|?|| Practice Test 4B for
Fasttrack to America's Past
Section 4: The Growing Years
|Section 4: The
Growing Years Practice Test
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1. Which statement below is NOT true of the Industrial Revolution in the United States?
A. Water power was an important energy source in
many early factories.
2. In the decades of the Industrial Revolution, federal and state governments generally followed a “laissez-faire” economic policy. Which statement best describes that policy?
A. Many laws and regulations are needed to force
businesses to operate fairly.
3. Which of these is NOT one of the principles of the economic system of capitalism?
A. Business growth is encouraged by the desire for
4. Which is the best example of the "division of labor" that grew with the factory system during the Industrial Revolution?
A. A factory owner tries to avoid hiring labor
5. What are the factories that grew up in the 1820s in Lowell, Massachusetts, best known for?
A. They developed the first large-scale shoe
industry in the U.S.
6. What would someone joining a “Utopian society” in the 1840s probably expect to find?
A. people who liked the ideas of socialism
7. What was the goal of people attending the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848?
A. They wanted to unite all the nation’s
8. What is Harriet Tubman best known for?
A. She was involved in the early factory reform
9. What reform movement is Dorothea Dix most famous for?
A. the free public schools movement
10. What did members of the secret organization called the “Know-Nothings” want to accomplish?
A. They wanted to stop or restrict the number of
immigrants coming to the U.S.
11. The movement in the 1800s to stop or restrict the sale of alcohol was called:
A. the states’ rights movement
12. Southern states strongly objected to high tariffs set by Congress mainly because:
A. Tariffs made manufactured goods much more
13. Which of these would someone in the abolition movement most likely support?
A. improving property rights and divorce laws for
14. What was the basic compromise of the Missouri Compromise in 1820?
A. It said slavery should be left to a vote by the
people of each new territory.
15. The book by Harriet Beecher Stowe that inflamed passions in the North and the South over the issue of slavery in 1852 was titled:
A. Uncle Tom's Cabin
16. Why did the Dred Scott Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court contribute to a growing split between the North and South?
A. It angered Southerners by restricting areas
where slavery was permitted.
17. What did the Fugitive Slave Law do?
A. It said slaves that escaped were free as long
as they stayed out of the South.
18. How widespread was ownership of slaves by Southern whites in the years just before the Civil War?
A. Almost all Southern whites owned slaves.
19. What did John Brown and Frederick Douglass have in common?
A. They were both African-Americans who escaped
20. What was the event that directly led South Carolina to secede from the United States in 1860?
A. the Dred Scott Decision of the Supreme Court
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