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Chapter 26

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:
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:
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