Muckraker: Definition, Articles & Examples


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Which president coined the term muckracker?

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1. Which group would the muckrackers typically support?

2. Who did Lincoln Steffens target in his work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will identify what you know about muckrakers with questions like the coining of the term muckraker, groups supported by muckrakers, Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, and the meat packing industry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically, you will be examined on:

  • The president who coined muckraker
  • Groups muckrakers would commonly back
  • The target of Lincoln Steffens' work
  • Ida Tarbell's focus
  • A famous book featuring meat packing criticism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about details of muckraking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the support of muckrakers and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You're sure to learn more about muckrakers with the lesson called Muckraker: Definition, Articles & Examples. This lesson is going to cover:

  • The definition of muckraker
  • Aims of the muckrakers
  • Key players in the muckraking community