Standardizing the Nation: Innovations in Technology, Business, and Culture 1877-1890 - Quiz

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1

Many American engineers, vital to the development of industry, were trained and educated in

Germany.

2

All of the following contributed to the destruction of buffalo herds EXCEPT:
A. railroad tourism, which promoted shooting large numbers of buffalo from trains.
B. over hunting by Native Americans.
C. ecological changes caused by the introduction of horses and cattle into grazing areas.
D. diseases like brucellosis spread by domesticated livestock.

B. over hunting by Native Americans.

3

The need for workers in growing industries and enterprises was met by

escalating numbers of immigrants from abroad.

4

The new immigrants of the 1880s predominantly came from

Southern and Eastern Europe, such as Russia, Italy, Poland.

5

The city with the highest percentage of foreign-born residents according to the 1880 census was

San Francisco.

6

The idea of laissez-faire meant that

the government should not interfere in the economy.

7

The term "Gilded Age" became synonymous with

excess and extravagance on the part of politicians and businessmen.

8

The Edmunds Act

outlawed polygamy and appointed a federal commission to supervise elections in Utah.

9

Which of the following allegedly was passed to protect Indian rights but ended up becoming a big land grab for settlers?

Dawes Act.

10

The practice in which a single business controls all aspects of production and distribution in a single industry is known as

vertical integration.