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Mr. Bachtell’s Ch 9 Test

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By 1910, nearly 60 percent of American children were in school because…
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many states required school attendance by law.
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Public schools played an important role in…
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training women for the workplace.
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The Niagara Movement called for…
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full civil liberties for African Americans.
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Which became the most popular American sport during the late 1800s?
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baseball
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The American dream of rising from “rags to riches” was reflected in…
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Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick stories.
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During the early 1900s, The NAACP was an example of how African Americans…
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used the court system to fight discrimination.
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In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court…
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established the “separate-but-equal” doctrine, upholding segregation.
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The act of lynching might best be described as…
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seizure and execution of a person by a mob.
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As women began to make their way into professional jobs, they worked mainly in…
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education, healthcare, and social work.
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The “new woman” of the early 1900s promoted the idea that women should…
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adopt more convenient hair and dress styles.
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One effect of the public school system was that it…
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helped immigrant children become Americanized.
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During the late 1800s and early 1900s, what segment of American society was most likely to attend college?
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wealthy white men
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During the early 1900s, most African Americans who went to college attended…
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African American colleges.
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W.E.B. Du Bois argued that African Americans should educate themselves so they could…
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provide leadership in the fight for civil rights.
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Which best describes the popular amusements of the late 1800s?
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They were inexpensive and readily available to large numbers of people.
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How did the Plessy v. Ferguson decision affect racial relations in the South?
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It allowed segregation to continue legally.
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Madam C. J. Walker is remembered for…
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overcoming discrimination to become a self-made millionaire.
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Which of the following factors helped to reduce household chores by 1900?
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technological advances.
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During the late 1800s, women from which of these groups were most likely to work outside the home?
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young single women
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Participation in volunteer organizations helped many women…
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take their first steps toward public life.
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Why did parents pressure local governments to reform public schools?
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to extend their children’s knowledge beyond the basic skills
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By 1910, why had public-school enrollment reached a record high?
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passage of laws requiring attendance
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How did immigrants regard public education?
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as an aid to assimilation, as a threat to cultural heritage and, as a path to advancement
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Why did African American and Mexican American students benefit less than whites from public education?
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inadequate funding of schools
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What boosted college enrollment in the late 1800s?
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the opening of many new schools
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What did women and African Americans experienced when they sought to attend college in the late 1800s?
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a real struggle
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What did Booker T. Washington tell his students to focus on in school?
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economic security
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What did W.E.B. Du Bois encourage students to seek in school?
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a liberal arts education
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Which of the following were popular forms of entertainment in the late 1800s?
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vaudeville, moving pictures and, trolley parks
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Which sport was the most popular at the end of the century?
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baseball
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What effect did bicycling and other sports have on women’s clothing?
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made clothing more practical
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What caused newspaper publishers to encourage “sensational” reporting?
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competition for readers
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was…
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a popular novel with local color.
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Why did African American art forms change as their popularity grew?
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to meet the tastes of white audiences
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How did minstrel shows portray African Americans?
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as stereotypes
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How did southern states keep African Americans from gaining political power?
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voting restrictions
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What was one result of northern whites’ fears of racial equality?
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race riots
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Why was the NAACP founded?
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to fight discrimination through the courts
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What provided self-help guidance for African Americans?
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the National Negro Business League
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Who was Madam C. J. Walker?
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the prosperous African American owner of a mail-order business
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What was not an issue for women in the late 1800s?
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the right to raise children
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Which of the following helped reduce the time needed to do housework?
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technological advances
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What stereotype was used to justify not giving women professional training?
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They lack mental ability.
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In which fields did most women professionals work?
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education, healthcare, and social work
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Why did middle-class women join volunteer organizations after the Civil War?
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need for intellectual and social stimulation
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What development helped women take their first steps toward public life?
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rise of national women’s groups
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How did most women view the woman question by 1900?
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agreed with the principle of greater rights for women