Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does Standard Oil remain silent throughout the series?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Only at the end of the series.
(d) Only at first.

2. The Rockefellers acquire what bank which handles most of the trust companies?
(a) National City Bank.
(b) The Equitable Trust Bank.
(c) Chase Bank.
(d) Capital One Bank.

3. Even Frank Rockefeller volunteers as a source. Why?
(a) He believes his brother has broken the law.
(b) He feels pressure from the government.
(c) He wants to do what is right.
(d) He feels his brother has ruined his life.

4. Reverend Augustus H. Strong wants Rockefeller to finance what in New York?
(a) A Presbyterian university.
(b) A Baptist university.
(c) A Catholic university.
(d) A Lutheran university.

5. Violence erupts, and some strikers are killed along with women and children. The event becomes known as what?
(a) The Ludlow Collapse.
(b) The Ludlow Crisis.
(c) The Ludlow Massacre.
(d) The Ludlow Explosion.

6. William is involved with what bank?
(a) The Equitable Trust Bank.
(b) Chase Bank.
(c) National City Bank.
(d) HSBC.

7. There are eight hundred _____________________ by 1910 as a result of the efforts of the GEB.
(a) New black Southern private schools.
(b) New black Southern colleges.
(c) New black Southern high schools.
(d) New black Southern grade schools.

8. John D. is now in his eighties and has what goal?
(a) Give all his money away to charities.
(b) To relax the rest of his life.
(c) To live to one hundred.
(d) Spend the rest of his life with his family.

9. By the mid-1890s, public sentiment is to do what, regarding trusts?
(a) Create smaller trusts.
(b) Create more trusts.
(c) Combine the trusts.
(d) Curtail the trusts.

10. Junior separates himself from all businesses but one. What business is this?
(a) His family.
(b) Standard Oil.
(c) His philanthropies.
(d) His mining business in Colorado.

11. John D., Cettie and other family members travel to Europe in June 1906 and his lawyers tell him to extend his stay for what reason?
(a) Because of the various lawsuits.
(b) Because he needs the vacation.
(c) Because he is ill.
(d) Because they do not want him messing up the case.

12. Junior resigns in 1910, preferring to devote his efforts to what?
(a) His Colorado business.
(b) Philanthropy.
(c) Caring for his family.
(d) The auto industry.

13. Rockefeller is continually besieged with requests for what?
(a) Advice.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Help.
(d) Money.

14. What does the news of the fine cause?
(a) A stock market slump and bank panics.
(b) The Great Depression.
(c) Mass hysteria.
(d) A rise in the stock market.

15. Who is in charge of the project?
(a) Frank.
(b) William.
(c) Junior.
(d) Senior.

Short Answer Questions

1. There is also funding for _____________ schools who meet their standards.

2. He transfers $475 million to his children between what years with most of it going to Junior?

3. The federal antitrust suit is filed in Missouri on November 18, 1906. Its goal is what?

4. The Morgan Theological Seminary is transferred to the new university and Harper is its president. It opens on October 1, ________.

5. John D. Gates began his career as what?

(see the answer keys)

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