Eugene Debs: Biography & Quotes


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At the time of Debs's birth, America was in the process of…

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1. In 1893, Debs formed...

2. Debs ran for president as a member of the....

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand topics like the time period Debs' was born in and the organizations he formed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these tools, you will be asked about:

  • What party Debs belonged to during his presidential campaign
  • Why Debs was imprisoned
  • Which president shortened Debs' prison time

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Eugene Debs and the organization he created
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about Debs' imprisonment
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding which party Debs became a member of during his presidential run and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more on Eugene Debs, please refer to the lesson titled Eugene Debs: Biography & Quotes. These are a few additional goals this lesson covers:

  • Know the factors that led Debs to call for a national railway strike
  • Explain Debs role in national politics
  • Cite evidence of national and international support for Debs and his ideas
  • Understand Debs' contribution to organized labor