Common Assessment Quiz # 1

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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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.