US History Chapter 16 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Why did FDR declare a "bank holiday" early in his administration?
    • A. 

      To cut off the use of cash

    • B. 

      To weaken the banking industry

    • C. 

      To inspect the financial health of the banks

    • D. 

      To give people in the banking industry a well-earned vacation


  • 2. 
    What was the Second New Deal? (not tricky, common sense)
    • A. 

      A series of tax laws that primarily benefited the rich

    • B. 

      A program designed to balance the national budget

    • C. 

      A repeal of most New Deal policies

    • D. 

      A wave of legislation including more social welfare benefits


  • 3. 
    Which of the following was part of the New Deal legacy?
    • A. 

      Guaranteed health insurance for all citizens

    • B. 

      An end to recessions in the economy

    • C. 

      A restored sense of hope among the people

    • D. 

      An end to discrimination against African Americans and women


  • 4. 
    In his first few months in office, President Roosevelt
    • A. 

      Abolished the banking system and government building projects

    • B. 

      Avoided direct action and sent problems to committees for study

    • C. 

      Pushed Congress to pass legislation to improve the economy

    • D. 

      Concentrated on programs that strengthened big business


  • 5. 
    FDR aroused the most opposition when he
    • A. 

      Failed to balance the budget

    • B. 

      Refused to use the militia against the General Motors strike

    • C. 

      Attempted to "pack" the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Earmarked WPA funds for the arts


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