Lincoln Steffens: Biography, Books & Accomplishments


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A muckraker is a _____.

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1. Lincoln Steffens first experienced corruption when he _____.

2. The goal of the Progressive Movement was to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz/worksheet addresses a number of facts having to do with the career of Lincoln Steffens. Topics you'll encounter include muckrakers and the Progressive Movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can be used to measure your knowledge about the following:

  • Steffens' early employment
  • Definition of muckraker
  • Steffens' popularity
  • Purpose of the Progressive Movement
  • Steffens and corruption

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz provide the opportunity for you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - Ascertain that you can grasp the most important information from the related lesson on Lincoln Steffens
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as muckraker and Progressive Movement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Steffens' first experience with corruption and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about the progress of Lincoln Steffens' career

Additional Learning

To learn more about Lincoln Steffens and the circles in which he moved, review the accompanying lesson entitled Lincoln Steffens: Biography, Books & Accomplishments. Among the objectives considered in the lesson are the following:

  • Comment on Steffens' relationship with his college professors and his ensuing time spent in Europe
  • Discuss Steffens' employment as a police reporter
  • Investigate McClure's Magazine and Steffens' relationship with it
  • Explain The Shame of the Cities
  • Describe Steffens' later career