 

      People often worked 24 hour shifts

    • B. 

      If you complained you could easily be replaced

    • C. 

      Most factory women earned about $1 to $3 a day.

    • D. 

      Young children would work for a few dollars a week

  • 9. 
    What is a trade union?
    • A. 

      A company that trades with other countries

    • B. 

      A group that trades within the Union (U.S.)

    • C. 

      Workers who would join together to fight for better working conditions

    • D. 

      Police who were used to control strikers

  • 10. 
    Uriah Stephens started this early trade union though it did not last too long.
    • A. 

      American Federation of Labor

    • B. 

      Knight of Labor

    • C. 

      Laborists

    • D. 

      Homestead Labor group

  • 11. 
    The American Federation of Labor (AFL) used this method instead of strikes.
    • A. 

      Collective bargaining

    • B. 

      Sit-ins

    • C. 

      Work stoppages

    • D. 

      Protests

  • 12. 
    Women workers did not form unions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    How did the Homestead strike end?
    • A. 

      Frick and Carnegie gave into worker demands

    • B. 

      The workers gave up and went back to work

    • C. 

      Violence broke out between strikers and private guards, but the plant still reopened

    • D. 

      Carnegie died which ended the problem

  • 14. 
    Why couldn't the women in the Triangle factory get better working conditions?
    • A. 

      They didn't have a union.

    • B. 

      Their strikes were ignored and they were locked out of the factory.

    • C. 

      The strikes they staged led to violence.

    • D. 

      They were too afraid to complain.

  • 15. 
    Rockefeller owned a trust (a group of corporations) in what industry?
    • A. 

      Steel

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Trains

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 16. 
    What simple change might have prevented the death of some the 149 workers who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire?
    • A. 

      Allowing workers to join unions

    • B. 

      Building safer passenger elevators

    • C. 

      Using fire-resistant fabrics

    • D. 

      Keeping factory doors unlocked

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