America In The 1920's & 30's

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This is an open note quiz over America in the 20's and 30's. Open up all of your notes before you start the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the Great Migration? 
    • A. 

      A movement of African Americans to the North

    • B. 

      A movement of farmers to the West

    • C. 

      A movement of Germans to America

  • 2. 
    How did culture change in the 1920s? 
    • A. 

      Consumerism was frowned upon.

    • B. 

      Culture became more standardized throughout the country

    • C. 

      Fewer people took cross-country trips.

  • 3. 
    How did conservatism affect immigration laws in the 1920s? 
    • A. 

      Most states passed relaxed immigration reforms

    • B. 

      Protestant fundamentalists called for more immigration.

    • C. 

      Asian immigrants were the excluded immigrant groups.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes Harding's policies? 
    • A. 

      They lowered taxes for the wealthy.

    • B. 

      They increased federal spending.

    • C. 

      They lowered tariffs.

  • 5. 
    What caused major economic difficulties for farmers in the 1920s? 
    • A. 

      Drought

    • B. 

      Inflation

    • C. 

      Overproduction

  • 6. 
    Which of the following, combined with the market crash of 1929, helped cause the Great Depression? 
    • A. 

      Falling unemployment

    • B. 

      Low wages

    • C. 

      The housing boom

  • 7. 
    100What was a reason for the New Deal losing steam by 1938?
    • A. 

      Foreign policies were more important than domestic ones

    • B. 

      An increase in foreign trade

    • C. 

      The Depression was over

  • 8. 
    Radio, movies, factories and department stores all shaped popular culture during the 1920s. Which of the following statements describes the effect of these new technologies?
    • A. 

      They undermined labor unions because consumption replaced organization and hard work.

    • B. 

      They developed a culture of consumerism, with advertising targeting women as the chief consumers of goods.

    • C. 

      In the 1920s women could work at any sort of job, while in the 1890s most jobs were reserved for men.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements about the "Great Migration" of African-Americans from the South to the North is correct?
    • A. 

      The Great Migration led to the Harlem Renaissance as African-American artists and writers congregated in Harlem and inspired each other to create a magnificent body of work.

    • B. 

      The Great Migration began during World War I and continued through the 1920s and onward.

    • C. 

      All of these statements are correct.

  • 10. 
    Which immigrants were welcomed by the National Origins Act, and which were excluded?
    • A. 

      East Asians were welcomed, people from Southern and Eastern Europe were restricted, and people from Northern and Western Europe were excluded.

    • B. 

      East Asians were excluded, people from Southern and Eastern Europe were restricted, and people from Northern and Western Europe were welcomed.

    • C. 

      East Asians were excluded, people from Southern and Eastern Europe were welcomed, and people from Northern and Western Europe were restricted.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s is correct?
    • A. 

      The Klan advocated "100% Americanism," which meant that it envisioned a country of "morally pure," white, Protestant, native-born Americans.

    • B. 

      Although the Klan is widely known for its anti-black activity, in the North and West the Klan often targeted Jews and Catholics.

    • C. 

      Both of these answers are correct.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about the Scopes trial of 1925 is what we learned?
    • A. 

      John T. Scopes, a high school teacher, was charged with teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which violated a state law prohibiting the teaching of any doctrine that denied the divine creation of humans.

    • B. 

      Clarence Darrow, a famous defense lawyer, defended John Scopes. Darrow's arguments were celebrated by people who liked the change and innovation of the modern world.

    • C. 

      William Jennings Bryan, former presidential candidate, was the prosecuting attorney in the case. Bryan's arguments were celebrated by people who wanted to hold onto a world of absolute truths.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements about Warren G. Harding and the "return to normalcy" is correct?
    • A. 

      "Normalcy" was a word used by President Warren Harding to describe the calm political and social order to which he wished to return the United States after the idealism and commotion of the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

    • B. 

      In the presidential election of 1920 Republican Warren Harding's call for "normalcy" appealed to many Americans who were tired of divisive reform issues.

    • C. 

      Both of these statements are correct.

  • 14. 
    While the 1920s were prosperous overall, not every group of Americans did well during this decade. Who saw their economic status decline during the era of "Normalcy"?
    • A. 

      Rich people

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Middle Class

  • 15. 
    Which of the following factors was a cause of the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Over-investment in stocks

    • B. 

      The lack of farmers' and workers' purchasing power

    • C. 

      Both of these are correct