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America in the 1920s (Grade 9)

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America in the 1920s

This amendment gave women the right to vote
  1. 16
  2. 17
  3. 18
  4. 19
Famous for his trans-atlantic (across the Atlantic) solo flight in his airplane
  1. Red Baron
  2. Johnny Weissmuller
  3. Charles Lindbergh
  4. Howard Hughes
The Harlem Renaissance refers to
  1. a struggle for civil rights by the NAACP
  2. a population increase in Harlem during the 1920's
  3. a program to promote African-American owned businesses
  4. a celebration of African-American culture in literature and art.
Jazz is a distinctive type of American music that arose in the early 1900's.
  1. True
  2. False
Explain why the Ku Klux Klan was known as the invisible empire.

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were both famous jazz musicians.
  1. True
  2. False
Which of the following African-Americans were NOT associated with the Harlem Renaissance?
  1. Malcolm X
  2. Langston Hughes
  3. Bessie Smith
  4. Countee Cullen
What did the 18th Amendment do?
  1. Gave voting rights to women
  2. Prohibited slavery
  3. Prohibiting alcoholic beverages
  4. Granted African Americans citizenship
What is Prohibition?
  1. The movement that ended the Civil War
  2. The migration to the Great Plains
  3. The movement to ban the sale of alcohol
  4. The movement from living in the country to the city
Who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize and was given a rounded perspective on racial issues because of her educational experience?
  1. Countee Cullen
  2. Langston Huges
  3. Gwendolyn Brooks
  4. Bessie Smith
To be a member of the KKK you needed to be white, Christian, male, and born in the USA.
  1. True
  2. False
The                                   questioned whether evolution should be taught in the public school system.
List 3 things that distinguished women who were "flappers" from more traditional women in the 1920's.

This U.S. president,                  , voted for prohibition, but                   in the White House.
  1. Coolidge, slept
  2. Hoover, danced
  3. Harding, drank
  4. none of the above
The movement of African Americans from the Southern United States to the Northern parts of the United States is known as?

Name two Republican presidents during the 1920s.

Who took most of the blame or criticism for the Great Depression
  1. Calvin Coolidge
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Franklin D Roosevelt
  4. Adolf Hitler
Why did fashion become more controversial in the eyes of the older generation during the 1920's?

The 1920's was the first decade without war.
  1. True
  2. False
During the 1920's there was a rise in housing in what types of areas?
  1. rural
  2. urban, city
  3. countryside
  4. none of the above
What are two ways that women's lives are changed in the 1920's, due to technology?

Who was the African American writer/poet who felt that white and black were equally beautiful?
  1. Countee Cullen
  2. Gwendoly Brooks
  3. Langston Hughes
  4. F. Scott Fitzgerald
During the 1920s, a vibrant African American culture grew in
  1. The South
  2. Chicago
  3. Harlem
  4. Washington D.C.
KKK started in 1865/66 by Union army veterans in Tennessee.
  1. True
  2. False
There was a                  culture that fostered the idea that a new lifestyle wasn’t always better.
New styles of music emerge due to what two events?
  1. prohibition and 19th amendment
  2. the 18th amendment and flappers
  3. the Great Migration and settlement in Harlem
  4. none of the above
Why did the standard of cleanliness go up for women during the 1920's?

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