US History Chapter 6 Quiz

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Prentice Hall US Chapter 6 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    Critics of powerful industrialists referred to them as
    • A. 

      Scabs

    • B. 

      Philanthropists

    • C. 

      Robber barons

    • D. 

      Anarchists

  • 2. 
    The goal of the Sherman Antitrust Act was to
    • A. 

      Encourage industries to form cartels

    • B. 

      Promote fair industrial competition

    • C. 

      Place higher taxes on business profits

    • D. 

      Encourage the growth of business monopolies

  • 3. 
    The expansion of American industry was sparked mainly by
    • A. 

      Public welfare programs

    • B. 

      Technological advances and financial investments

    • C. 

      A decline in productivity in Europe

    • D. 

      Government involvement in the economy

  • 4. 
    During the late 1800s, children often worked in factories because
    • A. 

      Their parents believed in the process of "natural selection"

    • B. 

      Families needed the income to survive

    • C. 

      Employers offered high wages to skilled children

    • D. 

      There were no public schools for children to attend