WWI And The 1920s Test - DelaCruz

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WWI and the 1920s test

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  • 1. 
    A policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war best describes:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 2. 
    European countries divided up Africa and Asia to strengthen the political and economic power of the mother country.  This resulted in competition among European countries. This best describes:
    • A. 

      Alliance System

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

  • 3. 
    Extreme pride in one's country best describes:
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Militarism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Alliance System

  • 5. 
    The "spark" that started WWI was:
    • A. 

      The murder of a king

    • B. 

      The assassination of the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne

    • C. 

      Germany attacked Serbia

    • D. 

      Italy bombed France

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      We have no economic ties to Europe

    • B. 

      Our role is counselor of peace

    • C. 

      Our role is mediator

    • D. 

      Immigrants in the U.S. would be divided

  • 7. 
    Wilson claimed that a war against ___________ is a war against mankind in his 1917 speech:
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Allies

    • D. 

      Commerce

  • 8. 
    When Wilson changed his mind he said that the U.S. should fight for all of the following things EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Material compensation

    • B. 

      The rights of mankind

    • C. 

      The right of people to have a voice in government

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 9. 
    All of the following were interests the U.S. had which were linked to the war EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Business ties to Great Britain

    • B. 

      Foreign investments

    • C. 

      Colonies

    • D. 

      Trade

  • 10. 
    How did the Peace Movement differ from the Preparedness Movement?
    • A. 

      The Preparedness Movement was willing to go to war.

    • B. 

      The Peace Movement wanted to end the war completely and were against militarism

    • C. 

      The Preparedness Movement persuaded the government to increase the military.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What are three things that helped change public opinion for the British and against Germany?
    • A. 

      The Peace Movement in America, The Preparedness Movement in America, German Americans

    • B. 

      Sneak attacks by U-boats, British control of war news into the U.S., the sinking of the Lusitania

    • C. 

      British blockade of Germany, British interference of freedom of the sea, the starving of German people

  • 12. 
    All of the following were events leading up to U.S. entry into war EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Wilson lifted ban on private bank loans to allies

    • B. 

      Germany made payment to families of Lusitania victim’s families

    • C. 

      The Zimmerman Notes angers Americans more

    • D. 

      Germany violated the Sussex Pledge

    • E. 

      The Czar of Russia fell out of power

  • 13. 
    What information did Howard Zinn use to argue that Wilson’s arguments were “flimsy”?
    • A. 

      British ships were also using U-boats to attack all ships without warning

    • B. 

      The British had also stopped the freedom of the seas for Americans

    • C. 

      The Lusitania was heavily armed and the British and Americans lied about the cargo

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 14. 
    What are two reasons why, Howard Zinn suggests, the U.S. really joined the war?
    • A. 

      Private companies invested a lot of money into foreign markets

    • B. 

      High interest loans tied American profit with British victory

    • C. 

      The U.S. wanted to gain control of German colonies in Africa

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 15. 
    During the war, some people in the U.S. wanted to do all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Deport accused communists

    • B. 

      Declare war on Russia

    • C. 

      Limit free speech

    • D. 

      Disenfranchise and intern German Americans

  • 16. 
    What was the nickname of the black-only neighborhoods?
    • A. 

      Black neighborhoods

    • B. 

      Black house

    • C. 

      Black belt

    • D. 

      Black shacks

  • 17. 
    According to the documents studied, why did the Chicago Race Riots start?
    • A. 

      Returning white soldiers took their jobs back after African Americans already occupied them.

    • B. 

      An African American boy was hit by rocks thrown by white people and drowned

    • C. 

      Returning African American soldiers from the war didn’t want to put up with the discrimination

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    What are three things born in the “Jazz Age?”
    • A. 

      Flappers, jazz and radios

    • B. 

      Alcohol, dancing and music

    • C. 

      Bars, skirts and make-up

  • 19. 
    What made Marcus Garvey so controversial?
    • A. 

      Supported the idea of racial purity

    • B. 

      He was pro-segregation

    • C. 

      Encouraged black pride and expressionism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What didn’t the white people do to keep the blacks in the black belt?
    • A. 

      Started property owners associations

    • B. 

      Raise the prices of rent in the black belt

    • C. 

      Enforce Jim Crow Laws

    • D. 

      Bombed the houses of colored people

  • 21. 
    What was Marcus Garvey trying to do with all of the African Americans?
    • A. 

      Start another revolution

    • B. 

      Lynch all of them

    • C. 

      Take them back to Africa

    • D. 

      Fight for equality with the whites and end segregation

  • 22. 
    What does U.N.I.A. stand for?
    • A. 

      United Negro Improvement Association

    • B. 

      United Negro Interaction Association

    • C. 

      United Nations in America

    • D. 

      Understanding Negros in America

  • 23. 
    Why did African Americans migrate north?
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Reunification

    • C. 

      Freedom from racism

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 24. 
    Why was it called the “Roaring 20’s?”
    • A. 

      Many new technologies and entertainment were created

    • B. 

      Jazz music, poetry and literature thrived

    • C. 

      Women went into a rebellious age

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Who were the “flappers?”
    • A. 

      Old men

    • B. 

      Modern women

    • C. 

      Traditional women

    • D. 

      Modern men

  • 26. 
    What were some of the changes that women made in the 20th century?
    • A. 

      They wore skirts above their knees

    • B. 

      They started to get jobs

    • C. 

      They wore makeup

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    The _________ Renaissance was when African American music, literature, poetry and the arts began to flower in America.
    • A. 

      Manhattan

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Harlem

    • D. 

      Black People

  • 28. 
    What kind of new transportation revolutionized commercialism in America in the 20’s?
    • A. 

      Z x 5 roadsters

    • B. 

      Model T

    • C. 

      Highlander

    • D. 

      Continental

  • 29. 
    Which statement best describes the conflicts in society created by Prohibition in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Prohibition was accepted by all Americans and only a few were angered by the ban of alcohol.

    • B. 

      Prohibition lead alcoholics back to traditional work and sobriety.

    • C. 

      Prohibition meant that less people made money in the night club business.

    • D. 

      Prohibition created gangsters and the mob who kept the underground liquor business and partner industries going.

  • 30. 
    Which statement best describes the conflicts in society created by Hollywood in the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Hollywood glamorized and popularized things like gangsters, "speak easies", alcohol and crime.

    • B. 

      Too many Americans became addicted to movies and spent all their money at the theatres.

    • C. 

      Hollywood movies competed with the radio stations and almost made radios obsolete.

    • D. 

      Hollywood glamorized farm life and created generations of people who wanted to go back to rural living.