Which of the following was not one of the main problems that farmers faced in the late 19th century?

HIS 204 American History Since 1865

HIS 204 week 1 Quiz (All correct)

Question 1. In 1890, in order to accommodate the rising numbers of immigrants, the United States established a receiving center. What was it called?

Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty

Port of Galveston

Manhattan Island

Question 2. Which of the following was not one of the main problems that farmers faced in the late 19th century?

Expansion of the country

Increased number of farms

Transportation technologies

Abundant food

Question 3. Which of the following was not one of the ways that African Americans typically experienced freedom?

Participating in politics

Returning to Africa

Seeking an education

Taking a new name

Question 4. Which titan of industry was most known for establishing the modern banking industry?





Question 5. Which of the following had greatest cultural ramifications for Native Americans?

Decimation of buffalo herds

Loss of land for farming

Scientific expeditions

“Wild West” shows

Question 6. Which of the following was a government oversight commission that ensured that a certain percentage of government jobs went to those who legitimately competed for the job and were qualified for it?

Civil Rights Act

Pendleton Civil Service Act

Dawes Act

Homestead Act

Question 7. Which of the following became a “third party” in the late 19th century?





Question 8. Which of the following groups ascribed to the idea of “one big union,” was one of the first to employ the echnique of strikes to achieve worker demands, and listed its only qualification for membership as bein one who “toiled.”

Knights of Labor

Molly Maguires

National Labor Union

American Federation of Labor

Question 9. After Reconstruction ended in 1877, there was an explosion of southern industrial activity, and 1880 marked a “turning point in the urbanization of Dixie.” Which of the following was least representative of this?

Iron mining

Textile factories

Plantation farming

Tobacco mechanization

Question 10. In the midst of this depression and massive unemployment, the nation elected a new president in 1896. In many ways the election was a referendum on:

the silver question.

the gold question.

the immigrant question.

the agrarian question.