History Questions For Those Who Can Answer?

1. “[The] electric light, incredible as it may appear, is produced from a tiny strip of paper that breath would blow away. Through this tiny strip of a paper is passed an electric current, and the result is a bright, beautiful light. . . and this light, the inventor claims, can be produced cheaper than that from the cheapest oil.”

Marshall Fox, New York Herald, 1879

The device described in the above passage from the New York Herald was invented by

A. Joseph Swan.

B. Thomas Edison.

C. Henry Bessemer.

D. Pierre Curie.

2. How did electric power impact industry?

A. It allowed factories to move away from water sources.

B. By increasing efficiency, it shortened the work day.

C. It increased safety hazards in manufacturing plants.

D. It reduced the cost of powering heavy machinery.

3. Which of the following best describes how the Model T automobile changed society?

A. It improved personal transportation for the “great multitude” and allowed people to travel greater distances.

B. It improved personal transportation for the elite members of society.

C. It improved the railroad industry, because it now had a competitor in the transportation market.

D. The Model T automobile led to the creation of European automobile industries such as Benz and Daimler which improved personal transportation throughout Europe.

4. How did the radio differ from the telegraph?

A. Radio operators used Morse code; telegraph operators did not.

B. The telegraph required wires; the radio did not.

C. The radio became wildly popular by 1900; the telegraph did not.

D. The radio was used primarily in the United States; the telegraph was used mostly in Europe.

5. Who disproved the long-held belief that an atom is a solid piece of matter?

A. Marie Curie

B. Dmitri Mendeleyev

C. Albert Einstein

D. Ernest Rutherford

6. Which of the following was a significant factor in the expansion of the railroad system in the 1800s?

A. The invention of the Bessemer process

B. The discovery of electricity

C. The production of the Model T

D. The National Railroad Exhibition of 1900

7. In addition to personal communication, the telegraph was used

A. to speak with loved ones who lived far away.

B. to conduct business and quickly transmit news from far away places.

C. to help hearing-impaired students learn how to speak.

D. to advance the study of aerodynamics.

8. The work of Joseph Lister with antiseptics would have been impossible without the discoveries of

A. Marie Curie.

B. Isaac Newton.

C. Albert Einstein.

D. Louis Pasteur.

9. Which of the following disciplines benefited most from Charles Darwin’s work?

A. Physical anthropology

B. Cultural archaeology

C. Psychology

D. Medicine

10. “Bedrooms in tenements were dark closets, utterly without ventilation. There couldn’t be any. The houses were built like huge square boxes, covering nearly the whole of the lot. Some light came in at the ends, but the middle was always black.”

—Jacob Riis, The Battle with the Slum, 1902

What is Jacob Riis describing in the above quote?

A. Why governments should build parks in cities

B. The poor ventilation and lack of light in tenements

C. The homes immigrants had before arriving in the United States

D. The poor ventilation and lack of light in factories

11. Which of the following was a solution to scarce living and working space in cities?

A. The mechanization of industry

B. The construction of skyscrapers

C. The construction of subways

D. The expansion of public education

12. How did leisure time activities change in the late 1800s?

A. Leisure time activities included more outdoor activities as people moved from cities to suburbs.

B. Leisure time activities grew as people had higher incomes and more free time.

C. Fine arts activities were more popular as private funding of concert halls and theaters was expanded.

D. Many children had less leisure time, because more of them began to work in factories.

13. One effect of the expansion of the railroads was that

A. horse-drawn carriages were no longer used.

B. consumers had a greater choice of low-cost products.

C. the population of the East Coast declined.

D. the price of steel rose.

14. What development was essential for the expansion of cities to the suburbs during the Industrial Age?

A. The growth of pre-fabricated homes

B. The invention of the telegraph

C. The emergence of public transportation systems

D. The invention of the refrigerator and freezer

15. Which of the following individuals developed vaccines for anthrax and rabies?

A. Louis Pasteur

B. Charles Darwin

C. Albert Einstein

D. Crawford Long

16. Which of the following realistic writers revealed the unfair treatment of women within families?

A. Mary Wollstonecraft

B. Henrik Ibs

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  • peek
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1, B

    2, A

    3, A

    4, B

    5, A or C?

    6, A(process of deduction, more than knowing)

    7, B

    8, D

    9, A

    10, C(I actually live in one still. He's talking about the Glasgow, Scotland slums. They've changed a bit now though)

    11, B

    12, C?

    13, B?

    14, C

    15, D

    16, A?

    EDIT- Having just googled 10 it could easily be B or C. I never realised we took the word tenement over there. I thought you used 'brownstone'

    Source(s): No Google used...I promise!
  • 1 decade ago

    1. Thomas Edison.

    2. How did electric power impact industry?

    It allowed factories to move away from water sources.

    3. It improved personal transportation for the “great multitude” and allowed people to travel greater distances.

    4. The telegraph required wires; the radio did not.

    5. Ernest Rutherford

    6. The invention of the Bessemer process

    7. to conduct business and quickly transmit news from far away places.

    8. Louis Pasteur.

    9. Physical anthropology

    10. The poor ventilation and lack of light in tenements

    11. The construction of skyscrapers

    12. Leisure time activities grew as people had higher incomes and more free time.

    13. the population of the East Coast declined.

    14. The emergence of public transportation systems

    15. Louis Pasteur

    16. Mary Wollstonecraft? Was there supposed to be more?

  • vaz
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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