Overla - Politics Of The Roaring Twenties

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  • 1. 
    According to Attorney Gen. A. Mitchell Palmer, what was "eating its way into the home of the American workman, its sharp tongues.....licking the alters of the churches"?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      The philosophy of nativism

    • C. 

      The hopelessness of poverty

    • D. 

      Isolationism

  • 2. 
    Which of the following rose dramatically in the early 1920's and caused a major drop in imports to the United States?
    • A. 

      Wages

    • B. 

      Labor union membership

    • C. 

      Tariffs

    • D. 

      The build up of armaments

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered a sign that the prosperity of the 1920's was superficial?
    • 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

  • 4. 
    Why was the Kellogg - Briand Pact considered useless?
    • A. 

      It didn't prevent war; it only punished countries that started wars

    • B. 

      It made the process of repaying war debts too easy

    • C. 

      It provided no means of enforcing the "no war" agreement

    • D. 

      It failed to include several of the strongest military powers

  • 5. 
    Nativists who found fault with the Emergency Quota Acts of 1921 would have been most likely to say which of the following?
    • 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

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was most closely tied to the public's negative reactions to organized labor in the 1920's?
    • A. 

      Fears of rising prices

    • B. 

      Fears of communism

    • C. 

      Fears of a depression

    • D. 

      Resentment of labor's advances

  • 7. 
    Which of the following called for the abolition of private property in order to equally distribute wealth and power?
    • A. 

      Quota system

    • B. 

      Isolationism

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 8. 
    John L. Lewis is most closely associated with which of the following?
    • A. 

      The coal miners' strike

    • B. 

      The Boston polic strike

    • C. 

      The Teapot Dome scandal

    • D. 

      The Elk Hills scandal

  • 9. 
    What might an anarchist have said about the scandals that plagued President Harding's administration?
    • A. 

      In a successful government, all officials should be chosen by the public

    • B. 

      The scandals are more proof that all forms of government should be abolished

    • C. 

      Such scandals would not happen in a communist government

    • D. 

      Mistakes made by cabinet members should not damage the reputation of the president

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not considered a direct result of the growing popularity and availability of the automobile?
    • A. 

      Changes in American landscape

    • B. 

      Changes in American architecture

    • C. 

      Urban sprawl

    • D. 

      Changes in the advertising industry

  • 11. 
    These two were accused of the robbery and murder of a payroll master and his guard in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1925.
    • A. 

      Abbott and Costello

    • B. 

      Groucho and Harpo Marx

    • C. 

      Sacco and Vanzetti

    • D. 

      Coolidge and Harding

  • 12. 
    Which of the following groups did the Klan discriminate against during the 1920's
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Jewish people

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      Immigrants

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The concepts of modern advertising, such as reaching a large audience, familiarity of product name, and advertising to the masses, were able to take hold during the 1920's because of which of the following devices mass marketed to Americans.
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Magazines

    • C. 

      Newspapers

    • D. 

      Radios

  • 14. 
    President Warren G. Harding's administration was rocked by scandal during the early part of the 1920's.  His secretary of the Interior______________ was involved in the___________ scandal in which he leased federal reserves of oil to private companies and was paid $400,000 in bribes. 
    • A. 

      A. Mitchell Palmer / Teapot Dome

    • B. 

      Albert B. Fall / Red Scare

    • C. 

      A. Mitchell Palmer / Red Scare

    • D. 

      Albert B. Fall / Teapot Dome

  • 15. 
    These are people who oppose any form of government whatsoever.  There were many in the United States during the 1920's, most of which had immigrated to the US from Eastern and Southern Europe.
    • A. 

      Communists

    • B. 

      Anarchists

    • C. 

      Nativists

    • D. 

      Isolationists

  • 16. 
    During the 1920's were deeply divided over the debate concerning the League of Nations, the Progressive Era had cause many changes to American society, returning soldiers faced the difficult situation of unemployment because their jobs had been taken by women or minorities.  As a result, America became extremely _______________, which is defined as a prejudice against foreign born people, and ______________, a policy of pulling away from involvement in foreign affairs.  (IN ORDER)
    • A. 

      Isolationism / Nativism

    • B. 

      Communism / Anarchism

    • C. 

      Nativism / Red Scare

    • D. 

      Nativism / Isolationism

  • 17. 
    This system was established by Congress in 1921 - it established a maximum number of people who could enter the United States from each foreign country.  The goal was to sharply cut the number of immigrants to the United States from Eastern European countries.
    • A. 

      The Quota System

    • B. 

      The Red Scare

    • C. 

      The Fordney - McCumber Tariff

    • D. 

      The Gentlemen's Agreement

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason that labor union membership dropped from 5 million to around 3.5 million during the 1920's (Which would NOT cause a drop in membership)
    • A. 

      Much of the workforce consisted of immigrants willing to work in poor conditions

    • B. 

      Most unions excluded (did not allow) African Americans

    • C. 

      Since immigrants spoke a multitude of languages, unions had difficulty organizing them

    • D. 

      Unions fought to achieve decent working conditions, shorter workweeks, and a fair salary

  • 19. 
    He was the Secretary of State for Warren G. Harding.  He organized the Washington Naval Conference in 1921 and urged that the worlds military powers not build warships for a period of ten years, the worlds first disarmament program.
    • A. 

      Albert B. Fall

    • B. 

      Nicola Sacco

    • C. 

      Charles Evans Hughes

    • D. 

      Edna St. Vincent Millay

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best fits President Calvin Coolidge's approach towards business in the United States during the 1920's
    • A. 

      Business should be heavily regulated and taxed by the American government

    • B. 

      Business opportunities should be limited in the United States and the government should control the economy

    • C. 

      The American government should stay out of business whenever possible and private business should be allowed the opportunity for growth

    • D. 

      The central government should regulate and control business whenever possible

  • 21. 
    The next five questions relate to the Political Cartoon "Shutting Out the Light"The two men in this cartoon are
    • A. 

      Radicals (anarchists or communists)

    • B. 

      Union members

    • C. 

      Nativists

    • D. 

      Government officials

  • 22. 
    The title of the cartoon is "Shutting Out the Light".  The metaphorical "light" that the men are shutting out represents:
    • A. 

      The principles of labor unions

    • B. 

      Communist propaganda

    • C. 

      Radical foreign ideas

    • D. 

      Fundamental American ideals

  • 23. 
    According to the cartoon, radical ideas come from:
    • A. 

      The American people

    • B. 

      The labor movement

    • C. 

      Foreign and communist countries

    • D. 

      The United States government

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    The line, "Sunlight is unhealthy anyhow!" might be described as:
    • A. 

      More radical propaganda

    • B. 

      An advertising slogan

    • C. 

      The voice of the American people

    • D. 

      The voice of the American government

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