Chapter 20—The Jazz Age
1. Many people viewed Sacco and Vanzetti with suspicion because they were
a. German immigrants and anarchists.
b. German immigrants and socialists.
c. Italian immigrants and anarchists.
d. Italian immigrants and socialists.
2.After the Emergency Quota Act was passed, admission to the United States was based on
a. literacy test scores.
b. job skills.
d. ethnic identity and national origin.
3. The new morality of the 1920s glorified
c. personal freedom.
4. John T. Scopes was put on trial for
a. violating Prohibition laws.
b. being a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
c. teaching creationism.
d. teaching evolution.
5.The Twenty-first Amendment
a. established Prohibition.
b. repealed Prohibition.
c. guaranteed women the right to vote.
d. guaranteed African Americans the right to vote.
6.The flowering of African American arts in the 1920s became known as the
a. Great Migration.
b. Great Awakening.
c. South Side Renaissance.
d. Harlem Renaissance.
7.The Universal Negro Improvement Association was formed to
a. promote black pride and unity.
b. promote integration.
c. elect African Americans to Congress.
d. protest the horrors of lynching.
8.The National Origins Act of 1924
a. banned Mexican immigrants from entering the United States.
b. allotted a small portion of the quota to immigrants from Mexico.
c. allotted a large portion of the quota to immigrants from Mexico.
d. exempted Mexicans from the quota system.
9. The purpose of the Volstead Act was to
a. limit immigration.
b. enforce Prohibition.
c. ban the teaching of evolution.
d. prohibit lynching.
10. One effect of the Eighteenth Amendment was
a. a decrease in immigration.
b. an increase in immigration.
c. an increase in federal police powers.
d. the decline of Fundamentalism as a national political force.
11. The golden age of Hollywood began in 1927 with the release of
a. the first motion picture.
b. the first feature-length film.
c. the first animated film.
d. the first motion picture with sound.
12. In 1920 in one of the first commercial radio broadcasts in history, listeners of station KDKA in
Pittsburgh heard the
a. Dempsey-Tunney title fight.
b. Amos ‘n’ Andy show.
c. news of Warren G. Harding’s victory in the presidential election.
d. news of the first successful transatlantic flight.
13. The Cotton Club was
a. a Chicago speakeasy where gangsters congregated.
b. a Harlem nightspot where many African American entertainers got their start.
c. a Hollywood nightspot frequented by the stars of the silver screen.
d. a fictitious Chicago nightclub featured in the famous picture The Jazz Singer.
14. The NAACP’s lobbying efforts influenced the House of Representatives to pass, in 1922,
a. anti-lynching legislation.
b. anti-segregation legislation.
c. legislation supporting African American voting rights.
d. equal opportunity legislation.
15. One of the NAACP’s greatest political triumphs occurred in 1930 with the
a. signing of a law against lynching.
b. signing of a law banning discrimination in federal jobs.
c. defeat of a racist judge nominated for the Supreme Court.
d. appointment of an African American to the Supreme Court.