SAT Subject US History Practice Question 562: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 562

3. As the automobile industry developed, it promoted the growth of all the following EXCEPT:

A. the asphalt and road-paving industries
B. the advertising business
C. the oil-refining industry
D. the telephone and telegraph industries
E. the importation of rubber

Correct Answer: D


The rise in auto ownership meant a rise in paved roads on which to drive; auto makers increased advertising so that people would buy their cars and not those of their rivals; oil refining was necessary for fuel for cars; and more rubber had to be imported to meet the need for tires.

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