Chapter 12 Review Questions Multiple Choice



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Chapter 12 Review Questions
Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. During the 1920s some prominent American writers and artists moved to Europe partly because

a.

they felt that American society did not value their work.

b.

there was too much competition among writers in the United States.

c.

they were mobbed by fans wherever they went.

____ 2. The Harlem Renaissance was



a.

the lost generation of white writers.

b.

a New York City train going uptown.

c.

the African American literary and artistic movement of the 1920s.

____ 3. What group did Gertrude Stein describe as "the lost generation?"



a.

African American writers living in New York City

b.

emigrant writers and artists who criticized materialistic American culture

c.

jazz musicians in New Orleans

____ 4. By 1927, _____________ owned four out of every five cars in the world.



a.

Americans

c.

Italians

b.

Canadians

d.

French

____ 5. Prior to the 1920s, ________________ was the main avenue for advertising a product. But, during the 1920s, new mass media gave advertisers a bigger audience.



a.

tabloids

c.

newspapers

b.

television

d.

magazines

____ 6. During the 1920s, it is safe to say that



a.

movie actors and athletes were of national hero status

c.

prominent writers were celebrated and adored by most Americans

b.

most Americans disliked athletes

d.

tennis was not popular

____ 7. Babe Ruth was



a.

a popular baseball player

c.

the first to fly solo across the Atlantic

b.

President in 1924

d.

the inventor of the assembly line.

____ 8. During the 1920s, people began reading more books because



a.

they had the time to do it (more leisure time)!

c.

the government mandated it

b.

the books were actually getting good

d.

self-help books finally became available and Dr. Phil was not around to help them out

____ 9. During the 1920s, many Ameircan citizens purchased items



a.

with cash

c.

on credit

b.

by trading a personal item of value

d.

on lay-a-way

____ 10. Which of the following statements is TRUE

a.

Between 1923 and 1929, American workers saw their income decline drastically

c.

Consumers improved their standard of living

b.

Women were spending more and more time doing household chores with few modern inventions to help them

d.

The radio and telephone were not yet invented

____ 11. During the 1920s, many lower class citizens began to feel like



a.

the government forget about them

c.

they were moving into the middle class

b.

life was not worth living

d.

none of the above

____ 12. How did jazz come to Northern cities?



a.

It was brought by immigrants from western Europe.

b.

It was brought by immigrants from southern Europe.

c.

It was brought by African Americans from New Orleans when they migrated.

____ 13. Most Americans in the 1920s regarded installment buying as



a.

an easy way to raise their standard of living.

c.

an easy road to ruin.

b.

shameful.

d.

a passing fad.

____ 14. During the 1920s movies were mostly_____________, until the Jazz Singer came out



a.

musicals.

c.

in color.

b.

silent.

d.

talkies.

____ 15. 1920s African American Jazz/Blues Singer



a.

Amelia Earheart

c.

Alaine Locke

b.

Bessie Smith

____ 16. First woman to solo fly across the Atlantic Ocean



a.

Gertrude Ederle

c.

Alaine Locke

b.

Amelia Earheart

____ 17. wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God



a.

Oscar Charleston

c.

Zora Neale Hurston

b.

Gertrude Stein

d.

Ernest Hemingway

____ 18. First woman to swim the English Channel



a.

Gertrude Ederle

c.

Alain Locke

b.

Ernest Hemingway

____ 19. Compared to people overseas, Americans in the 1920s had



a.

a much lower standard of living.

c.

about the same standard of living.

b.

a higher standard of living.

d.

a somewhat lower standard of living.

____ 20. Before World War I, women in the United States were often arrested for



a.

wearing a corset.

c.

talking in public.

b.

going to the beach.

d.

smoking in public.

____ 21. In 1925 John Scopes was tried for breaking the law under the Butler Act because he had



a.

read The Great Gatsby to his students.

b.

taught religion in his public school classroom.

c.

taught evolution.

____ 22. The Scopes trial symbolized



a.

the importance of materialism in the United States.

b.

many of the bitter conflicts that rocked the United States during the 1920s.

____ 23. Between 1919 and 1929, the production of corn sugar increased sixfold because it was



a.

less expensive than cane sugar.

c.

used to make illegal liquor.

b.

not taxed.

d.

used to fuel some types of automobiles.

____ 24. Prohibition was difficult to enforce because



a.

The United States offered 18,700 miles of coastlines and land borders to smugglers.

b.

Hundreds of ships anchored in international waters dispensed legal liquor to anyone who came out by boat.

c.

Thousands of druggists sold alcohol using doctors' prescriptions.

d.

all of the above

____ 25. Fundamentalists believe that



a.

people should study the Bible to determine their own interpretation.

b.

the Bible tells the literal truth.

c.

evolution is a loose interpretation of the creation of the earth according to the Bible.

____ 26. Hoover presented himself as which one of the following in the 1928 election?



a.

big-city governor

c.

anti-business crusader

b.

spokesperson for immigrants

d.

self-made Iowa farm boy

____ 27. As a result of the Scopes trial,



a.

the Butler Act remained the law in Tennessee.

b.

John Scopes was found not guilty.

c.

evolution has never again been taught in public schools in Tennessee.

d.

fundamentalism ended.

____ 28. Which group of people in the United States refused to obey Prohibition?



a.

the middle class

c.

the lower class

b.

the fundamentalists

d.

the Protestants

Chapter 12 Review Questions

Answer Section
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
2. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
3. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
4. ANS: A PTS: 1
5. ANS: C PTS: 1
6. ANS: A PTS: 1
7. ANS: A PTS: 1
8. ANS: A PTS: 1
9. ANS: C PTS: 1
10. ANS: C PTS: 1
11. ANS: C PTS: 1
12. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
13. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
14. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
15. ANS: B PTS: 1
16. ANS: B PTS: 1
17. ANS: C PTS: 1
18. ANS: A PTS: 1
19. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
20. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: A
21. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
22. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
23. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: A
24. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: C
25. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: A
26. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: E
27. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A
28. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: A


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