Quiz #5 - 2, March 2008 HIST 113 Pgs. 137 149 and 169 - 175...

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2, March 2008 HIST 113 Turbulent Passage Quiz #5 Pgs. 137 – 149 and 169 - 175 1.) What gains did western woman make in the 1920’s? (Name three) A: Women during the 1920’s had many gains. In retrospect the mood of the 1920’s in terms of high culture and popular culture alike, seemed somewhat frenzied. For example, there was a defiance of traditional styles – the growing abstraction of novelists’ efforts to capture the unconscious mind rather than to structure neat plots – attempted to convey some of the tensions beneath the surface of modern life. Furthermore, this is the time period in which women were described as Flappers which is the term which described women of the 1920’s. During this period of time in History Young women in the United States began to date more freely as a preliminary to courtship. Wives in Britain had written an interest in sexual pleasure, while maintaining commitment to marriage. Women began to smoke and drink in public to enjoy new dance crazes and other leisure activities. Also, during the period of the 1920’s as well as the pre – World War II era Henry Ford created the Rumble Seat which was an example of a women’s interest in sexual pleasure during this time. Here were developments, like the more general rise of consumerism, which would gain momentum later on. These developments also produced reaction from people who though women should stay in traditional roles with traditional modesty. 2.) What were the most important development and discoveries in biological sciences between the wars? (Name three) A: Some of the most important discoveries biological discoveries between the wars are when fundamental discoveries in physics and biology though it was difficult for even the educated public to grasp, promoted the idea of science penetrating the mysteries of the universe. Also, furthered the relationship between science and technology. Physicists spearheaded research into atomic weaponry and atomic power. Biologists produced major improvements in health care. New drugs, beginning with penicillin in 1928, revolutionized the treatment of common diseases, and immunization virtually had eliminated such scourges as diphtheria. The physical world was no longer considered to
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Quiz #5 - 2, March 2008 HIST 113 Pgs. 137 149 and 169 - 175...

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