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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Progressive Era Questions

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Grade 8 Progressive Era
Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair are considered muckrakers because they
  1. established a new political party.
  2. exposed corruption and abuses in society.
  3. organized labor unions.
  4. drew cartoons to criticize politicians.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
There was a third party in the election of 1924....
  1. Progressive party
  2. Major League Baseball
  3. Anti-War Party
  4. Anti-Prohibition Party
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Owner of the New York Morning Journal:
  1. Joseph Pulitzer
  2. Booker T Washington
  3. Ida B Wells
  4. William Randolph Hearst
Grade 8 Progressive Era
In his book The Jungle, Upton Sinclair exposed the horrors of what industry?
  1. The railroad
  2. The housing industry
  3. The meat packing industry
  4. The sanitation industry
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Which of the following best describes the role played by the People's (Populist) Party during the 1890's?
  1. An instrument to protect small businesses from governmental regulation
  2. An organization foreshadowing the subsequent socialist movement (C)
  3. A vehicle for agrarian protest against railroad and banking interests
  4. The political arm of the new labor movement.
  5. The medium through which urban ethnic groups entered national politics
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Educational reformers such as Horace Mann, Thaddeus Stevens, and Henry Barnard
  1. called for free public schools to promote an educated electorate.
  2. supported public schools to prevent social ills like poverty and crime.
  3. were opposed by those who did not want the government to levy taxes to pay for public education.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Members of a nativist group were nicknamed "Know Nothings" because they
  1. were known to be poorly educated.
  2. campaigned against the building of public schools.
  3. replied "I know nothing" when asked about their group.
  4. did not want to learn about other cultures.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Owner of the New York World
  1. William Randolph Hearst
  2. Joseph Pulitzer
  3. Jane Addams
  4. "Boss" Tweed
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Who did the Progressive party nominate for the election of 1924?
  1. Teddy Roosevelt
  2. Calvin Coolidge
  3. Robert LaFollette
  4. Joseph Smith
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for
  1. Holidays
  2. Slavery
  3. Women's rights
  4. animal rights
Grade 8 Progressive Era
When the Republicans decided to re-nominate Taft, Roosevelt's supporters formed which party?
  1. Progressive, or "Bull Moose" Party
  2. Proactive, or "Bull Moose" Party
  3. Progenitor, or "Bull Moose" Party
  4. Protectorate, or "Bull Moose" Party
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Women's suffrage was a belief of
  1. Lucretia Mott, who organized the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.
  2. abolitionists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was not allowed to speak at an international antislavery conference in 1840.
  3. Susan B. Anthony, who argued for equal pay for women teachers and for equal property rights for women.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
What were the TWO main goals of the National Progressive Republican League which formed in 1911?
  1. Increase awareness of corruption in government
  2. Block renomination of Taft
  3. Deal with the water shortage problem
  4. Put forward their own candidate, Robert LaFollette
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