Chapter 6 Test - Progressivism

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Chapter 6 Test - Progressivism

This test will assess your knowledge on materials regarding chapter 6 and the Progressive Movement during the turn of the Century.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did muckrakers prepare the way for political reforms?
    • A. 

      The organized labor strikes.

    • B. 

      The exposed corruption by writing about it.

    • C. 

      The testified in Senate hearings.

    • D. 

      They hired lawyers to settle disputes about safety.

  • 2. 
    Why was the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire a landmark in labor history?
    • A. 

      Owners and families went to court to determine the amount of damages owed.

    • B. 

      The tragedy gave labor an edge in contract negotiations.

    • C. 

      The fire set off strikes across the nation.

    • D. 

      The tragedy led to New York State reforms of safety measures, factory inspections, and sanitation standards that became a nationwide model.

  • 3. 
    What political reform was introduced by the 17th Amendment?
    • A. 

      The creation of the posts of city commissioners

    • B. 

      The elimination of the position of city manager

    • C. 

      The direct election of U.S. senators

    • D. 

      The abolishment (giving up) of jail time for failure to pay debt

  • 4. 
    In the garment industry, why were women paid less than men were?
    • A. 

      It took more time to train women for the garment industry than it did to train men.

    • B. 

      Women were usually less well educated than men.

    • C. 

      Employees assumed women were supported by their fathers or husbands.

    • D. 

      The work required more strength than most women had.

  • 5. 
    "Conservation is the foresighted utilization, preservation, and/or renewal of forests, waters, lands and minerals, of the greatest good, for the greatest number, for the longest time.” Which of the people below probably made this statement?
    • A. 

      Carry Nation

    • B. 

      Gifford Pinchot

    • C. 

      Billy Sunday

    • D. 

      William Howard Taft

  • 6. 
    Reformers called for prohibition because they believed that alcohol
    • A. 

      Was responsible for crime, poverty, and violence against women.

    • B. 

      Was produced under unsanitary conditions.

    • C. 

      Caused health problems.

    • D. 

      Production lines were liable to burst into flames under the right conditions.

  • 7. 
    What kept the Republican Party from having the control over Theodore Roosevelt that it had wanted?
    • A. 

      President McKinley was assassinated.

    • B. 

      Roosevelt was too inexperienced to listen to party bosses.

    • C. 

      Roosevelt's health kept him from pushing through reforms.

    • D. 

      He refused to use the "bully pulpit," even after he became president.

  • 8. 
    Upton Sinclair's shocking novel The Jungle sparked and investigation that led to
    • A. 

      The creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

    • B. 

      Anti-trust legislation.

    • C. 

      The passage of the Meat Inspection Act.

    • D. 

      The passage of the Elkins Act

  • 9. 
    ____________ AND _____________ = Opposed Women's Right to Vote
    • A. 

      Liquor industry, church leaders

    • B. 

      Suffragists, business leaders

    • C. 

      NACW, business leaders

    • D. 

      Business leaders, supporters of Susan B. Anthony

  • 10. 
    Theodore Roosevelt created the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service because
    • A. 

      He recognized that natural resources were limited and believed that their use needed to be controlled.

    • B. 

      He thought that the land could be developed more efficiently and profitably by government.

    • C. 

      He feared the consequences for industry if the open forests were under the care of only conservationists.

    • D. 

      He realized that limber was too valuable a commodity to kept inaccessible to business.

  • 11. 
    Anti-suffragists feared that if women got the right to vote, they would
    • A. 

      Demand in-home childcare while they went to the polls.

    • B. 

      Repeal alcohol taxes since they used alcohol for many medicinal purposes.

    • C. 

      Ignore their duties at home.

    • D. 

      Vote for passage of more health-care measures and thus have more babies.

  • 12. 
    Theodore Roosevelt’s administration filed hundreds of lawsuits against ___________ .
    • A. 

      Monopolies

    • B. 

      Arbitrators

    • C. 

      Capitalists

    • D. 

      Socialists

  • 13. 
    The _______________________ caused Roosevelt to withdraw his support of President Taft.
    • A. 

      Brownsville Incident

    • B. 

      Ballinger-Pinchot affair

    • C. 

      Johnson event

    • D. 

      Woodhall-Huff Incident

  • 14. 
    The Federal Trade Commission was tough on companies that used ___________ .
    • A. 

      Deceptive advertising

    • B. 

      Impure ingredients

    • C. 

      Illegal immigrants

    • D. 

      Foreign labor force

  • 15. 
    The 1905 Antiquities Act created 18 national _____________ .
    • A. 

      Monuments

    • B. 

      Museums

    • C. 

      Parks

    • D. 

      Sea shores

  • 16. 
    The split within the Republican Party in the 1912 presidential election allowed _______________________ to win.
    • A. 

      W. H. Taft

    • B. 

      W. Wilson

    • C. 

      T. Roosevelt

    • D. 

      R. Buckler

  • 17. 
    In 1910 one third of U.S. workers lived in poverty.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
    African American soldiers wrongly accused in the Brownsville incident were honorably discharged in 1906.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    President Woodrow Wilson called for higher tariffs and the repeal of most anti-trust legislation.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
    The Roosevelt administration pursued and dissolved trusts that competed unfairly.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 21. 
    By 1912 most states had laws prohibiting children from full-time work.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 22. 
    Journalist who exposed Rockefeller’s underhanded tactics at Standard Oil.
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      Alice Paul

    • C. 

      Ida Tarbell

    • D. 

      Jacob Riis

  • 23. 
    Plan that called for tariff reductions, banking reforms, and stronger anti-trust laws.
    • A. 

      Square Deal

    • B. 

      New Freedom

    • C. 

      Old School

    • D. 

      Trust Buster 1910

  • 24. 
    Roosevelt’s plan to limit the power of trusts and promote public health and safety.
    • A. 

      Square Deal

    • B. 

      New Freedom

    • C. 

      Fair Deal

    • D. 

      Healthcare for All

  • 25. 
    Cabinet member who allowed business leaders to purchase public land in Alaska.
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      Richard Ballinger

    • C. 

      Alexander Richardson

    • D. 

      Bradford Chadsey

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