Answers to the Quiz on the Gilded Age

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1. Why did Congress enact a Civil Service system?

b. Because of the assassination of President James Garfield

2. The basic problem facing farmers in the late 19th century was

b. high foreign tariffs

3. Farmers sought to solve their problems in all but one of the following ways. Select the EXCEPTION.

c. by diversifying their crops and cutting production

4. The Populists favored all but one of the following. Select the EXCEPTION.

b. abolition of banks

5. In 1896,

b. the Republican candidate, William McKinley, won by the largest margin in any election since the Civil War

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