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Review The 1920's!

Participants in the Harlem Renaissance encouraged black Americans to
a) Demand political supremacy
b) Take pride in their culture
c) Take violent action against the government
d) Leave the South and come to the North

The Harlem Renaissance can best be described as
a) Renewal of religious fundamentalism
b) Revival of Dutch culture in New York City
c) New era in Broadway musicals
d) Black expression of racial heritage

The main goal of the women's rights movement in the early 20th century was to achieve
a) The right to vote
b) Equal pay for equal work
c) Freedom to practice birth control
d) End discrimination in hiring

The prohibition of alcoholic beverages and the Scopes Trial all occurred during the 1920s. These events are evidence that during this decade
a) The reform spirit of the Progressive movement was as strong as ever
b) Relations between blacks and whites began to improve
c) There was conflict between old and new American ideals
d) The country was more receptive to socialist ideas

The Tennessee trial of John T. Scopes in 1925 illustrated a conflict concerning
a) Free competition in the marketplace
b) Due process of law
c) Freedom of the press
d) Religious beliefs and scientific theories

Which is an accurate statement about American society during the 1920s?
a) The public expressed great interest in sports heroes and movie stars
b) Social attitudes were identical to those of earlier decades
c) Political figures were widely praised as role models
d) Achieving equal opportunity for minorities became a major social goal

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was a period when African Americans
a) Left the United States in large numbers to settle in Nigeria
b) Created noteworthy works of art and literature
c) Migrated west in search of land and jobs
d) Used civil disobedience to fight segregation in the armed forces

What was one similarity between the Red Scare following World War I and the Cold War following World War II?
a) Fear of communism led to the suppression of civil liberties of some Americans
b) Renewed fighting between wartime enemies was a constant threat
c) Congressional investigations proved that the federal government was heavily infiltrated by Communist spies
d) Large numbers of Russian revolutionaries settled in the United States

A major reason for the consumerism of the 1920s was that
a) the federal government encouraged labor to organize
b) enforcement of anti-trust laws resulted in higher prices
c) minimum wage laws expanded buying power
d) advertising and installment payments encouraged buying

The flappers of the 1920s gained public attention mainly because they
a) Often refused to conform to society's expectations
b) Fought for the right of women to vote
c) Fled the United States to live in Europe
d) Worked for equal status in employment

During the 1920s, controversies concerning the Scopes Trial, national Prohibition, and the behavior of flappers were all signs of disagreement over
a) The return to normalcy
b) Traditional values and changing lifestyles
c) Causes of the Great Depression
d) Benefits of new technology

Improved mass production techniques affected the American economy of the 1920s by
a) Reducing the price of consumer goods
b) Lowering the quality of most products
c) Causing higher unemployment
d) Decreasing the quantity of manufactured products

The passage of immigration acts in 1920 and 1924 indicated that the United States wished to
a) Restrict the flow of immigrants into the country
b) Continue immigration policies followed during most of the 1800s
c) Encourage cultural diversity
d) Play a larger role in international affairs

Which factor contributed to the Red Scare in the United States during the 1920s?
a) Germany's attacks on US cargo ships
b) Radical nature of the administration in power
c) Widespread hostility toward big business
d) Success of the Communist revolution in Russia

After World War I, which factor was the cause of migration of many African Americans to the North?
a) The start of the Harlem Renaissance
b) Increased job opportunities
c) Laws passed in Northern States to end racial discrimination
d) Federal government job-training programs

In the early 20th century, what was the primary cause of the large-scale migration of African Americans out of the rural south?
a) Supply of new housing in the suburbs
b) Opportunities for jobs in northern factories
c) Availability of cheap land on the frontier
d) Absence of racial discrimination in northern states

A major reason for the depressed economic conditions of farmers in the 1920s was
a) Rise in the cost of grain
b) Use of inefficient production methods
c) Overproduction of agricultural goods
d) Importation of wheat from the Soviet Union

Which statement best describes conditions in the 1920s in the United States?
a) A spirit of aggressive militarism dominated public opinion
b) An increase in the availability of credit resulted in an expansion of consumer purchasing power
c) Unemployment levels remained high throughout the decade
d) Protection of individual civil liberties were broadened by federal law

What caused the Red Summer race riots of 1919?
a) Tension between African Americans moving into cities and getting jobs in factories
b) Frustration over the results of the Scopes Trial
c) The repeal of the 18th amendment and passage of the 21st amendment
d) Anger over the communist revolution taking place in Russia

Which feature of the economic boom of the 1920s contributed most to the stock market crash of 1929?
a) Increased use of the automobile
b) Growth of the entertainment industry
c) Use of new energy resources
d) Buying stocks on margin (credit)

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