Progressive Era Test 2

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Running from the 1890s to the 1920s, the Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America. What do you know about this particular era? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following acts created a federal civil service in which federal workers would be hired based on competitive exams rather than political influence.
    • A. 

      Hepburn Act

    • B. 

      Mann-Elkins Act

    • C. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • D. 

      Pendelton Act

  • 2. 
    The process of rewarding political supports with lucrative government jobs was called
    • A. 

      Trustbusters

    • B. 

      Patronage

    • C. 

      Trading

    • D. 

      Mugwumping

  • 3. 
    Who outlined the progressive reforms of the American public and gave his presidential campaign the name, The Square Deal?
    • A. 

      Howard Taft

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 4. 
    Who was responsible for informing the public of the appalling working conditions of meat packing plants?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Jacob Riis

    • C. 

      Samuel Jones

    • D. 

      Upton Sinclair

  • 5. 
    How did the governor of Wisconsin, Robert M. La Follette, improve his state’s government?
    • A. 

      Enlisted experts for a council-manager form of government

    • B. 

      Established a tax based on income

    • C. 

      Created the first public hearing meeting

    • D. 

      None of the above