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US History Chapter 15 Quiz

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Prentice Hall US History Chapter 15 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When the Dow Jones Industrial Average began to drop sharply in late October 1929,
    • A. 

      Investors bought record shares of stock

    • B. 

      Bankers pardoned personal loans and mortgages

    • C. 

      President Hoover warned Americans to stop investing

    • D. 

      Investors raced to get their money out of the stock market

  • 2. 
    A major environmental crisis of the 1930s was known as
    • A. 

      The Dust Bowl

    • B. 

      Black Tuesday

    • C. 

      The Grapes of Wrath

    • D. 

      The Great Crash

  • 3. 
    In 1933 the Twenty-first Amendment brought an end to
    • A. 

      Prohibition

    • B. 

      The Depression

    • C. 

      Stock speculation

    • D. 

      The United States Communist Party

  • 4. 
    The 1932 presidential election served as a turning point in the way Americans viewed (what is most correct about the time)
    • A. 

      Presidential elections

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The responsibilities of the federal government

    • D. 

      Local relief programs and private charities

  • 5. 
    Which group faced hard times during much of the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Urban bankers

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Small investors

    • D. 

      Owners of large corporations

  • 6. 
    Which was one effect of the wage cuts and unemployment of the 1930s?
    • A. 

      The divorce rate nearly tripled

    • B. 

      Banks pardoned thousands of farm mortgages

    • C. 

      Hoovervilees sprang up in the nation's cities

    • D. 

      Most industries gave top jobs to married women

  • 7. 
    During the Depression, many African Americans
    • A. 

      Took low-paying jobs previously held by white workers

    • B. 

      Experienced worsening conditions and discrimination in job and relief programs.

    • C. 

      Returned from northern cities to the South

    • D. 

      Won new civil rights, such as access to education and health care