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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Industrialization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement reflects the philosophy of the Social Gospel?

Question 2 2. Why were business tycoons in the Gilded Age allowed to get away with certain practices that we consider illegal today?

Question 3 3. What happened to the Populist Party in the late 1800s?

Question 4 4. Social Darwinism tried to excuse _____.

Question 5 5.

'The man of wealth [is]… sole agent and trustee for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability to administer - doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.'

What philosophy does this excerpt represent?

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Question 6 6. Which sentence best describe Andrew Carnegie?

Question 7 7. How were the 'new' immigrants different from the 'old' immigrants to America?

Question 8 8. How did the Second Industrial Revolution change the United States?

Question 9 9. What happened during the Pullman Strike?

Question 10 10. How did the federal government collect most of its revenue in the late 1800s?

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Question 11 11. Which was NOT an effect of the Second Industrial Revolution?

Question 12 12. Which of the following did Social Darwinism try to justify?

Question 13 13. How did settlement houses attempt to alleviate poverty?

Question 14 14. Which statement best represents the Republican position in the late 19th century?

Question 15 15. Which was the most popular sport at the end of the 19th century?

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Question 16 16. Which was true during the late 1800s?

Question 17 17. What did William Jennings Bryan mean when he said, You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold?

Question 18 18. How did life change for middle class women in the 1890s?

Question 19 19. How did the Wabash Case impact the series of state-level regulations benefiting farmers known as Granger laws?

Question 20 20. How did Social Darwinism differ from Reform Darwinism?

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Question 21 21. Who advocated for applying academic scholarship and theory to problems in society?

Question 22 22. Were Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie 'Captains of Industry' or 'Robber Barons'?

Question 23 23. Which was an effect of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

Question 24 24. Which of these is NOT associated with the 'Robber Barons?'

Question 25 25. Why did public opinion occasionally turn against unionized workers who went on strike?

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Question 26 26. What accounts for growth in the middle class during the Gilded Age?

Question 27 27. Who wanted to end the spoils system of political patronage?

Question 28 28. The incident at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory led to the _____.

Question 29 29. Which was an effect of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

Question 30 30. Why did the Second Industrial Revolution take place?

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Industrialization Chapter Exam Instructions

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