GildedAgeMakeupTestAP - CGI Economic History of the United...

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CGI Economic History of the United States Gilded Age Take-Home Test #2 Multiple Choice. Mark the one best answer for each of the following questions on the scantron. 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 from citizens. e. ruled out running for office. 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. demonstrated his political skill. e. all of the above. 3. 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 Reconstruction. e. of Ku Klux Klan violence against blacks. 4. Which one of the following is least related to the other three? a. Jim Fisk b. “Black Friday” c. Jay Gould d. “Ohio Idea” e. Wall Street gold market 5.One weapon that was used to put Boss Tweed, leader of New York City’s infamous Tweed Ring, in jail was a. the cartoons of the political satirist Thomas Nast. b. federal income tax evasion charges. c. the RICO racketeering act. d. New York City’s ethics laws. e. granting immunity to Tweed’s cronies in exchange for testimony 6. The Crédit Mobilier scandal involved a. public utility company bribes. b. Bureau of Indian Affairs payoffs. c. railroad construction kickbacks. d. evasion of excise taxes on distilled liquor. e. manipulating the Wall Street stock market 7.In an attempt to avoid prosecution for their corrupt dealings, the owners of Crédit Mobilier a. left the country. b. belatedly started to follow honest business practices. c. sold controlling interest in the company to others. d. tried to gain immunity by testifying before Congress. e. distributed shares of the company’s valuable stock to key congressmen. 8. Match each politician below with the Republican political faction with which he was associated. A. Roscoe Conkling 1. “Half-Breeds” B. James Blaine 2. Stalwarts
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C. Horace Greeley 3. Regular Republicans D. Ulysses Grant 4. Liberal Republicans a. A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1 b. A-3, B-1, C-2, D-4 c. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 d. A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3 e. A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2 9. One cause of the panic that broke in 1873 was a. the reissuance of millions of dollars in greenbacks. b.
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