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Progressive Age/America as a World Power

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  • Q1
    Which statement about muckrakers is false?
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    They were often accepted bribes from politicians to not expose the abuses they uncovered.
    They sought to expose abuses in society.
    Their work was important in the Progressive Era.
    They encouraged reform.
  • Q2
    Which of the following would not be considered a primary source?
    Diary entry
  • Q3
    Which of the following was a result of Upton Sinclair's book?
    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Tenement House Act
    Civil Service Commission
    Sherman Anti-trust Act
  • Q4
    Which was not a concern reformers had about the spoils system?
    It led to a large number of job seekers expecting government jobs in exchange for political support.
    It contributed to corruption in government.
    Unqualified individuals were given government jobs.
    It ensured that only individuals with merit were awarded government jobs.
  • Q5
    Which of the following addressed the concern expressed in the cartoon above?
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    Trust busters
    Temperance leaders
  • Q6
    Which statement about Boss Tweed is incorrect?
    The Tweed Ring was responsible for stealing millions of dollars of New York City taxpayer's money.
    Boss Tweed carried corruption in government to new heights.
    Thomas Nast worked to expose Boss Tweed through political cartoons.
    Boss Tweed worked to end corruption in city government.
  • Q7
    What was the purpose of the Seneca Falls Convention and the 19th amendment?
    The purpose was to extend the right to vote to all citizens regardless of gender.
    The purpose was to eliminate the sale and production of alcohol.
    The purpose was to abolish slavery.
    The purpose was to acquire equal pay for women.
  • Q8
    Which was not a result of the Spanish-American War?
    U.S. defeated Spain in approximately four months.
    U.S. annexed Hawaii
    Americans were divided as to whether or not the U.S. should control the remainder of Spain's empire.
    U.S. acquired an empire by extending influence into Cuba and Puerto Rico and obtaining Guam and the Philippines.
  • Q9
    Which is not a reason for a nation to pursue a policy of imperialism?
    Desire to have refueling stations and military bases.
    Desire to open new markets for manufactured goods.
    Desire to have access to natural resource.
    Desire to avoid war with other nations.
  • Q10
    Which was not a cause of the Spanish-American War?
    Concern over protecting US economic ties in Cuba
    Yellow journalism
    Sinking of the Lusitania
    Explosion of the USS Maine
  • Q11
    Which statement about the acquisition of Alaska is not correct?
    American sugar cane growers were in favor of the purchase of Alaska.
    The acquisition of Alaska allowed the US access to many natural resources.
    It was thought by many to be a foolish acquisition because of the climate.
    It was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars.
  • Q12
    Which statement about the Big Stick Policy is false?
    The Big Stick Policy was created as a way to better protect U.S. investment in Latin America.
    The Big Stick Policy (Roosevelt Corollary) was added to the Monroe Doctrine.
    The Big Stick Policy led to more U.S. military involvement in Latin America.
    The Big Stick Policy was created immediately following the Spanish-American War.

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