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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?
Crazy Years
Artistic Years
Lost Years
Golden Years

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
flopper
necker
flapper
flipper

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.
John Dos Passos
Alan Seeger
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway

Question 6:


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

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
Art Deco
Baroque
Art Nouveau

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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