The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature


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Which of the following statements about race and racism during the Jazz Age is FALSE?

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1. How did flappers impact feminism during the Jazz Age?

2. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby characterize the Jazz Age?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term 'Jazz Age' refers not just to the musical style but to 1920s culture and literature as well, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the period. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of where Jazz music likely originated, one of the most popular jazz instruments and major cultural points of the age.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The origin and instruments of jazz music
  • Flappers
  • The most famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Jazz Age lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Jazz Age
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jazz Age music and literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson on The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the background and culture of the Jazz Age
  • Understand the origins of jazz music
  • Know about the Lost Generation writers