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Which person and invention belong together?
a) cotton gin - Henry Ford
b) telephone service – Alexander Graham Bell
c) telegraph service – Eli Whitney
d) electric lighting – Henry Bessemer

The movement of Americans from the rural (country) areas to the urban (city) areas helps explain -
a) the accelerated development of rural life in the Northeast.
b) why businesses reduced capital spending.
c) specialized industries located mainly in the cities, such as meatpacking.
d) commercial businesses were not using natural resources.

Poor, crowded, hazardous, unemployment, unhealthy could BEST describe 
a) prospecting
b) tenements
c) country life.
d) a farmer’s life.

The ghettos were usually divided by what?
a) immigrant groups
b) religion
c) political parties
d) reformists

Pittsburgh is to steel as Chicago is to -
a) oil.
b) textiles.
c) automobiles.
d) meatpacking.

Who contributed to great changes and industrial growth through his lighting and mechanical uses of electricity?
a) Thomas Edison
b) Eli Whitney
c) Eli Whitney
d) Robert Fulton

Which group of immigrants fled their homeland due to a potato famine?
a) Chinese
b) Japanese
c) Irish
d) Germans

Refrigerated railroad cars transported meat from the processing industry located in 
a) Pittsburgh
b) Chicago
c) Philadelphia
d) Saint Louis.

The significance of refrigerated cars was to -
a) link the east and west coasts.
b) transport raw materials to western cities.
c) transport beef from Chicago to national markets.
d) link the iron and coal industries.

Which series of states would geographically comprise a part of the Southeast?
a) New York, New Jersey, Idaho
b) Georgia, Kansas, Alabama
c) North Dakota, North Carolina, South Dakota
d) Georgia, Florida, Virginia

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