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The Roaring Twenties

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on the the era characterized by social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.

Question 1:


French speakers called the 1920s the "années folles". What is the English translation of the phrase?
Golden Years
Artistic Years
Crazy Years
Lost Years

Question 2:


What United States presidential candidate promised "A return to normalcy" during his 1920 presidential election campaign?
James M. Cox
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge
Warren G. Harding

Question 3:


Who composed Rhapsody in Blue, which is often regarded as the embodiment of the Jazz Age?
Dizzy Gillespie
Duke Ellington
Andrew Lloyd Weber
George Gershwin

Question 4:


What term is used to refer to the young women of the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz and expressed their disdain for what was considered acceptable behavior?
flipper
flapper
flopper
necker

Question 5:


Name the author who popularized the term 'Lost Generation' after using it as one of the epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises.
Ernest Hemingway
John Dos Passos
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Alan Seeger

Question 6:


Which of the following is NOT a representative of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s?
Langston Hughes
Zora Neale Hurston
Countee Cullen
T. S. Eliot

Question 7:


Which visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I is famously manifested in the construction of the Chrysler Building?
Futurism
Baroque
Art Nouveau
Art Deco

Question 8:


What fashion icon popularized tanned skin among young women of the 1920s?
Coco Chanel
Jeanne Paquin
Greta Garbo
Elsa Schiaparelli

Question 9:


Which of these notable authors of the Roaring Twenties is NOT correctly matched with his work?
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
D. H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover
Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms
John Dos Passos - All Quiet on the Western Front

Question 10:


Which of these is used to refer to the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which affected all Western industrialized countries?
Black Tuesday
Blue Monday
Gloomy Tuesday
Blue Chip Tuesday

 


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