The Jazz Age

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The Jazz Age

This assessment celebrates student knowledge of the Jazz Age also known as the Roaring Twenties. Though the 1920s can be viewed as both a progressive and productive era, many societal and cultural issues clashed and surfaced to become troublesome. From Al Capone in the streets of Chicago to Albert Fall in the President's cabinet, corruption and crime were widespread. Radicalism, racism, and a lack of government regulation further complicated issues. However, most memorable was the influential and groundbreaking poetry, art, movies, and music that were produced during the 1920s and its saving grace.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    August 28, 1927 what agreement did fifteen nations sign outlawing war?
    • A. 

      Five-Power Treaty

    • B. 

      Scopes Treaty

    • C. 

      Kellog-Briand Pact

    • D. 

      Treaty of Versailles

  • 2. 
    Which constitutional amendment guaranteed women in all states the right to vote?
    • A. 

      Twentieth Amendment

    • B. 

      Nineteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Eighteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Seventeenth Amendment

  • 3. 
    Who was the poet who came out of the Harlem Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Gertrude Ederle

    • C. 

      Langston Hughes

    • D. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Nineteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      Eighteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Seventeenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Twentieth Amendment

  • 5. 
    Which item became a symbol of corruption in the Harding administration?
    • A. 

      Log cabin

    • B. 

      Teapot Dome

    • C. 

      Railroad car

    • D. 

      Model T

  • 6. 
    An economic downturn is called
    • A. 

      A recession

    • B. 

      Productivity

    • C. 

      The gross national product

    • D. 

      On margin

  • 7. 
    The law that established a quota system for immigration was the
    • A. 

      Teapot Dome Act

    • B. 

      Emergency Quota Act

    • C. 

      Scopes Trial

    • D. 

      National Origins Act

  • 8. 
    "I make my money by supplying a popular demand.  If I break the law, my customers are as guilty as I am."  -Al CaponeQuestion:  Through which business did Capone supply the "popular demand" mentioned in this quotation?
    • A. 

      Making and selling illegal alcohol

    • B. 

      Importing rare art object

    • C. 

      Publishing city newspapers

    • D. 

      Financing and building skyscrapers

  • 9. 
    Someone who believes that all forms of government are oppressive and undesirable and should be abolished or done away with is called
    • A. 

      A communist

    • B. 

      A liberal

    • C. 

      An anarchist

    • D. 

      A fiscal conservative

  • 10. 
    The Scopes trial dealt with the subject of
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Lynching

    • C. 

      Evolution

    • D. 

      Submarine warfare

  • 11. 
    Lindbergh, Earhart, and the Wrights were pioneers in which of the following fields?
    • A. 

      Jazz musicians (playing jazz music)

    • B. 

      Poets (writing poems)

    • C. 

      Aviation (flying planes)

    • D. 

      Baseball

  • 12. 
    In the 1920s, many African Americans moved to northern cities to escape
    • A. 

      Labor strikes

    • B. 

      Jim Crow laws

    • C. 

      For the weather

    • D. 

      Because the could not afford the South

  • 13. 
    Which of the following was a result of Prohibition?
    • A. 

      The crime rate fell in most cities

    • B. 

      Sale of alcohol rose in rural areas

    • C. 

      Most Americans in cities stopped drinking

    • D. 

      Crime organizations grew rich selling alcohol

  • 14. 
    Speakeasies allowed people to
    • A. 

      Learn about national news more quickly than ever before

    • B. 

      Drink alcohol during prohibition

    • C. 

      Hear jazz musicians from the comfort of their own homes

    • D. 

      Communicate inexpensively with distant relatives

  • 15. 
    This cartoon was likely published during the time of
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      The Civil War

    • C. 

      The Great Depression

    • D. 

      WWI

  • 16. 
    This cartoon is making reference to a period of time where the fear of communism was widespread.  This was called
    • A. 

      The Red Scare

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      The Roaring Twenties

    • D. 

      Anarchy April

  • 17. 
    These men were admitted anarchists and put to death, what were their names?
    • A. 

      Sinji & Perkins

    • B. 

      Batalli & Lagassi

    • C. 

      Sacco & Vanzetti

    • D. 

      Sago & Venti

  • 18. 
    In 100 words or less, explain the above political cartoon.
  • 19. 
  • 20. 
    After the end of WWI and getting involved in the world affairs for years, the United States resumed a policy of:
    • A. 

      Isolationism

    • B. 

      Anarchism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Unrestricted warfare

  • 21. 
    Immediately after WWI demand for certain products went up or increased.  As a result of this, what happened to the price of these products?
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Increased

    • C. 

      Stayed the same

    • D. 

      Product was given out for free

  • 22. 
    The definition for capitalism is:
    • A. 

      Government runs everything and owns everything

    • B. 

      A system of morals and values

    • C. 

      An economic system based on free enterprise

    • D. 

      A philosophy that says there should be no government

  • 23. 
    The graph above shows you the percentage of murders/crimes before, during, and after the period of prohibition.  What happened to the murder/crime rate during prohibition?
    • A. 

      It increased

    • B. 

      It decreased

    • C. 

      It stayed the same

    • D. 

      Crime stopped completely

  • 24. 
    This is a picture taken at a KKK rally.  What happened to Klan membership in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Membership grew

    • B. 

      Membership shrank

    • C. 

      It stayed the same

    • D. 

      The KKK disappeared completely

  • 25. 
    At the end of the 1920s, the US dealt with a:
    • A. 

      Massive increase in immigration

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      Vietnam War

    • D. 

      World War I