American Arts & Culture of the 1920s & the Harlem Renaissance


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Which well-known 1920s writer published The Great Gatsby in 1925?

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1. Which was a popular 1920s artist who is still famous for her abstract nature scenes?

2. What is the name of the African-American artistic and intellectual movement that flourished in New York City and elsewhere throughout the 1920s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1920s saw several important movements in the development of American art and culture, and this lesson and quiz will go over key information about the movement and the American artistic scene in the 1920s. Some things you'll be tested on include important literary figures from the time period and developments in art, music and architecture that arose during the 1920s.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • 1920s authors
  • Important artists
  • Cultural movements of the time
  • 1920s architectural styles
  • Important musical genres

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can recall information pertaining to cultural movements, artistic forms and important authors of the 1920s
  • Reading comprehension - check your comprehension of important figures in the development of art, music, and literature in the 1920s, and what their contributions were
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer questions about the cultural and artistic movements on 1920s America

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cultural, literary and artistic movements of the 1920s, review the corresponding lesson, American Arts & Culture of the 1920s & the Harlem Renaissance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Modernism in the 1920s
  • Artistic and architectural developments
  • 1920s literature
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Popular culture and jazz