How Well Do You Know About The U.S. History Progressive Era? Quiz!

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How Well Do You Know About The U.S. History Progressive Era? Quiz!

How well do you know about the U. S. History progressive era? After the civil war, there was an increase in urbanization and industrialization that researchers see to have been the reason behind progressiveness. In this period, there are some acts that were made to protect the people, do take this quiz and see how well you know events in this time and the acts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What law reformed the civil service system by administering competitive examinations for job positions so that they would be awarded based on merit?
    • A. 

      Pendleton Act

    • B. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • C. 

      Clayton Antitrust Act

    • D. 

      Interstate Commerce Act

  • 2. 
    The Progressive movement (~1900-1918) is best described as a movement that
    • A. 

      Demanded reform at all levels of government

    • B. 

      Encouraged involvement in international affairs

    • C. 

      Tried to introduce a parliamentary system of government

    • D. 

      Emphasized only the needs of farmers

  • 3. 
    Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, influenced federal legislation on
    • A. 

      Railroad regulation.

    • B. 

      Meat inspection and pure food and drugs.

    • C. 

      Conservation of natural resources

    • D. 

      Monkeys, tigers, and lions

  • 4. 
    The purpose of the Interstate Commerce Act, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and the Clayton Anti-Trust Act was to
    • A. 

      Reduce imports from foreign nations

    • B. 

      Eliminate unfair business practices

    • C. 

      Increase the power of local governments

    • D. 

      Reduce the power of labor unions

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would a nativist believe about immigrants?
    • A. 

      They are better workers

    • B. 

      They possess valuable skills

    • C. 

      They assimilate into society

    • D. 

      They take jobs away from Americans

  • 6. 
    Progressive Republican President who started many antitrust lawsuits and placed additional land in government reserves. Friendship with TR was broken over a tariff and a controversy over conservation.
    • A. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D. 

      William Howard Taft

  • 7. 
    The act that created a national banking system that regulated the economy and the nation's banks was the _____.
    • A. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • B. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • C. 

      16th Amendment

    • D. 

      Federal Reserve Act

  • 8. 
    _____ allows voters to remove a public official from office for wrongdoing.
    • A. 

      Referendum

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Impeachment

    • D. 

      Suffrage

  • 9. 
    Progressive Democratic President who lowered the tariff and made laws against monopolies stronger. He also created the Federal Reserve to regulate banking and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and punish unfair business practices. Economic programs were called "New Freedom".
    • A. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • 10. 
    The _____ was a series of Progressive reforms.
    • A. 

      Pendleton Civil Service Act

    • B. 

      NAACP

    • C. 

      Federal Reserve Act

    • D. 

      Wisconsin Idea

  • 11. 
    Progressive Republican President who was known as "trustbuster" for breaking up some trusts. He also supported the Meat Inspection and Pure Food and Drug Acts. He helped settle a coal miners' strike by supporting labor over management and through this created the "Square Deal" for all Americans. He was also a conservationist who doubled the number of national parks and preserved 150 million acres of forest.
    • A. 

      Booker T. Washington

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 12. 
    The organization founded by Lincoln Steffens, Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and others which fights against discrimination is the _____.
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Organization (CRO)

    • B. 

      Black Panthers (BP)

    • C. 

      Emancipation Association for the Rights of Colored People (EARCP)

    • D. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • 13. 
    _____ exposed corrupt city governments in his book, The Shame of the Cities.
    • A. 

      Francis Willard

    • B. 

      Lewis Carroll

    • C. 

      Upton Sinclair

    • D. 

      Lincoln Steffens

  • 14. 
    The journalist who exposed the unfair labor practices of the Standard Oil Trust was _____.
    • A. 

      Ida Tarbell

    • B. 

      Lincoln Steffens

    • C. 

      Jacob Riis

    • D. 

      Nellie Bly

  • 15. 
    The artist whose political cartoons exposed the corruption of New York City boss William Marcy Tweed was _____.
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      Thomas Nast

    • C. 

      Lincoln Steffens

    • D. 

      Lewis Hine

  • 16. 
    The founder of the NAACP who believed that African Americans should immediately have full political and social rights was _____.
    • A. 

      Frances Willard

    • B. 

      John Muir

    • C. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • D. 

      Booker T. Washington

  • 17. 
    _____ wrote the novel The Jungle which exposed the unsanitary conditions of the meatpacking industry.
    • A. 

      Upton Sinclair

    • B. 

      Lincoln Steffens

    • C. 

      Florence Kelley

    • D. 

      Lewis Hine

  • 18. 
    A _______ was a forward-thinking person who wanted to make American society better.
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Procrastinator

    • C. 

      Proponent

    • D. 

      Progressive

  • 19. 
    The federal organization set up to investigate and punish unfair business practices was the _____.
    • A. 

      Pendleton Civil Service Commission

    • B. 

      Federal Reserve Commission

    • C. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • D. 

      National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA)

  • 20. 
    _____ was a photographer who exposed the problems of the poor and city slums.
    • A. 

      Ira Tarbell

    • B. 

      Thomas Nast

    • C. 

      Lewis Hine

    • D. 

      Jacob Riis

  • 21. 
    The law that made it illegal to create monopolies or trusts that restrained trade was the _____.
    • A. 

      Sherman Antitrust Act

    • B. 

      Anti-Monopoly Act

    • C. 

      19th Amendment

    • D. 

      Federal Reserve Act

  • 22. 
    The _____ is the Prohibition Amendment which outlawed the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
    • A. 

      18th Amendment

    • B. 

      17th Amendment

    • C. 

      19th Amendment

    • D. 

      16th Amendment

  • 23. 
    The _____ was federal law that required inspections of meatpacking plants.
    • A. 

      Meat Inspection Act of 1909

    • B. 

      Meatlovers Act of 1909

    • C. 

      Meat Inspection Act of 1906

    • D. 

      Meatpacking Act of 1906

  • 24. 
    The _____ was nicknamed the Susan B. Anthony Amendment because it gave women the right to vote (suffrage).
    • A. 

      19th Amendment

    • B. 

      18th Amendment

    • C. 

      17th Amendment

    • D. 

      16th Amendment

  • 25. 
    The _____ allows citizens to directly elect their U.S. Senators.
    • A. 

      18th Amendment

    • B. 

      19th Amendment

    • C. 

      16th Amendment

    • D. 

      17th Amendment

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