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1 The Roaring Twenties Pre-Test!

2 The Roaring Twenties Question #1: What famous baseball player started as a Red Sox pitcher, then became a Yankee slugger?

3 The Roaring Twenties Question #2: What was the accomplishment of Charles Lindbergh, in his Spirit of St. Louis?

4 The Roaring Twenties Question #3: What Los Angeles “town” was created during the 1920’s as a location for movie making?

5 The Roaring Twenties Question #4: What activity was conducted in “marathons”, to see which pair would be the last to drop?

6 The Roaring Twenties Question #5: What name was given to young girls, who cut their hair, wore the latest fashions, and tried to have a tomboyish figure?

7 The Roaring Twenties Question #6: Can you name the Chicago gangster who was known as “Scarface”? Clue: he earned millions in the bootlegging industry.

8 The Roaring Twenties Question #7: What is the serious-looking farmer holding in a famous 1920’s picture entitled, “American Gothic”?

9 The Roaring Twenties Question #8: What hate group regained strength during the post World War I period, in rural parts of the South?

10 The Roaring Twenties Question #9: How were Italian immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti executed after a 5-year trial for murder?

11 The Roaring Twenties Question #10: For how many days did Shipwreck Kelly sit atop a pole in downtown Atlantic City?

12 The Roaring Twenties Question #1: What famous baseball player started as a Red Sox pitcher, then became a Yankee slugger?

13 The Roaring Twenties Question #2: What was the accomplishment of Charles Lindbergh, in his Spirit of St. Louis?

14 The Roaring Twenties Question #3: What Los Angeles “town” was created during the 1920’s as a location for movie making?

15 The Roaring Twenties Question #4: What activity was conducted in “marathons”, to see which pair would be the last to drop?

16 The Roaring Twenties Question #5: What name was given to young girls, who cut their hair, wore the latest fashions, and tried to have a tomboyish figure?

17 The Roaring Twenties Question #6: Can you name the Chicago gangster who was known as “Scarface”? Clue: he earned millions in the bootlegging industry.

18 The Roaring Twenties Question #7: What is the serious-looking farmer holding in a famous 1920’s picture entitled, “American Gothic”?

19 The Roaring Twenties Question #8: What hate group regained strength during the post World War I period, in rural parts of the South?

20 The Roaring Twenties Question #9: How were Italian immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti executed after a 5-year trial for murder?

21 The Roaring Twenties Question #10: For how many days did Shipwreck Kelly sit atop a pole in downtown Atlantic City?

22 Why Do We Call It The “Roaring” Twenties? Exciting sports adventures Entertainment industry (films, music) Changing culture (art, fashion) Prohibition of alcohol Risk-taking behavior (example: investing in the stock market)

23 Roaring Twenties Lingo “That’s nonsense!” = horsefeathers, applesauce, baloney “a superb person” = bee’s knees “to murder” = bump off “a boring person” = flat tire “the jitters” = heebie jeebies “eyeglasses” = cheaters “wise” = hep “attractive, appealing” = keen, hotsy totsy

24 Roaring Twenties Lingo “elegant” = ritsy “to leave hurriedly” = scram “crazy or unusual” = screwy “drunk” = spifficated “a hired gunman” = torpedo “to vomit” = upchuck “spiffy”, “swanky”, “swell”

25 Warren Harding Twenty-Ninth President

26 Calvin Coolidge Thirtieth President

27 American Gothic Grant Wood Some traditional values: Strong family emphasis Deep faith in God/Bible Resistance to change Some new values: Strong individual emphasis Growing faith in science Excitement about change

28 "The Three Dancers”, one of Picasso's key works, was painted in 1925 at a crucial moment in his development, and marks the beginning of a new period of emotional violence and Expressionist distortion.

29 In 1924, the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act limited Koreans entering the US to 100 per year.

30 Women of the Klan- March on Washington, 1925

31 National Thrift Director and One of His Banks for Children : Dr. J. Stanley Brown, of Joliet, Ill., whose picture appears above, will, it is announced, distribute fifteen million of these hand grenade banks to children. These transformed implements of war will become powerful aids to peace.

32 Here, the fear of communism is portrayed as a fungus growing on a tree.

33 The WCTU suggested that school teachers put half of a calf’s brain in an empty jar into which alcohol should be poured. As the color of the brain turned from pink to gray, pupils were to be warned that a drink of alcohol would do the same to their brains. info/FunFacts/Prohibition.html

34 A major prohibitionist group, the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) taught as "scientific fact" that the majority of beer drinkers die from dropsie. 1111

35 Prohibition led to widespread disrespect for law. New York City alone had about thirty thousand (yes, 30,000) speakeasies. And even public leaders flaunted their disregard for the law. They included the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, who owned and operated an illegal still.

36 In Los Angeles, a jury that had heard a bootlegging case was itself put on trial after it drank the evidence. The jurors argued in their defense that they had simply been sampling the evidence to determine whether or not it contained alcohol, which they determined it did. However, because they consumed the evidence, the defendant charged with bootlegging had to be acquitted.

37 There was one way to obtain alcoholic beverages legally during the prohibition years: through a physician's prescription, purchasing the liquor from a pharmacy. Physicians could prescribe distilled spirits--usually whiskey or brandy--on government prescription forms.


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