SAT Subject US History Practice Question 164: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 164

55. Everyday life in the United States changed after the Second Industrial Revolution in all the following ways EXCEPT:

A. More people worked in factories.
B. Electricity changed the way people worked and played.
C. People could travel longer distances in a fraction of the time.
D. Instant long-distance communication became commonplace.
E. The percentage of women working in offices declined as factory work opened up opportunities for women.

Correct Answer: E


Women represented about 3 percent of office workers in 1870 and about 53 percent in 1930.

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