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1. In the 1920 presidential election, Republican Senator Warren Harding of Ohio delivered a landslide victory over Democratic Governor James Cox (also from Ohio!). What was unique about the election of 1920?
2. Which annual event, started as a publicity stunt to bring tourists to the Atlantic City boardwalk, begins in September 1920?
3. The Teapot Dome scandal was to discredit the Harding Presidency in the eyes of historians. What was Teapot Dome?
4. In August 1923, President Harding died of a heart attack in San Francisco, and his vice president, Calvin Coolidge took over. Who are the other U.S. Presidents who died of natural causes while in office?
5. In 1924, what frighteningly powerful super bureaucrat was appointed to the head of the organization he is to lead for the next 47 years?
6. In the presidential election of 1924, incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge handily defeated Democrat John Davis. Who was the candidate of the Progressive Party, nicknamed "Fighting Bob", who only won his home state of Wisconsin in the election?
7. In July 1925 the Scopes Monkey Trial begins in Dayton, Tennessee when high school teacher John Scopes is tried for illegally teaching evolution in a public school. What was the outcome of the case?
8. It's the jazz age! Which musician, generally regarded as the central figure of Jazz music, records several masterpieces in November 1925 at the Okeh studios in Chicago with his band, the Hot Five?
9. Incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge decided not to run for re-election in 1928. Instead, the Republicans nominated Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover who defeated Democrat Al Smith, Governor of New York in another Republican landslide. What was special about Al Smith?
10. On October 28, 1929, the New York Stock exchange experiences its largest single day loss up to that time. What is the nickname for this day that ushered in the Great Depression?
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