1920s American Culture: City Life & Values


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What is the name given to the African-American artistic and intellectual movement that took place in New York City during the 1920s?

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1. Which best describes 1920s urban culture?

2. Which is NOT a theme associated with 1920s urban culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1920s in the U.S. was a period of profound change, so much so that it is often referred to as The Roaring Twenties. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of life in the U.S. during this rich historical time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Women who challenged traditional ideas
  • Traits and themes of 1920s urban culture
  • Prohibition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about life in 1920s America
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of the different groups of people who played a major role in the transformations that took place during the 1920s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the movements that helped to spearhead the substantial changes that occurred during the 1920s

Additional Learning

To learn more about the 1920s in the U.S., review the accompanying lesson on American City Life & Values in the 1920s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores The Roaring Twenties
  • Discusses innovation in this era
  • Describes increasing urbanization in the '20s
  • Examines prominent forms of entertainment and leisure in the decade
  • Names key social issues in 1920s America
  • Discusses the Harlem Renaissance