Poverty In The Early 1900's

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  • 1. 
    During the early 1900s, the term muckrakers was used to describe:
    • A. 

      Pacifists who demonstrated against war

    • B. 

      Writers who exposed the evils in American society

    • C. 

      Newspaper columnists who reported on celebrities

    • D. 

      Politicians who criticized Progressive Era presidents


  • 2. 
    The photographs of Jacob Riis are most closely associated with the:
    • A. 

      Battlefields of the Civil War

    • B. 

      Living conditions of the urban poor

    • C. 

      Plight of sharecroppers in the South

    • D. 

      Victims of the Dust Bowl on the Great Plains


  • 3. 
    Books such as Uncle Tom's Cabin, How the Other Half Lives, and the Feminine Mystique all show that literature can sometimes:
    • A. 

      Expose government corruption

    • B. 

      Cause violent revolution

    • C. 

      Begin military conflict

    • D. 

      Encourage social reform


  • 4. 
    The Progressive Movement (1900-1920) was primarily a response to problems created by:
    • A. 

      Abolitionists

    • B. 

      Nativists

    • C. 

      Industrialization

    • D. 

      Segregation


  • 5. 
    In his book, How the Other Half Lives, muckraker Jacob Riis exposed the:
    • A. 

      Ruthlessness of the Standard Oil Company

    • B. 

      Social ills of life in New York City's tenements

    • C. 

      Unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry

    • D. 

      Abuses of the railroad industry


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