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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the result of the railroad system, in Sellers's account?
(a) The U.S. saw poverty skyrocket.
(b) Economic equality grew to historic disproportions.
(c) The U.S. became an industrial powerhouse.
(d) Wealth was concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.
2. What party's decay led to the formation of the Whigs?
3. What were Unitarian elites trying to combine with the modern American capitalist economy?
(a) Russian totalitarianism.
(b) European socialism.
(c) Romantic sentiment.
4. What did David Ricardo theorize?
(a) The economics of poverty.
(b) Labor theory of value.
(c) The Master/Slave dialectic.
(d) Dialectic of class warfare.
5. Why did masturbation have to be restricted, according to Sellers?
(a) It created rebelliousness.
(b) It debased the market.
(c) It was undemocratic.
(d) It sapped "vital energies."
6. What stance did John Calhoun take after Andrew Jackson was elected?
(a) From nationalism to pro-slavery localism.
(b) From regionalism to nationalism.
(c) From pro-slavery to anti-slavery.
(d) From pro-business to pro-regulation.
7. What does Sellers say happened when northern manufacturers wanted to restrict imports with tariffs?
(a) Anarchic forces became more powerful.
(b) The nation began to knit together.
(c) The national economy began to fracture.
(d) The religious reforms lost steam.
8. What does Sellers say Mormonism resulted from?
(a) Splinter from northern Unitarianism.
(b) Adaptation to harsh western conditions.
(c) Reaction against female independence.
(d) Reaction against the Second Great Awakening.
9. What does capitalism result in, according to Sellers?
(a) The sterilization of sex.
(b) The celebration of sex.
(c) The mechanicalization of sex.
(d) Repression of sex.
10. What balance did the U.S. strike with the formation of a two-party system?
(a) Between modern campaigning and grass-roots politicking.
(b) Between pro-slavery and abolition.
(c) Between hard currency and paper money.
(d) Between capitalism and democracy.
11. How did Biddle ultimately make sure the Federal Bank would die, in Sellers's account?
(a) He mismanaged the monetary supply.
(b) He played his policies just right.
(c) He neglected to consider the cost of the federal debt in debt maintenance.
(d) He overplayed his hand.
12. What philosophy informs Sellers's chapter on the Second Great Awakening?
(a) Historical view of religion as an institution among institutions.
(b) Philosophical view of religion as meaning-making.
(c) Nietzsche an concept of morality as the product of class interest.
(d) Marxist concept of religion as a reaction to social trends.
13. What group did northern capitalists exploit, in Sellers's account?
14. What was the result of the bank's abolition?
(b) Higher tariffs.
(d) Economic expansion.
15. What does Sellers say the Great Awakening made possible?
(a) Class warfare in the early twentieth century.
(b) The Civil War.
(c) Modern capitalist ethos.
(d) The Great War.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Biddle?
2. Who delivered this result for the northern manufacturers?
3. Who followed Andrew Jackson as President?
4. How did Southerners see labor, according to Sellers?
5. What did the antinomians believe in?
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