The Great Depression
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these statements is true of the 1932 presidential election?
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    Franklin Roosevelt won in a landslide.
    Hoover lost by a narrow margin.
    Huey Long ran a strong third-party campaign.
    Roosevelt won a third term.
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. A major result of the New Deal was that it
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    eliminated poverty in the US
    extended the merit system in the civil service
    destroyed the private enterprise system
    greatly increased the size and power of the Federal Government
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. FDR addressed the American public in weekly broadcasts known as:
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    FDR Hour
    Hangin' With Franklin
    Fireside Chats
    Around the Fire
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Who was the President of the United States when the Stock Market crashed?
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Herbert Hoover
    Woodrow Wilson
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. What was the main reason for the emergence of “Hoovervilles” like the one shown in the photograph?
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    Many Americans had lost jobs during the Great Depression.
    Thousands of homes had been destroyed by the effects of the Dust Bowl.
    Housing projects could not keep up with the demand for homes needed by the poor.
    Preparations for World War I had created a shortage of building materials.
  • Question 6
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    Q. During the early 1930s, the main goal of the Bonus Army was to pressure the Hoover administration to
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    strengthen the nation’s defenses
    end the military draft
    bring American troops home from overseas
    support the early payment of money promised to veterans
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. During the 1930s, poor land management and severe drought conditions across parts of the Midwest resulted in the
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    formation of the United States Department of Agriculture
    creation of wheat surpluses
    growth of the Populist movement
    development of Dust Bowl conditions on the Great Plains
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. A major difference between the philosophies of President Herbert Hoover and President Franklin D. Roosevelt in responding to the Great Depression is that Roosevelt
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    wanted to rely on private charities to provide assistance
    stressed the need for individual rugged individualism
    supported direct relief to people out of work
    thought the government should not be involved in economic reform
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What was a guiding principle of the New Deal economic policies?
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    Pro-business tax breaks would solve the problems associated with urban poverty.
    Antitrust legislation would destroy the free market economy of the United States.
    Rugged individualism must be allowed to solve social inequality.
    Government must assume more responsibility for helping the poor.
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. As part of the New Deal, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) were created to
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    allow for a quick recovery of stock prices
    provide direct loans to businesses
    protect individual investors from stock fraud and bank failure
    allow banks and companies to invest in the stock market
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. An advocate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s farm policy would have likely supported which economic strategy?
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    Reducing agricultural output to increase product values
    Utilizing minimum wage laws to stimulate farm productivity
    Allowing market forces to operate freely to achieve stabilization
    Increasing agricultural production to ensure an affordable food supply
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. How would an African American during the Great Depression most likely have felt about the New Deal?
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    Disappointed, because the TVA failed to bring power to African American farmers in its Rural Electrification Program.
    Outraged, because African Americans were ineligible for any benefits under New Deal programs.
    Frustrated, because the CCC and other work programs discriminated against African Americans.
    Angry, because President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not attempt to restrain his racially insensitive views.
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. A major reason that President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed adding Justices to the Supreme Court in 1937 was to
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    make the Court processes more democratic
    end corruption and favoritism in handling cases
    influence Court decisions related to New Deal programs
    ensure the appointment of members of minority groups
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Senator Huey Long, Dr. Francis Townsend, and Father Charles Coughlin are best known as
    answer choices
    members of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet
    outspoken critics of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal
    supporters of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reelection campaign in 1940
    members of the Supreme Court nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) were both New Deal programs developed to address the problem of
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    excessive stock market speculation
    high unemployment
    increased use of credit
    limited income of senior citizens
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. The TVA is significant because it hired people to 
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    deliver food to the poverty-stricken Dust Bowl residents
    build dams and generators that provided electricity
    work on farms to help stabilize agriculture
    publish important facts about businesses
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. The Fair Labor Standards Act of addressed what labor issue?
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    Workplace safety
    Health insurance
    Collective bargaining
    Minimum wage
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. Passage of the Social Security Act (1935) helped American workers by 
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    creating jobs for the unemployed
    guaranteeing a minimum wage
    legalizing the right to join labor unions
    providing financial assistance after retirement
  • Question 19
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    Q. How did "bank runs" impact the American people during the Great Depression?
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    Banks eventually ran out of money to loan, and people's life savings were gone.
    Banks made loans throughout the Great Depression, helping people pays bills until they could find work.
    Banks were able to people's deposits safe, but they could not loan out any more money.
    Banks were not at all involved in the Great Depression because people did not use them.
  • Question 20
    45 seconds
    Q. Which of the following was a major cause of the Great Depression?
    answer choices
    overproduction and underconsumption
    a decrease in the supply of consumer goods
    an increase in demand for imported products
    an increase in the price of wheat on the world market
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