SAT Subject US History Practice Question 234: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 234

35. The late nineteenth-century revolution in industry and technology affected the nature of work in U.S. society in all the following ways EXCEPT:

A. Workers migrated to cities to find jobs, shifting the population.
B. The growth of industry meant increasing num bers of women left the workforce and returned to domestic work.
C. The long-distance communications industry was created.
D. There was an increasing division between work life and home life.
E. More jobs became available in the railroad industry.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Between 1870 and 1900, the number of American women grew by half, but the num-ber in wage-earning jobs jumped by almost two-thirds.

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