1920s

Quiz 101 – Round 2 – The 1920s

1. Which three-word term was a nickname given by the tabloid press to the group of young aristocrats and socialites of 1920s London which included Nancy Mitford, Anthony Powell and John Betjeman?

Bright Young Things / Bright Young People

2. Which novel by D.H. Lawrence was published in 1921 and was a sequel to his 1915 work ‘The Rainbow’?

Women in Love

3. Which professional American baseball player was nicknamed ‘The Bambino’ and ‘The Sultan of Swat’?

Babe Ruth

4. Which affordable motor car, of which production ceased in 1927, was known colloquially as the ‘Tin Lizzie’?

Ford Model T

5. In which year of the 1920s did the ‘Representation of the People Act’ extend the vote to all women over the age of 21 in the United Kingdom?

1928

6. Which art movement, which began to flourish during this decade, got its name from the 1925 ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes’ (The International Exhibition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts)?

Art Deco

7. What was the name of the first feature film made with synchronised dialogue, marking the beginning of the era of ‘Talkies’?

The Jazz Singer

8. The very first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 – in which country?

France (Chamonix)

9. The ‘Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’ is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven men from the ‘North Side Mob’ in which U.S. city?

Chicago

10. Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4th November 1924 until 5th June 1929?

Stanley Baldwin

 

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