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  2. A
  3. C
  4. D
  1. a The Populist Party
    a. excluded African Americans from membership.
    b. supported private ownership of railroads.
    c. divided northern and southern urban workers.
    d. called for "free silver" to help raise prices for farm goods.
  2. b The spoils system made political parties more powerful by
    a. allowing party workers to push for civil service reform.
    b. blocking legislation introduced by the opposing political party.
    c. filling important government positions with party supporters.
    d. encouraging wealthy businessmen to donate money to the party.
  3. c Unlike African American men, women in the late 1800s
    a. did not have the legal right to vote.
    b. were able to vote under grandfather clauses.
    c. experienced no restrictions when voting.
    d. had to pay a poll tax to vote.
  4. d Which Gilded Age president was known for his integrity?
    a. Rutherford B. Hayes
    b. Grover Cleveland
    c. Benjamin Harrison
    d. Chester Arthur

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The Populist Party lost power in large part as a result of
    a. their refusal to endorse William Jennings Bryan.
    b the collapse of the gold standard.
    c. their exclusion of African Americans.
    d. the 1896 election of McKinley.
  2. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
    a. forced Chinese children to attend segregated schools.
    b. stripped Chinese Americans of their U.S. citizenship.
    c. barred U.S. cities from hiring Chinese workers.
    d. prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the country.
  3. The Coinage Act of 1873 caused protest by
    a. stopping the minting of silver coins.
    b. overturning the gold standard.
    c. ending production of paper money.
    d. allowing the use of both gold and silver coins.
  4. Which of the following encouraged President Arthur to pursue civil service reform?
    a. assassination of President Garfield
    b. arrest of William "Boss" Tweed
    c. loss of thousands of jobs in the U.S. Postal Service
    d. adoption of the gold standard
  5. In what field did the Populist Party have the most interest?
    a. government regulation
    b. transportation
    c. finance
    d. communications

5 True/False Questions

  1. BThe Populist Party
    a. excluded African Americans from membership.
    b. supported private ownership of railroads.
    c. divided northern and southern urban workers.
    d. called for "free silver" to help raise prices for farm goods.

          

  2. DIn response to the Granger movement,
    a. membership in the Farmers' Alliances declined.
    b. the Supreme Court overturned laws regulating the railroads.
    c. the federal government disbanded the Interstate Commerce Commission.
    d. Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota set maximum rates for shipping and grain storage

          

  3. DWhat did political cartoonist Thomas Nast work to expose?
    a. the conspiracy behind James Garfield's assassination
    b. the awarding of thousands of postal jobs in exchange for votes
    c. the secret deal behind the election of Rutherford B. Hayes
    d. the illegal activities of "Boss" Tweed

          

  4. DFarmers opposed the gold standard because they claimed that it would
    a. undermine the national economy.
    b. cause high inflation.
    c. make the currency unstable.
    d. cause prices for their crops to decline.

          

  5. AWhich Gilded Age president was known for his integrity?
    a. Rutherford B. Hayes
    b. Grover Cleveland
    c. Benjamin Harrison
    d. Chester Arthur

          

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