Chapter 12 Test: Politics Of The Roaring Twenties: Overla

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Politics Quizzes & Trivia

Test covering the politics and society of the United States during the 1920's


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were charged with, and convicted of:
    • A. 

      Treason

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Receiving bribes

    • D. 

      Robbery and murder

  • 2. 
    The immigration policies of the 1920s limited immigration from all of the folloiwng countries except:
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Poland

  • 3. 
    The first practical peacetime use of airplanes was for:
    • A. 

      Crop-dusting

    • B. 

      Carrying mail

    • C. 

      Carrying passengers

    • D. 

      Weather forecasting

  • 4. 
    The main reason that cities began to spread out (a concept known as urban sprawl) during the 1920s was:
    • A. 

      The automobile

    • B. 

      The use of electricity

    • C. 

      Growth in the manufacturing industry

    • D. 

      A change in the birthrate

  • 5. 
    The Teapot Dome scandal centered around:
    • A. 

      Gold mines

    • B. 

      Union membership

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 6. 
    In 1928, fifteen nations signed this particular treaty, which renounced war as a national policy:
    • A. 

      Dawes Plan

    • B. 

      Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    • C. 

      Kellogg-Briand Pact

    • D. 

      The 18th Amendment

  • 7. 
    Under this particular agreement, American investors loaned Germany billions of dollars to pay its war reparations to Britain and France:
    • A. 

      Dawes Plan

    • B. 

      Fordney-McCumber Tariff

    • C. 

      Kellogg-Briand Pact

    • D. 

      The 18th Amendment

  • 8. 
    One industry that did NOT prosper during the 1920's was the:
    • A. 

      Farming industry

    • B. 

      Advertising industry

    • C. 

      Airline industry

    • D. 

      Automobile industry

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered a direct result of the growing popularity and availability of the automobile: (Hint: if you have trouble figuring it out, think about which one would have been affected by factors other than the automobile)
    • A. 

      Changes in American landscape

    • B. 

      Changes in American architecture

    • C. 

      Urban sprawl

    • D. 

      Changes in the advertising industry

  • 10. 
    According to US Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and many others like hiim, what was aeating its way into the homes of the American workman, its sharp tongues....licking at the alters of churchesa:
    • A. 

      The philosophy of nativism (America first)

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      The hopelessness of poverty

    • D. 

      Government abuse of peoples civil rights

  • 11. 
    Nativists who found fault with the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 would have been most likely to have made which of the following statements:
    • A. 

      It did not restrict immigration enough

    • B. 

      It threatened industry with a labor shortage

    • C. 

      It discriminated against the wrong immigrants

    • D. 

      It violated US principles by restricting immigration

  • 12. 
    The next 5 questions refer to the following map:  Civil Air Routes, 1918 - 1930 When was Washington, DC first served by a civil air route?
    • A. 

      In 1918

    • B. 

      In 1921

    • C. 

      By 1930

    • D. 

      After 1930

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements is supported by the map?
    • A. 

      The earliest purposes of civil air routes was connecting large northern cities with large southern cities

    • B. 

      Flights crossing any body of water were not scheduled until well after 1930

    • C. 

      Air routes connecting the East Coast to the West Coast were in place before routes that serviced cities in the southern United States

    • D. 

      Civil air routes serviced all major US cities before servicing any cities in other countries

  • 14. 
    Which two cities did the first international air route connect?
    • A. 

      New York and Montreal

    • B. 

      New York and London

    • C. 

      Seattle and Victoria

    • D. 

      Miami and Paris

  • 15. 
    What city was served by the greatest number of air routes by 1930?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Los Angeles

    • D. 

      Chicago

  • 16. 
    According to the map, which of these statements most accurately describes civil air routes by 1930?
    • A. 

      The purpose of civil air route development was to connect the United States and Canada

    • B. 

      Civil air routes were added only to cities that had previously lacked service

    • C. 

      The rate of civil air route development consistently slowed after 1921

    • D. 

      Civil air routes serviced most major US cities and were expanding to foreign countries

  • 17. 
    The following five questions refers to the political cartoon: aShutting Out the Lighta The two men in this cartoon are:
    • A. 

      Radicals

    • B. 

      Union members

    • C. 

      Nativists

    • D. 

      Government officials

  • 18. 
    The title of the cartoon is aShutting Out the Lighta.  The metaphorical alighta that the men are shutting out represents:
    • A. 

      The principles of labor unions

    • B. 

      Communist propaganda

    • C. 

      Radical foreign ideas

    • D. 

      Fundamental American ideals

  • 19. 
    According to the cartoon, radical ideas come from:
    • A. 

      The American people

    • B. 

      The labor movement

    • C. 

      Foreign and communist countries

    • D. 

      The US government

  • 20. 
    According to the cartoon, a conflict exists between:
    • A. 

      The US government and labor unions

    • B. 

      Radical ideas and honest American ideas

    • C. 

      American radicals and foreign radicals

    • D. 

      The US government and the American people

  • 21. 
    The line, aSunlight is unhealthy anyhow!a might be described as:
    • A. 

      More radical propaganda

    • B. 

      An advertising slogan

    • C. 

      The voice of the American people

    • D. 

      The voice of the US government

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered a sign that the prosperity of the 1920s was superficial (not really prosperous; fake): (Hint: in other words, which one is doing poorly)
    • A. 

      The economic situation on farms

    • B. 

      The success of the advertising industry

    • C. 

      The number of products purchased on credit

    • D. 

      The difference in income between workers and managers

  • 23. 
    Which of the following was most closely associated with the public's negative reaction to organized labor in the 12920's:
    • A. 

      Fears of rising prices

    • B. 

      Fears of communism

    • C. 

      Fears of a depression

    • D. 

      Resentment of labors advances

  • 24. 
    Which of the following called for the abolition of private property in order to equally distribute wealth and power throughout American society:
    • A. 

      Quota system(system in which only a certain number of immigrants were allowed into the United States)

    • B. 

      Isolationism (idea that the US should not get involved in other countries affairs)

    • C. 

      Nativism (belief that your country is superior to others)

    • D. 

      Communism (an equal sharing of wealth and power in a country)

  • 25. 
    Which of the following rose dramatically during the 1920's:
    • A. 

      Wages

    • B. 

      Labor union membership

    • C. 

      Tariffs

    • D. 

      The build up of armaments (weapons)