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odUS History Review Test 18 The Rise of Industrial America, 1865 - 1900 1. The World’s Columbian Exposition in 1892 was [A] a meeting held in the District of Columbia to expose industrial working conditions. [B] the Chicago World’s Fair. [C] a summit conference of North and South American governments held in Colombia to promote industrial development in the Americas. [D] the first international labor relations conference held at Columbia University in New York City. [E] the meeting held in Chicago by the leaders of the major industrial unions, to find a method of cooperating in the struggle against big corporations. 2. The Interstate Commerce Commission was established to [A] investigate and oversee railroad activities. [B] encourage Americans not to buy imported goods. [C] control fluctuations in the international grain market. [D] encourage interstate cooperation in commercial ventures. [E] regulate the disruptive activities of industrial unions. 3. Which of the following statements about the period from 1860 to 1900 is not true? [A] The number of persons engaged in manufacturing quadrupled. [B] Manufacturing output soared. [C] Innovative advertising and marketing techniques were created. [D] Boom-bust business cycles produced two major depressions. [E] U.S. textile and iron production tapered off. 4. Which of the following was characteristic of modern industrial America after the Civil War? [A] exploitation of immense coal deposits as a source of cheap energy [B] the rapid spread of technological innovation and the factory system [C] a drop in price levels and a rise in interest rates [D] the impulse to drive rivals out of business and consolidate monopolistic power [E] all of these 5. The use of technology in industry in the second half of the nineteenth century [A] made it possible for manufacturers to hire cheap unskilled or semiskilled labor. [B] made it possible for manufacturers to eliminate human labor power altogether. [C] required a better-educated work

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