American Journey 25-1

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The American Journey Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz based on Chapter 25, section 1 of the book "The American Journey" by Appleby, Brinkley, and McPherson (2003), published by McGraw- Hill.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year was Herbert Hoover elected president?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1928

    • D. 

      2010

    • E. 

      1909

  • 2. 
    The big event of 1929 was:
    • A. 

      Herbert Hoover's election

    • B. 

      The stock market crash

    • C. 

      March of the bonus army

    • D. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaign for presidency

  • 3. 
    What does it mean to buy on margin?
    • A. 

      To pay a fraction of the real price, and borrow the rest from a bank who borrows from a broker

    • B. 

      To pay full price but sell for fractions of it

    • C. 

      Buying stocks in small quantities at a time

    • D. 

      To pay a fraction of the real price and borrow the rest from family and friends

    • E. 

      To pay a fraction of the real price and borrow the rest from a broker who borrows it from a bank

  • 4. 
    What is the name given to October 24th, 1929?
    • A. 

      Black October

    • B. 

      Bloody Saturday

    • C. 

      Black Friday

    • D. 

      Manic Monday

    • E. 

      Black Thursday

  • 5. 
    What happened on October 24th, 1929?
    • A. 

      The value of stocks rose significantly

    • B. 

      Prices began to decline steadily

    • C. 

      13 million shares were sold

    • D. 

      16 million shares were exchanged

    • E. 

      There was a period of readjustment

  • 6. 
    The time when the nation's total economic output dropped _____ percent in 3 years is known as the Great Depression
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      74

    • D. 

      34

    • E. 

      43

  • 7. 
    What is a share?
    • A. 

      A percentage of money

    • B. 

      Being kind to other people

    • C. 

      Sharing is caring!

    • D. 

      Block of investments in corporations

    • E. 

      An amount of money invested in a determined stable amount

  • 8. 
    Many banks suffered when people (especially farmers) did what?
    • A. 

      Failed

    • B. 

      Went bankrupt

    • C. 

      Overcharged their credit cards

    • D. 

      Defaulted

    • E. 

      Failed to meet mortgage payments

  • 9. 
    The growing gap between _______ people and ________ people fueled the Great Depression
    • A. 

      Smart; stupid

    • B. 

      Rich; poor

    • C. 

      Religious; worldly

    • D. 

      Civilized; savage

    • E. 

      Black; white

  • 10. 
    "In every pot he said a chicken, but Herbert Hoover, he forgot. Not only don't we have a chicken, we ain't got a pot!" This line from Little Orphan Annie exemplifies the type of hardship faced by people living in sub-par housing, often called _________ or Hoovervilles.
    • A. 

      Shady towns

    • B. 

      Sailor shantys

    • C. 

      Shanty-towns

    • D. 

      Slums

    • E. 

      Poorvilles

  • 11. 
    Aid for the needy is called ___________, according to the chapter.
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Alms

    • C. 

      Charity

    • D. 

      St. Vincent de Paul

    • E. 

      A hand-out

  • 12. 
    Public Works includes all the following except:
    • A. 

      Highways

    • B. 

      Libraries

    • C. 

      Parks

    • D. 

      Bridges

    • E. 

      Churches

  • 13. 
    The ____________________ was a group of World War I veterans who were promised $1,000 and marched to Washington seeking it.
    • A. 

      Bogus army

    • B. 

      Veteran affairs

    • C. 

      Bonus army

    • D. 

      Hoover's army

    • E. 

      WWI Survivors Team

  • 14. 
    Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was created to:
    • A. 

      Make Herbert Hoover richer

    • B. 

      Give money to businesses

    • C. 

      Give money to needy people

    • D. 

      Bail out the banks

    • E. 

      Pay the World War I veterans

  • 15. 
    "A challenge to the authority of the United States government has been met" said Herbert Hoover. What did he mean by this?
    • A. 

      We won World War I

    • B. 

      The current army burned the camps of the veterans

    • C. 

      The economy stabilized

    • D. 

      Giant corporations were shut down

    • E. 

      America was once again a superpower

  • 16. 
    What was the average American response to Hoover?
    • A. 

      Admiration

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Hope

    • D. 

      Praise

    • E. 

      Satisfaction