Capitalism and Democracy in America

 

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Capitalism and Democracy in America

Question 1
The model for suburban living in 1950s America was the so-called ..... Belt, whose mild climate and open spaces allowed for larger homes.
A
Sun
B
Steel
C
Rust
D
Leather

Question 2
The Knights of Labor encouraged which of the following as part of their campaign to improve industrial working conditions:
A
the development of worker-managed, cooperatively-owned factories
B
general strikes
C
the development of a unified political party representing workers' interests
D
Republican support

Question 3
In the newly formed suburbs of early 20th century America, most people owned their.....
A
cars
B
homes
C
horses
D
computers

Question 4
The slave trade/plantation system:
A
encouraged Europeans to go to the colonies in search of work
B
undercut European farmers' prices, putting them out of work
C
changed common people's consumption habits
D
introduced Europeans to African products

Question 5
In 1892, the skilled steel-workers at ....., near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went on strike, leading to a violent confrontation with Andrew Carnegie's private army of Pinkertons.
A
Homestead
B
Aliquippa
C
Mt. Lebanon
D
Slippery Rock

Question 6
In 1920, women in the United States achieved suffrage through the ratification of the ..... amendment to the Constitution.
A
Fourteenth
B
Fifteenth
C
Nineteenth
D
Twentieth

Question 7
According to the ..... of value, the price of goods should reflect the value of the labor that produced it and the majority of the proceeds should go to the laborer.
A
labor theory
B
communist theory
C
socialist theory
D
capitalist theory

Question 8
The Second Bank of the United States functioned to:
A
produce a profit for the U.S. government
B
maintain economic equilibrium
C
stabilize the nation's currency system by forcing state banks to trade their silver and gold for paper money
D
facilitate foreign investment in U.S. companies

Question 9
In "busting" the Trusts, Teddy Roosevelt:
A
Let Congress take the lead in deciding which trusts to pursue and at what pace to pursue them
B
Shot Andrew Carnegie
C
Let the courts take the lead in deciding which trusts to pursue and at what pace to pursue them
D
Decided on his own which trusts to pursue and at what pace

Question 10
Economically-speaking, ..... was the strongest country after World War II
A
The United States
B
The U.S.S.R.
C
Great Britain
D
Brazil
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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