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Harold C. Livesay
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Previously Margaret Carnegie's sisters, Annie Aitken and Kitty Hogan immigrate in __________, and write of good and bad times there.
(a) 1840.
(b) 1830.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1835.

2. In 1856, Scott advises him to buy what company as his first stock investment?
(a) Adams Express Company.
(b) Aaron Express Company.
(c) Amos Express Company.
(d) Anthony Express Company.

3. With whom does Carnegie form Columbia Oil Company?
(a) Wallece Coleman.
(b) Wilson Coleman.
(c) William Coleman.
(d) Willard Coleman.

4. By ________, the Pennsylvania Railroad runs 3,500 miles of track with 30,000 employees and $61 million invested.
(a) 1875.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1870.
(d) 1860.

5. This craft has been practiced by half its 11,000 people since when?
(a) The 17th century.
(b) The 18th century.
(c) Medieval times.
(d) The Renaissance.

6. Railroads link Pittsburgh to the Atlantic coast and eventually to the Pacific coast, with the _______________ the best of them all.
(a) Union Pacific.
(b) BNSF Railway Company.
(c) Pennsylvania Railroad.
(d) CSX Corporation.

7. In 1849 when he takes the job, Carnegie is at the beginning of a period when capital, manpower and technology in the United States transitions from __________________.
(a) A new industrial world to an old agricultural world.
(b) An old hunter and gatherer society to a new agricultural world.
(c) An old industrial to a new agricultural world.
(d) An old agricultural to a new industrial world.

8. Who is the cornerstone of Carnegie's fortune, followed in 1861 by Columbia Oil?
(a) Woodruff.
(b) Coleman.
(c) Pullman.
(d) Pennsylvania Railroad.

9. Seeds of ambivalence develop within Andrew to appreciate what ideas?
(a) Old World.
(b) His friend's.
(c) His parent's.
(d) New World.

10. Carnegie meets railroad's ____________ and initiates control of division operations when needed.
(a) Managers.
(b) Customers.
(c) Critics.
(d) Executives.

11. It is _______________ private business firm in the world and is called "the standard railroad of the world."
(a) The largest.
(b) The smallest.
(c) One of the smallest.
(d) One of the largest.

12. Scott sends Carnegie off to where as a bond salesman with good wishes, a bag of bonds and letters of reference for the St. Louis Bridge Company?
(a) Africa.
(b) Europe.
(c) California.
(d) Asia.

13. Who is Cuban Roberto Goizuetta?
(a) The deceased chairman of Coca-Cola.
(b) The deceased CEO of Intel.
(c) The deceased president of Liz Claiborne.
(d) The deceased chairman of Applebee's.

14. Carnegie becomes an expert in Pittsburgh's _____________ business.
(a) Mining.
(b) Manufacturing.
(c) Commercial.
(d) Financial.

15. When his father dies in 1855, Andrew calls him what?
(a) A loser.
(b) A man not of the world.
(c) A man of the world.
(d) An embarrassment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Carnegie meets John Piper in 1856 in order to build _______ bridges, instead of wooden bridges that can be set afire from locomotive sparks and are not cost-effective beyond a certain span and load factor.

2. How many people immigrate from the Old to the New World to embed the dream into an image of America far stronger than the success of a few like the Guggenheims and Vanderbilts?

3. What characterizes America?

4. The Carnegies stay in their homeland as long as they can until conditions become intolerable in what town?

5. Although Andrew dislikes the tedium, smells and hours, he works in another textile mill until what?

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