Practice Test #24

Practice Test #24 - Use the practice questions below to...

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 24: Industry Comes of Age 1865-1900 1. When private railroad promoters asked the United States government for subsides to build their railroads, they gave all of the following reasons for their request except that it was a. too risky without government help. b. too costly without government help. c. too costly to move people in some areas without government help. d. too unprofitable in some areas without government help. 2. During the Gilded Age, most of the railroads barons a. rejected government assistance. b. built their railroads with government assistance. c. relied exclusively on Chinese labor. d. refused to get involved in politics. 3. The national government helped to finance transcontinental railroad construction in the late nineteenth century by providing railroad corporations with a. cash grants from new taxes. b. land grants. c. cash grants from higher tariffs. d. reduced prices for iron and steel. 4. Match each railroad company below with the correct entrepreneur. A. James J. Hill 1. Central Pacific B. Cornelius Vanderbilt 2. New York Central C. Leland Stanford 3. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 4. Great Northern a. A-4, B-2, C-1 b. A-3, B-4, C-2 c. A-2, B-1, C-3 d. A-4, B-3, C-1 5. The only transcontinental railroad built without government aid was the a. New York Central. b. Northern Pacific. c. Great Northern. d. Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. 6. One by-product of the development of the railroads was a. a scattering of the U.S. population. b. fewer big cities. c. the movement of people to cities. d. a reduction in immigration to the United States. 7. The greatest single factor helping to spur the amazing industrialization of the post-Civil War years was a. agriculture. b. mining. c. the steel industry. d. the railroad network. 8. The Unites States changed to standard time zones when a. Congress passed a law establishing this system. b. the major rail lines decreed the division of the continent into four time zones so that they could keep schedules and avoid wrecks. c. factories demanded standard time schedules. d. all of the above. 1
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9. Agreements between railroad corporations to divide the business in a given area and share the profits were called a. pools. b. trusts. c. rebates. d. interlocking directorates. 10. Early railroad owners formed “pools” in order to a. increase competition be establishing more companies. b. water their stock, c. divide business in a particular area and share profits. d. choose the best workers. 11. Efforts to regulate the monopolizing practices of railroad corporation first came in the form of action by
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