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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. John D. spends most of his time where?
(a) In his office in New York.
(b) At his Lakewood golf retreat in New Jersey or his home in Florida.
(c) With his family.
(d) At various gatherings in Cleveland.

2. The Elkins Act is passed in 1903 with penalties for what?
(a) Refinery rebates.
(b) Pipeline rebates.
(c) Railroad rebates.
(d) Transporting oil.

3. In what is Junior interested?
(a) The oil industry.
(b) Banking.
(c) Becoming wealthy.
(d) Corporate reform.

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

5. After a sheltered childhood, what does Junior crave?
(a) Involvement in helping social problems.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Adventure.
(d) Friendship.

Short Answer Questions

1. He agrees to Harper's plan to establish a university in what city?

2. Rockefeller is continually besieged with requests for what?

3. Reverend Augustus H. Strong wants Rockefeller to finance what in New York?

4. By 1891, John D. is grooming _________ as his successor and is gradually shifting responsibilities to him.

5. In 1897, why does the Ohio Attorney General feel the Ohio company is in contempt of court?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the trust begins to lose its legal battles?

2. What leads and encompasses the Ludlow Massacre?

3. What happens regarding a shift in the limelight from Senior to Junior?

4. Describe John's beliefs about his fortune. How does this differ from what the critics think of his philanthropic work?

5. What happens after the assassination of McKinley?

6. Describe life in the Rockefeller family in Chapter Thirty-two.

7. What does Senior begin doing with his money in Chapter Thirty-two?

8. Describe the dealings between J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller.

9. Describe the Rockefeller family's involvement in banking.

10. Describe Junior in Chapter Nineteen.

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