Take The History 1920's Study Quiz Questions!

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Take The History 1920

There are people out there who like to live in the here and now, and others who prefer to keep their eyes off the rear-view mirror and look directly ahead of them, but sometimes you can’t expect to create your own history without learning a little about what preceded it! In today’s history quiz, we’re going to be taking a look at a Ruthsatz US History quiz, with specific reference to the 1920’s!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Electric refrigerator

    • B. 

      Automobile

    • C. 

      Vacuum

    • D. 

      Sewing machine

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Rural (agrarian)

    • B. 

      Change occurs slowly

    • C. 

      Deeply religious/spiritual

    • D. 

      Willing to be in debt/use credit

  • 3. 
    Which amendment to the Constitution made alcohol illegal?
    • A. 

      18th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      21st

    • D. 

      20th

  • 4. 
    The Harlem Renaissance writers, artists, and musicians emphasized:
    • A. 

      Relief for African-Americans from white oppression

    • B. 

      Assimilation into white culture

    • C. 

      The richness and variety of African-American culture

    • D. 

      African-Americans moving South to a more tolerant atmosphere

  • 5. 
    The Lost Generation refers to 1920's writers who were fearful that society had become:
    • A. 

      Wealthy and snotty

    • B. 

      Greedy and traditional

    • C. 

      Poor and irresponsible

    • D. 

      Promiscuous and materialistic

  • 6. 
    Evolution could not be taught in some schools because:
    • A. 

      It violated the separation between church and state

    • B. 

      People believed it contradicted the Bible

    • C. 

      It violated the 1st Amendment

    • D. 

      People believed the theory of contradicted science

  • 7. 
    One result of prohibition during the twenties was:
    • A. 

      A decline in dancing in socializing

    • B. 

      The increase in alcoholism

    • C. 

      The creation of urban artistic colonies

    • D. 

      The rise of organized crime

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    The rapid development of the mass media during the 1920s:
    • A. 

      Simplified life for most Americans

    • B. 

      Promoted the creation of a national culture or identity

    • C. 

      Encouraged Americans to work longer hours

    • D. 

      Promoted a mass migration to rural areas

  • 10. 
    The "Red Scare" refers to:
    • A. 

      The largest mafia murder in the 1920s

    • B. 

      Changing fashion colors

    • C. 

      Fear of socialist and communists in the United States

    • D. 

      A fearful loss of blood

  • 11. 
    What act provided for the enforcement of Prohibition?
    • A. 

      Kellogg Briand Act

    • B. 

      National Origins Act

    • C. 

      Volstead Act

    • D. 

      Anti-Saloon League Act

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Christian fundamentalism had permeated society

    • B. 

      Technology was improving the quality of life

    • C. 

      The Red Scare provoked injustice

    • D. 

      Americans were beginning to embrace the modern

  • 13. 
    The immigration policy set in place by the National Origin Act of 1924 favored:
    • A. 

      Great Britain and Northwest Europe

    • B. 

      Southern Europeans and Russians

    • C. 

      No one- it was the nation's first fair policy on immigration

    • D. 

      Asians

  • 14. 
    People who brought liquor into the country illegally were called:
    • A. 

      Speakeasies

    • B. 

      Moonshiners

    • C. 

      Gangsters

    • D. 

      Bootleggers

  • 15. 
    Which of the following DID NOT lead to the Big Crash?
    • A. 

      Stock speculation

    • B. 

      Perfectly even supply and demand

    • C. 

      Uneven prosperity

    • D. 

      Buying stocks on margin

  • 16. 
    During the twenties, the goal of the Ku Klux Klan was to:
    • A. 

      Promote white supremacy

    • B. 

      Prevent women from voting

    • C. 

      Teach evolution

    • D. 

      Repeal prohibition

  • 17. 
    The Great Migration is a contributing factor to which of the following conflicts of the era we studied?
    • A. 

      The Palmer Raids

    • B. 

      Race Riots of 1919

    • C. 

      The Scopes Trial

    • D. 

      The Generation Gap

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was NOT used for advertising in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Radio

    • B. 

      Magazines

    • C. 

      Billboards

    • D. 

      Television

  • 19. 
    What effect did the twenties have on women?
    • A. 

      Women felt more free to experiment with bolder styles and manners

    • B. 

      Married women found it easier to balance careers and family

    • C. 

      Most women grew long hair and stopped using makeup

    • D. 

      Women began to dominate the work force

  • 20. 
    The ______________ was a scandal concerning oil drilling rights on government land during the presidency of _________________.
    • A. 

      Kellogg Briand, Calvin Coolidge

    • B. 

      Teapot Dome, Warren G. Harding

    • C. 

      Teapot Dome, Calvin Coolidge

    • D. 

      Kellogg Briand, Warren G. Harding

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      A woman who campaigned for the legalization of the "Moral Gown"

    • B. 

      A modest women who obeyed her parents

    • C. 

      A women who thought men should stay home and women should dominate the workforce

    • D. 

      A rebellious woman who wanted to drink, smoke, and have a good time

  • 22. 
    Which of the following groups of people was NOT a target of the Ku Klux Klan?
    • A. 

      Christian Fundamentalists

    • B. 

      American Indians

    • C. 

      Asian Immigrants

    • D. 

      European Jews

    • E. 

      Roman Catholics