SAT Subject US History Practice Question 205: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 205

6. What was one major purpose of the settlement-house movement of the 1880s and 1890s?

A. To provide day care for the young children of working parents
B. To lead the fight for woman suffrage
C. To organize a fight for racial integration in major cities
D. To lead rent strikes against slum landlords
E. To publish newspapers that revealed political graft and corruption

Correct Answer: A


Settlement houses were not hotbeds of political activity, but they tried to accomplish practical good on a neighborhood level.

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