AP US History Practice Multiple-Choice Questions: Period 6: 1865–1898

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases where any tribe or band of Indians has been, or shall hereafter be, located upon any reservation created for their use, either by treaty stipulation or by virtue of an act of Congress or executive order . . . , the President of the United States [is] hereby . . . authorized, whenever in his opinion any reservation or any part thereof of such Indians is advantageous for agricultural and grazing purposes, to cause said reservation, or any part thereof, to be surveyed … , and to allot the lands in said reservation in severalty [separate plots of land, individually owned] to any Indian located thereon in quantities as follows: . . ."

—Dawes Severalty Act (excerpt), 1887

1. A primary goal of the Dawes Severalty Act (1887) was to

2. An important impetus for the passage of the Dawes Severalty Act was

3. Which of the following developments was similar to the Dawes Severalty Act in that they both had the same goal for the future of American Indians?

Questions 4-7 refer to the following information.

4. The 1873 political cartoon shown makes the point that

5. The Grange, represented by the standing figure in the cartoon, received its strongest support from which of the following groups?

6. The Grange emerged most directly in response to which of the following nineteenth-century developments?

7. Which of the following later groups or movements most fully adopted the political and economic agenda of the Grange?

Questions 8-10 refer to the following information.

"I am but one of many victims of Rockefeller's colossal combination," said Mr. [George] Rice, "and my story is not essentially different from the rest. . . . I established what was known as the Ohio Oil Works. . . . I found to my surprise at first, though I afterward understood it perfectly, that the Standard Oil Company was offering the same quality of oil at much lower prices than I could do—from one to three cents a gallon less than I could possibly sell it for.

"I sought for the reason and found that the railroads were in league with the Standard Oil concern at every point, giving it discriminating rates and privileges of all kinds as against myself and all outside competitors."

—George Rice, "How I Was Ruined by Rockefeller," New York World, October 16, 1898.

8. The business model described by George Rice could best be described as

9. Attempts to rein in the power of corporations, such as the Standard Oil Company, in the 1890s and 1900s

10. Defenders of corporate actions, such as the ones described in the passage above, would find support in