The Progressive Era
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Which law was passed as a result of muckraking literature of Upton Sinclair?
    answer choices
    Meat Inspection Act
    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    Federal Reserve Act
    Interstate Commerce Act
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. The 19th-century Social Gospel Movement came about as a response to the -
    answer choices
    abuses of great wealth and unregulated business
     desire of most Americans to end class distinction
     d) emergence of militant groups such as the Black Panther Party
    demands by government to control the means of production
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. . . ."-19th Amendment, United States Constitution 
    Which group of women worked for the passage of this amendment?
    answer choices
    Harriet Tubman, Jane Addams, and Dorothea Dix
    Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Alice Paul
    Madeline Albright, Geraldine Ferraro, and Sandra Day O’Connor
    Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, and Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Which goal was shared by both the Populists and the Progressives?
    answer choices
    free coinage of silver
    expansion of opportunities for immigrants
    equality for African Americans
    greater control of the government by the people
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. During the early 1900's the term "muckrakers" was used to describe -
    answer choices
    people who demonstrated against the war
    riters who exposed the evils in American society
    newspaper columnists who reported on celebrities
    politicians who criticized Progressive Era Presidents
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. To guarantee an adequate money supply in the national economy, President Wilson introduced 
    answer choices
    Pure Food and Drug Act
    insurance on all bank deposits
    the Federal Reserve System
    an end to the gold standard
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What was an important effect of the influx of people from the country to the cities in the late nineteenth century?
    answer choices
    a sharp increase in college enrollment
    crowded slums and unsanitary conditions
    decline in economic growth
     a large amount of unused farmland
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Jim Crow laws were laws that
    answer choices
    denied citizenship to Asian immigrants.
    promoted discrimination against women
    separated the races
    taxed voters
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled that
    answer choices
    lynching was a federal crime.
    school segregation was unconstitutional.
    voting rights could not be tied to any form of tax.
    racial segregation in public facilities was legal.
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. New immigrants arriving on the East coast gained admission at 
    answer choices
    Angel Island 
    Ellis Island 
    Boston Harbor
    Charleston Island
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Several of the business trusts created in the late 1800's were later declared illegal because they
    answer choices
    reduced competition through unfair business practices
    combined companies that manufactured different products
    donated large sums of money to political candidates
    allowed children to work under unsafe conditions
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Which goal, set a a women's convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, was finally achieved during the Progressive Era?
    answer choices
    passage of the Food and Drug Act
    creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission
    adoption of a graduated income tax
    ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. "In slave times, the Negro was kept subservient and submissive by the frequency and severity of the scouraging [whipping], but with freedom, a new system of intimidation came into vogue; the Negro as not only scourged; he was lynched." 

    The above quotation most closely represented the views held by -
    answer choices
    William Jennings Bryan
    Ida B Wells
    Upton Sinclair
    Susan B Anthony
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Books such as The Octopus by Frank Norris, How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair exposed problems that resulted from -
    answer choices
    the naturalization of immigrants
    environmental conservation
    westward expansion
    rapid industrialization
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. What right do citizens exercise when they use the initiative?
    answer choices
    the right to nominate candidates for an election
    the right to vote
     the right to introduce legislation
    the right to remove elected officials
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. The main goal of the Chinese Exclusion Act was to 
    answer choices
     decrease Chinese immigration
    create segregated classrooms
    settle a disagreement between China and the United States
    stop Chinese Americans from attending school in the United States
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. A goal of the Granger and Populist movements was to
    answer choices
    expand rights for African Americans
    help western farmers fight unjust economic practices
     provide support for the banking industry
    enable big business to expand without government interference
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. How were the Interstate Commerce Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act similar
    answer choices
    They authorized the breakup of labor unions
    They rejected the use of trust-busting strategies
    They increased the federal government's power to regulate business practices
    They reaffirmed the federal government's laissez-faire attitude toward big business
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. In the late 1800's, free and unlimited coinage of silver was supported by farmers primarily because they hoped this policy would
    answer choices
    make foreign crop prices less competitive
    allow farmers to grow a greater variety of crops
     increase crop prices and make it easier to repay loans
     bring about political equality between rural and urban residents
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. During the Progressive Era, many state and local governments adopted the initiative, referendum, and recall. Together these procedures -
    answer choices
    extended the righ to vote to 18-year old citizens
    gave citizens a more direct voice in government
    let registered voters select each state's Presidential electors
    allowed a state's residents to bring lawsuits against another state
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