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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 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 6. One by-product of the development of the railroads was 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 1
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9. Agreements between railroad corporations to divide the business in a given area and share the profits were called
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