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Muckrakers were writers and critics of the early 1900s who wanted to
a) expose corruption and abuses in industry
b) put an end to immigration
c) prevent integration in cities
d) shut down all factories and industries

The primary goal of muckrakers was to
a) change immigration patterns in the United States
b) provide a greater variety of economic oppotunities
c) expose corruption in business and government
d) fight racial discrimination and segregation

The writings of the muckrakers, the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the work of Susan B. Anthony all demonstrated the
a) need for social reform
b) desire for more public schools
c) power of the central government
d) importance of immigration laws

Progressive era writers such as Upton Sinclair and Ida Tarbell were called muckrakers because they
a) exposed corruption in business and government
b) based their writings on unsupported opinions
c) were members of political machines
d) supported changes in farming methods

During the Progressive Era, muckrakers were best known for
a) forming new political parties
b) organizing protests rallies and marches
c) serving in Congress and state legislatures
d) exposing harmful practices of business and government

A muckraker was a writer or journalist who
a) supported monopolies
b) opposed the growth of labor unions
c) encouraged an end to slavery
d) exposed corruption in government and business

Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair are considered muckrakers because they
a) established a new political party
b) exposed corruption and abuses in society
c) organized labor unions
d) drew cartoons to criticize politicians

Muckrakers contributed to the rise of Progressivism in the early years of the 20th century by
a) challenging big government and urgin a return to past conditions
b) exposing widespread corruption in business and government
c) writing favorable biographies about wealthy Americans
d) aligning themselves with the women's suffrage movement

During the Progressive Era, muckrakers published articles and novels primarily to
a) advance their own political careers
b) make Americans aware of problems in society
c) help the federal government become more efficient
d) provide entertainment for readers

In his book, How the Other Half Lives, muckraker Jacob Riis exposed the
a) ruthlessness of the Standard Oil Company
b) social ills of life in New York City's tenements
c) unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry
d) abuses of the railroad industry

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