**early Period Through Progressivism

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Progressivism Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz helps prepare students for the California U. S. History STAR test. It covers the early period of U. S. History


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We owe the theory of natural rights central to the Declaration of Independence to the writings of
    • A. 

      John Locke.

    • B. 

      Baron de Montesquieu.

    • C. 

      The Marquis de Sade.

    • D. 

      Voltaire.

  • 2. 
    The first ten constitutional amendments were supported most strongly by those who
    • A. 

      Believed in a strong national government.

    • B. 

      Believed in limiting the power of the national government.

    • C. 

      Supported a strong central executive branch.

    • D. 

      Supported a strong judicial branch.

  • 3. 
    The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, the National Bank controversy, the Doctrine of Nullification, and the debate over the expansion of slavery are all examples of
    • A. 

      Reasons why the Articles of Confederation failed as a form of government.

    • B. 

      Battles over whether the South or North would be most important to the country’s financial well-being.

    • C. 

      Arguments over whether the executive, legislative, or judicial branch would be supreme in the federal government.

    • D. 

      Issues faced in the struggle between federal and state authority.

  • 4. 
    A significant social effect of the Great Awakening was that
    • A. 

      Many colonists returned from dissenting religious groups to the Church of England.

    • B. 

      Colonists began to emphasize weekly church attendance as a sign of salvation.

    • C. 

      The colonists began to challenge the hierarchical structure of existing religious denominations.

    • D. 

      Singing became a more important part of church services.

  • 5. 
    The factor that most led to persecution of the Mormons in the 1840s was
    • A. 

      The objection of the native Americans in Utah to the Mormons’ settlement there.

    • B. 

      Their practice of polygamy.

    • C. 

      Their large families.

    • D. 

      Their reliance on the Book of Mormon in addition to the Bible.

  • 6. 
    Andrew Carnegie used vertical integration to develop a monopoly in the steel industry by
    • A. 

      Buying 90% of the steel mills in the United States.

    • B. 

      Refusing to negotiate with the union representing his workers.

    • C. 

      Buying coal mines, limestone quarries, and iron ore fields to provide the materials he needed for making steel.

    • D. 

      Organizing all his companies under the umbrella of a holding company.

  • 7. 
    The two factors most important to the rapid growth of cities during the late 1800s and early 1900s were
    • A. 

      Increased immigration and industrial development.

    • B. 

      Migration of vast numbers of southern African Americans and of farmers.

    • C. 

      Improvements in transportation and in communication.

    • D. 

      The inventions of the electric light bulb and moving picture camera.

  • 8. 
    A central source of power for the urban political machines’ was
    • A. 

      Their power to recommend deportation for particular immigrants.

    • B. 

      Their service in providing relief from poverty to the poor and recent immigrants.

    • C. 

      Control of city police and fire departments.

    • D. 

      Their control of the press.

  • 9. 
    The principle that best expresses the idea of social conscience that originated in the Social Gospel movement is
    • A. 

      One’s patriotism should be expressed through Christian faith.

    • B. 

      The poor should adhere to high standards of morality despite their circumstances.

    • C. 

      Good works are necessary to get to heaven.

    • D. 

      We should assist the less fortunate according to the biblical idea of charity.

  • 10. 
    The application of the theory of natural selection to business practices was called
    • A. 

      The Social Gospel.

    • B. 

      Populism.

    • C. 

      Progressivism.

    • D. 

      Social Darwinism.

  • 11. 
    The Populist Party supported public ownership of railroads because
    • A. 

      Travel would be cheaper.

    • B. 

      Its members were socialists.

    • C. 

      It would help the small farmer.

    • D. 

      Americans could share in the profits.

  • 12. 
    A negative effect of the Americanization movement was that
    • A. 

      Immigrants refused to participate, creating increased nativism.

    • B. 

      Immigrants resented the loss of their cultural heritage.

    • C. 

      The cost of building schools depleted the American treasury.

    • D. 

      Immigrants fought to move into the upscale parts of cities.

  • 13. 
    One of the central concerns expressed by author Upton Sinclair in The Jungle is
    • A. 

      Child labor.

    • B. 

      Police corruption.

    • C. 

      Food production.

    • D. 

      Labor unions.

  • 14. 
    The key goals of the 1913 Federal Reserve Act were
    • A. 

      Place a banking system under the direct control of Congress.

    • B. 

      Decentralize the banking industry in order to allow for local control of money.

    • C. 

      Protect the banking industry by removing the country from the gold standard.

    • D. 

      Create a banking system that could regulate the amount of money in circulation.

  • 15. 
    The Prohibition movement in the early 1900s was partly a reaction to
    • A. 

      Differences between rural and urban culture.

    • B. 

      Upton Sinclair’s publication of The Jungle.

    • C. 

      Anti-Catholic sentiment.

    • D. 

      An increase in liquor prices.

  • 16. 
    The Volstead Act enforced the
    • A. 

      Nineteenth Amendment establishing women’s right to vote.

    • B. 

      Eighteenth Amendment establishing Prohibition.

    • C. 

      Fourteenth Amendment establishing the right to equal treatment under the law.

    • D. 

      Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

  • 17. 
    The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment was most influenced by
    • A. 

      The increasing number of women elected to state office.

    • B. 

      Women’s participation in World War I.

    • C. 

      The efforts of men who supported the Amendment.

    • D. 

      The support of President Woodrow Wilson.

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