History Of Journalism Exam 2

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Exam 2 chapters 6-10


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  • 1. 
    The Black teenager's version of what happened that fateful day in Tulsa's Drexel Building was that
    • A. 

  • 2. 
    In 1934, Coughlin moved into direct political action by creating the
    • A. 

  • 3. 
    Coughlin advocated a replacement of the US political system with
    • A. 

  • 4. 
    The term “muckraking,” used to describe the journalistic practices of the Progressive Era, was coined by 
    • A. 

      Journalist themselves to praise the work of one another

    • B. 

      President Teddy Roosevelt to compliment the work of these journalist

    • C. 

      President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to insult reporters at the time

    • D. 

      President Theodore Roosevelt to sarcastically refer to these journalist

  • 5. 
    In terms of its literary origin, however, the "Muckraker" label originated in 1678 as
    • A. 

      A nickname given to Edgar Allen Poe early in his career because of his morbid writings

    • B. 

      A character in John Bunyan's "Pilgram's Progress" novel

    • C. 

      An Indian character in James Fennimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans"

    • D. 

      A character from Edward Albee's play about industrial workers

  • 6. 
    The economic and social condition that preceded and then continued during the muckraking period was
    • A. 

      The lack of new immigrants coming into the country

    • B. 

      The end of political corruption in government that died with the fall of Boss Tweed

    • C. 

      The rise of greedy industrialists who exploited common laborers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Your textbook author identifies which publication as the "greatest of the muckraking journals"?
    • A. 

      The New Yorker

    • B. 

      Collier's Magazine

    • C. 

      McClure's Magazine

    • D. 

      New York World

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was widely recognized as the first muckraker, or reporter, to practice this tough brand of investigative journalism? 
    • A. 

      Rake McColms

    • B. 

      Joseph W. Folk

    • C. 

      Mark Newberry

    • D. 

      Lincoln Steffens

  • 9. 
    The same reporter mentioned above later published a book that was a compilation of his investigative work. It was titled:
    • A. 

      The Shame of the Cities

    • B. 

      American Dream, American Corruption

    • C. 

      The Metropolitan Monopolies

    • D. 

      The Saints and the Sinners

  • 10. 
    Which reporter was labeled the "Terror of the Trusts"?
    • A. 

      Molly Brown

    • B. 

      Beverly McClure

    • C. 

      Ida Tarbell

    • D. 

      Sarah Judge Hewitt

  • 11. 
    The monumental series written by the aforementioned "Terror of the Trusts" was titled:
    • A. 

      History of the United States Steel Corporation

    • B. 

      History of the Standard Oil Company

    • C. 

      Gangs of New York

    • D. 

      History of American Industry

  • 12. 
    The final results of her investigative work led to
    • A. 

      Congressional passage of the Hepburn Act

    • B. 

      Supreme Court rulings on industry violations of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Ray Stannard Baker, another highly recognized reporter of this era, directed most of his investigative focus on
    • A. 

      The power of labor unions in the nation

    • B. 

      The wrongdoing among government workers

    • C. 

      The excess of the banking industry and its system of cronyism

    • D. 

      The corruption of U.S. political parites

  • 14. 
    Upton Sinclair's The Jungle was
    • A. 

      Not a popular book at the time it was first released

    • B. 

      The title of the series of articles he originally wrote for Collier's magazine

    • C. 

      The title of the newspaper he published in New York, hence a reference to the urban jungle

    • D. 

      A novel about fictitious characters, although it contained accurate and factual descriptions

  • 15. 
    Upton Sinclair was disappointed with the public reaction to The Jungle because
    • A. 

      He was cheated by the publisher out of his fair share of the sales of the work

    • B. 

      He had intended it to spark public criticism of the capitalist system

    • C. 

      It failed to bring him the public recognition he had craved

    • D. 

      It did not surpass the sales of his first work, "The Brass Check"

  • 16. 
    The reporter known as the "poet of the muckrakers" and who wrote about the abuses of child labor was
    • A. 

      Rheta Childe Dorr

    • B. 

      Jack London

    • C. 

      Upton Sinclair

    • D. 

      Edwin Markham

  • 17. 
    The reporter who focused on the plight of workingwomen in the U.S. labor force was
    • A. 

      Rheta Childe Door

    • B. 

      Jack London

    • C. 

      Nelly Bly

    • D. 

      Edwin Markham

  • 18. 
    Other publications that followed the lead of these early exposes focused on patent medicines and on food. What did the public reaction to these articles lead to?
    • A. 

      Pressure on Congress to create the Department of Pharmaceutical Services

    • B. 

      An inadvertent and unintended shortage of medicines and food

    • C. 

      Pressure on Congress to eventually pass the Pure Food and Drug Act

    • D. 

      Apathetic responses from Congress because politicians were behind these industries

  • 19. 
    During the muckraking era, William Randolph Hearst hired David Graham Phillips to write about which US institution? 
    • A. 

      The Senate

    • B. 

      The Presidency

    • C. 

      The New York Stock Market

    • D. 

      The House of Representatives

  • 20. 
    Where did the Klan first originate? 
    • A. 

      Pulaski, Mississippi

    • B. 

      Pulaski, Tennessee

    • C. 

      Indianapolis, Indiana

    • D. 

      Stone Mountain, Virginia

  • 21. 
    During the Klan's formative years, young men joined the new organization because
    • A. 

      It offered them protection from recently freed Black slaves

    • B. 

      It offered them protection from vengeful “Yankees”

    • C. 

      It offered them a sense of common brotherhood

    • D. 

      It offered them a way to vent their bigoted feelings

  • 22. 
    One of the early organizers of the Ku Klux Klan was ironically a Methodist Minister. His name was 
    • A. 

      Billy Bob Joe John Jimmy Jenkins

    • B. 

      David Duke

    • C. 

      David Curtis Stephenson

    • D. 

      William J. Simmons

  • 23. 
    The movie Birth of a Nation became controversial over its positive portrayal of the KKK. The movie was the creation of which of the following innovators of cinema? 
    • A. 

      Mark Sennett

    • B. 

      D.W. Griffith

    • C. 

      Eadweard Muybridge

    • D. 

      George Melies

  • 24. 
    In the wake of the release of Birth of a Nation, which US President added to KKK credibility? 
    • A. 

      William H. Taft

    • B. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 25. 
    The downfall of one top Klan leader, David Curtis Stephenson, is attributed to
    • A. 

      His failure to pay federal income taxes

    • B. 

      His bribery of officials in his home state

    • C. 

      His conviction over the rape and murder of a young woman

    • D. 

      The jealousy of younger, more militant Klansmen who wanted to replace him

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