American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s


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How did Art Deco differ from Victorianism?

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1. What is the name for the African-American artistic and cultural movement centered in New York during the 1920s?

2. Why is jazz representative of the 1920s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test your understanding of some of the great social changes in the U.S. in the 1920s. You will be asked to identify famous writers, artists, and musicians of the time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of these terms:

  • Art deco
  • Harlem Renaissance

...and the identification of these prominent people:

  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Langston Hughes
  • Duke Ellington
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • T.S. Eliot

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on popular culture in 1920s America
  • Making connections - understand how advances in the 1920s led to great social change
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Victorian and art deco architectural styles
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define the Harlem Renaissance

Additional Learning

To learn more about social changes in the 1920s, review the accompanying lesson on Art, Pop Culture and Literature in 1920s America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss social changes in the 1920s
  • Understand the Harlem Renaissance
  • Learn about great artists and writers of the 1920s
  • Describe art deco
  • Discuss jazz music and innovative musicians of the time
  • Identify popular fashion of this era