Can You Decipher These Jazz Age Slang Terms?

The Jazz age was all about good music, great style, and epic parties! Do you think you can decipher these Jazz age slang terms with ease? Take these 12 quiz questions and find out how much you know!
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Who would have been described as a "baby grand?"
A heavy set man
An attractive girl
A piano
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If someone were to say "cash or check" what did they mean?
Kiss now or later?
Do you want cash or a check?
Should we fight now?
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"To cast a kitten" was to...
Have fun.
Throw a fit.
Go to the bank.
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What was referred to as a "dead soldier?"
A bad musician
An alcoholic
An empty beer bottle
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To "get in a lather" was to...
Get very upset.
Get in a bathtub.
Get in trouble.
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If something was "the berries" then it was very...
Pleasing
Annoying
Fruitful
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If someone were to "razz" you, then they were likely doing what?
Berating you.
Kissing you.
Teasing you.
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If someone were "zozzled" then they were....
Very ill
Pretty drunk
In love
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If someone asked you to "mind your potatoes" then they wanted you to...
Tend your garden.
Mind your business.
Get in the kitchen.
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If someone were wearing a "handcuff" then they likely had a(n)...
An ascot
A feather hat
Engagement ring
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If someone had a "jalopy" then they had a very...
Old car
Busted house
Old wife
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Question 12/12

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A "piker" was best described as a....
Cheapskate
City dweller
Redneck
Result
Based on the results of this quiz you are jazz slang stunted! You might know a few bits and pieces of Jazz age slang, but not enough to call yourself a true jazz age expert. Worry not, in taking this quiz, you broadened your horizons and took a trip into the past!

C+, Jazz Slang Stunted

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a total jazz slang expert! It's obvious that you know jazz slang in a way that few people do! This era has obviously captivated your heart like no other. Go ahead and brag a little, you've got the skills to back it up!

B+, Jazz Slang Expert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are totally jazz slang savvy! It's obvious that you know jazz slang like only a true history buff can. From clever terms denoting crazy to the many ways to call someone a drunk, you're a true jazz slang expert. Go you!

A+, Jazz Slang Savvy

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1
Who would have been described as a "baby grand?"
A heavy set man
An attractive girl
A piano
2
If someone were to say "cash or check" what did they mean?
Kiss now or later?
Do you want cash or a check?
Should we fight now?
3
"To cast a kitten" was to...
Have fun.
Throw a fit.
Go to the bank.
4
What was referred to as a "dead soldier?"
A bad musician
An alcoholic
An empty beer bottle
5
To "get in a lather" was to...
Get very upset.
Get in a bathtub.
Get in trouble.
6
If something was "the berries" then it was very...
Pleasing
Annoying
Fruitful
7
If someone were to "razz" you, then they were likely doing what?
Berating you.
Kissing you.
Teasing you.
8
If someone were "zozzled" then they were....
Very ill
Pretty drunk
In love
9
If someone asked you to "mind your potatoes" then they wanted you to...
Tend your garden.
Mind your business.
Get in the kitchen.
10
If someone were wearing a "handcuff" then they likely had a(n)...
An ascot
A feather hat
Engagement ring
11
If someone had a "jalopy" then they had a very...
Old car
Busted house
Old wife
12
A "piker" was best described as a....
Cheapskate
City dweller
Redneck