Practice Test #23

Practice Test #23 - Use the practice questions below to...

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All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 23: Politics in the Gilded Age, 1869-1889 1) At the conclusion of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant a. refused gifts offered him by the American public. b. proved that he was a sound judge of human character. c. rejoined the Democratic party d. accepted gifts of houses and money 2) In the presidential election of 1868, Ulysses S. Grant a. transformed his personal popularity into a large majority in the popular vote. b. owed his victory to the votes of former slaves. c. gained his victory by winning the votes of the majority of whites d. all of the above 3) As a result of the Civil War, a. the population of the United States declined b. political dishonesty grew while honesty in business rose c. waste, extravagance, speculation, and graft reduced the moral stature of the Republic d. the great majority of political and business leaders became corrupt 4) IN the late nineteenth century, those political candidates who campaigned by "waving the bloody shirt" were reminding voters a. of the "treason" of the Confederate Democrats during the Civil War. b. that the Civil War had been caused by the election of a Republican president c. of the graft-filled "radical" regimes in the Reconstruction South d. that radical Republicans catered to freed slaves during the Reconstruction 5) Which one of the following is least related to the other three? a. Jim Fisk b. "Black Friday" c. Jay Gould d. "Ohio Ideal" 6) One weapon used to put "Boss" Tweed, the leader of New York City's infamous Tweed Ring, in jail was a. the pictures of political cartoonist Thomas Nast b. bribes c. the raising of tax assessments of his supporters d. passage of an ethics law 7) The Credit Mobilier scandal involved a. public utilities b. the Bureau of Indian Affairs c. railyalists d. political independents 8) In an attempt to avoid prosecution for their corrupt dealings, the owners of Credit Mobilier a. left the country b. belatedly started to follow honest business practices c. sold controlling interest in the company to others d. distributed shares of the company's valuable stock to key congressmen 9) President Ulysses S Grant was reelected in 1872 because a. the Democratic and Liberal Republicans could not decide b. he promised reforms in the political system c. he pleaded for a clasping of minds across "the bloody chasm" between the North and South d. his opponents chose a poor candidate for the presidency. 1
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