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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?
Lost Years
Crazy Years
Artistic Years
Golden Years

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


Who composed Rhapsody in Blue, which is often regarded as the embodiment of the Jazz Age?
Dizzy Gillespie
George Gershwin
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?
flapper
flipper
necker
flopper

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

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?
Art Nouveau
Baroque
Art Deco
Futurism

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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