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Charles Sellers
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who followed Andrew Jackson as President?
(a) Martin Van Buren.
(b) John Calhoun.
(c) Henry Clay.
(d) Biddle.

2. How did Southerners see labor, according to Sellers?
(a) As the engine of regional strength.
(b) As God's work.
(c) As beneath them.
(d) As the foundation for nationalism.

3. What was Jackson's belief about markets?
(a) They needed heavy regulation by the government.
(b) They needed a strong central bank.
(c) They would regulate themselves.
(d) They tended to increase class inequality.

4. What philosophy informs Sellers's chapter on the Second Great Awakening?
(a) Historical view of religion as an institution among institutions.
(b) Nietzsche an concept of morality as the product of class interest.
(c) Marxist concept of religion as a reaction to social trends.
(d) Philosophical view of religion as meaning-making.

5. What does Sellers contrast with the Unitarian movement?
(a) The antinomian movement.
(b) The Congregationalist movement.
(c) The abolition movement.
(d) The revivalist movement.

6. How does Sellers define Waldo Emerson's transcendentalism?
(a) Unitarian sentimentalism.
(b) Antinomian rebelliousness.
(c) Anarchic American atheism.
(d) Uniquely American spirituality.

7. Who led South Carolina in opposition to Jackson and Martin Van Buren?
(a) James Monroe.
(b) John Calhoun.
(c) Sam Houston.
(d) Henry Clay.

8. What was the result of the railroad system, in Sellers's account?
(a) Wealth was concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.
(b) The U.S. became an industrial powerhouse.
(c) The U.S. saw poverty skyrocket.
(d) Economic equality grew to historic disproportions.

9. What does capitalism result in, according to Sellers?
(a) The sterilization of sex.
(b) The celebration of sex.
(c) Repression of sex.
(d) The mechanicalization of sex.

10. What did Charles Finney try to do?
(a) Turn capitalists into philanthropists.
(b) Turn sinners into businessmen.
(c) Turn slaveholders into preachers.
(d) Turn women into preachers.

11. 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 capitalism and democracy.
(d) Between hard currency and paper money.

12. What did David Ricardo theorize?
(a) The economics of poverty.
(b) Dialectic of class warfare.
(c) Labor theory of value.
(d) The Master/Slave dialectic.

13. What did Jackson think would bring financial stability back?
(a) Derivatives trading.
(b) Hard currency.
(c) Paper money.
(d) Speculating on commodity prices.

14. Who does Sellers say found New Light theology too radical?
(a) Antinomians.
(b) Southern New England Congregationalists.
(c) Southern Baptists.
(d) Unitarians.

15. What happened that workers began to unionize in the north?
(a) Immigrants threatened to provide cheaper labor.
(b) Working conditions declined.
(c) Tariffs lowered the costs of production, driving wages down.
(d) Wages did not rise as fast as capitalists' fortunes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What stance did John Calhoun take after Andrew Jackson was elected?

2. What was NOT a contributing factor to the expansion of literacy in the U.S. in the 1830s?

3. Who was Biddle?

4. What were Unitarian elites trying to combine with the modern American capitalist economy?

5. What does Sellers say Mormonism resulted from?

(see the answer keys)

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