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STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a practice followed by Isa Tarbell and Henry Lloyd to attack Rockefeller's business practices?

Question 2 2. Why was there a sudden growth of northern urban population centers in the late 19th century?

Question 3 3. The incident at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory led to the _____.

Question 4 4.

'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?

Question 5 5. Who tried to break Rockefeller's momentum by starting an oil refinery to compete with him?

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Question 6 6. How did muckrakers like Jacob Riis help bring about urban reform?

Question 7 7. Which statement reflects the philosophy of Social Darwinism?

Question 8 8. Which of the following was NOT linked to American industrialization in the late 19th century?

Question 9 9. Which was a typical pattern in government policy concerning Native Americans?

Question 10 10. Which statement reflects the philosophy of the Social Gospel?

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Question 11 11. Urbanization occurred in the same time frame as:

Question 12 12. Why was the Populist Party engulfed by the Democrats?

Question 13 13. What accounts for growth in the middle class during the Gilded Age?

Question 14 14. How did Social Darwinism differ from Reform Darwinism?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an accurate description of politics in the late 19th century?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is true of the working condition during the Gilded Age?

Question 17 17. Who claimed to want to help out needy Americans?

Question 18 18. Who advocated for applying academic scholarship and theory to problems in society?

Question 19 19. How did the American Federation of Labor (AFL) differ to the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)?

Question 20 20. Social Darwinism tried to excuse _____.

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Question 21 21. Why did public opinion occasionally turn against unionized workers who went on strike?

Question 22 22. Which was true during the late 1800s?

Question 23 23. Why was the 1875 Page Act introduced?

Question 24 24. Which sentence effectively describes America's relationship with Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s?

Question 25 25. Which terms best describe urban life in the late 1800s and early 1900s?

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Question 26 26. Where was the first transcontinental railroad completed?

Question 27 27. Which sentence best describe Andrew Carnegie?

Question 28 28. How did Granges differ from Farmers' Alliances?

Question 29 29. Who wanted to end the spoils system of political patronage?

Question 30 30. What was the effect of the Wabash case?

STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898) Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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