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Jazz was brought to northern cities by
a) older generations. b) musicians from the Mexico City area. c) southern African Americans. d) World War I veterans.
One of the most exciting heroes of this era was the baseball star
a) Babe Ruth. b) Jack Dempsey. c) Gertrude Ederle. d) Nellie Tayloe Ross.
The growth of radio and other mass media in the 1920s produced
a) a national culture. b) a book-selling boom. c) superb jazz musicians. d) new ways of looking at local events.
The big change in movies in the late 1920s was
a) the introduction of color. b) the use of advertising posters. c) the rise of vaudeville. d) the introduction of sound.
In Charles Lindbergh and other heroes, Americans recognized
a) a hunger for fame. b) the virtues of the good old days. c) a willingness to compromise. d) the wildness of the American West.
In the 1920s, trolleys to the suburbs were largely replaced by
a) horse-drawn carriages. b) subways. c) buses. d) taxis.
African Americans migrated north in the early 1900s mainly because of
a) offers of free land. b) the climate. c) an industrial boom. d) a widespread business slowdown.
After immigration laws were tightened, many low-paying jobs went to
a) union laborers. b) migrants from the western states. c) married women. d) immigrants from Canada and Mexico.
The new morals and manners of the 1920s were reflected in
a) women’s fashions. b) the Great Migration. c) the new factory jobs. d) politics.
In the 1920s, the status of women in the workplace
a) improved greatly. b) became even worse than before the war. c) changed very little. d) was better than the status of men.
Which of the following was a long-term effect of Prohibition?
a) the consumer economy b) the growth of organized crime c) an end to alcoholism in the United States d) the rise of fundamentalism
Why did some states ban the teaching of evolution in the schools?
a) The theory challenged scientific beliefs. b) The theory appeared to violate the Constitution. c) The theory seemed to contradict the Bible’s account of creation. d) The theory was unknown to most teachers.
Why did many Americans become fascinated with heroes in the 1920s?
a) They longed to return to the days of World War I. b) They longed for symbols of old-fashioned virtues. c) They had little leisure time to pursue their own interests. d) They objected to being reminded of basic American ideals.
How did life change for American women in the 1920s?
a) Many women felt freer to experiment with bolder styles and manners. b) Married women found it much easier to balance careers and family life. c) Most women grew long hair and stopped using makeup. d) Women began to dominate the work force, often taking leadership positions.
Marcus Garvey led a movement to
a) segregate African Americans in northern cities. b) build up African American self-respect and economic power. c) unionize African American workers. d) create new African American homelands in the Caribbean islands.
One result of Prohibition during the 1920s was
a) an increase in alcoholism. b) a decline in dancing and socializing. c) the rise of organized crime. d) the creation of urban artistic colonies.
The rapid development of the mass media during the 1920s
a) promoted a mass migration to rural areas. b) encouraged Americans to work longer hours. c) promoted the creation of a national culture. d) simplified life for most Americans.
One major demographic shift of the 1920s was the movement of
a) large numbers of Americans to the suburbs. b) large numbers of Americans from the North to the South. c) French-speaking Canadians into barrios. d) Mexican workers to New England.
Though relatively few in number, flappers represented
a) a sign of social stability. b) women’s desire to break with the past. c) women’s desire to return to the past. d) the significant impact of women on national elections.
Clubs in the Harlem district of New York City were among the hottest places to listen to
a) radio. b) political speeches. c) jazz. d) poetry readings.
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