"The Jungle" - Upton Sinclair

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"The Jungle" - Upton Sinclair

A quiz on the book, The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was Upton Sinclair born?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Baltimore

    • E. 

      San Francisco

  • 2. 
    How long was Sinclair's research period before he began writing The Jungle?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      7 weeks

    • C. 

      5 weeks

    • D. 

      3 months

    • E. 

      1 year

  • 3. 
    Which president, after reading Sinclair's novel, ordered an investigation of the meat packing industries?
    • A. 

      James K. Polk

    • B. 

      George W. Bush

    • C. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • E. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 4. 
    How long did it typically take a new worker to learn their trade?
    • A. 

      1 month

    • B. 

      2 weeks

    • C. 

      A couple of days

    • D. 

      A few hours

    • E. 

      2 months

  • 5. 
    Why was The Jungle written?
    • A. 

      For people to see the unsanitary conditions in the plants

    • B. 

      So Sinclair could gain notoriety

    • C. 

      To spread awareness of the harsh conditions the workers were subjected to

    • D. 

      For other factories to see what was happening and make their factories the same

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What disease did some of the livestock have?
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      Arthritis

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Diabetes

    • E. 

      Bronchitis

  • 7. 
    Where did Jurgis and his family immigrate from?
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      Switzerland

    • C. 

      Lithuania

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      Italy

  • 8. 
    What was Jurgis and his wife, Ona's, child's name?
    • A. 

      Jokubas

    • B. 

      Lucija

    • C. 

      Marija

    • D. 

      Antanas

    • E. 

      Majauszkiene

  • 9. 
    How many children did Teta Elzbieta have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

    • E. 

      None

  • 10. 
    What year was The Jungle published?
    • A. 

      1805

    • B. 

      2007

    • C. 

      1906

    • D. 

      1888

    • E. 

      1950

  • 11. 
    When did Sinclair die?
    • A. 

      May 1606

    • B. 

      April 1968

    • C. 

      November 1858

    • D. 

      December 1999

    • E. 

      November 1968

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