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Grade 8 Progressive Era
Who was the philanthropist who built more than 2000 libraries worldwide?
  1. George Washington
  2. Andrew Carnegie
  3. Henry Ford
  4. John D. Rockefeller
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Who founded the American Federation of Labor?
  1. James McAvoy
  2. Donald Glover
  3. Samuel Gompers
  4. Bryan Cranston
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Who called the period 1865-1900 the "Gilded Age"?
  1. Mark Twain
  2. Grover Cleveland
  3. D.L. Moody
  4. James Whitcomb Riley
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
How did American newspapers respond to the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor?
  1. They refused to report the story
  2. They reported that the explosion was an accident.
  3. They blamed the explosion on Spain.
  4. They blamed the explosion on Cuban rebels.
Grade 8 Progressive Era
Grade 8 Progressive Era
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
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
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
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for
  1. Holidays
  2. Slavery
  3. Women's rights
  4. animal rights
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

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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
Who did the Progressive party nominate for the election of 1924?
  1. Teddy Roosevelt
  2. Calvin Coolidge
  3. Robert LaFollette
  4. Joseph Smith
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