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1.2.2 APEX Quiz: Industrial America
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Which of the following best describes a major difference between the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor?
The American Federatiom of Labor was less interested in pursuing political change than the Knights if Labor.
Which of the following describes a major similarity between the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Homestead Strike of 1892?
Each event demonstrated the governments would side with the owners rather than unions in labor disputes.
How did the trusts formed by companies like Standard Oil both benefit and damage the US economy during the late 19th century?
They made businesses more efficient but also reduced the amount of competition between companies.
Which of the following best describes why a class of managerial workers emerged in the US companies during the late 19th century?
Businesses had grown so large that their owners could not effectively supervise their employees.
How did increases in employment levels for women, children, and immigrants contribute to the growth of labor unions in the late 19th century?
These groups worked for less than native-born men, keeping wages low and leading many men to join unions to raise them.
Members of the Farmers' Alliance and members of the American Federation of Labor would most likely agree on which of the following statements?
Powerful monopolies are a pressing danger to the US economy.
Which of the following best describes the effect the Haymarket Square Riot had on the Knights of Labor?
The riot destroyed the Knights' credibility by associating them with anarchism.
Which of the following developments most undermines the idea that late 19th-century industrial entrepreneurs were "self-made men," entirely responsible for winning their fortunes through their own abilities?
The government provided loans and subsidies to promote railroad construction.
A railroad company owner is frustrated at the prices he pays for the steel and oil his railroads require. He decides to open his own steel plant and buys out his state's largest oil refinery. His actions exemplify which of the following forms of corporate consolidation?
Which of the following actions best exemplifies the idea of the "gospel of wealth" championed by Andrew Carnegie?
A business owner invests a sizable percentage of his fortune to fund public schools in his home city.
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