History questions first year teacher! can you answer them?

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1. The Omaha Platform:

A. Was developed by the Populists in the 1892 Convention

B. Was drafted by Ignatius Donnely

C. Endorses replacing gold with the silver standard

D. All of the above

2. What ended both the Homestead Strike and the Pullman strike?

A.FBI investigated and infiltrated unions

B.Troops ended the strikes

C.Governors shut down the railroads

D. Populists negotiated pay raises in both strikes to help workers

3.What legislation was passed in 1882 to keep out Chinese immigrants?

A. Chinese Separation Trade Agreement

B. Chinese Seclusion Agreement

C. Chinese Trade Act

D. Chinese Exclusion Act

4. What was "Taylorism" and what impact did it have on production?

A. Assembly line made products faster

B. Assembly line made products cheaper

C. Assembly line paid workers as "unskilled laborers," meaning less pay

D .All of the above

5. Herbert Spencer argued that the rich were the best and "fittest;" whereas, only "unfit people deservedly found themselves impoversihed. The theory was known as:

A. Social Darwinism

B. Charles Darwinism

C. Survival of the Fittest

D. Al of the above

6. What's a muckracker?

A. An investigative reporter writing about corruption and scandal

B. A city worker controlled by Party Bosses

C. A sewage worker in New York

D. An immigrant worker in the stock yards in Chicago

7. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887:

A. Put in place a series of regulations for railroad companies

B. Was overturned by court rulings

C. Had little practical effect

D. All of the above

8. During the Progressive era, the acknowledged political leader of the American socialist movement was:

A. Lincoln Steffens

B. William Haywood

C. Eugene Debs

D. W. E. B. Dubois

9. In the campaign of 1896, President William McKinley:

A. Alienated Protestants by reaching out to Catholics

B. Campaigned largely from his house

C. Was significantly outspent by his opponent

D. Was outspoken in his anti-monopoly views

10. In 1900, in regards to the work conditions in American factories:

A. Workers generally controlled the pace of work

B. Laborers were working at least 60 hours per week

C. Job security for workers was guaranteed

D. Safety conditions increased as factories increased mechanization

11. The "Cross of Gold" speech:

A. Supported a plan to have the gold standard replaced by silver

B. Illustrated the values of William Jennings Bryan

C. Was given at the Democratic National Convention 1896

D. All of the above

12. During the Progessive era, the woman suffrage movement:

A. Failed to attract any support from men

B. Gained universal support from all women in the United States

C. Was the single largest reform movement in the early 20th century

D. Resulted in the breakdown of social and family stability

13. "He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a ***** and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of opportunity close roughly in his face." Who is the author of this quote? (See Zinn document in the Voices reader)

A. Henry McNeal Turner

B. W. E. B. Dubois

C. Langston Hughes

D. Reverend Moore

14. In the late 19th century, the railroad industry in the United States

A. Included the nation's largest businessed

B. Was the first billion dollar industry

C. Was the largest monopoly

D. All of the above

15. The Progressive reformer and Wisconsin Governor Robert La Follette helped create

A. The direct primary

B. Mandabory health insurance by all factories

C. Repeal of the national income tax

D. All of the above

16. August Spies:

A.Was on of the 8 anarchists accused in the Haymarket Affair and sentenced to death

B. Was implicated in a communist plot against unions

C. Wrote a confession for his crimes of terrorism against the United States

D. All of the above

17. What were the goals of the Grangers and the (Farmer's) Alliances?

A. Regulation of the railroad andincrease prices for farm goods

B. Railroads run by a cartel of farmers with storehouses for food

C. Organic methods of farming and new urban markets for sales

D. International trade that would increase the value of wheat and rice

18. Nativists believed:

A. Only peop

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  • 10 years ago
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    In general, don't ask these below 10th grade/U.S. History/A.P. American History. Other than that, this is perfect to ask on an exam. Best of luck in your first year as a history teacher!

    1. The Omaha Platform:

    D. All of the above

    2. What ended both the Homestead Strike and the Pullman strike?

    B.Troops ended the strikes

    3.What legislation was passed in 1882 to keep out Chinese immigrants?

    D. Chinese Exclusion Act

    4. What was "Taylorism" and what impact did it have on production?

    D .All of the above

    5. Herbert Spencer argued that the rich were the best and "fittest;" whereas, only "unfit people deservedly found themselves impoversihed. The theory was known as:

    A. Social Darwinism

    6. What's a muckracker?

    A. An investigative reporter writing about corruption and scandal

    7. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887:

    D. All of the above

    8. During the Progressive era, the acknowledged political leader of the American socialist movement was:

    C. Eugene V. Debs

    9. In the campaign of 1896, President William McKinley:

    B. Campaigned largely from his house

    10. In 1900, in regards to the work conditions in American factories:

    B. Laborers were working at least 60 hours per week

    11. The "Cross of Gold" speech:

    D. All of the above

    12. During the Progessive era, the woman suffrage movement:

    C. Was the single largest reform movement in the early 20th century

    13. "He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a ***** and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of opportunity close roughly in his face." Who is the author of this quote? (See Zinn document in the Voices reader)

    B. W. E. B. Dubois

    14. In the late 19th century, the railroad industry in the United States

    D. All of the above (though B can be debated because of John Jacob Astor)

    15. The Progressive reformer and Wisconsin Governor Robert La Follette helped create

    A. The direct primary

    D. All of the above

    16. August Spies:

    A.Was on of the 8 anarchists accused in the Haymarket Affair and sentenced to death

    17. What were the goals of the Grangers and the (Farmer's) Alliances?

    A. Regulation of the railroad andincrease prices for farm goods

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  • 10 years ago

    1. the what?

    2.dunno

    3.didnt no there was 1

    4. C. = coz its still like that now

    5. I think A. Coz B is the loan that America gave germany after WW1

    6. C. coz its the obvious answer and goes well with the name

    7. Okay i give up - Sorry

    Good Luck with ur teaching

    Source(s): Im 14 btw so i hope u arent giving this to 14 year olds... Or its prob just coz i reli stupid lol
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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Honestly I would have just answered ACDC down the entire list.

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