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Economic history of the United States: Quiz


Question 1: Secretary of Commerce ________ worked to introduce efficiency, by regulating business practices.
Richard NixonHerbert HooverDwight D. EisenhowerGerald Ford

Question 2: Their economic systems, for example the ________, involved various combinations of hunting and gathering and farming.
Seneca nationMohawk nationEconomy of the IroquoisOneida tribe

Question 3: Often their success lay in seeing the long-range potential for a new service or product, as ________ did with oil.
David RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller, Jr.Rockefeller familyJohn D. Rockefeller

Question 4: In 1949 Keyserling gained support from powerful Truman advisers Dean Acheson and ________.
Lyndon B. JohnsonRobert McNamaraAlberto GonzalesClark Clifford

Question 5: The "________" of the second half of the 19th century was the epoch of tycoons.
Republican Party (United States)Ulysses S. GrantGrover ClevelandGilded Age

Question 6: To modernize traditional agriculture reformers founded the ________, in 1867.
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of HusbandryJohn R. ThompsonOliver Hudson KelleyJohn Trimble

Question 7: ________ pioneered the field of scientific management in the late 19th century, carefully plotting the functions of various workers and then devising new, more efficient ways for them to do their jobs.
Ken RosewallFrederick Winslow TaylorAlex OlmedoTony Roche

Question 8: The ________ was established in 1816, with a 20 year charter.
First Bank of the United StatesNew Orleans MintCarpenters' HallSecond Bank of the United States

Question 9: Congress enacted a law regulating railroads in 1887 (the ________), and one preventing large firms from controlling a single industry in 1890 (the Sherman Antitrust Act).
Interstate Commerce CommissionUnion Pacific RailroadCanadian Pacific RailwayCanadian National Railway

Question 10: The Puritans of ________ wanted to create a purified religion in New England.
MassachusettsConnecticutMaineRhode Island


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