USA 1917-29 Edexcel IGCSE Quiz - By Dan Guiney

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USA 1917-29 Edexcel IGCSE Quiz - By Dan Guiney

An end of topic knowledge test for History students from www. Flippinghistory. Net


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What word describes US foreign policy before 1917?
    • A. 

      Internationalist

    • B. 

      Isolationist

    • C. 

      Us alone

    • D. 

      Cowboy diplomacy

  • 2. 
    What nickname was given to US soldiers in WWI?
    • A. 

      Krispy Kremers

    • B. 

      The Fabulous Baker Boys

    • C. 

      J-CO Boys

    • D. 

      Doughboys

  • 3. 
    Which President expressed a wish to return to “normalcy”? 
    • A. 

      Harding

    • B. 

      Coolidge

    • C. 

      Wilson

    • D. 

      Trump

  • 4. 
    Which invention made silk stockings affordable for many? 
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Nylon

    • C. 

      Rayon

    • D. 

      Lycra

  • 5. 
    What do the letters HP represent in terms of loaning on credit?
    • A. 

      Horrible people

    • B. 

      Happy purveyors

    • C. 

      Hire purchase

    • D. 

      Haughty persona

  • 6. 
    Who invented the Hoover?
    • A. 

      William Hoover

    • B. 

      James Murray Spangler

    • C. 

      Richard Branson

    • D. 

      J Edgar Hoover

  • 7. 
    What influenced US marketing techniques in the early 1920s? 
    • A. 

      Politicians

    • B. 

      Chesterfield cigarettes

    • C. 

      Ypres

    • D. 

      WWI Propaganda

  • 8. 
    Which city gave birth to the world’s first steel skyscrapers? 
    • A. 

      Shanghai

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Edinburgh

    • D. 

      New Orleans

  • 9. 
    Who invented the mass production system which changed American industry? 
    • A. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • B. 

      Henry Ford

    • C. 

      Gloria Swanson

    • D. 

      James Murray Spangler

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was NOT a direct effect of the impact of the motor car in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      'Brothels on wheels'

    • B. 

      Suburbs

    • C. 

      Drive-thru cinema

    • D. 

      Aston Villa's 1982 European conquering season

  • 11. 
    Which city was nicknamed Motown? 
    • A. 

      Kansas

    • B. 

      New Jersey

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      Birmingham

  • 12. 
    Which of the following was an action movie star?
    • A. 

      Douglas Fairbanks

    • B. 

      Rudolf Valentino

    • C. 

      Clara Bow

    • D. 

      Charlie Chaplin

  • 13. 
    What was Hollywood known as in full? 
    • A. 

      Cinema City

    • B. 

      Tinsel town

    • C. 

      Hollywoodland

    • D. 

      Butter popcorn and a bag of Revels please land

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was an American football star?
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Bobby Jones

    • C. 

      Red Grange

    • D. 

      Jack Dempsey

  • 15. 
    Which of the following was a 1920s musician?
    • A. 

      Eminem

    • B. 

      Louis Armstrong

    • C. 

      Madonna

    • D. 

      Pink

  • 16. 
    Which social group was the cartoon character Betty Boop modelled on? 
    • A. 

      Gangsters

    • B. 

      Flappers

    • C. 

      Soldiers

    • D. 

      Housewives

  • 17. 
    What number amendment to the US constitution was prohibition? 
    • A. 

      18th

    • B. 

      19th

    • C. 

      20th

    • D. 

      21st

  • 18. 
    Where was there a renaissance in the 1920s? 
    • A. 

      Queen's

    • B. 

      Tribecka

    • C. 

      Harlem

    • D. 

      Brooklyn

  • 19. 
    Which US Attorney General sought to reduce the number of immigrants arriving to US shores? 
    • A. 

      Reg Winkle

    • B. 

      Alvin Simon Theodore

    • C. 

      Mitchell Palmer

    • D. 

      Sean Spicer

  • 20. 
    Who was head of the Bureau of Investigation (soon to become the FBI)? 
    • A. 

      Spencer Percival

    • B. 

      J Edgar Hoover

    • C. 

      Marty McFly

    • D. 

      John F. Jackson

  • 21. 
    Who starred in Showboat and had his passport taken away? 
    • A. 

      Rudolf Valentino

    • B. 

      Buster Keaton

    • C. 

      Charlie Chaplin

    • D. 

      Paul Robeson

  • 22. 
    Which two Italian Americans were executed by Judge Thayer? 
    • A. 

      Ravanelli and Zola

    • B. 

      Carnelli and Giovanni

    • C. 

      Sacco and Vanzetti

    • D. 

      Carravagio and Lucerno

  • 23. 
    Which movie did DW Griffth make which was even shown in the Whitehouse?
    • A. 

      The Tramp

    • B. 

      City Lights

    • C. 

      Birth of a Nation

    • D. 

      The Vanishing American

  • 24. 
    In which state was the KKK especially strong? 
    • A. 

      Indiana

    • B. 

      Utah

    • C. 

      North Carolina

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 25. 
    Who survived when Abram Smith and Thomas Shipp were lynched?
    • A. 

      Cameron James

    • B. 

      James Cameron

    • C. 

      Cam Jameson

    • D. 

      Jamie Camuigin