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Question 1: Direct sales of livestock from breeders to packers, facilitated by advancement in interstate ________, made it cheaper to slaughter animals where they were raised and excluded the intermediary stockyards.
Federal Bridge Gross Weight FormulaConvoy (song)Truck driverCommercial driver's license

Question 2: [3] Construction began in June 1865 with an opening on ________ Day in 1865.
ChristmasYuleYule logWassailing

Question 3: At one time, 500,000 gallons a day of ________ water was pumped into the stock yards.
StreetervilleTrump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago)Chicago RiverChicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Question 4: The ________ song "Hard Times Killing floor blues" refers to the nickname of the slaughter part of the stockyards during the great depression in the 1930s.
Son HouseSkip JamesMississippiRobert Johnson (musician)

Question 5: [9] Eventually, the 375-acre (1.52 km2) site had 2300 separate ________ pens in addition to hotels, saloons, restaurants, and offices for merchants and brokers.

Question 6: [10] Led by ________, a founder and the first president of the Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, "The Yards" experienced tremendous growth.
Michigan Avenue (Chicago)Blackstone HotelChicagoTimothy Blackstone

Question 7: In 1906 Upton Sinclair published ________, uncovering the horrid conditions in the stock yards at the turn of the 20th century.
The JungleChicagoUncle Tom's CabinJacob Riis

Question 8: In addition, hedging transactions by the stockyard companies was pivotal in the establishment and growth of the Chicago-based commodity exchanges and ________.
Futures exchangeCommodity marketFutures contractForeign exchange market

Question 9: The mechanized process with its killing wheel and conveyors helped inspire the automobile ________.
ManufacturingAssembly lineTransportEngineering

Question 10: The Yards were a major tourist stop, with visitors such as ________, Paul Bourget and Sarah Bernhardt.
Nobel Prize in LiteratureGeorge Bernard ShawRudyard KiplingKnut Hamsun


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