Chapter 26

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Political and social radicalism arose after World War I because:

postwar culture was fraught with contradictions and tensions

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were:

two Italian-born anarchists sentenced to death and executed even though there was doubt as to their guilt

The 1924 immigration law:

set strict yearly limits on the number of immigrants allowed into the country

The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s was based mainly on:

"100 percent Americanism"

How many members did the Ku Klux Klan allegedly have at its peak?

as many as 4 million

William Jennings Bryan:

prosecuted John Scopes in the Dayton, Tennessee, evolution case for teaching evolution

Which one of the following is associated with Dayton, Tennessee?

the Scopes trial

As a result of the Scopes trial:

John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution

By the 1910s, the Anti-Saloon League:

had become one of the most effective pressure groups in American history

Not being able to convict Al Capone on bootlegging charges, the federal government convicted him for:

tax evasion

The author of Main Street, a novel about the banality of small-town life, was:

Sinclair Lewis

The journalist H. L. Mencken

described Americans as a "booboisie"

The Roaring Twenties was dubbed "the Jazz Age" by:

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The novel This Side of Paradise concerned:

modernist student life at Princeton

Petting parties were:

opportunities for young men and women to experiment sexually with each other

All of the following could be associated with flappers EXCEPT:

Victorian values

In 1921, Margaret Sanger organized:

In 1921, Margaret Sanger organized:

Alice Paul:

was the militant head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association's Congressional Committee

Carrie Chapman Catt was best known for her achievements promoting:

women's suffrage

Congress adopted the equal rights amendment in:

1972

Which of the following statements best describes working women in the 1920s?

The number of employed women rose.

The "Susan B. Anthony amendment" concerned:

women's suffrage

The movement of southern blacks to the North:

was called the Great Migration

The author of Cane, considered by many to be the single greatest work of the Harlem Renaissance, was:

Jean Toomer

The Universal Negro Improvement Association:

was led by Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey:

said blacks should return to Africa

The NAACP emphasized:

legal action against discrimination

The culture of modernism was characterized by:

developments in science that challenged perceptions of certainty

In physics, the development of quantum theory is most associated with:

Max Planck

In physics, the theory of relativity was developed and explained by

Albert Einstein

The theories of relativity and quantum physics led people to:

deny the relevance of absolute values in society at large

Modernists in art and literature came to believe that:

the subconscious is more interesting and more potent than reason

All of the following were prophets of modernism EXCEPT:

the subconscious is more interesting and more potent than reason

The novels of Ernest Hemingway:

depicted the cult of athletic masculinity and a desperate search for life

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of:

sad young characters who displayed potential but were ultimately doomed

Modernism and the southern literary renaissance were products of the:

1920s

The southern literary renaissance came about because:

of the conflict between southern traditions and modern commercialism

William Faulkner:

was one of the South's greatest modernist writers

Thomas Wolfe:

outraged traditionalists in his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina, with his writing

Modernism waned by the end of the 1920s because:

the Great Depression overwhelmed the cultural alienation of the 1920s

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