SAT Subject US History Practice Question 155: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 155

46. Which novel was a catalyst for reform in the meatpacking industry under President Theodore Roosevelt?

A. Manhattan Transferby John Dos Passos
B. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
C. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
D. The Octopusby Frank Norris
E. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Correct Answer: B


The Jungle exposed the horrors of the lack of regulations in the meat-packing industry, and it shocked many meat-eating readers into demanding reforms.

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