US History Chapter 15 Test

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This is the fifteenth chapter of our quiz series, and we’ll be using it to discuss such topics as Theodore Roosevelt, immigrants in the New York Harbour, political influence and, multifamily urban dwellings. Let’s see how you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where in the New York Harbor did many immigrants travel to in hopes of being admitted to the United States?
  • 2. 
    President Theodore Roosevelt worked out a deal with Japan's government agreeing to limit emigration of unskilled workers to the US in exchange for the repeal of the San Francisco segregation order.
    • A. 

      Both b and c

    • B. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • C. 

      Gentlemen's Agreement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    This was designed to assimilate people of wide-ranging cultures into the dominant culture.
    • A. 

      Americanization movement

    • B. 

      Tenement housing

    • C. 

      Urbanization

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    This person believed that settlement houses could be effective because there, workers would "learn from life itself" how to address urban problems. Some of his/her other accomplishments were: antiwar activist, spokesperson for racial justice, advocate for quality-of-life issues (infant mortality to better care for the aged), and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
    • A. 

      Jacob Riis

    • B. 

      Mark Twain

    • C. 

      Fong See

    • D. 

      Jane Addams

  • 5. 
    An organized group that controlled the activities of a political party in a city, it also offered services to voters and businesses in exchange for political or financial support.
    • A. 

      Graft

    • B. 

      Patronage

    • C. 

      Political machine

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Illegal use of political influence for personal gain.
    • A. 

      Graft

    • B. 

      Political machine

    • C. 

      Patronage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Head of Tammany Hall,  New York City's powerful Democratic political machine. He led a group of corrupt politicians in defrauding the city. In the construction of the New York County Courthouse (involving extravagant graft) the taxpayers paid $13 million, while the actual cost was $3million.  This guy and his followers pocketed the rest.
    • A. 

      William M. Tweed

    • B. 

      Thomas Nast

    • C. 

      Boss Tweed

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 8. 
    Giving of government jobs to people who had helped a candidate get elected. It was also known as the Spoils System under Andrew Jackson's administration.
    • A. 

      Patronage

    • B. 

      Graft

    • C. 

      Bribery

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Republican president who could not convince Congress to support reform so he named independents to his cabinet, set up a commission to investigate the nation's customhouses (notoriously corrupt). He fired two of the top officials of the NYC customhouse (jobs controlled by Republican Party). This enraged the NY senator, his political boss and his supporters, the Stalwarts. It ultimately resulted in a free-for-all breaking out between the reformers and the Stalwarts.
    • A. 

      James A. Garfield

    • B. 

      Chester A. Arthur

    • C. 

      Rutherford B. Hayes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    This authorized a bipartisan civil service commission to make appointments to federal jobs through a merit system based on candidates' performance on an examination.
    • A. 

      Harrison Civil Service Act

    • B. 

      Pendleton Civil Service Act

    • C. 

      Fair Civil Service Act

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    On the West Coast of the US where did immigrants go to,  in San Francisco, hoping to gain admission to the US?
  • 12. 
    What is the term coined in the US to describe the mixture of people of different cultures and races who blended together by abandoning their native languages and customs.
  • 13. 
    This banned entry to all Chinese except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials.
    • A. 

      Chinese Exclusion Act

    • B. 

      Panda Act

    • C. 

      Unlawful Chinese Entry Act

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Rapid growth of cities, mostly in the regions of the Northeast and Midwest is known as urbanization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Multifamily urban dwellings were spacious and sanitary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Transportation systems known as mass transit were  designed to move large numbers of  people along fixed routes, enabled workers to go to and from jobs more easily.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    This early reform program preached salvation through service to the poor.
    • A. 

      Settlement House Movement

    • B. 

      Spiritual Movement

    • C. 

      Social Gospel Movement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Community centers in slum neighborhoods that provided assistance to people in the area, especially immigrants.
    • A. 

      The projects

    • B. 

      Section 8 housing

    • C. 

      The "hood"

    • D. 

      Settlement houses

  • 19. 
    Government administration jobs were also known as _______________ jobs.
    • A. 

      Active duty

    • B. 

      Civil service

    • C. 

      Patronage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    An Independent, Ohio congressman nominated for presidency since both Stalwarts and reformers could not win the majority.
    • A. 

      Chester A. Arthur

    • B. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • C. 

      James A. Garfield

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Since Garfield had some ties to the reformers, the Republicans nominated this man for Vice President (supporter of NY senator's political boss Roscoe Conkling).
    • A. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • B. 

      Chester A. Arthur

    • C. 

      Charles Guiteau

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    This democratic president tried to lower tariff rates but was not supported by Congress.
    • A. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • B. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Grover Cleveland

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    This president beat Cleveland by gaining the majority of electoral votes. He was a former Indiana senator whose campaign was financed by large contributions from companies that wanted tariffs to be higher than they already were. He passed the McKinley Tariff Act raising tariffs to their highest level.
    • A. 

      Daffy Duck

    • B. 

      William Henry Harrison

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Benjamin Harrison

  • 24. 
    What author wrote a satirical novel, The Gilded Age, mocking the greed and self-indulgence rampant in this era.
  • 25. 
    In your opinion, how do the politics of today (in regards to elections) compare to the corruption rampant during  19th century America?
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