1920s Scavenger Hunt - Key
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1. This Wall Street building was bombed in September, 1920. Morgan Bank
2. This event caused a sudden end to the optimism of the 1920s. stock market crash
TOPIC 1: CHANGING TIMES:
3. This gangster would not have liked Izzy and Moe because they were Prohibition Agents.
4. This woman was deported to Russia because the U.S. Government was afraid of
Communists. Emma Goldman
TOPIC 2: HARLEM:
5. This writer went to Columbia University to study engineering, but dropped out to become
a writer. Langston Hughes
6. She grew up in the first town in the USA to be founded by African Americans. Zora Neale
7. He ran the NAACP and wrote “Lift every voice and sing.” James Weldon Johnson
8. He founded the UNIA to boost black pride. Marcus Garvey
9. She threw big parties and supported leaders of the Harlem Renaissance. A’Lelia Walker
TOPIC 3: JAZZ AGE:
10. He said that music converged and blended together in New York. Duke Ellington
11. Duke Ellington performed at this nightclub.
12. When an interviewer once asked this performer to define jazz, he replied, "If you have to
ask, man, you'll never know." Louis Armstrong
TOPIC 4: MEDIA BOOM
13. This radio show made many Americans believe Martians were invading the Earth. War of
14. This newspaper was designed to be read on the subway. Daily News.
15. This weekly newsmagazine was started in the 1920s by Henry Luce and Britton Hadden.
16. He earned his living playing piano in Tin Pan Alley. George Gershwin.
TOPIC 5: SKYSCRAPER WARS
17. This was the tallest building during most of 1920s in New York. Woolworth Building.
TOPIC 6: WALL STREET AND THE STOCK MARKET CRASH:
18. By 1929, more than a BILLION shares were traded on this. Stock Market
19. From 1925 to 1929, the average price of these more than doubled. Common stocks
20. October 29, 1929, was known as this. Black Tuesday.