The Roaring Twenties:USA 1918-1929

A revision quiz for GCSE AQA history, on America in the 1920s

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How much did US food exports to Europe increase by during WW1?
300%
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How did US investors benefit?
Made interest on loans made to Europe
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What was the policy of isolationism?
The American idea that the US was better off having nothing tio do with other countries
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Who came up with the Fourteen Points?
Woodrow Wilson
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When was the literacy test for immigrants imposed?
1917
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What did the quota act of 1921 mean?
Immigrants were allowed entry according to their presence in the UK
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What did the Fordney McCumber Tarrif do?
Put high duties on imports coming into the US
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What was significant about the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti?
The two men were executed even though someone else confessed
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How many cinema tickets were sold a week?
95 million
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What were Ford!s ideas based on?
Taylorism
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What did the old industries rely on?
Government contracts
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How much did wages rise by in old industries ?
8%
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How many industrial workers were unemployed in the 1920s?
2 million
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What did the south suffer from in regards to farming?
Dust bowls
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What does the KKK stand for?
Klu Klux Klan
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How many members did the KKK have in the 1920s?
5 million
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What was the name if the KKK leader who was convicted of **** and murder in 1925?
David Stephenson
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What was KKK membership after this incident?
300 000
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Under which act was Prohibition introduced?
Volstead Act
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What were speakeasies?
Illegal bars
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What was bootlegging?
Smuggling alcohol
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What was moonshine?
Illegally made alcohol
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When was prohibition introduced?
1920
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What were flappers?
Young liberated women who wore short dresses and smoked in public
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When was the first talking movie produced?
1927
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What is buying on the margin?
Only paying 10% of the value and paying back after shares are sold
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When was Black Thursday?
24th October 1929
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How many banks collapsed?
5000
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How many people were unemployed by 1933?
14 million
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What was the reaction towards Hoover?
He didn
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