The American Pageant: American History II Chapter 31 & 32 Flashcards


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The American Pageant
Chapters 31, 32
Chapters 31 & 32 East Mississippi Community College 4 exam Q's
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1

A significant cloud that hung over the prosperity of the 1920s was
Answer

the large accumulation of consumer debt.

technical problems in the production of radio and films.

the growing strength of labor unions.

the increasing competition among business people.

the heavy load of taxation on the middle class.

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the large accumulation of consumer debt.

2

After the Scopes "Monkey Trial,"
Answer

fundamentalism disappeared outside the rural South.

John Scopes was sentenced to serve time in jail.

Christians found it increasingly difficult to reconcile the revelations of religion with modern science.

the gap between theology and biology began to close.

fundamentalist religion remained a vibrant force in American spiritual life.

fundamentalist religion remained a vibrant force in American spiritual life. (Exam)

3

Anti-redism and antiforeignism were reflected in a notorious case, ____ and ____ were convicted in 1921 of the murder of a Massachusetts paymaster and his guard.
Answer

Debs, Greeley

Sacco, Vanzetti

Palmer, Bourne

Capone, Barton

Sacco, Mencken

Sacco, Vanzetti

4

Buying stock "on margin" meant
Answer

purchasing only a few shares.

purchasing stock as part of a "mutual fund" with others.

purchasing little-known stock.

purchasing risky stock.

making only a small down payment.

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small down payment

5

Cultural philosophers and intellectuals, Horace Kallen and Randolph Bourne, are best know for their defense of
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nativism and anti-pluralism.

internationalism and cultural pluralism.

existentialism and nihilism.

isolationism.

imperialism and war.

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internationalism and cultural pluralism.

6

Match each literary figure below with the correct work.
A. Ernest Hemingway 1. The Sun Also Rises
B. F. Scott Fitzgerald 2. Main Street
C. Sinclair Lewis 3. The Sound and the Fury
D. William Faulkner 4. The Great Gatsby

Answer

A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1

A-1, B-3, C-2, D-4

A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4

A-1, B-4, C-2, D-3

A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2

A-1, B-4, C-2, D-3

7

Henry Ford's contribution to the automobile industry was
Answer

development of installment credit buying of cars.

invention of the internal combustion engine.

appealing to different consumers with models of varied colors and styles.

design changes that improved speed and comfort.

the assembly-line production of standardized vehicles.

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the assembly-line production of standardized vehicles. (Exam)

8

Generally, the immigration quota system adopted in the 1920s tended to discriminate against
Answer

Asians.

northern and western Europeans.

Latin Americans.

Jews.

southern and eastern Europeans.

southern and eastern Europeans.

9

Job opportunities for women in the 1920s
Answer

expanded dramatically.

offered higher-paying positions than before.

expanded rapidly in Hollywood and radio.

existed mainly in the area of education.

tended to cluster in a few low-paying fields.

tended to cluster in a few low-paying fields.

10

Jazz music was developed by
Answer

Latinos.

Caribbean immigrants.

Caucasian impresarios.

American teenagers.

American blacks.

American blacks.

11

In 1931, Japan invaded and occupied
Answer

the Chinese province of Taiwan.

Korea.

Vietnam.

the Chinese province of Manchuria.

the northern half of the Soviet island of Sakhalin.

the Chinese province of Manchuria.

12

America's European allies argued that they should not have to repay loans that the United States made to them during World War I because
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the United States had owed them about $4 billion before the war.

the United States had charged excessive interest rates on the loans.

they had paid a much heavier price in lost lives, so it was only fair for the United States to write off the debt.

the United States was making so much money from Mexican oil that it did not need extra dollars.

Germany was not paying its reparations to them, so they could not afford to pay off the loans.

they had paid a much heavier price in lost lives, so it was only fair for the United States to write off the debt.

13

Because the United States raised its tariffs in the 1920s,
Answer

European nations raised their tariffs.

the postwar chaos in Europe was prolonged.

international economic distress deepened.

American foreign trade declined.

all of these.

all of these.

14

In the case of Adkins v. Children's Hospital, the Supreme Court reversed its own earlier ruling that
Answer

immigration laws could not distinguish people based on national origins.

affirmative action in federal hiring policies was constitutional.

the Clayton Act's recognition of labor unions was constitutional.

federal law could provide special legal protections for women.

industry trade associations were a violation of antitrust laws.

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federal law could provide special legal protections for women.

15

President Warren G. Harding encouraged American diplomats to seek comprehensive diplomatic agreements and arms reductions in the region of
Answer

the Middle East.

western Europe.

Central America and the Caribbean.

East Asia.

the North Atlantic.

East Asia. (Exam)

16

The 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact
Answer

formally ended World War I for the United States, which had refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles.

set a schedule for German payment of war reparations.

established a battleship ratio for the leading naval powers.

condemned Japan for its unprovoked attack on Manchuria.

outlawed war as a solution to international rivalry.

outlawed war as a solution to international rivalry. (Exam)

17

The 1932 Stimson doctrine
Answer

reversed the United States' longstanding interventionist policies in Latin America.

committed the United States to join the League of Nations' effort to impose economic sanctions against Japan for its invasion of Manchuria.

announced the United States' willingness to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy.

declared that the United States would not recognize any territorial acquisition achieved by force of arms.

declared Japan and Germany "rogue states."

declared that the United States would not recognize any territorial acquisition achieved by force of arms.

18

The Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930,
Answer

was welcomed by Britain and France.

stalled Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany.

reversed American economic isolationism.

ended the decline in farm prices.

deepened the worldwide depression.

deepened the worldwide depression.

19

The Teapot Dome scandal of Harding's administration resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of his secretary of
Answer

the treasury.

state.

the navy.

commerce.

the interior.

The Interior

20

The intended beneficiaries of the McNary-Haugen Bill were
Answer

railroads.

farmers.

banks.

labor unions.

small business owners.

Farmers