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Chapter 17: The Jazz Age (1921-1929) Name: _______________

___ 1. Flappers of the 1920’s challenged traditional American attitudes about women by supporting
a) A federal abortion rights law c) An equal rights amendment
b) Gender equality in salaries d) Greater freedom in dress and behavior
___ 2. The Republican Presidents of the 1920’s favored
a) Membership in the League of Nations c) Tax cuts for wealthy Americans
b) Reduced American tariffs on foreign imports d) Stronger federal regulation of American business
___ 3. . The National Origins Immigration Act of 1924 produced discriminatory results because it
a) Relied on a series of literacy tests and physical examinations few could pass
b) Only allowed immigration of people with highly sought after skills or family in the United States
c) Created a guest worker program that encouraged temporary immigration but denied citizenship
d) Placed restrictions on immigration by national origin
___ 4. Margeret Sanger is best known for
a) Being the first great blues jazz singer c) Opening the first birth control clinic in the US
b) Pushing for women to have the right to vote d) Being the first female cabinet member
___ 5. The Scopes “Monkey Trial” hurt the cause of which of the following groups the most?
a) A fundamentalist Christian farmer c) A Boston socialist fighting for unions
b) A bootlegging gangster in Chicago d) A young rich socialite girl in New York
___ 6. President Coolidge’s philosophy of government was that government should interfere with
business and industry as little as possible and that prosperity rested on
a) Business leadership b) A strong military c) Church leaders d) Educational institutions
___ 7. President Harding fit in comfortably with the influential
a) Ohio political machine b) Progressivists c) Socialist leaders d) World War veterans
___ 8. The chief architect of economic policy in the United States during the 1920s was
a) Andrew Mellon b) Herbert Hoover c) Charles Forbes d) Charles Evans Hughes
___ 9. President Harding’s secretary of the interior, Albert B. Fall, secretly allowed private interests
to lease lands containing US Navy oil reserves, creating the scandal that came to be known as
a) Teapot Dome Scandal b) Fall Scandal c) Whiskey Ring d) Watergate
___ 10. What system of manufacturing adopted by Henry Ford divided operation into simple tasks?
a) The Apprentice System b) Assembly line c) Product placementd) Construction design
___ 11. In 1926, the aviation industry received for building airports with the passage of the
a) Air Commerce Act b) Airmail Act c) Kelly Act d) Lindbergh Air Act
___ 12. What is the name of the belief that one’s lands need to be protected against immigrants?
a) Nativism b) Isolationism c) Foreignism d) Racism
___ 13. What baseball player also became a national hero?
a) Jack Dempsey b) Babe Ruth c) Red Grange d) Bill Tilden
___ 14. The golden age of Hollywood began in 1927 with the release of the first
a) Full-length motion picture c) Feature-length film
b) Animated film d) “talking” motion picture
___ 15. What style of music was influenced by African American blues and ragtime?
a) Country b) Classical c) Jazz d) Impressionist
___ 16. One of the NAACP’s greatest political triumphs occurred in 1930 with the defeat of Judge
John J. Parker’s nomination to the
a) US Supreme Court b) Senate c) Circuit Court d) House of Representatives
___ 17. Warren G. Harding won the presidency by appealing to Americans’ desire to
a) Become a world power b) Reform Society c) Repeal Prohibition d) Return to normal
___ 18. Coolidge believed part of his job as president was to make sure the government
a) Interfered with business as little as possible c) Regulated big business to stabilize the economy
b) Participated regularly in world affairs d) Became involved in social reform
___ 19. Many people viewed Sacco and Vanzetti with suspicion because they
a) Had previously been soldiers for the Central powers
b) Were Italian immigrants and anarchists
c) Were members of the Ku Klux Klan
d) The bullets used in the murder matched Sacco’s gun
___ 20. The new morality of the 1920’s glorified
a) Traditional values b) Work c) Wealth d) Personal Freedom
___ 21. After World War I, most Americans wanted to avoid future wars by
a) Avoiding involvement in world affairs c) Excluding Germany from the League of Nations
b) Disbanding the League of Nations d) Increasing the size of the military
__. Between 1900 and 1934, creditors forclosed on nearly one million farms, and farmers retaliated
in all of the following ways except
a) Destroying their crop to raise prices c) Blocking milk trucks and emptying them
b) Preventing the delivery of vegetabsles d) Marching to Washington, DC
___ 25. The Ku Klux Klan grew dramatically in the 1920’s as many new members
a) Such as urban Catholics joined to protect themselves against immigrant gangs
b) Came from rural areas, angry at the growing influence of urban America.
c) Embraced the changes taking place in the cities
d) Who were recent immigrants joined to protect work conditions in South
___ 26. The Scopes trial pitted academic freedom and the teachings of modern science against
a) The theory of evolution c) The views of Marcus Garvey
b) Fundamentalism d) Healing techniques of Aimee Semple Mcpherson
1. Sacco and Vanzetti were especially suspect because they were foreigners and (communists /
anarchists), or people who opposed all forms of government.
2. The most famous scandal of 1920’s politics was the (Teapot Dome/Whiskey Ring).
3. The economy of the 1920’s especially benefited (farmers / advertisers).
4. The first transatlantic flight, by (Edwin Armstrong / Charles Lindbergh), spurred the
development of the aviation industry.
5. Ford’s assembly line product, the (Chrysler/Model T) demonstrated the benefits of mass
6. At the Washington Naval Conference, the major naval powers agreed to (reduce / increase) the
size of their navies.
7. Republicans like Mellon promoted increasing (tariffs / taxes) in the 1920’s.
8. Fundamentalists like William Jennings Bryan disagreed with (evolution / creationism).
9. Speakeasies and bootlegging were features of the era of (Suffrage / Prohibition).
10. Disillusioned by World War I and consumer culture, bohemian Americans traveled to 1920’s
(London / Paris).
11. The greatest baseball star and hero of the 1920’s was (Babe Ruth / Jack Dempsey).
12. During World War I and the 1920s, hundreds of thousands of African Americans joined the (Trail
of Tears / Great Migration) to northern cities.
13. The flowering of African American culture was known as (Glorious Society/Harlem Renaissance).
14. The NAACP fought for (integration / segregation) and improvement in economic opportunities for
African Americans.