Chapter 24: The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929

Review Questions

1. Which of the following films released in 1927 was the first successful talking motion picture?

  1. The Clansman
  2. The Great Gatsby
  3. The Jazz Singer
  4. The Birth of a Nation
2. The popularization of ________ expanded the communications and sports industries.

  1. radios
  2. talkies
  3. the Model T
  4. airplanes
3. Who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

  1. Orville Wright
  2. Jim Thorpe
  3. Charlie Chaplin
  4. Charles Lindbergh
4. How did Henry Ford transform the automobile industry?
5. The Scopes Monkey Trial revolved around a law that banned teaching about ________ in public schools.

  1. the Bible
  2. Darwinism
  3. primates
  4. Protestantism
6. Which man was both a professional baseball player and an influential evangelist during the 1920s?

  1. Babe Ruth
  2. H. L. Mencken
  3. Jim Thorpe
  4. Billy Sunday
7. What was the platform of the Second Ku Klux Klan, and in what activities did they engage to promote it?
8. The popularization of which psychologist’s ideas encouraged the new morality of the 1920s?

  1. Sigmund Freud
  2. Alice Paul
  3. W. E. B. Du Bois
  4. Margaret Sanger
9. Which amendment did Alice Paul promote to end gender discrimination?

  1. Prohibition Amendment
  2. Equal Rights Amendment
  3. Sheppard-Towner Amendment
  4. Free Exercise Amendment
10. Which novel of the era satirized the conformity of the American middle class?

  1. This Side of Paradise
  2. The Sun Also Rises
  3. A Farewell to Arms
  4. Babbitt
11. Why did the prohibition amendment fail after its adoption in 1919?
12. What was the Harlem Renaissance, and who were some of the most famous participants?
13. Who was the Republican presidential nominee for the 1920 election?

  1. Calvin Coolidge
  2. Woodrow Wilson
  3. Warren Harding
  4. James Cox
14. In 1929, Albert Fall was convicted of bribery while holding the position of ________.

  1. Secretary of the Interior
  2. head of the Veterans’ Bureau
  3. Secretary of the Treasury
  4. Secretary of Commerce
15. Coolidge’s presidency was characterized by ________.

  1. scandal and dishonesty
  2. silence and inactivity
  3. flamboyancy and extravagance
  4. ambition and greed
16. What was the economic outlook of the average American when Herbert Hoover took office in 1929?


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