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Carnegie wasn't rich all of his life. Who was a real-life rags-to-riches man, making a fortune in the steel industry and then giving much of his wealth to charities?
a) Joseph Pulitzer
b) Leland Stanford
c) Thomas Durant
d) Andrew Carnegie

Gompers started the AFL Union. Which statement accurately describes Samuel Gompers?
a) He was the founder of the American Federation of Labor who stayed out of politics to avoid dividing the labor movement.
b) He was president of the Industrial Workers of the World who led a strike against textile mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
c) He was the leader of an anarchist labor union that wanted to overthrow the U.S. government.
d) He was a member of the Socialist Party who believed that the government should control major industries.

Washington believed in Blacks getting skills. Which civil rights leader believed that blacks would gain economic freedom by first acquiring skills and getting good jobs?
a) William Jennings Bryan
b) Frederick Douglass
c) Harriet Beecher Stowe
d) Booker T. Washington

Morgan was a banker. Which banker, known as the Rockefeller of the financial world, had the greatest control over U.S. finances in the late 1800s?
a) Andrew Carnegie
b) Henry Bessemer
c) J. P. Morgan
d) Leland Stanford

W.E.B. didn't want partial equality. Which civil rights leader was unwilling to compromise his demand for full equality for blacks?
a) Marcus Garvey
b) W.E.B. DuBois
c) George Washington Carver
d) Booker T. Washington

Factory owners didn't fear labor unions. Which statement about early labor unions is not true?
a) Early craft unions banded together to form the American Federation of Labor.
b) Some early unions promoted radical ideas and solutions to labor problems.
c) Factory owners feared unions and almost always gave in to their demands.
d) A union could shut down a factory by calling on its members to strike.

Women didn't start drinking because of Prohibition. Which statement about the Prohibition era is not true?
a) Many young people and women started drinking because it was considered fashionable.
b) Per capita consumption of alcohol decreased during this period but did not entirely stop.
c) The government successfully halted all importation of illegal alcohol into the country.
d) Organized crime stepped in and took over the distribution and sale of alcohol during this period.

People were scared of red. Which statement about President Wilson's Attorney General Mitchell Palmer is true?
a) He became Warren G. Harding's vice president in 1921.
b) He created a red scare by taking advantage of America's fear of communism.
c) He was convicted of bribery for his role in the Teapot Dome scandal.
d) He went to Europe to campaign for acceptance of Wilson's Fourteen Points.

US membership wasn't ratified. Which statement about the League of Nations is not true?
a) Many Americans felt that the U.S. had no business joining an international organization.
b) President Wilson convinced the Senate to ratify U.S. membership.
c) All the major victorious powers in World War I joined except one.
d) The founders hoped that future wars could be averted through worldwide cooperation.

Americans believed Spain sunk a ship and didn't treat Cuba citizens well. Which were causes of the Spanish-American War?
a) Spain refused to remove its forces from the Aleutian Islands.
b) Germany agreed to support Spain if it invaded the United States.
c) Many Americans believed the Spanish had sunk the U.S.S. Maine. Spanish authorities mistreated residents of Cuba.

Progressives believe in directly electing senators.The direct election of U.S. senators was a goal of which political movement?
a) Progressives
b) Greenbacks
c) Free-Soilers
d) Whigs

The Bay is in Cuba. Which territory acquired by the U.S. during the Spanish-American War is located on the island of Cuba?
a) Guantánamo Bay
b) Puerto Rico
c) Panama
d) Guam

3/4th's Which statement about the process to amend the U.S. Constitution is accurate?
a) An amendment only needs to pass in one house of Congress to become law.
b) A president can veto a constitutional amendment.
c) Only the party that controls Congress can propose amendments.
d) Three-fourths of the states can call for a convention to amend the Constitution.

Roosevelt wasn't poor. Which statement describing Teddy Roosevelt's life is not true?
a) He grew up in a poor immigrant family.
b) He led a regiment in the Spanish-American War.
c) He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who loved the West.
d) He read at least one book a day throughout his life.

Riis was a photagrapher. Which Danish immigrant photographed immigrant life to make people aware of the problems immigrants faced?
a) Joseph Pulitzer
b) Jacob Riis
c) Mark Twain
d) William Tweed

Mother helped children. Which outspoken reformer worked tirelessly to expose the dangers and disgraceful working conditions of child labor?
a) Ida Tarbell
b) Upton Sinclair
c) Mother Jones
d) Samuel McClure

Muir believed in preservation. John Muir is closely identified with which social reform movement of the late 1800s?
a) preservation of wilderness
b) voting rights for women
c) ending racial discrimination
d) exposing political corruption

Tweed wasn't an honest politician. Who was the leader of the political machine that ran New York City by using bribery and intimidation in the late 1800s?
a) Ely Beach
b) John D. Rockefeller
c) William Tweed
d) Thomas Nast

Temperance was a movement to stop people from drinking alcohol.Which was a response to the growing problem of alcoholism in America in the late 1800s?
a) the labor movement
b) the temperance movement
c) the preservation movement
d) the suffrage movement

Chief Joseph led his tribes. Who was considered the greatest leader of the Nez Perce people?
a) Chief Seattle
b) Chief Joseph
c) Red Cloud
d) Cochise

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