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1. What took place at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869?

A) massacre of Lakota Sioux

B) massacre of Cheyenne Indians

C) completion of Transcontinental Railroad

D) largest silver strike in American history
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2. In order to help expand railroads throughout the country after the Civil War, Congress

A) brought in thousands of laborers from China.

B) provided railroad companies land free of charge.

C) spent tax money researching steam engine technology.

D) taxed the Confederate States heavily to fund construction.


3. What took place at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869?

A) massacre of Lakota Sioux

B) massacre of Cheyenne Indians

C) completion of Transcontinental Railroad

D) largest silver strike in American history

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4. Which of the following helped to further the Westward Expansion in the United States after 1865?

A) California Gold Rush

B) Abolition of Slavery

C) Transcontinental Railroad

D) Lewis and Clark Expedition


5. Immigration to the United States during the 19th Century, due to construction of the transcontinental railroad, PRIMARILY involved workers from

  1. Australia

  2. China

  3. India

  4. Italy

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Judging from the map, which area was likely to see the greatest percentage increase in urban population due to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad?

A.

B.


C.

D.
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7. Following the Civil War, Industry began to expand westward thanks MOSTLY to


  1. the increasing number of railroad that connected the east coast with the west coast.

  2. an end to the immigration quotas that kept the population low during the mid-1800s.

  3. the improving diets of Americans

  4. foreign alliances with Europe.


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8. Government Assistance in Settling Great Plains = Homestead Act; Morrill Act; XXXXXXXX

Which of the following could BEST replace XXXXXXXX?


  1. Bonanza farming

  2. Volstead Act

  3. Promoting railroad construction

  4. Promoting dry farming

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9. Use the following passage to answer the following question.

“Our chiefs are killed….The little children are freezing to death. My people ….have no blankets, no food….Hear me, my chiefs; I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.”

The passage above describes which of the following events?



  1. The Battle of Little Bighorn

  2. The Ghost Dance

  3. The Dakota Sioux Uprising

  4. The surrender of the Nez Perce

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1. How did the federal government use tariffs in the late 1800s to help the United States grow into an industrial power?

A. to tax U.S. industry as a source of federal income

B. to convince other nations to buy newly available U.S. products

C. to support U.S. businesses that imported the newest technologies

D. to discourage U.S. consumers from buying foreign-made products
2. Unions during the late 19th century did not enjoy great success or growth mainly because

A) workers rights were as plentiful as they had ever been.

B) unions and management enjoyed cooperation on all issues.

C) many industrial workers quickly became part of the middle class and no longer had to perform physical labor.

D) there was a great diversity of skill and cultures in the labor force, so there was little bargaining power to be won by unions.
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3. Following the Civil War industry began to expand westward thanks MOSTLY to

A) the increasing number of railroads that connected the east coast with the west coast.

B) an end to the immigration quotas that kept the population low during the mid-1800s.

C) the improving diets of Americans.

D) foreign alliances with Europe.


4. ‘Standard gauge,’ ‘standard time,’ and the Pullman Car all had a tremendous impact on what industry?

A) airline

B) automobile

C) maritime



D) railroad
5. Which of these occurred as a direct result of the U.S.’s late-nineteenth century industrialization?

  1. Women’s suffrage

  2. Dangerous working conditions

  3. Movement of affluent whites from urban to rural areas

  4. Increased representation of the poor, working class in politics.

6. Which of these was an effect of the Industrial Revolution at the end of the nineteenth century in the United States?



  1. Rural population growth

  2. An economic boom in the Northeast.

  3. Safer and more sanitary working conditions.

  4. Laws guaranteeing sweeping rights for labor unions.


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7. Which of the following did not contribute to industrial growth following the Civil War?

A) new technology

B) the Bessemer Process

C) advances in the use of electricity

D) lack of immigration to the US


8. In general, how would “robber barons” have felt about tariffs and the Sherman Antitrust Act?

A) They would have favored both.

B) They would have favored tariffs but opposed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

C) They would have opposed both.

D) They would have opposed tariffs but favored the Sherman Antitrust Act.
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9. Iron ore, running water, lumber, and oil are all examples of which of the following?

A) natural resources that helped the US become an industrialized nation

B) natural resources which the US lacked during the age of industrialization

C) natural resources used to produce electricity

D) natural resources to produce steel


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10. How did industrialization affect the United States?

A) It encouraged the growth of small family farms.

B) It promoted westward movement

C) It caused mass emigration to Europe.

D) It initiated the rapid growth of cities.


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11. Use the list below to answer the following question.

*”Let people do as they choose”

*Rely on supply and demand, rather than the government, to regulate prices and wages

*Free markets lead to greater efficiency and more wealth for everyone

*Low taxes ensure that private individuals, not the government, will decide how the nation’s wealth is spent

*Free trade

Supporters of the above list would most likely agree with

A) The Democrats.

B) The Socialists

C) High tariffs on foreign goods.

D) Laissez-faire.


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12. In the 1850s and 1860s, the federal government aided railroad construction by

A) Advertising overseas to attract immigrants to help build tracks.

B) Using tax dollars to fund many railroad projects.

C) Granting public lands to railroads to sell to raise funds.

D) Passing laws to legalize railroad monopolies.



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