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Below are some trivia questions on the progressive era! Do you consider yourself well educated about this period, what happened, the change that came, and how it impacted the country as a whole? If you are not sure, the questions below offer a chance for you to add on what you know. Be sure to give them a try until you understand this era.


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  • 1. 

    Early efforts at the state level-Governor _____ ______-order, efficiancy centralized management

    Explanation
    Robert LaFollette was a governor known for his progressive policies and reforms. He implemented various measures to increase efficiency and centralize management in the state government. His efforts aimed to streamline operations and improve governance at the state level.

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    Settlement houses____ ____ and the ____ house-improved lives of immigrant poor-built playgrounds, health clinics, legal protection, jobs, etc.

    Explanation
    Settlement houses, such as the Jane Adams Hull House, played a significant role in improving the lives of immigrant poor communities. These houses provided various services and facilities like playgrounds, health clinics, legal protection, and job opportunities. Jane Adams Hull House, founded by Jane Adams, was one of the most famous settlement houses in the United States and made a positive impact on the lives of many immigrants.

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    By 1900, over 80,000 women college-educated-Female activism increased-many focused on voting rights-National American _____ ____ association-Carrie Chapmant Catt, Harriot Stanto Biatch, Anna Howerd Shaw-Parades, rallies, mass meetings, "suffrage tours"

    Explanation
    The given answer "woman suffrage" is correct because the passage mentions that many women focused on voting rights, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was a prominent organization during that time. Additionally, the names mentioned in the passage, Carrie Chapman Catt, Harriot Stanton Blatch, and Anna Howard Shaw, were all important figures in the suffrage movement. The mention of parades, rallies, and mass meetings also aligns with the activism and efforts of the suffragettes to advocate for women's right to vote.

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    -Some labor reform of this movementNational _____ ____ committee, 1904-Many states take the initiative:-Set minimum ages, minimum hours-National child labor law not passed until 1930's

    Explanation
    The given passage describes some labor reform of a movement that aimed to address child labor. It mentions that many states took the initiative to set minimum ages and minimum hours for child labor. However, it also states that a national child labor law was not passed until the 1930s. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is "child labor," as it is the main topic being discussed in the passage.

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    ______ _____ fire-new york146 employees locked in and died-many burned, others died jumping-fire brought stricter building codes & accident insurance

    Explanation
    The Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York resulted in the death of 146 employees, many of whom were burned or died while trying to escape by jumping. This tragic event led to the implementation of stricter building codes and the introduction of accident insurance. The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory was a turning point in labor history, highlighting the need for improved safety regulations and workers' rights.

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    _______:movement to do away with alcohol-Women's ______ ______ union-_____-______ _____Amendment ___ went into effect in 1920

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "prohibition christian temperance andti saloon league 18". The question is asking for the movement that aimed to eliminate alcohol, and the answer provides the term "prohibition" which refers to the period in US history when the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were illegal. The answer also includes "christian temperance andti saloon league", which were organizations that advocated for temperance and supported the prohibition movement. Lastly, "18" refers to the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, which established prohibition and went into effect in 1920.

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    Movement to also prohibit narcotics and cigarettes-______-_____ _____ of America-_____ ___ (1914) prohibited the use and distribution of narcotics.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "anti cigarette league harrison act". The Anti Cigarette League and the Harrison Act were both movements or initiatives aimed at prohibiting certain substances. The Harrison Act, passed in 1914, specifically targeted narcotics and prohibited their use and distribution. The mention of the Anti Cigarette League suggests that there may have been a similar movement or act aimed at prohibiting cigarettes, but without further information, it is unclear if such an act actually existed.

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    _____ _______-cautious progressive as a "trust buster"-broker-avoid extremes-square deal-big stick

    Explanation
    The answer is "teddy roosevelt" because the question is asking for the name of the person who is described by the given words and phrases. The words and phrases provided, such as "trust buster," "broker," "avoid extremes," "square deal," and "big stick," are all associated with Teddy Roosevelt, who was known for his progressive policies, trust-busting efforts, and his approach to foreign policy known as "speak softly and carry a big stick."

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    TEDDY IS A "trust buster"-northern ______ company case in 1902-______ act, 1903-Supreme court broke it up in 1904-corparate break-ups-Standard oil (1911)-American tobacco company (1911)

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    ______ act (1903) expanded powers of ICC (interstate commerce commission)-no secret rebates for railroads (deals, connections)-shippers get same prices

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "elkins." The Elkins Act of 1903 expanded the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) by prohibiting secret rebates for railroads. This act aimed to ensure fair and equal pricing for shippers by eliminating preferential treatment and special deals given to certain railroad companies. The Elkins Act aimed to promote transparency and prevent unfair practices in the railroad industry.

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    TR and the _____ strike, 1902-_____ ____ _____ strike-TR threatened to send in troops-TR served as a broker between the 2 groups

    Explanation
    During the strike in 1902, TR (Theodore Roosevelt) played a significant role as a mediator between the coal operators and the United Mine Workers. The strike involved the coal industry and the United Mine Workers, who were demanding better working conditions and higher wages. TR threatened to send in troops to maintain order during the strike, but instead, he opted to act as a broker between the two groups. This helped facilitate negotiations and ultimately led to a resolution of the strike.

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    TR runs for election in 1904-"tomorrow i shal come into office in my own right. then watch out for me!"-TR is more progressive-________ act 1906: more strength to interstate commerce commission (ICC)set maximum freight ratesno longer rely on courts-extended to pipelines, sleeping car companies, bridges, ferry boats

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hepburn." The explanation is that the Hepburn Act of 1906 was a significant piece of legislation that gave more power to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). It allowed the ICC to set maximum freight rates and expanded its jurisdiction to include pipelines, sleeping car companies, bridges, and ferry boats. This act was a reflection of Theodore Roosevelt's progressive agenda and his efforts to regulate and control the power of large corporations in the transportation industry.

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    ____ ______ and The Jungle (1906)"a man could run his hand over the piles of meat and sweep of handfuls of the dried dung of rats"lead to the _____ ____ act, 1906and the ____ ____ & ____ act, 1906

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "upton sinclair meat inspection pure food drug". The mention of Upton Sinclair and his book "The Jungle" in the question suggests that Sinclair's book exposed the unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry, including the presence of rat dung in meat piles. This revelation led to public outrage and ultimately resulted in the passing of two acts in 1906: the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. These acts aimed to regulate and improve the safety and quality of food and drugs in the United States.

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    -growing concerned for natural environment=____ ____ ____, man and nature (1864)____ ____ (sierra club)Audubon society (1886)-_____ ____ act (1891) was to reserve forests-_____ ____, cheif of forestry service-TR added wildlife refugees and 5 national parks-began a system of national monuments______ _____ act, 1902

    Explanation
    The answer suggests a chronological sequence of events related to the growing concern for the natural environment. It starts with George Perkins Marsh, who wrote the book "Man and Nature" in 1864, highlighting the relationship between man and nature. This led to the formation of organizations like the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society in 1892. The Forest Reserve Act of 1891 was enacted to reserve forests, followed by the appointment of Gifford Pinchot as the Chief of the Forestry Service. Theodore Roosevelt added wildlife refuges and national parks, and finally, the National Reclamation Act of 1902 was passed.

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    _____ ____ ____-TR's secratary of state and handpicked successor-Defeated _____ _____ _____. (this guy also ran against william mckinley and lost)Election led to a republican disaster-Not as popular as TR or as effectiveAlienated many progrressives-Supported _____-_____ Act in 1909 which lowered some tariffs (republicans didn't want that)Amendment # __  extablished income taxesAmendment # __ for direct election of senators

    Explanation
    William Howard Taft, the secretary of state and handpicked successor of Theodore Roosevelt, defeated William Jennings Bryan in the election. However, Taft was not as popular or effective as Roosevelt and alienated many progressives. He supported the Mann-Elkins Act in 1909, which lowered some tariffs, against the wishes of the Republicans. The 16th Amendment established income taxes, and the 17th Amendment allowed for the direct election of senators.

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