U.S History: Prohibition Era Trivia Questions!

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U.S History: Prohibition Era Trivia Questions!

Below are some U. S history: prohibition era trivia questions. The prohibition era is a time in America’s history that ban alcoholic beverages as a way of promoting good morals and improving the health of the people. Do you know what happened through this time and the rules put in place to ensure the ban stood? Go down memory lane through the questions provided.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    • A. 

      Protects against abuse of government authority.

    • B. 

      Banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors

    • C. 

      Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion or abridging the freedom of speech

    • D. 

      Protects the right to keep and bear arms.

  • 2. 
    Prohibition in the United States was in place from 
    • A. 

      1919 to 1933

    • B. 

      1861 to 1865

    • C. 

      1939 to 1945

    • D. 

      1775 to 1783

  • 3. 
    Prohibition was
    • A. 

      A widespread feminist movement.

    • B. 

      One of the consequences of the American Civil War.

    • C. 

      A pacific movement to protest against the war in Vietnam.

    • D. 

      The result of a widespread temperance movement during the first decade of the 20th century.

  • 4. 
    The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor is called
    • A. 

      A "speakeasy".

    • B. 

      Bootlegging.

    • C. 

      Organized crime.

  • 5. 
    A "speakeasy" was
    • A. 

      A kind of American bar particular to the Old West.

    • B. 

      An establishment that specialized in beer and liquor sales by the drink.

    • C. 

      An establishment where people gathered to easily speak about Prohibition.

    • D. 

      An establishement that illegally sold alcoholic beverages.

  • 6. 
    Which US state passed the first Prohibition law in 1846?
    • A. 

      Maine

    • B. 

      Illinois

    • C. 

      Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Florida

  • 7. 
    Which US president established a temporary wartime prohibition?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Warren G. Harding

  • 8. 
    The National Prohibition Act was also known as 
    • A. 

      The Volstead Act

    • B. 

      The Neutrality Act

    • C. 

      The Patriot Act

    • D. 

      The Enforcement Act

  • 9. 
    The Prohibition era encouraged 
    • A. 

      An increase in the number of police officers out in the streets.

    • B. 

      the rise of criminal activity associated with bootlegging.

    • C. 

      An increase in arrests for drunkenness.

  • 10. 
    Which Amendment to the US Constitution put an end to Prohibition?
    • A. 

      The 19th Amendment.

    • B. 

      The 20th Amendment.

    • C. 

      The 21st Amendment.

    • D. 

      The 22nd Amendment.

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