Miscellaneous questions Chapter 5bob

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1. Of the following, which was the most important cause of agrarian discontent in the United States in the last quarter of the nineteenth century? (A) The end of free homesteads. (B) The end of Republican party efforts to woo the farm vote. (C) The exhaustion of the soil by poor farming methods. (D) The feeling that the railroads were exploiting the farmers. 2. The horizontal integration of American industry (i.e., one firm acquiring control of other firms that produce the same product) that occurred at the end of the nineteenth century was primarily a response to: (A) economic competition. (B) high tariffs. (C) powerful labor unions. (D) federal monetary policy. (E) federal regulation of business. 3. Which of the following economic realities is MOST CLOSELY associated with the development of the factory system? (A) Reduced need for skilled workers. (B) Disruption of maritime commerce. (C) Growth of slavery. (D) Low wages to workers. (E) Restrictions on the development of industry. 4. Which of the following statements is true about immigration to the United States during the last two decades of the nineteenth century? (A) United States immigration laws sharply reduced the number of eligible immigrants. (B) Irish immigrants came in larger numbers than earlier in the century. (C) Nativist agitation brought about a decline in immigration. (D) Southern and Eastern Europeans came in larger numbers than earlier in the century 5. Helen Hunt Jackson's "A Century of Dishonor" was significant because it aroused public awareness of the A. plight of sharecroppers in the Deep South B. need for reforms in federal land policy C. wrongs that the federal government had inflicted on American Indians D. hardships endured by Chinese laborers while building the transcontinental railroad 6. Which of the following is true of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890? A. It had little immediate impact on the regulation of large corporations. B. It quickly limited the number of mergers taking place. C. It led to federal control of the railroads. D. It forced businesses to adopt pooling agreements. 7. All of the following account for nativist sentiment against the "new immigrants" of the late nineteenth century EXCEPT that the immigrants A. practiced different religions B. had different languages and cultures C. were willing to work for lower wages than were native-born workers D. dominated the professions of law, medicine, and engineering 8. The intent of the Dawes Act of 1887 was to A. assimilate American Indians into the mainstream of American culture B. recognize and preserve the tribal cultures of American Indians C. legally establish the communal nature of American Indian landholding D. restore to American Indians land seized unjustly E. remove all American Indians to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) 9. The farmers' protest movement lost momentum at the end of the 1890's for all of the following reasons EXCEPT A. the failure of the People's party in the 1896 election
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