Multiple Choice Practice for The Industrial Revolution
Welcome to Unit 6 AP US History Multiple Choice Questions
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Facts about the test: The AP US History exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete
the section. That means it should take you around 1 minute per question.
The following questions were not written by College Board and, although they cover information outlined in the AP US History Course and Exam Description, the formatting on the exam may be different.
1. In the latter half of the 19th century, economic policies favored by the Republican party featured a focus on which of the following goals?
A. the creation of a subtreasury
B. heavy regulation of businesses
C. free coinage of silver
D. high tariffs
2. In the last decades of the 19th century, immigration patterns shifted due to increased emigration from which of the following areas?
A. north and central Europe
B. southern and eastern Europe
C. the British Isles
D. mainland China
3. The Supreme Court decision to overturn Granger laws in Wabash v. Illinois (1886) led to
A. passage of the Gold Standard Act
B. the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission
C. the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act
D. the implementation of the Specie Resumption Act
4. The Bessemer process revolutionized which of the following industries
A. coal mining
B. cattle ranching
C. oil refining
D. steel creation
5. Which of the following social reformers is correctly matched with their area of focus?
A. Jacob Riis - poor working conditions in meatpacking plants
B. David Graham Phillips - exposing the corporate wrongs of Standard Oil
C. Lincoln Steffens - corruption of America's city governments
D. Ida Tarbell - the alleviation of poverty
6. The Knights of Labor markedly declined in membership due to false allegations of being associated with anarchists in which of the following union actions?
A. the Haymarket Square protest
B. the Homestead Steel strike
C. the Pullman Strike
D. the National Railroad Strike
7. Western farmers in the latter half of the 19th century were negatively impacted by all of the following except for
A. tight money policies pursued by the federal government
B. excessive freight rates for railroad shipping
C. price deflation in agricultural goods
D. the Boll Weevil
8. Which of the following acts allotted land to individual Native American heads of household
A. the Treaty of Fort Laramie
B. the Morrill Land Grant act
C. the Dawes Act
D. the Homestead Act
9. Enclosure of Western land with barbed wire led to conflict between landowners and which of the following groups?
B. Irish immigrants
10. Promoters of the "New South" in the years following the Civil War sought to promote
A. modernization of the Southern economy
B. a return to plantation agriculture
C. a diversification of Southern agriculture into staple crops like wheat and corn
D. a separation of the Southern economy from the Northern economy
11. The "City Beautiful" movement in the latter half of the 19th Century focused on which of the following efforts?
A. a reform of municipal governments
B. assimilation of newly arrived immigrant populations
C. attempts by municipal planners to preserve "green space" in the city environment through parks and boulevards
D. attempts to tame the growing problems of air pollution
12. Corporate consolidation in the latter half of the 19th Century was restricted most effectively by which of the following
A. anti-combination laws at the state level
B. laissez faire policies pursued by the Federal Government
C. horizontal integration
D. the Sherman Antitrust Act
13. The spread of the industrial economy to impact all Americans in the latter half of the 19th century can be seen by
A. the 1896 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois
B. a mass culture promoted by radio programs
C. vertical integration
D. US Postal Service rural free delivery of Sears and Roebuck catalogs
14. Populists in the latter half of the 19th Century advocated for all of the following except for
A. the continuation of the Gold Standard
B. an agricultural subtreasury
C. nationalization of the railroads
D. anti-monopoly legislation
15. Which of the following industrialists/entrepreneurs is matched with their correct industry?
A. JD Rockefeller - Coal
B. Andrew Carnegie - Electricity
C. Cornelius Vanderbilt - Railroads
D. JP Morgan - Oil
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