Reconstruction And Progressive Era Amendments

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Progressive Era Quizzes & Trivia

Preassessment to determine prior knowledge on Civil War and Reconstruction


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Civil War was a war fought between
    • A. 

      US, Britain and France

    • B. 

      The North and The South

    • C. 

      US & Britain

    • D. 

      US & Mexico

  • 2. 
    The differences between the two sides  centered around
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Different economic systems

    • C. 

      Geographic differences

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The war ended in 1865, what issue became the biggest problem for the government
    • A. 

      What to do about the former Confederate government

    • B. 

      What to do with the newly freed slaves

    • C. 

      How to punish the South

    • D. 

      How to keep the South happy

  • 4. 
    What was done to keep the African Americans segregated from the rest of the Southern population?
    • A. 

      They were given certain neighborhoods they could live in

    • B. 

      Southern legislatures passed Jim Crow Laws & the Supreme Court ruled in favor of segregation

    • C. 

      They were denied the right to hold employment anywhere

    • D. 

      Nothing, everyone welcomed them to the new Union and offered them immediate equality

  • 5. 
    What does incorporation of the 14th amendment refer to?
    • A. 

      Applying federalism to state laws

    • B. 

      State law influencing federal law and changing national policy

    • C. 

      Including federal laws in state constitutions

    • D. 

      Applying the protections in the Bill of Rights to citizens in every state

  • 6. 
    The term Progressive Era refers to the variety of social, economic and political reforms of the early 1900s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The 4 amendments that were passed during the Progressive Era were created to
    • A. 

      Stop the nation's progress

    • B. 

      Create better workers

    • C. 

      Encourage family values

    • D. 

      Help the nation correct various issues

  • 8. 
    The 18th Amendment was passed to
    • A. 

      Increase the government's revenue

    • B. 

      Provide for direct election of Senators

    • C. 

      Prohibit the production and sale of alcohol

    • D. 

      Extend sufferage to women

  • 9. 
    The 19th Amendment was passed to
    • A. 

      Increase the government's revenue

    • B. 

      Provide direct election of Senators

    • C. 

      Prohibit the production and sale of alcohol

    • D. 

      Extend sufferage to women