HIS 204 week 1 Quiz (All correct)


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. 




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