The American Journey 25-4

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The American Journey Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on "The American Journey" by Appleby, Brinkley, and McPherson (2005), published by McGraw-Hill, Chapter 25, section 4 entitled, "The Depression and FDR: Effects of the New Deal".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the president in power of the United States from March 4th, 1933 to April 12th, 1945?
    • A. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • D. 

      Harry S. Truman

    • E. 

      Peter J. Ansay

  • 2. 
    What is the term for the monthly payments paid to elderly workers who had quit their jobs?
    • A. 

      Pension

    • B. 

      Social Security

    • C. 

      New Deal

    • D. 

      Welfare

  • 3. 
    What is unemployment insurance?
    • A. 

      A tax placed on workers

    • B. 

      Payments to people who had lost their jobs

    • C. 

      Payments to people who got hurt at work

    • D. 

      A tax placed on employers

  • 4. 
    Who did the Social Security Act benefit? (Multiple answers may be correct)
    • A. 

      The elderly rich

    • B. 

      Poor children whose parents couldn't take care of them

    • C. 

      The elderly poor

    • D. 

      People with disabilities

    • E. 

      Retired workers

  • 5. 
    The Social Security Act was passed by congress in:
    • A. 

      1940

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1938

    • D. 

      2010

    • E. 

      1953

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is true about the Works Progress Administration (WPA)?
    • A. 

      It gave jobs to 5 million people in America

    • B. 

      It was created in May, 1935

    • C. 

      It was led by Harriet Hopkins

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The Works Progress Administration did not build:
    • A. 

      800 airports

    • B. 

      125,000 public buildings

    • C. 

      75,000 bridges

    • D. 

      650,000 miles of roads

    • E. 

      600 rocket missiles

  • 8. 
    The reform set in 1935 by FDR was entitled
    • A. 

      Deal or No Deal

    • B. 

      Dealer's Choice

    • C. 

      The New Deal

    • D. 

      The Big Deal

    • E. 

      The Second New Deal

  • 9. 
    The "Roosevelt Recession"
    • A. 

      Was an economic downturn from 1937-1938

    • B. 

      Was because of lots of spending on public works

    • C. 

      Was worse than the 1932-1933 recession

    • D. 

      Is not an alliteration

  • 10. 
    Who were critics of Franklin D. Roosevelt? (Multiple answers may apply)
    • A. 

      Huey Long

    • B. 

      Father Coughlin

    • C. 

      Francis Townsend

    • D. 

      John L. Lewis

    • E. 

      Alfred M. Landon

  • 11. 
    The industrial union for unskilled laborers was established in 1935 by John L. Lewis was called,
    • A. 

      National Labor Relations Act

    • B. 

      Wagner Act

    • C. 

      Fair Labor Standards Act

    • D. 

      Congress of Industrial Organizations

    • E. 

      American Federation of Labor

  • 12. 
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): (Multiple answers may apply)
    • A. 

      Banned child labor

    • B. 

      Passed in 1938

    • C. 

      Set a minimum wage

    • D. 

      Improved industrial safety

    • E. 

      Created unions

  • 13. 
    The National Labor Relations Act: (Multiple answers may apply)
    • A. 

      Was also called the Wagner Act

    • B. 

      Was established in 1930

    • C. 

      Guaranteed workers the right to form unions

    • D. 

      Was sponsored by the Senator from New York

    • E. 

      Was established in 1935