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Great Depression/new Deal Review Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Hoover's response to the economic troubles of the 1930s was to __________.
    • A. 

      Encourage businesses and private citizens to work toward meeting the nations' needs

    • B. 

      Administer fiscal policy to ease the nation's financial crisis

    • C. 

      Call for sweeping legislation designed to improve the lives of suffering Americans

    • D. 

      Increase government spending

  • 2. 
    During the dust storms, many Great Plains farmers abandoned their farms and headed to California, lured by __________.
    • A. 

      Large industries looking for workers

    • B. 

      Good employment benefits

    • C. 

      Inexpensive housing

    • D. 

      Jobs in agriculture

  • 3. 
    When voters compared Hoover and Roosevelt, Roosevelt's __________ convinced voters to elect him to the presidency.
    • A. 

      Warmth and promise of a New Deal

    • B. 

      Youth and strength

    • C. 

      Republican ideas

    • D. 

      Radical approach

  • 4. 
    What did the Agricultural Adjustment Administration propose it would do to raise farm prices?
    • A. 

      Pay farmers subsidies so that they were able to meet production standards

    • B. 

      Encourage European trade so that the market for farm products would increase

    • C. 

      Pay farmers subsidies to reduce crop production and livestock

    • D. 

      Purchase surplus farm products for a period of five years

  • 5. 
    How did Roosevelt's fireside chats impact his public image?
    • A. 

      The informal radio broadcasts made FDR seem compassionate and responsive.

    • B. 

      The broadcasts helped people understand the New Deal policies but made FDR seem aloof.

    • C. 

      His public image improved when people saw his concern on television.

    • D. 

      The broadcasts made him seem too casual about the economic troubles of the 1930s.

  • 6. 
    What was the purpose of the Social Security Act?
    • A. 

      To tax workers and employers

    • B. 

      To provide economic relief to the elderly, the orphaned, and individuals injured in industrial accidents

    • C. 

      To provide benefits to employees who lost their jobs

    • D. 

      To promote personal responsibility for one's own welfare

  • 7. 
    Why did Roosevelt challenge the balance of the judicial system?
    • A. 

      To create judicial support for his New Deal

    • B. 

      To relieve the judges' workload

    • C. 

      To obtain Congress' support for his New Deal

    • D. 

      To rid the Supreme Court of the justices who objected to the New Deal

  • 8. 
    The African Americans appointees who represented Roosevelt's "black cabinet" __________.
    • A. 

      Served as the first African Americans in U.S. history appointed to key cabinet posts

    • B. 

      Advised Roosevelt on African American matters and usually held secondary posts

    • C. 

      Helped to influence important civil rights legislation

    • D. 

      Were successful in convincing Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching legislation

  • 9. 
    Why was the New Deal a turning point in the nation's history?
    • A. 

      It provided sweeping progressive reforms.

    • B. 

      It used government programs to improve the lives of citizens.

    • C. 

      It acknowledged government responsibility for individuals and the nation.

    • D. 

      It provided civil rights legislation to correct social inequities.

  • 10. 
    An anti-Semitic, anti-Roosevelt preacher, ________________, was a demagogue who wanted to nationalize banks
    • A. 

      Senator Huey Long

    • B. 

      John Collier

    • C. 

      Father Coughlin

    • D. 

      Reverend Wright