The Progressive Era Practice Quiz

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Progressive Era Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The Progressive Era saw many Americans look for solutions to long-standing problems created during the rapid industrialization of the Gilded Age.   What types of solutions did Americans seek?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Protective Legislation--government prevents business owners from cheating or harming workers.

    • B. 

      Moral Reform--government worked to change harmful behaviors

    • C. 

      Limit Special interests--increase competition by decreasing the influence of the rich and powerful.

    • D. 

      More Democratic Participation--spread out power to more Americans.

    • E. 

      Nationalization--National government takes over industries that the people need, like banks and the oil industry.

  • 2. 
    Which photographer helped draw national attention to the problem of child labor in America?  Example picture:
    • A. 

      Jacob Riis

    • B. 

      Jane Addams

    • C. 

      Lewis Hine

    • D. 

      Thedore Roosevelt

  • 3. 
    Which book drew national attention to the filthy conditions in Chicago's meat packing industry?
    • A. 

      "The History of Standard Oil" by Ida Tarbell

    • B. 

      "The Shame of the Cities" by Lincoln Steffens

    • C. 

      "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis

    • D. 

      "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

  • 4. 
    Which tragic event made many in the United States realize that government needed to have a role in setting workplace safety conditions?
    • A. 

      The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City

    • B. 

      The sinking of the Titanic

    • C. 

      The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    • D. 

      The 1913 Ohio River Flood

  • 5. 
    The Progressive Era witnessed some of the first environmental laws in our nation's history.  Which of the following solutions did Progressive President Theodore Roosevelt approve of to help limit the destruction of America's environmental resources?
    • A. 

      Set gas mileage rules for the new automobiles available to consumers.

    • B. 

      Set pollution rules for factories.

    • C. 

      Create national parks.

    • D. 

      Created the endangered species protection act.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following laws were created to give voters, not special interests, more control over their government ?
    • A. 

      Senators would now be directly elected by the people rather than appointed by state legislatures.

    • B. 

      Voters could "recall" a governor who the people disagreed with before the next election.

    • C. 

      Voters could vote on laws themselves (ballot initiatives)

    • D. 

      Civil service tests: only qualified people could work in government jobs.

  • 7. 
    Which Constitutional Amendment gave women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      16th Amendment

    • B. 

      17th Amendment

    • C. 

      18th Amendment

    • D. 

      19th Amendment

  • 8. 
    Which law allowed the national government to break up monopolies in order to create competition that would benefit the consumer?
    • A. 

      The Pendleton Civil Service Act

    • B. 

      The Interstate Commerce Commission

    • C. 

      The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • D. 

      The Meat Inspection Act

  • 9. 
    Which Progressive Era law made food companies label every ingredient included in their products?
    • A. 

      The Pure Food and Drug Act

    • B. 

      The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • C. 

      The NY Tenement Housing Law

    • D. 

      Antiquities Act

  • 10. 
    Which women led the suffrage movement that gave all American women the right to vote in 1919?
    • A. 

      Alice Paul

    • B. 

      Carrie Chapman Catt

    • C. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • D. 

      All of the above