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This was a tactic used by labor unions to increase wages and decrease working hours.
a) Division of Labor
b) Vertical Integration
c) Assembly Lines
d) Collective Bargaining

If collective bargaining didn't work, labor unions would sometimes use _______ as a way to bargain.
a) assembly lines
b) strikes
c) investment
d) redistribution

Labor unions worked to _________working hours.
a) increase
b) add to
c) decrease
d) eliminate

Which invention allowed information and ideas to be spread much more rapidly than in the past/
a) steel
b) Model T car
c) telephone
d) lightbulb

Labor unions worked to ____________wages.
a) increase
b) decrease
c) subtract
d) lower

Which invention allowed people to be able to listen to recorded concerts and speeches?
a) telephone
b) phonograph
c) lightbulb
d) Model T car

Why did George Washington Carver work so hard to invent ways to make products from peanuts and sweet potatoes?
a) to make money for himself.
b) to increase demand for new crops farmers could grow to replenish their soil.
c) to increase western settlement.
d) to decrease costs for Americans.

Why was the U.S. called the Gilded Age during the Industrial Revolution?
a) The U.S. joined European countries in backing its currency with gold.
b) U.S. Society was in a Golden Era of new inventions and economic growth.
c) Underneath its glittery growth and success, U.S. society was struggling with poverty and corruption.
d) Many U.S. citizens were becoming wealthy and hardly anyone was poor.

How was the Gilded Age a time of economic disparity?
a) Wealth was redistributed so that everyone had the same amount of money.
b) Most people became wealthy.
c) Everyone was able to but whatever they wanted.
d) A few people became very wealthy, but most people were very poor.

What were some of the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution?
a) Child labor, low wages, long hours, and unsafe working conditions.
b) Family income increased, companies made more money.
c) Children got a better education.
d) The workplace was safer than it had ever been.

Cornelius Vanderbilt was an industrial capitalist in the field of
a) railroads and shipping
b) oil
c) banking
d) steel

George Washington Carver invented
a) more than 300 products that can be produced from peanuts and sweet potatoes.
b) the phonograph.
c) the telephone.
d) the Model T car.

What do you call the method Carnegie used for his business where he owned everything the business needed to produce his product from start to finish?
a) assembly line
b) collective bargaining
c) vertical integration
d) child labor

Andrew Carnegie was an industrial capitalist in the field of
a) oil
b) banking
c) steel
d) railroads and shipping

J.P. Morgan was an industrial capitalist in the field of
a) railroads and shipping
b) oil
c) steel
d) banking

John D. Rockefeller was an industrial capitalist in the field of
a) oil
b) railroads and shipping
c) steel
d) banking

What was another way Henry Ford contributed to American society?
a) He used vertical integration to produce steel efficienclty.
b) He created the Transcontinental Railroad.
c) He paid his workers fair wages, and they in turn put that money back into the economy.
d) He was a world known banker.

What is another way Henry Ford impacted American society?
a) He invented the telephone, so people could talk over long distances.
b) He created over 300 products made from sweet potatoes and peanuts.
c) He contributed to the creation of the middle class.
d) His invention of the light bulb allowed people to entertain in their homes at night.

How did Henry Ford Impact American society?
a) His assembly line used specialization and division of labor to produce many cars at once.
b) He made everyone in America wealthy.
c) He used vertical integration to produce steel efficiently.
d) He connected New York City and Chicago by creating a railroad.

Who started the American Federation of Labor which included skilled workers and tried to avoid strikes?
a) Cornelius Vanderbilt
b) Thomas Edison
c) Andrew Carnegie
d) Samuel Gompers

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