The American History: Take The Progressive Era Quiz!

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Progressive Era Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Boxer rebellion start?
    • A. 

      Wanted to make peace in China

    • B. 

      Wanted to throw off foreigners

    • C. 

      They just wanted to fight

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Where did Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir camp for four days?
    • A. 

      Grand Canyon

    • B. 

      Petrified Forest

    • C. 

      Yosemite Valley

    • D. 

      A wildlife refuge in Pelican Island, Florida

  • 3. 
    Who won at the 1908 election?
    • A. 

      Eugene V. Debs

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      William Jennings Bryan

    • D. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 4. 
    Which act made the nation's monetary and banking system better in 1913?
    • A. 

      Federal Reserve Act

    • B. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • C. 

      Clayton Antitrust Act

    • D. 

      Meat Inspection Act

  • 5. 
    Which law prohibited the sale of foods and medicines?
    • A. 

      Meat Inspection Act

    • B. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • C. 

      Pure Food and Drug Act

    • D. 

      Clayton Antitrust Act

  • 6. 
    Which muckraker wrote the book, The Jungle
    • A. 

      Ida Tarbell

    • B. 

      Upton Sinclair

    • C. 

      Thomas Nast

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Who won the 1912 election?
    • A. 

      William Howard Taft

    • B. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Eugene V. Debs

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 8. 
    When was the Eighteenth Amendment ratified in?
    • A. 

      1915

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1919

  • 9. 
    Which one of these states was NOT one of the four states that women were allowed to vot in 1896?
    • A. 

      Wyoming

    • B. 

      Oregon

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      Idaho

  • 10. 
    Who was the first president of the National American Women Suffrage Association?
    • A. 

      Carrie Chapman Catt

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • C. 

      Susan B. Anthony

  • 11. 
    Which one of the reforms aloowed people to vote an official out of the office?
    • A. 

      Initiative

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Referendum

  • 12. 
    Which one of the progressive reformer goals handed out jobs and contracts in the 1870s and 1880s?
    • A. 

      Reforming Government and Expanding Democracy

    • B. 

      Promoting Social Welfare

    • C. 

      Creating Economic Reform

  • 13. 
    Which muckraker blamed Standard Oil for using unfair advantages?
    • A. 

      Upton Sinclair

    • B. 

      Thomas Nast

    • C. 

      Ida Tarbell

  • 14. 
    Which state was the first to make a direct primary?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      Colorado

    • C. 

      Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Wyoming

  • 15. 
    What did Nellie Bly wrote about besides her experience in the asylum?
    • A. 

      Prisons

    • B. 

      Factories

    • C. 

      Nursing Homes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    How long did Nellie Bly spent in the Women's Lunatic Asylum?
    • A. 

      5 days

    • B. 

      10 days

    • C. 

      15 days

    • D. 

      20 days

  • 17. 
    How many Western states ratified full women suffrage between 1910 and 1914?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      13

  • 18. 
    What did the 17th amendment do?
    • A. 

      Gave a federal income tax

    • B. 

      Gave direct election for senators

    • C. 

      Banned alcohol

    • D. 

      Full woman suffrage

  • 19. 
    What year did Susan B. Anthony became president for NAWSA?
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1892

    • C. 

      1894

    • D. 

      1896

  • 20. 
    Why did women's clubs worked so hard?
    • A. 

      To promote suffrage

    • B. 

      To Improve schools

    • C. 

      To prohibit liquor across town

    • D. 

      All of the above