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.

Sample Question

The worst possible outcome of discrimination against African Americans

Was confinement to separate but equal facilities.

Was thirty days in jail.

Were Jim Crow penalties.

Were lynchings.

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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.