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What year was F. Scott Fitzgerald born in?
Why did Fitzgerald not marry Ginevra King?
Her father disapproved of his poverty
He met Zelda Sayre
He joined the army
Which of the following best describes Fitzgerald's attitude to the rich and privileged?
He resented their selfishness and arrogance
He secretly coveted their glamorous lifestyle
A combination of both of these
Who was Fitzgerald referring to when he talked about "the lost generation"?
The young men who were shocked and disillusioned by their experiences in Europe during the First World War
The women who were living a self-indulgent and heavy-drinking lifestyle
The American citizens who lost their lives on the liner 'Lusitania'
What was the economic growth of the 1920s mainly based on?
The profits generated by the industries that had supplied the war in Europe
The expansion of agriculture
The rise in consumerism
Which of the following most accurately describes American society at this time?
Anyone could rise to the top and be accepted socially, regardless of their origins
Strong social class divisions existed
All immigrants were welcomed in the USA
What does the term 'Prohibition' mean?
It was illegal to manufacture, sell or distribute alcohol
It was illegal to drink alcohol
It was illegal to hold riotous parties
What does the expression the 'Roaring Twenties' describe?
The economic prosperity of these years
The wild public drunkenness and loud jazz music that was characteristic of the period
The anger of those who had served in the war in Europe
What does the term 'bootlegging' mean?
The illegal consumption of alcohol during the period of Prohibition
The corruption in the police force
The illegal importation and distribution of alcohol
For which crime was the renowned gangster Al Capone eventually arrested for?
Running illegal speakeasies