The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929
The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929

The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929

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A question and discussion pack on how jazz and jazz culture refined America and American music.

24.1

Which of the following films released in 1927 was the first successful talking motion picture?

A

The Clansman

B

The Great Gatsby

C

The Jazz Singer

D

The Birth of a Nation

24.2

The popularization of expanded the communications and sports industries.

A

radios

B

talkies

C

the Model T

D

airplanes

24.3

Who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

A

Orville Wright

B

Jim Thorpe

C

Charlie Chaplin

D

Charles Lindbergh

24.4

How did Henry Ford transform the automobile industry?

24.5

The Scopes Monkey Trial revolved around a law that banned teaching about in public schools.

A

the Bible

B

Darwinism

C

primates

D

Protestantism

24.6

Which man was both a professional baseball player and an influential evangelist during the 1920s?

A

Babe Ruth

B

H. L. Mencken

C

Jim Thorpe

D

Billy Sunday

24.7

What was the platform of the Second Ku Klux Klan, and in what activities did they engage to promote it?

24.8

The popularization of which psychologist’s ideas encouraged the new morality of the 1920s?

A

Sigmund Freud

B

Alice Paul

C

W. E. B. Du Bois

D

Margaret Sanger

24.9

Which amendment did Alice Paul promote to end gender discrimination?

A

Prohibition Amendment

B

Equal Rights Amendment

C

Sheppard-Towner Amendment

D

Free Exercise Amendment

24.10

Which novel of the era satirized the conformity of the American middle class?

A

This Side of Paradise

B

The Sun Also Rises

C

A Farewell to Arms

D

Babbitt

24.11

What was the Harlem Renaissance, and who were some of the most famous participants?

24.12

What was the Harlem Renaissance, and who were some of the most famous participants?

24.13

Who was the Republican presidential nominee for the 1920 election?

A

Calvin Coolidge

B

Woodrow Wilson

C

Warren Harding

D

James Cox

24.14

In 1929, Albert Fall was convicted of bribery while holding the position of .

A

Secretary of the Interior

B

head of the Veterans’ Bureau

C

Secretary of the Treasury

D

Secretary of Commerce

24.15

Coolidge’s presidency was characterized by .

A

scandal and dishonesty

B

silence and inactivity

C

flamboyancy and extravagance

D

ambition and greed

24.16

What was the economic outlook of the average American when Herbert Hoover took office in 1929?

24.17

Explain how the 1920s was a decade of contradictions. What does the relationship between mass immigration and the rise of the Second Ku Klux Klan tell us about American attitudes? How might we reconcile the decade as the period of both the flapper and prohibition?

24.18

What new opportunities did the 1920s provide for women and African Americans? What new limitations did this era impose?

24.19

Discuss what the concept of “modernity” meant in the 1920s. How did art and innovation in the decade reflect the new mood of the postwar era?

24.20

Explain how technology took American culture in new and different directions. What role did motion pictures and radio play in shaping cultural attitudes in the United States?

24.21

Discuss how politics of the 1920s reflected the new postwar mood of the country. What did the Harding administration’s policies attempt to achieve, and how?