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As women began to make their way into professional jobs, they worked mainly in
a) law, engineering, and the ministry.
b) education, healthcare, and social work.
c) science, music, and manufacturing.
d) architecture, textiles, and the law.

The act of lynching might best be described as
a) seizure and execution of a person by a mob.
b) imprisonment of a suspect without a trial.
c) illegal search of a home or business.
d) illegal seizure of property.

In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court
a) declared segregation unconstitutional.
b) established the “separate-but-equal” doctrine, upholding segregation.
c) ordered public school districts to upgrade schools for African Americans.
d) ordered universities to enroll more women and African Americans.

The American dream of rising from “rags to riches” was reflected in
a) Mark Twain’s novel The Gilded Age.
b) novels of social protest.
c) Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick stories.
d) minstrel shows.

During the early 1900s, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was an example of how African Americans
a) used the court system to fight discrimination.
b) formed their own political parties.
c) ended all segregation in the South.
d) founded settlement houses in black neighborhoods.

Which became the most popular American sport during the late 1800s?
a) football
b) baseball
c) basketball
d) boxing

Public schools played an important role in
a) teaching religion.
b) helping immigrant children assimilate.
c) training women for the workplace.
d) decreasing literacy.

The Niagara Movement called for
a) legal segregation.
b) an end to immigration.
c) full civil liberties for African Americans.
d) more women’s colleges.

By 1910, nearly 60 percent of American children were in school because
a) families had more money.
b) scholarships were plentiful.
c) immigration was down.
d) many states required school attendance by law.

The “new woman” of the early 1900s promoted the idea that women should
a) adopt more convenient hair and dress styles.
b) reject marriage and motherhood.
c) be chaperoned on dates.
d) have perfect manners.

One effect of the public school system was that it
a) created divisions among immigrant children from differing cultures.
b) helped immigrant children become Americanized.
c) denied immigrant children anything more than four years of education.
d) taught immigrant children to retain their native cultures.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, what segment of American society was most likely to attend college?
a) wealthy white men
b) New Englanders
c) gifted students
d) middle-class women

During the early 1900s, most African Americans who went to college attended
a) fully integrated universities.
b) African American colleges.
c) religious-based schools.
d) separate branches of white colleges.

W.E.B. Du Bois argued that African Americans should educate themselves so they could (1 point)
a) assimilate into white culture.
b) provide leadership in the fight for civil rights.
c) learn a trade.
d) win acceptance from white politicians.

Which best describes the popular amusements of the late 1800s?
a) They were available to a small segment of the population.
b) They were heavily censored by the government.
c) They were inexpensive and readily available to large numbers of people.
d) They were mainly imported from Europe and Asia.

How did the Plessy v. Ferguson decision affect racial relations in the South?
a) It forced whites and African Americans to use the same public facilities.
b) It allowed segregation to continue legally.
c) It improved the quality of African American facilities.
d) It ordered that segregation should be ended in public schools.

Which of the following factors helped to reduce household chores by 1900?
a) technological advances.
b) smaller homes.
c) inexpensive domestic help.
d) division of labor among family members.

During the late 1800s, women from which of these groups were most likely to work outside the home?
a) older married women
b) women in the South
c) uneducated women
d) young single women

Participation in volunteer organizations helped many women
a) take their first steps toward public life.
b) get higher-paying jobs.
c) gain financial independence.
d) get elected to state governments.

Why did parents pressure local governments to reform public schools?
a) to prepare their children for college
b) to extend their children’s knowledge beyond the basic skills
c) to keep their children out of criminal activity
d) to provide opportunities for sports and other extracurricular activities

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