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FALL SEMESTER 2012 Semester Exam Review. Why did the policy of treating the Great Plains as a huge Indian reservation change? White settlers began wanting the land on the Plains. Native Americans refused to remain on the Plains. Native American populations decreased and needed less land. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Why did the policy of treating the Great Plains as a huge Indian reservation change?White settlers began wanting the land on the Plains. Native Americans refused to remain on the Plains. Native American populations decreased and needed less land. The Plains failed to meet the needs of Native American peoples.

  • What was central to the life and culture of the Plains Indians in the 1800s?the horseland ownershipthe extended familythe buffalo

  • Most Native Americans responded to restrictions placed upon them by the U.S. government byabiding by signed treaties ignoring the restrictions.moving from their lands.seeking monetary compensation.

  • Why did little of the free land offered by the Homestead Act end up being claimed by settlers?The land was too difficult to farm.Few settlers wanted to move West at the time.Most of it was taken by people seeking profits.The government put too many restrictions on its use.

  • Bimetallism would allow for the exchange of paper currency forsilver only.gold only.neither gold nor silver.either gold or silver.

  • Which of the following was most responsible for bringing an end to the era of the wide-open western frontier?the railroadbarbed wiresheep ranchingbonanza farming

  • The main purpose of the company known as Crdit Mobilier was tobuild the transcontinental railroad.steal railroad money for its shareholders.obtain a monopoly of the railroad industry.obtain political positions for its shareholders.

  • All of the following factors contributed to the immense industrial boom of the early 1900s excepta wealth of natural resources.government support for businessa growing urban population.the emergence of the middle class.

  • Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?Electricitysteel beamsrailroadsthe telephone

  • The Sherman Antitrust Actoutlawed the formation of trusts that interfered with free trade.was supported by millionaire industrialists.was used by labor unions to fight for workers' rights.encouraged the establishment of large-scale businesses.

  • What made it possible to construct skyscrapers in the 1800s?cheap electric powerfire safety standardsthe invention of the elevatornew methods of making steel

  • Social Darwinism was used to justify all of the following exceptthe existence of poverty.the success of big business.the power of millionaire industrialists.government regulation of business.

  • Vertical integration, a business strategy used by steel mogul Andrew Carnegie, involvesbuying out raw material producers and distributors.merging with companies producing similar productsforming trusts.using new methods to increase production.

  • The use of standardized time and time zones was introduced in order to benefittelephone and telegraph operators.railroad companies and train travelers.manufacturers who dealt in interstate tradefactory owners whose workers had set schedules.

  • Why was Pullman, Illinois, an unusual town?It had one main industry.It specialized in a regional product.It owed its prosperity to the railroads.It was built by a company to house its workers.

  • Which of the following did Social Darwinism discourage?hard workIndustrializationgovernment regulationthe accumulation of wealth

  • In which of the following places did 146 female workers die in a fire?Haymarket Squarethe Pullman factorythe Triangle Shirtwaist FactoryCarnegie Steel's Homestead Plant

  • What did industrial consolidation and trusts reduce during the late 1800s?CorruptionMonopoliesCompetition interstate commerce

  • Which of the following resulted from the investigation of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire?the imprisonment of company officialsthe passage of the Sherman Antitrust Actthe adoption of equal wages for men and womenchanges in local labor laws for women and children

  • What was the goal of the Interstate Commerce Act? to build new railroadsto destroy the railroad industryto lower excessive railroad ratesto increase the power of railroads

  • The main goal of the Americanization movement was tolimit the number of immigrants entering the country.assimilate people of various cultures into the dominant culture.improve the living conditions in America's largest cities.encourage people to move from the country to the city.

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  • Settlement houses were founded in the late 1800s bynew immigrants.social reformers.political machines.industrial workers.

  • The illegal use of political influence for personal gain is callednativism.civil service.gentlemen's agreement.graft.

  • Which of the following issues prompted the assassination of President Garfield?TariffsKickbacksImmigrationcivil service reform

  • What is the main purpose of patronage?to increase government fund to increase government efficiencyto reward one's supporters to avoid concentrating power in one individual or group

  • Tammany Hall was the name of a famous settlement house.a New York Customs House.a New York City political machine.the federal courthouse in New York City.

  • Which of the following is an example of graft?using a cartoon to illustrate political fraud saying a project cost more than it did and keeping the difference for yourself choosing your friends for political officesusing the threat of force to get people to vote for a particular candidate

  • An example of patronage would bebribing a government official.assassinating a public official.saying one thing and doing another.appointing a friend to a political position.

  • Which of the following does not describe a typical supporter of a political machine?PoorUrbanfactory workeropposed to immigration

  • The Pendleton Civil Service Act required applicants for government jobs to pass examinations.native-born Americans to treat immigrants with courtesy.government workers to renounce all party loyalties.cities to provide services such as clean water to their residents.

  • The main goal of the Chinese Exclusion Act was todecrease Chinese immigration.create segregated classrooms.settle a disagreement between China and the United States.stop Chinese Americans from attending school in the United States.

  • The main immigration processing station in San Francisco was calledEllis Island.Tammany Hall.Angel Island.Hull House.

  • The factor that prevented the greatest number of children from attending public high schools wasracism.poverty.language differences.transportation problems.

  • Southern states sometimes used a grandfather clause to allow them tokeep uneducated whites from exercising their right to vote.distinguish between recent immigrants and longtime citizens.keep African Americans from voting while allowing whites to do so.deny voting rights to African Americans who passed the literacy test.

  • Cities in the late 19th century expanded with the development of all of the following exceptsubways.skyscrapers.airplanes.suspension bridges.

  • Skyscrapers were made possible by the invention of safer fire escapes. larger bricks and stronger cement. the elevator and a steel framework. the airplane and the bicycle.

  • Who expressed the belief that racism would end as blacks acquired practical work skills and proved their economic value to society? W. E. B. Du BoisIda B. WellsBooker T. WashingtonWilliam Torrey Harris

  • Which of the following did not keep African Americans in the South from votingpoll taxesgrandfather clausesthe separate-but-equal doctrineliteracy tests

  • How did George Eastman contribute to an explosion in the popularity of photography? by taking photographs of the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawkby inventing a camera that was larger and heavier than mostby inventing a camera that could develop pictures on the spotby inventing a camera that used roll film instead of heavy glass plates

  • In the Southwest, many Mexicans earned a living as railroad workers and agricultural laborers.small business owners. dockworkers and canal diggers.household servants and mail carriers.

  • Jim Crow laws were laws thatseparated the races.denied citizenship to Asian immigrants.taxed voters.promoted discrimination against women.

  • In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled thatlynching was a federal crime.school segregation was unconstitutional.voting rights could not be tied to any form of tax.racial segregation in public facilities was legal.

  • The progressive movement regarded all of the following as worthy goals exceptprotecting social welfare.promoting business monopolies.creating economic reform.fostering efficiency in the workplace.

  • Muckrakers werepoliticians.conservationists.suffragists.journalists.

  • A bill that originates from the people rather than legislators is known asa recall.an initiative.a referendum.an amendment.

  • Who gained most from the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment?party bossesordinary citizensstate legislatorsindustrial leaders

  • Which of the following best states the primary goal of prohibitionists?to eliminate the sale of alcohol to minorsto eliminate the use of alcohol in societyto reduce accidents in the workplaceto reduce the availability of alcohol to minors

  • In the mid-1800s, the majority of women who held jobs worked asservants.teachers.clerks.telephone operators.

  • Which of the following actions led to the defeat of Taft in 1912?his overuse of the bully pulpit his failure to continue the trustbusting of Roosevelthis refusal to sign the Payne-Aldrich Tariffhis failure to unify the Republican Party

  • What effect did World War I have on the suffragist movement?It delayed action as attention turned to the war effort.It had little effect.It caused a split within the NAWSA.It hastened passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

  • What was the primary motivation for passage of the Sixteenth Amendment?to curb the power of corporationsto replace revenue lost by enacting lower tariffsto reduce the gap between rich and poorto create a war chest to pay for future wars

  • Which of the following was not a result of the introduction of the assembly line?higher worker turnoverreduced hours of the workdaydecreased productivityhigher wages

  • All of the following were actively involved in securing the right to vote for women exceptElizabeth Cady Stanton.Susan B. Anthony.Florence Kelley.Carrie Chapman Catt.

  • In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair exposed dangers faced by coal miners.corrupt business practices of the Standard Oil Company.unsanitary conditions in the meat-packing industry.illegal deals between special interests and the government.

  • The first person to use the presidency as a "bully pulpit" was William H. Taft.Theodore Roosevelt.Woodrow Wilson.William McKinley.

  • The law that required truthful labels was thePure Food and Drug Act.Meat Inspection Act.Sherman Antitrust Act.Interstate Commerce Act.

  • The primary goal of the NAACP wasvoting rights for women.better working conditions.regulation of the banking industry.equality among the races.

  • In the election of 1912, the candidate considered least pleasing to reformers wasEugene V. Debs.Theodore Roosevelt.William H. Taft.Woodrow Wilson.

  • Which of the following did not stimulate U.S. imperialism?need for a new source of cheap laborthirst for new economic marketsdesire for military strengtha belief in the cultural superiority of the Anglo-Saxon culture

  • Which country's residents became citizens of the United States in 1917CubaHawaiiPuerto Ricothe Philippines

  • Who told the artist Frederic Remington, "You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war"?Jos MartTeddy RooseveltWilliam McKinleyWilliam Randolph Hearst

  • All of the following were imperialist powers in the late 1800s exceptJapan.Spain.China.the United States.

  • The United States gained control of the land it needed to build the Panama Canal bynegotiating with Colombia.invading and attacking Colombia.implementing the Open Door Policy.encouraging and supporting Panamanian independence.

  • Teddy Roosevelt's approach to foreign policy reflected the proverb "Speak softly and carry a big stick" becausehe allowed U.S. troops to beat foreign natives for breaking U.S. laws.he studied West African methods for negotiating with foreign powers.his soft-spoken personality made foreign leaders trust and admire him.his negotiations were always backed by the threat of military force.

  • Of the following statements, the one that best reflects an anti-imperialist attitude is "It is not necessary to own people to trade with them.""The expansion of our trade and commerce is the pressing problem.""Is there no nation wise enough, brave enough to aid this blood-smitten land?""Fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours. . . ."

  • For which action did Theodore Roosevelt win the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize? leading the Rough Ridersdeveloping the Roosevelt Corollarynegotiating the Treaty of Paris of 1898negotiating an end to war between Russia and Japan

  • Which of the following did the United States insist that Cuba include in its constitution?the Boxer Protocolthe Platt Amendmentthe Teller Amendmentthe Roosevelt Corollary

  • What was included in the de Lme letter?de Lme's resignation as Spanish minister to the United Statesan apology to the U.S. governmentcriticisms of President McKinleyan incitement for war

  • What war ended with the Treaty of Paris of 1898?Spanish-American WarRusso-Japanese WarPhilippine-American WarCuban war for independence

  • On what did the Roosevelt Corollary build?Monroe DoctrineOpen Door PolicyPlatt AmendmentHay-Pauncefote Treaty of 1901

  • Which of the following was not a cause of World War I?American isolationismimperialist competitionthe stockpiling of weaponsEuropean nationalism

  • What caused widespread starvation in Germany?a severe droughtthe devaluation of German currencythe British blockadethe Allied bombing of German farms

  • What did the United States use to overcome the threat of German U-boats?Airplanesgroups of guarded shipsships flying neutral flagsa fleet of American submarines

  • Which of the following was a result of the Selective Service Act?African Americans could not become Army officers.Women could serve in combat positions.Troops were segregated by race.Men were required to register for military service.

  • Which weapons of mechanized warfare were introduced in World War I?battlefront trenchesairplanes and tankshydrogen bombspistols and bayonets

  • Which of the following nations suffered the fewest casualties?FranceGreat BritainAustria-Hungarythe United States

  • Which of the following nations was not a member of the "Big Four"?ItalyFranceRussiaGreat Britain

  • Who rejected Wilson's "Fourteen Points" peace plan?Allied leadersthe Germansthe U.S. Senatethe League of Nations

  • What reason did Senators give for opposing U.S. membership in the League of Nations?It would lead to international instability.It would drain American finances.It would interfere with free-trade agreements.It would drag the United States into European conflicts

  • The policy that kept the United States out of the war for three years was callednationalism.the alliance system.neutrality.the convoy system.

  • Because militarism had been a major cause of the war, the framers of the Treaty of Versailles required Germany to pa...


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