The New Morality of the 1920s


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The new morality, free spirit and/or wild living of the 1920s is often described as:

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1. Which amendment gave women the right to vote?

2. The young woman of the 1920s who dressed fashionably and defied social convention were referred to as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can get a solid basis on which to build your understanding of the nature of the 1920s. Topics include race relations, women's suffrage and the lifestyle of the era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your grasp of the following:

  • Some social changes of the 1920s
  • Word most often used to characterize the new morality of the 1920s
  • City in which racial equality was most likely to be in effect
  • The amendment that dealt with women's right to vote
  • Name given to stylish, convention-flaunting young women of the era

Skills Practiced

The quiz & worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - certify that you garner the most salient facts from the related lesson on the 1920s
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of new morality as it applies to the era
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding social changes of the 1920s and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Roaring 20s

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about the developing changes of the era after World War I, read through the accompanying lesson entitled The New Morality of the 1920s. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Define 'liberalism' as it is most often applied to the 1920s, and those who did and did not benefit from it
  • Investigate possible reasons why women attended college during this era
  • Comment on activities of the NAACP during the 20s
  • Discuss the influence of the theories of Sigmund Freud on behavioral tendencies of the 1920s
  • Explain what contributed to the undoing of a number of the liberal doctrines of the 1920s