US History Chapter 14 Quiz

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Prentice Hall US History Chapter 14

  
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  • 1. 
    The red scare was a response to
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      The Teapot Dome scandal

    • C. 

      The Russian Revolution

    • D. 

      The Kellogg-Briand Pact


  • 2. 
    The economy grew in the 1920s as consumers
    • A. 

      Carefully conserved electricity

    • B. 

      Invested most of their money in government bonds

    • C. 

      Learned to ignore advertisements

    • D. 

      Began to buy goods on credit.


  • 3. 
    In the case of SCHENK v US, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said that the government is justified in silencing free speech whenever
    • A. 

      Someone mistakenly shouts FIRE!

    • B. 

      There is a government scandal

    • C. 

      The number of labor strikes climbs above 370

    • D. 

      There is a "clear and present danger"


  • 4. 
    The National Origins Act of 1924 reduced the number of people who could
    • A. 

      Enter the US

    • B. 

      Leave the US

    • C. 

      Both enter and leave the US

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 5. 
    Which was a result of the boom in the automobile industry?
    • A. 

      The tourist industry declined

    • B. 

      New roads were built

    • C. 

      Gasoline had to be rationed

    • D. 

      Workers in Ford plants received low wages


  • 6. 
    Many Americans believed that Sacco and Vanzetti were executed because they were (what is the best answer)
    • A. 

      Subersives trying to overthrow the government

    • B. 

      Communist agitators who helped organized strikes

    • C. 

      Responsible for setting off bombs that damaged A. Mitchell Plamer's home.

    • D. 

      Immigrants with radical beliefs during the red scare.


  • 7. 
    Uneven prosperity, personal debt, and overproduction were all warning signs of an unsound economy.  Another danger sign was
    • A. 

      Welfare capitalism

    • B. 

      Frequent strikes by unions

    • C. 

      Isolationism

    • D. 

      Stock market speculation


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