US History Chapter 14 Quiz

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

Ready for another quiz on the history of the United States of America? In this chapter, we’ll be covering such topics as the red scare, 1920s economy, the National Origins Act of 1924 and the automobile industry. Good luck!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The red scare was a response to
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      The Teapot Dome scandal

    • C. 

      The Russian Revolution

    • D. 

      The Kellogg-Briand Pact

  • 2. 
    The economy grew in the 1920s as consumers
    • A. 

      Carefully conserved electricity

    • B. 

      Invested most of their money in government bonds

    • C. 

      Learned to ignore advertisements

    • D. 

      Began to buy goods on credit.

  • 3. 
    In the case of SCHENK v US, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said that the government is justified in silencing free speech whenever
    • A. 

      Someone mistakenly shouts FIRE!

    • B. 

      There is a government scandal

    • C. 

      The number of labor strikes climbs above 370

    • D. 

      There is a "clear and present danger"

  • 4. 
    The National Origins Act of 1924 reduced the number of people who could
    • A. 

      Enter the US

    • B. 

      Leave the US

    • C. 

      Both enter and leave the US

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which was a result of the boom in the automobile industry?
    • A. 

      The tourist industry declined

    • B. 

      New roads were built

    • C. 

      Gasoline had to be rationed

    • D. 

      Workers in Ford plants received low wages

  • 6. 
    Many Americans believed that Sacco and Vanzetti were executed because they were (what is the best answer)
    • A. 

      Subersives trying to overthrow the government

    • B. 

      Communist agitators who helped organized strikes

    • C. 

      Responsible for setting off bombs that damaged A. Mitchell Plamer's home.

    • D. 

      Immigrants with radical beliefs during the red scare.

  • 7. 
    Uneven prosperity, personal debt, and overproduction were all warning signs of an unsound economy.  Another danger sign was
    • A. 

      Welfare capitalism

    • B. 

      Frequent strikes by unions

    • C. 

      Isolationism

    • D. 

      Stock market speculation