SAT Subject US History Practice Question 239: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 239

40. [There is] a contest between the producing classes and the money power of the country. . . . Working men are entitled to a just proportion of the proceeds of their labor. Which of these men made this state ment in 1894?

A. Banker J. P. Morgan
B. Auto manufacturer Henry Ford
C. Railroad owner George Pullman
D. Labor leader Eugene V. Debs
E. President Grover Cleveland

Correct Answer: D


It is clear that the speaker supported labor, not management, and of the five choices, only Debs would have taken that position.

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