Unit 2 History Ch. 26

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  • 1. 
    In the 1920s, people of Latin American descent became the fastest-growing ethnic minority in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s was mainly a southern rural organization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Scopes “monkey trial” sought to keep the theory of evolution in science classrooms in Tennessee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Proponents of prohibition displayed ethnic and social prejudices in the drive to make America “dry.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Roaring Twenties pitted a cosmopolitan urban America against the values of an insular, rural America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Jazz music inspired rural youth to remember their culture’s musical roots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    “Flappers” was the slang word for illegal drinking establishments in the 1920s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Margaret Sanger distributed contraceptives through the mail.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Women gained the right to vote in 1916 as World War I began.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The NAACP favored militant protests over legal challenges as a way to end racial discrimination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Albert Einstein, Max Planck, and Werner Heisenberg were members of Al Capone’s gang in Chicago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The culture of modernism emphasized order and certainty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    During the 1920s, ideas of scientists about the nature of the universe inspired modernist artists to try new techniques.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The major American prophets of modernist literature lived in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The southern renaissance was characterized by a dying traditional world and the birth of a modern, commercial world inspired by World War I’s industrial production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Political and social radicalism arose after World War I because:
    • A. 

      People had been bored by World War I’s rationing of goods

    • B. 

      Postwar culture was fraught with contradictions and tensions

    • C. 

      Southerners neglected agricultural responsibilities

    • D. 

      Northern cities asserted cultural superiority because of industry

  • 17. 
    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were:
    • A. 

      Convicted of bombing eight army supply trucks

    • B. 

      Two Italian-born anarchists sentenced to death and executed even though there was doubt as to their guilt

    • C. 

      Finally exonerated of the charges of payroll robbery and murder

    • D. 

      Murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan

  • 18. 
    The immigration quota laws passed in the 1920s:
    • A. 

      Favored immigrants from southern and eastern Europe

    • B. 

      Encouraged Asians to immigrate to America

    • C. 

      Set strict limits on immigration from Mexico

    • D. 

      Favored immigrants from northern and western Europe

  • 19. 
    The 1924 immigration law:
    • A. 

      Stopped the illegal flow of immigrants into the United States

    • B. 

      Encouraged immigration from Japan and China

    • C. 

      Continued an open door policy, whereby almost all new arrivals would be admitted

    • D. 

      Set strict yearly limits on the number of immigrants allowed into the country

  • 20. 
    The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s was based mainly on:
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitic rhetoric

    • B. 

      Prohibition

    • C. 

      Fundamentalist religious beliefs

    • D. 

      “100 percent Americanism”

  • 21. 
    Who said, “When the hordes of aliens walk to the ballot box and their votes outnumber yours, then that alien horde has got you by the throat”?
    • A. 

      Clarence Darrow

    • B. 

      Ruth Benedict

    • C. 

      William J. Simmons

    • D. 

      Moorefield Storey

  • 22. 
    How many members did the Ku Klux Klan allegedly have at its peak?
    • A. 

      As many as 4 million

    • B. 

      As many as 6 million

    • C. 

      As many as 8 million

    • D. 

      As many as 10 million

  • 23. 
    William Jennings Bryan:
    • A. 

      Believed evolution should be taught in science classes

    • B. 

      Prosecuted John Scopes in the Dayton, Tennessee, evolution case for teaching evolution

    • C. 

      Was the mayor of Dayton, Tennessee

    • D. 

      Was a vocal supporter of the Ku Klux Klan

  • 24. 
    The Scopes trial:
    • A. 

      Pitted William Howard Taft, former U.S. president and confessed agnostic, for the prosecution against fundamentalist Clarence Darrow for the defense

    • B. 

      Concerned a state law that prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools

    • C. 

      Represented victory of the fundamentalist movement in America

    • D. 

      Prosecuted Klansmen for lynching

  • 25. 
    Which one of the following is associated with Dayton, Tennessee?
    • A. 

      Margaret Sanger

    • B. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • C. 

      The lynching of three Italian anarchists

    • D. 

      The Scopes trial

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