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Ecn 111A - Economic History of the United States University of California - Davis February 27, 2009 Instructor: John Parman Midterm 2 You have until 1pm to complete the exam, be certain to use your time wisely. For multiple choice questions, mark your answer on your scantron sheet. Choose only one answer for each multiple choice question; if more than one letter is chosen for a question it will be marked wrong. Write your answers for the essay section directly on the exam. Calculators may not be used. Remember to put your name and ID number on both the exam (in the spaces provided below) and on the scantron sheet. Good luck! Name: ID Number: Section: SECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE (70 points) 1. The growth in American textile output was: (a) Partly due to improvements in textile technology. (b) A result of increased European demand for cotton textiles during the Jeffersonian em- bargo. (c) Partly due to increases in demand for cloth arising from population growth. (d) (a) and (c). 2. Partly as a result of British mercantilist policies, transportation in the United States at the end of the 1700s was: (a) Inexpensive for inland travel due to a well-developed road network. (b) Already well developed for coastal and international ocean travel. (c) Based on a network designed to connect the Midwest to the Eastern ports. (d) Particularly well-suited to east-west travel. 3. The Erie Canal was: (a) An entirely privately funded project. (b) Mainly a project of the federal government. (c) Mainly a project of the state government. (d) Privately funded but run by the federal government. 4. What is the correct order of modes of transportation in the early 1800s from highest cost per ton-mile to lowest cost per ton-mile? (a) Road, river (upstream), river (downstream), ocean. (b) Road, ocean, river (downstream), river (upstream). (c) Ocean, river (downstream), river (upstream), road. (d) Ocean, river (upstream), river (downstream), road.
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2 Midterm 2 5. When facing high transportation costs, producers would be: (a) More likely to ship unprocessed products over long distances than processed products. (b) More likely to ship products with a high value to weight ratio over long distances than products with a low value to weight ratio. (c) More likely to engage in market production than if transportation costs were low. (d) Less likely to engage in subsistence production than if transportation costs were low. 6. Goldin and Sokoloff argue that one reason the North industrialized more rapidly than the South was that: (a) Female labor was relatively more expensive in the North than in the South. (b) Child labor was relatively less expensive in the South than in the North. (c) The marginal product of females and children relative to males was higher in Northern agriculture than in Southern agriculture. (d) The marginal product of females and children relative to males was lower in Northern
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