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Progressivism 11/21/10

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Progressivism 11/21/10

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  • 1. 
    The main idea of Theodore Roosevelt's proposed "New Nationalism" was to
    • A. 

      Make the federal government an instrument of domestic reform.

    • B. 

      Undertake an aggressive new foreign policy.

    • C. 

      Increase economic competition by breaking up all trusts and large business combinations.

  • 2. 
    The settlement house movement drew its workers primarily from which of the following groups? 
    • A. 

      Often illiterate members of the urban working class

    • B. 

      Young, affluent college-educated women

    • C. 

      Idealistic young men who came to the city largely from rural areas

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements best summarizes Theodore Roosevelt's position on trusts?
    • A. 

      Trusts are an economic evil and should be destroyed in every case.

    • B. 

      Only trusts in the railroad and oil industries are acceptable.

    • C. 

      Only trusts in the meatpacking industry should be broken up.

    • D. 

      Good trusts should be tolerated while bad trusts are prevented from manipulating markets.

  • 4. 
    Edward Bellamy's book Looking Backward was
    • A. 

      A detailed program for social reform

    • B. 

      A futuristic utopian fantasy.

    • C. 

      A fictional expose of the meatpacking industry.

    • D. 

      The catalyst of the social gospel movement.

  • 5. 
    All of the following statements are true of Henry George EXCEPT
    • A. 

      He argued that increasing prosperity was causing increasing poverty.

    • B. 

      He believed government should take a laissez-faire philosophy.

    • C. 

      He asserted that economic inequality was the result of private ownership of land.

    • D. 

      He desired large-scale public works.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was passed into law during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson?
    • A. 

      The Pure Food and Drug Act

    • B. 

      A high protective tariff

    • C. 

      A progressive income tax

    • D. 

      The Sherman Antitrust Act

  • 7. 
    During William H. Taft's administration, the federal government moved to strengthen its regulatory control over the railroad industry by 
    • A. 

      Passage of the Mann-Elkins Act

    • B. 

      Creation of the Federal Trade Commission

    • C. 

      Passage of the "Granger Laws"

    • D. 

      Taking over an doperating the railroads

  • 8. 
    All of the following are true of William H. Taft EXCEPT
    • A. 

      He was an able and efficient administrator.

    • B. 

      He reversed Theodore Roosevelt's conservationist policies.

    • C. 

      He was little inclined to making rousing speeches or engage in political conflict.

    • D. 

      His administration was more active in prosecuting trusts than Roosevelt's had been.

  • 9. 
    A member of the Social Gospel movement would probably
    • A. 

      Assert that the poor were themselves at fault for their circumstances.

    • B. 

      Maintain that abuses and social degradation resulted solely from a lack of willpower on the part of those who committed them.

    • C. 

      Hold that religion is an entirely individualistic matter.

    • D. 

      Argue that Christions should work to reorganize the industrial system and bring about international peace.

  • 10. 
    All of the following statements are true of John Dewey EXCEPT
    • A. 

      He strove to strengthen the child's respect for parental and other traditional authority.

    • B. 

      He substituted the authority of the peer group for that of the teacher so that the child would be socialized and schooling would be made relevant to him.

    • C. 

      He was much influenced by William James.

    • D. 

      He has been called the father of Progressive Education.

  • 11. 
    The Progressives attacked a number of social, political, and economic evils in the American system EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Child labor

    • B. 

      The rights of African-Americans

    • C. 

      Low wages for women.

    • D. 

      Unequal wealth.

  • 12. 
    The muckrakersI. were crusading journalists, novelists, historians, economists, sociologists, and philosophers who exposed corruption in government and business.II. aroused the public to support consumer protection reforms, direct election of senators, municipal ownership of utilities, and the city-manager systemIII. were partly responsible for the success of the Progressive movement in the period before World War I. 
    • A. 

      I, II, and III

    • B. 

      I and II only

    • C. 

      III only

    • D. 

      I only

  • 13. 
    She coined the phrase "birth control" and published a magazine appropriately named Woman Rebel. Who was this pioneer advocate of family planning in the Progressive era?
    • A. 

      Alice Paul

    • B. 

      Ida Tarbell

    • C. 

      Margaret Sanger

    • D. 

      Jane Addams

  • 14. 
    From 1865 to 1900 city dwellers faced many problems. Which was NOT an urban problem in this period?
    • A. 

      An influx of blacks moving out of the South into northern cities, creating large black ghettos.

    • B. 

      Reliance upon a politically chosen police force to maintain order.

    • C. 

      A lack of clean water and inadequate sewerage facilities

    • D. 

      A lack of open space for parks

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was NOT true concerning the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP 
    • A. 

      Many of the whites behind it were the descendants of abolitionists.

    • B. 

      It supported the programs and philosophy of Booker T. Washington

    • C. 

      The immediate impetus for it sprang from a race riot in Springfield, Illinois, within sight of Lincoln's tomb.

    • D. 

      It grew out of the Niagara Movement, a 1905 convention of black leaders.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements about woman suffrage is true?
    • A. 

      California and Oregon were the first states to have complete woman suffrage.

    • B. 

      The only states with complete woman suffrage before 1900 were west of the Mississippi.

    • C. 

      No state granted woman suffrage before 1900.

    • D. 

      Woman suffrage was introduced into the South during Radical Reconstruction.

  • 17. 
    During William H. Taft's administration, the federal government moved to strengthen its regulatory control over the railroad industry by
    • A. 

      Passage of the Mann-Elkins Act.

    • B. 

      Creation of the Federal Ttrade Commission.

    • C. 

      Removal of former legal obstacles to consolidation of the railroads into giant corporations.

    • D. 

      Taking over and operating the railroads.

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