Unit 7 Test EDITED WRIGHT - AP US History Unit 7...

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AP US History Unit 7 Test (Chapters 24-26) November 13, 2008 Directions : Each of the questions or incomplete statements below is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the best answer and write down that letter choice on answer sheet. 1.The Depression of the 1890s and episodes like the Pullman Strike made the election of 1896 become A) a battle between down-and-out workers and farmers and establishment conservatives. B) a conflict between the insurgent Populists and the two established political parties. C) a sectional conflict with the West aligned against the Northeast and South. D) a contest over the power of the federal govn’t to manage a modern industrial economy like the US. E) a clash of cultures between ordinary middle-class Americans and European-oriented radicals. 2.As president, William McKinley can best be described as A) cautious and conservative. B) a man of little ability. C) an active reformer. D) a person willing to buck the majority. E) a skillful negotiator. 3.The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was at first primarily used to curb the power of A) manufacturing corporations. B) labor unions. C) state legislatures. D) railroad corporations. E) banking syndicates. 4.The steel industry owed much to the inventive genius of A) Jay Gould. B) Henry Bessemer. C) John P. Altgeld. D) Thomas Edison. E) Alexander Graham Bell 5.The first major product of the oil industry was A) kerosene. B) gasoline.
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lighter fluid. D) natural gas. E) heating oil. 6.Cities like Denver and San Francisco did serve as a major “safety valve” by providing A) a home for new immigrants. B) recreational activities for its inhabitants. C) a home for failed farmers and miners. D) none of the above. E) all of the above. 7.William Jennings Bryan gained the presidential nomination of the Democratic party primarily because A) he had already gained the nomination of the Populist party. B) he had the support of urban workers. C) he possessed a brilliant political mind. D) he eloquently supported the farmers' demand for the unlimited coinage of silver. E) he was backed by the Democratic Party establishment. 8.The first federal regulatory agency designed to protect public interest from business practice was the A) Federal Trade Commission. B) Interstate Commerce Commission. C) Consumer Affairs Commission. D) Federal Anti-Trust Commission. E) Federal Communications Commission. 9.By 1900, advocates of women's suffrage A) acknowledged that women were biologically weaker than men but felt they deserved the vote. B) temporarily abandoned the movement for the vote. C) formed strong alliances with African Americans seeking voting rights. D) argued the vote would enable women to extend roles as mothers and homemakers to the public. E)
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