SAT US History Practice Test 15: Industry, Big Business, and Labor Unions, 1865–1900

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1. "Yellow-dog" contracts

A. required African Americans to agree to work as sharecroppers.
B. were the result of collective bargaining by unions and owners.
C. were part of the strategy used by owners to prevent the establishment of unions.
D. were welcomed by craft unions.
E. were emblematic of Gilded Age corruption.

2. The Bessemer process created an inexpensive way to

A. refine oil.
B. assemble the parts of an automobile.
C. create steel.
D. harvest corn and wheat.
E. generate electricity.

3. The Sherman Antitrust Act

A. was used successfully to break up trusts.
B. was welcomed by Andrew Carnegie.
C. was consistent with the philosophy of social Darwinism.
D. was used most effectively against striking unions.
E. strengthened the Clayton Antitrust Act.

4. An important trend that characterized American society during the Gilded Age was

A. harmony and peace at industrial sites.
B. clean, efficient government.
C. a decline of rail transportation and an increase in truck and automobile use.
D. the continuation of rural traditions.
E. a growing economy.