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Take the progressive era trivia questions if you want to get some insights on what transpired during this time and the effects of the rules that were made regarding the rapid growth in industrialization and urbanization. Be sure to keep a lookout for other quizzes like this so as to increase your knowledge of the era in America’s history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name of the period of widespread political reform from the 1890's through the first two decades of the 20th century?

    • A.

      Szeker Era

    • B.

      Progressive Era

    • C.

      Industrial Era

    • D.

      Physical Era

    Correct Answer
    B. Progressive Era
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Progressive Era. The Progressive Era refers to a period from the 1890s to the 1920s in the United States, characterized by widespread political and social reforms. During this time, there was a push for governmental regulation of big businesses, women's suffrage, labor rights, and other progressive reforms. The era was marked by a desire to address the social and economic problems caused by industrialization and urbanization.

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  • 2. 

    What was the Democratic Party's political machine that dominated New York?

    • A.

      Don`te Hall

    • B.

      Boss Hall

    • C.

      Nast Hall

    • D.

      Tammany Hall

    Correct Answer
    D. Tammany Hall
    Explanation
    Tammany Hall was the Democratic Party's political machine that dominated New York. It was a powerful organization that controlled politics and government in the city for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Tammany Hall was known for its corruption and patronage, using its influence to secure votes and political appointments in exchange for favors and kickbacks. It played a significant role in shaping New York City's political landscape and was notorious for its control over the city's political and economic systems.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the leader of the political machine that dominated New York?

    • A.

      William Tweed

    • B.

      Boss Leed

    • C.

      Boss ( Luther) Tweened

    • D.

      Marcus Mathordy

    Correct Answer
    A. William Tweed
    Explanation
    William Tweed was the leader of the political machine that dominated New York. He was also known as "Boss Tweed." He was a powerful figure in New York City politics during the 19th century and was the head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party machine. Tweed used his position to amass a great deal of wealth and influence, engaging in corruption and bribery. He controlled various aspects of city government and was able to manipulate elections and appointments to maintain his power. Ultimately, his corrupt practices were exposed, leading to his downfall and imprisonment.

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  • 4. 

    What was the 16th Amendment?

    • A.

      Abolishing Slavery

    • B.

      Prohibition

    • C.

      Legalizing Women's Right to Vote

    • D.

      Federal Income Tax

    Correct Answer
    D. Federal Income Tax
    Explanation
    The 16th Amendment refers to the amendment to the United States Constitution that was ratified in 1913. This amendment granted Congress the power to levy and collect taxes on income, effectively establishing the federal income tax system. Prior to this amendment, the federal government relied primarily on tariffs and excise taxes to generate revenue. The 16th Amendment was a significant milestone in the development of the modern tax system in the United States.

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  • 5. 

    What is money given to keep political machines going or often a Bribe?

    • A.

      Gaft

    • B.

      Lraft

    • C.

      Graft

    • D.

      Daft

    Correct Answer
    C. Graft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Graft." Graft refers to money given to keep political machines going or often as a bribe. It is a term used to describe the corrupt practice of using one's position or influence for personal gain, typically through bribery or embezzlement.

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  • 6. 

    What is a party organization that entices people to vote for a party by offering rewards in exchange for loyalty and service called ?

    • A.

      Political Machines

    • B.

      Political Maufacturer

    • C.

      Message Machines

    • D.

      Massage Machines

    Correct Answer
    A. Political Machines
    Explanation
    A party organization that entices people to vote for a party by offering rewards in exchange for loyalty and service is called a Political Machine. This term refers to a well-organized and powerful political group that uses various tactics, such as patronage and bribery, to maintain control and influence over the voting population. These machines often operated in urban areas and were known for their ability to mobilize voters and secure electoral victories for their supported parties or candidates.

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  • 7. 

    What does infamous mean? 

    • A.

      Sitting still

    • B.

      Famous for being bad

    • C.

      For playing

    • D.

      Bribe

    Correct Answer
    B. Famous for being bad
    Explanation
    The word "infamous" means being well-known for something negative or bad. It is used to describe someone or something that has a bad reputation or is known for doing something wrong or immoral.

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  • 8. 

    Which Amendment dealt with the Direct Election of Senators?

    • A.

      19th

    • B.

      20th

    • C.

      16th

    • D.

      17th

    Correct Answer
    D. 17th
    Explanation
    The 17th Amendment dealt with the direct election of Senators. Prior to this amendment, Senators were chosen by state legislatures. The 17th Amendment, ratified in 1913, changed this process by allowing for the direct election of Senators by the people of each state. This amendment was a significant shift in the balance of power between the federal government and the states, as it gave the people a greater say in the election of their representatives in the Senate.

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  • 9. 

    What Amendment got women the right to vote?

    • A.

      18th

    • B.

      16th

    • C.

      19th

    • D.

      17th

    Correct Answer
    C. 19th
    Explanation
    The 19th Amendment is the correct answer because it granted women the right to vote. This amendment, ratified in 1920, prohibited the denial of voting rights based on gender. It was a significant milestone in the women's suffrage movement and marked a major step towards gender equality in the United States.

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  • 10. 

    What is it called when the people have the right to vote am elected official out of office?

    • A.

      Recall

    • B.

      Initiative

    • C.

      Nast

    • D.

      Sinclair

    Correct Answer
    A. Recall
    Explanation
    Recall is the correct answer because it refers to the process by which the people have the right to vote and remove an elected official from office before their term is completed. This mechanism allows citizens to hold their representatives accountable and exercise their democratic power to remove officials who are not fulfilling their duties or are involved in misconduct. The term "recall" is commonly used in political systems that have this provision in place.

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  • 11. 

    Is it true that Ida Tarbell wrote the Jungle?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Ida Tarbell did not write "The Jungle." "The Jungle" is a novel written by Upton Sinclair. Ida Tarbell was a journalist and author known for her investigative journalism and her book "The History of the Standard Oil Company," which exposed the unethical practices of the oil industry.

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  • 12. 

    Is it true the jungle is about how immagrants were being treated 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True." This suggests that it is indeed true that the jungle is about how immigrants were being treated. The jungle is a novel written by Upton Sinclair, published in 1906. It portrays the harsh conditions and exploitation faced by immigrants working in the meatpacking industry in Chicago during that time. The story sheds light on the poor treatment and unsafe working conditions experienced by immigrants, highlighting the social and economic struggles they faced.

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