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Adams Express Company: Quiz


Question 1: In 1839, Alvin Adams, a produce merchant ruined by the Panic of 1837, began carrying letters, small packages and valuables for patrons between ________ and Worcester, Massachusetts.
DenverPhoenix, ArizonaAtlantaBoston

Question 2: It has been a closed-end fund (NYSEADX) since 1929 and has its main offices in ________, Maryland.
BaltimoreAnnapolis, MarylandBaltimore–Washington Metropolitan AreaRockville, Maryland

Question 3: In 1910, it was the second largest stockholder in the Pennsylvania Railroad and the third largest in the New Haven Railroad, besides owning large blocks of ________, Norfolk and Western Railroad and other shares.
American ExpressGoldman SachsJPMorgan ChaseCitigroup

Question 4: He had at first a partner named Burke, who soon withdrew, and as Adams: & Company, Adams rapidly extended his territory to ________, Philadelphia and other eastern cities.
New York CityBrooklynManhattanNew York metropolitan area

Question 5: The parent company held a strong position from ________ and the mid-Atlantic coast to the far Western plains.
Southern United StatesNew EnglandNortheastern United StatesMidwestern United States

Question 6: By 1847, he had penetrated deeply into the South, and by 1850 he was shipping by rail and ________ to St. Louis.
BostonCharles BollesMidwestern United StatesStagecoach

Question 7: Its antebellum employment of ________ to solve its robbery problems was a large factor in building up the noted Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
Jesse JamesAbraham LincolnUnited StatesAllan Pinkerton


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