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1 First Exam, Practice Test #3. Practice First Exam #3 The correct answers to the multiple-choice and short-answer questions are at the end of the exam. There are a few questions on the exam, mainly about slavery, that refer to issues that I did not discuss this semester. These will not be on the exam that you take. American Economic History Professor Rockoff Version A Instructions . Answer the questions by marking the correct choice on your scantron or writing a sentence or two in response to the short answer questions. Be sure to write There are 39 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each, 6 short answer questions worth 3 points each, and 1 short answer worth 4 points. The total is 100. Name ____________________________________________ Rutgers ID# _____________________________________ Multiple Choice . There is one best answer to each question in the sense of the one that appears to be most generally true in the light of class discussions and assigned readings. 1. According to the text , the South's cotton policy during the Civil War was ______ because _______. a. a mistake, withholding cotton deprived the South of crucial imports b. a mistake, flooding the world with cotton undermined cotton prices c. a stroke of genius, withholding cotton forced Britain to deny support for the North d. a stroke of genius, flooding the world with cotton increased dependence on the South
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2 2. The "Cotton famine" in Britain during the Civil War failed to produce the response the South had hoped for for a number of reasons. Which of the following was not one of the factors discussed in class. a. Britain had a large stock of cotton on hand b. Large cotton textile makers thought that the famine was hurting their smaller rivals. c. The government helped the industry with loans so that it could use wool, linen, and other substitute fibers d. Production of cotton in India and Egypt began to increase 3. During the Civil War price in the South rose _____ the stock of money in part because _____. a. faster than, the South relied on foreign borrowing b. faster than, output fell in the South c. slower than, the South relied on foreign borrowing d. slower than, output fell in the South 4. During the Civil War prices rose ______ in the South than in the North, and the money supply rose ______ in the South than in the North. a. faster, faster b. faster, slower c. slower, faster d. slower, slower 5. At the time of the Civil War military experts argued that to overcome an enemy fighting on the defensive the attacker would need to outnumber the enemy by ____, a ratio that the North was ____ to achieve. a. 10 to 20 percent (1.1 or 1.2:1), able b. a factor of 2 to 1, able c. 10 to 20 percent (1.1 or 1.2:1), not able
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3 d. a factor of 2 or 3 to 1, not able 6. Richard Steckel’s path-breaking work on the height-by-age profile of slaves was based partly on the "coastal manifests." These were records ____. a. of British Royal Africa Company
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 305 taught by Professor Hughrockoff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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