American History Chapter 12 Test

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  • 1. 
    Who is quoted as oromising "we shall soon... be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation"?
  • 2. 
    By about 1929, Americans were making approximately how much money in a year?
    • A. 

      25,000

    • B. 

      5,000

    • C. 

      2,500

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following ways of recieving merchandise did Americans not use during the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Trading

    • B. 

      Buying on credit

    • C. 

      Buying on margin

    • D. 

      Speculation

  • 4. 
    On what date in 1929, did the stock market reach its highest point?
  • 5. 
    On what date in 1929 were 12.9 million shares of stock traded for fear of the stock prices dropping?
  • 6. 
    What tile is given to October 29, 1929 when the value of 16.4 million shares of stock dropped lower than they ever had? 
  • 7. 
    Approximately 1,000 banks closed for good around 1933 as a result of the economic decline.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Hoover flags and Hoovervilles were ways Americans showed their respect and gratitude to president Hoover for his actions in helping Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What term is used to describe the group of war veterans who marched into Washington DC asking/ demanding for promised and guarnateed money that was owed to them?
  • 10. 
    Which American general is noted as forcing the American veterans and their families out of Washington D.C.?
  • 11. 
    Which American president followed Herbert Hoover and was now faced with the economic crisis in America?
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 12. 
    Who is credited for giving the historic quote "we have nothing to fear but fear itself"?
  • 13. 
    Which of the following straegies did president FDR  use to help reestablish the American economy?
    • A. 

      Temporarily shut down banks

    • B. 

      Gave warm fire-side chats

    • C. 

      Promised to reopen closed banks

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following "R"'s did not apply to President Roosevelts strategy for helping America recover their economic issues?
    • A. 

      Release

    • B. 

      Relief

    • C. 

      Reform

    • D. 

      Recovery

  • 15. 
    According to the textbook president Franklin Roosevelt had 3 total "deals" of programs and ways to helpAmerica through the economic depression?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which program was perhaps most agreed upon by both the Democrats and the Republicans?
  • 17. 
    What term is used to describe the strategy FDR planned in appointing judges who shared similar ideas about his type of future governenet?
  • 18. 
    In which region of the United States did the Dust Bowl primarily take place in?
    • A. 

      The northeast

    • B. 

      The midwest

    • C. 

      The southeast

    • D. 

      The north

  • 19. 
    Which of the followng characteristics does not describe the conditions of the Dust Bowl?
    • A. 

      Desolate

    • B. 

      Moist

    • C. 

      Hot

    • D. 

      Dry

  • 20. 
    Many of the western United States were given statehood because of their rapid increase in population from the gold rush and Dust Bowl.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What famous roadway acted as an escape route for many attempting to leave the Dust Bowl from the southwest part of the US?
  • 22. 
    What tactic or strategy was created to help feed struggling families eat during the Gret Depression?
    • A. 

      Unemployment pay

    • B. 

      Salvation Army

    • C. 

      Bread lines

    • D. 

      Social security pensions

  • 23. 
    Which of the following states was not considered one of the hardest hit states during the Dust Bowl?
    • A. 

      Kansas

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 24. 
    Who did Franklin Roosevelt come to rely on to help tour and monitor American issues while he battled his disability?
  • 25. 
    What do the letters AFL refer to as they relate to unions?
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