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The Jazz Age

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis were all members of the
A.
Harlem Renaissance.
C.
Untouchables.
B.
Lost Generation.
D.
Chicago underworld.
 

 2. 

The sale of alcohol was forbidden by which amendment?
A.
Twentieth
C.
Eighteenth
B.
Sixteenth
D.
Nineteenth
 

 3. 

Which industry was the nation’s biggest business in the 1920s?
A.
radio
C.
auto
B.
advertising
D.
movies
 

 4. 

Most advertisements were aimed at
A.
senior citizens.
C.
children.
B.
men.
D.
women.
 

 5. 

Which industry grew from $500 million before World War I to $3 billion in 1929?
A.
advertising
C.
youth culture
B.
radio and phonograph sales
D.
building
 

 6. 

Which movement originated among African American musicians in the South?
A.
Harlem Renaissance
C.
fundamentalism
B.
jazz
D.
bootlegging
 

 7. 

What was a negative effect of the automobile?
A.
Volstead Act
C.
Scopes trial
B.
auto-touring
D.
higher accident rate
 

 8. 

The assembly line
A.
led to a more permanent workforce.
B.
made work more meaningful.
C.
increased productivity.
D.
made advancement opportunities available.
 

 9. 

The Jazz Singer was a
A.
song.
C.
recording.
B.
sports team.
D.
movie.
 

 10. 

One method of increasing production is to utilize
A.
scientific management.
C.
an installment plan.
B.
an industrial designer.
D.
testimonials.
 

 11. 

Who said “It will cost a man his job to have the odor of beer, wine or liquor on his breath or have any of these intoxicants in his home”?
A.
Paul Robeson
C.
Jim Thorpe
B.
Henry Ford
D.
Cecil B. DeMille
 

 12. 

One of the players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series was
A.
Jim Thorpe.
C.
Ty Cobb.
B.
Red Grange.
D.
“Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
 

 13. 

The practice of accepting a religious text as literally true is called
A.
fundamentalism.
C.
revivalism.
B.
Pentecostalism.
D.
Protestantism.
 

 14. 

Which African American graduate of Columbia University Law School went on to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors of the 1920s?
A.
James Weldon Johnson
C.
Paul Robeson
B.
Langston Hughes
D.
Edward Hopper
 

 15. 

What was passed to enforce prohibition?
A.
Twenty-first Amendment
C.
Eighteenth Amendment
B.
Volstead Act
D.
Untouchables
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
A.
Robert Lynd
N.
Henry Ford
B.
Model T
O.
installment plan
C.
Al Jolson
P.
Charles Lindbergh
D.
prairie style
Q.
George Gershwin
E.
Babe Ruth
R.
planned obsolescence
F.
Al Capone
S.
liquor
G.
electricity
T.
Amelia Earhart
H.
college
U.
Alfred P. Sloan
I.
flappers
V.
scientific management
J.
Bessie Smith
W.
Harlem
K.
Aimee Semple McPherson
X.
auto-touring
L.
Frederick W. Taylor
Y.
Jim Thorpe
M.
Tennessee
Z.
jazz
 

 16. 

determined that every kind of work could be broken down into smaller units
 

 17. 

ran his factory on the assembly-line production method
 

 18. 

by 1930 more than two thirds of American homes had this
 

 19. 

a new vacation craze that swept the country
 

 20. 

by 1925 about 75 percent of cars were bought using this method of financing
 

 21. 

the Eighteenth Amendment called for a ban on the sale of this
 

 22. 

controlled Chicago’s underworld with the help of his gang
 

 23. 

young women who wore shorter skirts and transparent silk hose
 

 24. 

for the first time, a growing number of young people began to attend
 

 25. 

starred in the first feature-length “talkie”
 

 26. 

a popular Los Angeles revivalist who took full advantage of the new media of radio
 

 27. 

famous baseball player of the 1920s
 

 28. 

Clarence Darrow defended John Scopes for teaching the theory of evolution in this state
 

 29. 

flew airmail cargo planes between St. Louis and Chicago
 

 30. 

brought the blues to American audiences through recordings
 

 31. 

combined classical music with American jazz in the composition “Rhapsody in Blue”
 

 32. 

a northern flowering of African American artistic style took place in this location
 

 33. 

term for making products specifically designed to go out of style
 

 34. 

painted a mural featuring assembly-line workers
 

 35. 

Frank Lloyd Wright is known for this style of domestic architecture
 



 
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