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Progessive Movement Quiz #2

Quiz by John Frieser

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  • Q1
    The primary contribution of the muckrakers in the late 1800's and early 1900's was to
    promote the ideals of rugged individualism and laissez-faire
    lobby the Federal Government to open more free land to western settlement
    encourage public support for the building of the Panama Canal
    expose corruption and negligence on the part of big business and government
  • Q2
    The writers Jacob Riis and Ida Tarbell were referred to as "muckrakers" because they
    wrote articles supporting the imperialistic ambitions of the United States
    led national movements to protect women's rights
    aroused citizens to seek social changes
    supported the growth of large corporations
  • Q3
    In the early 20th century, muckrakers were able to influence American society mainly through their
    activities as government officials
    control over factories
    frequent acts of civil disobedience
    publication of articles and books
  • Q4
    Cartoons by Thomas Nast were to urban political machines as The History of Standard Oil by Ida Tarbell was to
    railroad monopolies
    public utilities
    the oil industry
    lumber and logging companies
  • Q5
    Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and Frank Norris all shared a belief that
    the government should follow a laissez-faire policy
    monopolies were necessary for businesses to survive
    reform was needed to control the abuses of business
    the public was unlikely to respond to calls for reform
  • Q6
    Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, shocked its readers because it exposed the public to the
    high level of corruption in government
    unsanitary conditions found in the meatpacking industry
    the problem of African American lynchings in the South
    the ruthless tactics of the Standard Oil Trust

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