Robinson Ush2 H 1920s Test

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  • 1. 
    The "red scare" of the early 1920's was initially set off by
    • A. 

      The Sacco-Vanzetti case

    • B. 

      The rise of the radical Industrial Workers of the World

    • C. 

      The Bolshevik revolution in Russia

    • D. 

      An influx of radical immigrants

  • 2. 
    Besides attacking minorities like Catholics, blacks, and Jews, the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's opposed contemporary culture and social changes such as
    • A. 

      Evolution and birth control

    • B. 

      Prohibition and higher education

    • C. 

      Automobiles and airplanes

    • D. 

      Patriotism and immigrant restriction

  • 3. 
    The quota system for immigration in the 1920's was based partly on the idea that
    • A. 

      America could accept refugees created by war and revolution in Europe

    • B. 

      Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe were superior to those from South-Eastern Europe

    • C. 

      Immigration from Europe could be replaced by immigration from Asia

    • D. 

      Priority in immigration would be based on family relationships, profession, and education

  • 4. 
    The separation of many American Ethnic groups into separate neighborhoods with distinct cultures and values meant
    • A. 

      English was no longer the dominant language in the U.S

    • B. 

      The U.S was intolerant of ethnic differences

    • C. 

      Catholics and Jews had a political base to gain the presidency

    • D. 

      It was almost impossible to organize the American working class across ethnic and racial disparities

  • 5. 
    One product of prohibition was
    • A. 

      Rise in criminal organizations that supplied illegal liquor

    • B. 

      An improvement in family relations and the general moral tone of society

    • C. 

      A turn from alcohol to other forms of substance abuse

    • D. 

      The rise of voluntary self-help organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous

  • 6. 
    The essential issue in the Scopes trial was whether
    • A. 

      Scientists ought to be allowed to investigate the biological origins of humanity

    • B. 

      The teachings of Darwin could be reconciled with those of religion

    • C. 

      Darwinian evolutionary science could be taught in public schools

    • D. 

      Fundamentalist Protestanism could be taught in public schools

  • 7. 
    The most highly acclaimed industrial innovator of the new mass-production economy was
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Bruce Banton

    • C. 

      Ransom E. Olds

    • D. 

      Henry Ford

  • 8. 
    Two major American industries that benefited economically from the widespread use of the automobile were
    • A. 

      Plastics and synthetic fibers

    • B. 

      Rubber and petroleum

    • C. 

      Textiles and leather

    • D. 

      Electronics and aluminum

  • 9. 
    One of the primary social effects of the new automobile age was
    • A. 

      A weakening of traditional family ties between parents and youth

    • B. 

      A strengthening of inter-generational ties between parents, children, and grand children

    • C. 

      A tightening of restrictions on women

    • D. 

      A closing of the gap between the working class and the wealthy

  • 10. 
    Radio and movies both had the cultural effect of
    • A. 

      Increasing American interest in history and literature

    • B. 

      Increasing mass standardization and weakening traditional forms of culture

    • C. 

      Undermining the tendency of industry towards big business and mass production

    • D. 

      Encouraging creativity and cultural independence among the people

  • 11. 
    The primary achievement of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association was
    • A. 

      Its promotion of black jazz and blues

    • B. 

      Its impact on black racial pride

    • C. 

      Its economic development program in Harlem

    • D. 

      Its transportation of numerous blacks to Liberia

  • 12. 
    Many of the prominent new writers of the 1920's were
    • A. 

      Fascinated by their historical roots in New England

    • B. 

      Disgusted with European influences on American culture

    • C. 

      Interested especially in nature and social reform

    • D. 

      Highly critical of traditional American Puritanism and small town life

  • 13. 
    As president, Warren G. Harding proved to be
    • A. 

      Thoughtful, ambitious, but impractical

    • B. 

      An able administrator and diplomat, but a poor politician

    • C. 

      Politically competent and concerned for the welfare of ordinary people

    • D. 

      Weak-willed and tolerant of corruption among his friends

  • 14. 
    The general policy of the federal government toward industry in the early 1920's was
    • A. 

      A weakening of federal regulation and encouragement of trade associations

    • B. 

      An emphasis on federal regulation rather than state and local controls

    • C. 

      An emphasis on vigorous antitrust enforcement rather than on regulation

    • D. 

      A turn toward direct federal control of key industries like railroads

  • 15. 
    Two terms to describe the Harding and Cooling administration's approach was
    • A. 

      Internationalism and moralism

    • B. 

      Interventionism and militarism

    • C. 

      Isolationism and disarmament

    • D. 

      Yolo and swag

  • 16. 
    The proposed ratio of 5:3:3 in the Washington Disarmament Conference of 1921-1922 referred to
    • A. 

      The allowable ratio of American, British, and Japanese troops in China

    • B. 

      The number of votes Britain France, and the U.S should have in the League of Nations

    • C. 

      The allowable ratio of battleships and carriers among the U.s, Britain, and Japan

    • D. 

      The number of nations that would sign each of the major treaties to emerge from the conference

  • 17. 
    The very high tariff of the 1920's had the economic effect of
    • A. 

      Stimulating the formation of common markets among major industrial business

    • B. 

      Causing severe deflation in the U.S and Europe

    • C. 

      Turning American trade away form Europe/Asia

    • D. 

      Causing Europe to erect their own tariff barriers, and then reduce international trade

  • 18. 
    The central scandal of the Teapot Dome involved members of Harding's cabinet who
    • A. 

      Sold spoiled food to the army and navy

    • B. 

      Took bribes for leasing federal oil fields

    • C. 

      Violated prohibition by tolerating the gangster liquor deals

    • D. 

      Stuffed ballot boxes and played dirty tricks on campaign opponents

  • 19. 
    The major group that experienced hard economic times amidst the general prosperity of the 1920's was
    • A. 

      Small business people

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Bankers and stock brokers

    • D. 

      The oil and mining industries

  • 20. 
    The end of the Red Scare came about as a result of
    • A. 

      The acquittal of Sacco and Vanzetti

    • B. 

      Its own extremism as well as courageous public officials

    • C. 

      The passage of the nineteenth amendment

    • D. 

      The work of evangelist Billy Sunday

  • 21. 
    During his presidency, Harding
    • A. 

      Allowed some friends to abuse their power

    • B. 

      Exposed and tried to clean up the Teapot dome scandal

    • C. 

      Was deeply involved in corruption and bribes

    • D. 

      Was not well liked, but was an effective president

  • 22. 
    Republican policies of the 1920's favored
    • A. 

      Low tariffs, low taxes, and cuts in government spending

    • B. 

      High tariffs, high taxes, and cuts in government spending

    • C. 

      High tariffs, low taxes, and cuts in government spending

    • D. 

      Low tariffs, high taxes, and increases in government spending

  • 23. 
    Why did the American economy change from producer-durable goods to a consumer-durable goods economy?
    • A. 

      Mass production

    • B. 

      Labor shortages

    • C. 

      High wages

    • D. 

      Lack of raw materials

  • 24. 
    Suburban living in the 1920's was possible because of
    • A. 

      The growth of the automobile industry and mass transit

    • B. 

      Government grant money for mortgages

    • C. 

      Subsidized housing

    • D. 

      Land grants to corrupt companies

  • 25. 
    The automobile helped bring the following social change
    • A. 

      Changes in courtship practices

    • B. 

      Limited privacy for young people

    • C. 

      Encouraged young people to stay at home

    • D. 

      Encouraged students to challenge their parents more