SAT Subject US History Practice Question 517: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 517

48. All the following innovations were a direct result of the growth of U.S. cities from 1865 to 1900 EXCEPT:

A. the elevator
B. the skyscraper
C. the automobile
D. trolley cars
E. steel frame construction

Correct Answer: C


The automobile was not the result of the growth of cities; millions of people who lived in cities could not afford a car and had no use for one.

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