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Wwi And The 1920s Test - Delacruz

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WWI and the 1920s test

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  • 1. 
    A policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war best describes:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 2. 
    European countries divided up Africa and Asia to strengthen the political and economic power of the mother country.  This resulted in competition among European countries. This best describes:
    • A. 

      Alliance System

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

  • 3. 
    Extreme pride in one's country best describes:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Militarism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 4. 
    These were formed for protection against each other.  However, they very quickly took aggressive postures towards one another.  This is due in large part to the lack of any global organization designed to promote peace among the nations of the world. This best describes:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 5. 
    The "spark" that started WWI was:
    • A. 

      The murder of a king

    • B. 

      The assassination of the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne

    • C. 

      Germany attacked Serbia

    • D. 

      Italy bombed France

  • 6. 
    Before U.S. entered WWI, Wilson gave all of these reasons why the U.S. should stay neutral EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      We have no economic ties to Europe

    • B. 

      Our role is counselor of peace

    • C. 

      Our role is mediator

    • D. 

      Immigrants in the U.S. would be divided

  • 7. 
    Wilson claimed that a war against ___________ is a war against mankind in his 1917 speech:
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Allies

    • D. 

      Commerce

  • 8. 
    When Wilson changed his mind he said that the U.S. should fight for all of the following things EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Material compensation

    • B. 

      The rights of mankind

    • C. 

      The right of people to have a voice in government

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 9. 
    All of the following were interests the U.S. had which were linked to the war EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Business ties to Great Britain

    • B. 

      Foreign investments

    • C. 

      Colonies

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 10. 
    How did the Peace Movement differ from the Preparedness Movement?
    • A. 

      The Preparedness Movement was willing to go to war.

    • B. 

      The Peace Movement wanted to end the war completely and were against militarism

    • C. 

      The Preparedness Movement persuaded the government to increase the military.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What are three things that helped change public opinion for the British and against Germany?
    • A. 

      The Peace Movement in America, The Preparedness Movement in America, German Americans

    • B. 

      Sneak attacks by U-boats, British control of war news into the U.S., the sinking of the Lusitania

    • C. 

      British blockade of Germany, British interference of freedom of the sea, the starving of German people

  • 12. 
    All of the following were events leading up to U.S. entry into war EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Wilson lifted ban on private bank loans to allies

    • B. 

      Germany made payment to families of Lusitania victim’s families

    • C. 

      The Zimmerman Notes angers Americans more

    • D. 

      Germany violated the Sussex Pledge

    • E. 

      The Czar of Russia fell out of power

  • 13. 
    What information did Howard Zinn use to argue that Wilson’s arguments were “flimsy”?
    • A. 

      British ships were also using U-boats to attack all ships without warning

    • B. 

      The British had also stopped the freedom of the seas for Americans

    • C. 

      The Lusitania was heavily armed and the British and Americans lied about the cargo

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 14. 
    What are two reasons why, Howard Zinn suggests, the U.S. really joined the war?
    • A. 

      Private companies invested a lot of money into foreign markets

    • B. 

      High interest loans tied American profit with British victory

    • C. 

      The U.S. wanted to gain control of German colonies in Africa

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Deport accused communists

    • B. 

      Declare war on Russia

    • C. 

      Limit free speech

    • D. 

      Disenfranchise and intern German Americans

  • 16. 
    What was the nickname of the black-only neighborhoods?
    • A. 

      Black neighborhoods

    • B. 

      Black house

    • C. 

      Black belt

    • D. 

      Black shacks

  • 17. 
    According to the documents studied, why did the Chicago Race Riots start?
    • A. 

      Returning white soldiers took their jobs back after African Americans already occupied them.

    • B. 

      An African American boy was hit by rocks thrown by white people and drowned

    • C. 

      Returning African American soldiers from the war didn’t want to put up with the discrimination

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What are three things born in the “Jazz Age?”
    • A. 

      Flappers, jazz and radios

    • B. 

      Alcohol, dancing and music

    • C. 

      Bars, skirts and make-up

  • 19. 
    What made Marcus Garvey so controversial?
    • A. 

      Supported the idea of racial purity

    • B. 

      He was pro-segregation

    • C. 

      Encouraged black pride and expressionism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What didn’t the white people do to keep the blacks in the black belt?
    • A. 

      Started property owners associations

    • B. 

      Raise the prices of rent in the black belt

    • C. 

      Enforce Jim Crow Laws

    • D. 

      Bombed the houses of colored people

  • 21. 
    What was Marcus Garvey trying to do with all of the African Americans?
    • A. 

      Start another revolution

    • B. 

      Lynch all of them

    • C. 

      Take them back to Africa

    • D. 

      Fight for equality with the whites and end segregation

  • 22. 
    What does U.N.I.A. stand for?
    • A. 

      United Negro Improvement Association

    • B. 

      United Negro Interaction Association

    • C. 

      United Nations in America

    • D. 

      Understanding Negros in America

  • 23. 
    Why did African Americans migrate north?
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Reunification

    • C. 

      Freedom from racism

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 24. 
    Why was it called the “Roaring 20’s?”
    • A. 

      Many new technologies and entertainment were created

    • B. 

      Jazz music, poetry and literature thrived

    • C. 

      Women went into a rebellious age

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Who were the “flappers?”
    • A. 

      Old men

    • B. 

      Modern women

    • C. 

      Traditional women

    • D. 

      Modern men

  • 26. 
    What were some of the changes that women made in the 20th century?
    • A. 

      They wore skirts above their knees

    • B. 

      They started to get jobs

    • C. 

      They wore makeup

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    The _________ Renaissance was when African American music, literature, poetry and the arts began to flower in America.
    • A. 

      Manhattan

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Harlem

    • D. 

      Black People

  • 28. 
    What kind of new transportation revolutionized commercialism in America in the 20’s?
    • A. 

      Z x 5 roadsters

    • B. 

      Model T

    • C. 

      Highlander

    • D. 

      Continental

  • 29. 
    Which statement best describes the conflicts in society created by Prohibition in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Prohibition was accepted by all Americans and only a few were angered by the ban of alcohol.

    • B. 

      Prohibition lead alcoholics back to traditional work and sobriety.

    • C. 

      Prohibition meant that less people made money in the night club business.

    • D. 

      Prohibition created gangsters and the mob who kept the underground liquor business and partner industries going.

  • 30. 
    Which statement best describes the conflicts in society created by Hollywood in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Hollywood glamorized and popularized things like gangsters, "speak easies", alcohol and crime.

    • B. 

      Too many Americans became addicted to movies and spent all their money at the theatres.

    • C. 

      Hollywood movies competed with the radio stations and almost made radios obsolete.

    • D. 

      Hollywood glamorized farm life and created generations of people who wanted to go back to rural living.