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The Red Scare following World War I was caused primarily by
a) the influenza outbreak
b) fear of airborne diseases
c) the action of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy
d) fear of communist infiltration of the United States

Why is the Harlem Renaissance of major importance in American History?
a) The government finally passed a law banning slavery.
b) The area of New York was rebuilt after a devastating fire.
c) It finally gave much needed jobs to African-Americans during the Great Migration
d) It brought the African-American experience into the cultural conscious of the country.

What would BEST explain the increased totals for all cars made in the 1920s?
a) wartime rationing was over
b) the end of the Great Depression
c) better mass production techniques
d) the creation of interstate highways

) It can be argued that radio's MOST important contribution to American life in the 1920s was
a) broadcast updates about the growing Dust Bowl.
b) it helped to create a common culture in the United States.
c) people could keep posted on all news about the war with Japan.
d) those in the city could hear Broadway plays instead of attending them.

Which of these best describes the term flapper in U.S. history?
a) women who worked in factories during World War II
b) women who campaigned for the abolition of slavery
c) women who wore the new bathing suits to American beaches; referencing how the suits flapped in the wind.
d) women of the 1920s who listened to jazz, wore short hair and skirts, and challenged standards of behavior for women

Henry Ford's most noteworthy contribution to industry is the
a) invention of the computer.
b) invention of buying cars on credit.
c) innovation of interchangeable parts.
d) perfection of the assembly line process of production.

How did the automobile impact the American landscape?
a) Houses were built with the inclusion of garages.
b) The automobile led to the construction of paved roads.
c) Rural families could travel to cities for entertainment.
d) More people were able to make a living through agriculture.

The most popular form of mass entertainment following World War I was
a) radio
b) television
c) Broadway shows
d) motion pictures

As car production became more efficient, cars became more affordable for American families. One result of this increase in automobile ownership was
a) greater population density in central cities.
b) growth of suburban areas around urban centers.
c) increased production of coal in the United States.
d) increased dependence on railroads for the transport of goods.

Which is true of the “Harlem Renaissance” of the 1920s?
a) The era gave rise to F. Scott Fitzgerald, flappers, and speakeasies.
b) Poverty and starvation crippled the area, leading to its ironic nickname.
c) The color barrier in major league sports was broken by Jackie Robinson.
d) The era gave rise to Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and The Cotton Club.

11) Which of these contributed to the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression?
a) stock market speculation
b) the effects of World War II
c) success of the U.S. farm economy
d) foreign boycotts of U.S. products

Overproduction and underconsumption factored into causing the Great Depression by
a) causing falling prices on goods.
b) forcing a decrease in mechanization.
c) leading to more spending than saving.
d) scaring farmers into growing fewer crops.

Which event in history is seen by many people as the beginning of the Great Depression?
a) the Stock Market Crash of 1929
b) the beginning of the Dust Bowl
c) the end of fighting in World War I
d) the creation of the Federal Reserve

An obvious defect in the United States' banking system that was exposed during the Great Depression was
a) excessive government regulation of banks.
b) the federal government's ownership of banks.
c) an excessive amount of currency in circulation.
d) the lack of protection for funds deposited by individuals in banks.

Which of these is the BEST description of Hoovervilles?
a) shantytowns in which homeless families lived during the Great Depression
b) housing projects associated with poverty and were constructed in urban areas
c) the first planned suburbs which were developed in the period after World War I
d) nickname for the department of Housing and Urban Development during the New Deal

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