SAT Subject US History Practice Question 468: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 468

89. Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice. . . . Business played in this way loses all its sportsmanlike qualities. It is fit only for tricksters. The above statement most likely was made by which of the following muckraking journalists in which exposé?

A. Ida M. Tarbell, History of the Standard Oil Company
B. Lincoln Steffens, Tweed Days in St. Louis
C. Theodore Dreiser, The Financier
D. Ray Stannard Baker, Following the Color Line
E. Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives

Correct Answer: A


The Rockefellers owned the Standard Oil Company, and Ida Tarbell is famous for exposing its shady business dealings in print.

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