US History Chapter 8 Quiz

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Prentice Hall US History Chapter 8 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following led to government regulation of businesses duirng the Gilded Age?
    • A. 

      Declining business profits

    • B. 

      High tariffs

    • C. 

      Unfair business practices

    • D. 

      Increased factory and farm production

  • 2. 
    Druing the late 1800s the port of entry for a majority of immigrants was
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      San Francisco

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was a major result of both immigration and the increased productivity of factory jobs in the late 1800s?
    • A. 

      The rapid expansion of urban areas

    • B. 

      Mechanization of agriculture

    • C. 

      High wages for factory workers

    • D. 

      Overpopulation of the South

  • 4. 
    Why did many immigrants support city politcal machines?
    • A. 

      Political machines were free of corruption

    • B. 

      Political machines provided them with jobs

    • C. 

      Political machines put powerful "bosses" out of business

    • D. 

      Political machines fought against crime in the slums

  • 5. 
    Prohibitionists and purity crusaders shared the goal of
    • A. 

      Making charity scientific

    • B. 

      Redistributing the nation's wealth

    • C. 

      Ending immigration from Asia

    • D. 

      Improving the moral and personal behavior of individuals

  • 6. 
    During the late 1800s and early 1900s immigration laws discriminated most against
    • A. 

      Asian

    • B. 

      Europeans

    • C. 

      Agricultural workers

    • D. 

      Mexicans

  • 7. 
    In the 1890s immigration patterns shifted dramatically, with most immigrants now coming from
    • A. 

      Northern European countries

    • B. 

      Southern, western and eastern European countries

    • C. 

      Mexico and Central America

    • D. 

      China and Japan

  • 8. 
    One reason that US became more urban during the late 1800s is that
    • A. 

      Farm machines and factory-made goods reduced the need for farm labor

    • B. 

      Nobody wanted to live on farms anymore

    • C. 

      Immigrants did not know how to do farm work

    • D. 

      Union organizing of farm workers had not yet begun

  • 9. 
    The main objective of the nativists was to
    • A. 

      Repeal laws that restricted immigration

    • B. 

      Help immigrants adjust to American culture

    • C. 

      Build tenement apartments for immigrants

    • D. 

      Restrict immigration

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