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This quiz will check your understanding of chapter 5 & 6. It is the first in a series of common assessments throughout this year.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The worst possible outcome of discrimination against African Americans

    • A.

      Was confinement to separate but equal facilities.

    • B.

      Was thirty days in jail.

    • C.

      Were Jim Crow penalties.

    • D.

      Were lynchings.

    Correct Answer
    D. Were lynchings.
    Explanation
    The worst possible outcome of discrimination against African Americans were lynchings. Lynchings were brutal acts of violence where individuals, predominantly African Americans, were unlawfully killed by mobs. These acts were fueled by racial hatred and were used as a means to assert dominance and control over the African American community. Lynchings were a horrific form of racial violence that caused immense fear, trauma, and loss of life, making them the most extreme and devastating consequence of discrimination against African Americans.

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  • 2. 

    Nativists resented immigrants because

    • A.

      Immigrants often took the best-paying jobs.

    • B.

      Immigrants often spoke English better than they did.

    • C.

      They blamed immigrants for increases in crime and poverty and said immigrants took jobs away from Americans.

    • D.

      Settlement houses excluded native-born Americans from social and cultural programs.

    Correct Answer
    C. They blamed immigrants for increases in crime and poverty and said immigrants took jobs away from Americans.
    Explanation
    Nativists resented immigrants because they blamed immigrants for increases in crime and poverty and said immigrants took jobs away from Americans. This resentment stemmed from the belief that immigrants were responsible for negative societal effects and were taking opportunities away from native-born Americans. This perception fueled hostility towards immigrants and contributed to discriminatory attitudes and policies.

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  • 3. 

    How did Social Darwinists apply Darwin’s theories to society?

    • A.

      They advocated for a graduated income tax to reduce the gap between rich and poor.

    • B.

      They believed poor people and recent immigrants should be given social services to help them compete in a capitalist society.

    • C.

      They invented vertical and horizontal integration as big business techniques.

    • D.

      They believed that stronger people, businesses, and nations would prosper, while weaker ones would fail.

    Correct Answer
    D. They believed that stronger people, businesses, and nations would prosper, while weaker ones would fail.
    Explanation
    Social Darwinists applied Darwin's theories to society by believing that stronger individuals, businesses, and nations would thrive and succeed, while weaker ones would struggle and fail. This ideology justified the idea of competition and survival of the fittest in society, promoting the idea that those who were more capable and successful deserved their wealth and power, while those who were less successful were seen as deserving their struggles. This belief system often led to the justification of social inequality and the refusal to provide assistance or support to those who were deemed weaker or less capable.

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  • 4. 

    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 healthcare measures and thus have more babies.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ignore their duties at home.
    Explanation
    Anti-suffragists feared that if women got the right to vote, they would ignore their duties at home. This fear stemmed from the belief that women's primary role was to be homemakers and caretakers, and that involvement in politics and voting would distract them from fulfilling these responsibilities. Anti-suffragists argued that women's participation in public affairs would lead to neglect of their domestic duties and disrupt traditional gender roles in society.

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  • 5. 

    This event was a turning point for reform in workplace safety.

    • A.

      The IWW textile workers strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts

    • B.

      Lochner v. New York

    • C.

      The Teapot Dome scandal

    • D.

      Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire

    Correct Answer
    D. Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire
    Explanation
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire was a tragic event that occurred on March 25, 1911, in New York City. It resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, mainly young immigrant women. The fire highlighted the unsafe working conditions and lack of fire safety measures in factories at the time. This event sparked public outrage and led to significant reforms in workplace safety regulations, such as the creation of the Factory Investigating Commission and the passage of new labor laws. The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire is considered a turning point for reform in workplace safety.

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  • 6. 

    The struggle for women’s suffrage resulted in a final victory with the ratification of the

    • A.

      NAWSA.

    • B.

      Nineteenth Amendment.

    • C.

      Constitution.

    • D.

      Suffrage Act.

    Correct Answer
    B. Nineteenth Amendment.
    Explanation
    The struggle for women's suffrage refers to the movement and efforts made by women to gain the right to vote. The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment marked the final victory for this movement. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote, ensuring their suffrage. The NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association) was an organization that played a significant role in advocating for women's suffrage, but it was not the final outcome or the amendment itself. The Constitution and Suffrage Act are not specific enough to accurately represent the final victory of the women's suffrage movement.

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  • 7. 

    How did muckrakers prepare the way for political reforms?

    • A.

      They organized labor strikes.

    • B.

      They exposed corruption by writing about it.

    • C.

      They testified in Senate hearings.

    • D.

      They hired lawyers to settle disputes about safety.

    Correct Answer
    B. They exposed corruption by writing about it.
    Explanation
    Muckrakers prepared the way for political reforms by exposing corruption through their writing. They were investigative journalists who uncovered and publicized various forms of corruption and wrongdoing in society. Their articles and books shed light on issues such as political corruption, corporate abuses, and social injustices, which led to public awareness and outrage. This exposure created a demand for political reforms to address these issues and hold those responsible accountable. By bringing these issues to the forefront, muckrakers played a crucial role in paving the way for political reforms.

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  • 8. 

    In the 15 years immediately following the passage of the New York Tenement Act of 1901, what evidence showed that the environment for residents was healthier?

    • A.

      The amount of nutritious food sold by New York grocers increased.

    • B.

      The number of wrongful death lawsuits went down.

    • C.

      Landlords’ insurance rates dropped.

    • D.

      Death rates in New York dropped dramatically.

    Correct Answer
    D. Death rates in New York dropped dramatically.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Death rates in New York dropped dramatically." This suggests that the environment for residents became healthier after the passage of the New York Tenement Act of 1901. A significant decrease in death rates indicates that measures taken to improve living conditions, hygiene, and safety in tenement buildings were effective. This improvement in public health is a strong indicator of a healthier environment for residents.

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  • 9. 

    What political reform was enacted through the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment?

    • A.

      The creation of the posts of city commissioners

    • B.

      The elimination of the position of city manager

    • C.

      The direct election of senators

    • D.

      The ending of jail time for failure to pay debts

    Correct Answer
    C. The direct election of senators
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the direct election of senators. The Seventeenth Amendment, ratified in 1913, changed the way senators were chosen. Prior to this amendment, senators were selected by state legislatures. However, the Seventeenth Amendment allowed for the direct election of senators by the people. This reform aimed to increase democracy and give citizens a more direct say in the political process.

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  • 10. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Was responsible for crime, poverty, and violence against women.
    Explanation
    The reformers believed that alcohol was responsible for crime, poverty, and violence against women. This suggests that they saw alcohol as a root cause of social issues and believed that by prohibiting its consumption, they could address these problems.

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  • 11. 

    Upton Sinclair’s shocking novel The Jungle sparked an 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The passage of the Meat Inspection Act.
    Explanation
    Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle exposed the unsanitary and unsafe conditions in the meatpacking industry, leading to public outrage. This public outcry prompted the government to take action, resulting in the passage of the Meat Inspection Act. This legislation aimed to regulate and improve the quality and safety of meat products, ensuring that they were inspected before being sold to the public. Therefore, the correct answer is the passage of the Meat Inspection Act.

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  • 12. 

    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 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 lumber was too valuable a commodity to be kept inaccessible to business.

    Correct Answer
    A. He recognized that natural resources were limited and believed that their use needed to be controlled.
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt created the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service because he recognized that natural resources were limited and believed that their use needed to be controlled. This suggests that he understood the importance of preserving and managing natural resources for future generations. By establishing these organizations, he aimed to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and protect them from overexploitation.

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