Chapter 11: The Great Depression

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The Great Depression Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz includes an assessment of the causes (UGOOS) and effects (social, political, and economic) of the Great Depression.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Stockk prices first began to decline in late 1929 because...
    • A. 

      Investors began to sell their stock.

    • B. 

      Interest rates were kept low.

    • C. 

      A terrible drought dried the soil.

    • D. 

      Company earnings declined.

  • 2. 
    Economics believe this was the primary cause of the Great Crash.
    • A. 

      Overspeculation

    • B. 

      Overproduction

    • C. 

      Government policies

    • D. 

      Credit and debt

  • 3. 
    President Hoover opposed direct federal relief to the unemployed because he believed that...
    • A. 

      Individuals should be responsible for taking care of themselves.

    • B. 

      Federal relief would shorten the Depression.

    • C. 

      Only state and city governments should hand out relief.

    • D. 

      The federal government did not have any money.

  • 4. 
    Farmers on the Great Plains began to lose their crops during the Depression because...
    • A. 

      A fungus depleted the soil of nutrients.

    • B. 

      Frequent rains eroded the soil.

    • C. 

      A terrible drought dried the soil

    • D. 

      The soil lost its fertility.

  • 5. 
    Thousands of WWI veterans came to Washington in 1932 to lobby Congress to...
    • A. 

      Enact a bonus for war veterans and their families.

    • B. 

      Provide military jobs for unemployed veterans.

    • C. 

      Pass legisilation giving veterans their promised bonus early.

    • D. 

      Provide public works jobs for unemployed veterans.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT included in the chain of events of the Great Crash of 1929?
    • A. 

      Overproduction

    • B. 

      Overspeculation

    • C. 

      Government spending

    • D. 

      Uneven distribution of wealth

  • 7. 
    Before the late 1920s, stock prices...
    • A. 

      Generally reflected the stocks' true value.

    • B. 

      Took a steep dive.

    • C. 

      Did not change much.

    • D. 

      Were too high for the average American to afford.

  • 8. 
    What happened as a result of the US government raising tariffs on imported goods?
    • A. 

      Americans bought more domestic products.

    • B. 

      Americans bought an equal amount of domestic and international products.

    • C. 

      Other countries responded by increasing their tariffs.

    • D. 

      The people protested and went on hunger marches.

  • 9. 
    A hobo was an unemployed/homeless American who wandered the streets, hitch hiked and most notably...
    • A. 

      Became farmers.

    • B. 

      Rode the rails.

    • C. 

      Refused to live in Hoovervilles.

    • D. 

      Took out a loans.

    • E. 

      Watched Mickey Mouse and laughed at comedians like George Burns.

  • 10. 
    A long period of rising stocks prices is known as...
    • A. 

      Stock market

    • B. 

      Overspeculation

    • C. 

      Bull market

    • D. 

      Foreclosure

  • 11. 
    Programs that allowed Americans to escape from their worries were called...
    • A. 

      Cliff-hangers.

    • B. 

      Animated movies.

    • C. 

      Radio dramas.

    • D. 

      Soap operas.

  • 12. 
    This person wrote teh Grapes of Wrath...
    • A. 

      Vivien Leigh

    • B. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • C. 

      John Steinbeck

    • D. 

      Groucho Marx

  • 13. 
    Hoovervilles were named after...
    • A. 

      The Hoover Dam.

    • B. 

      President Herbert Hoover.

    • C. 

      President Calvin Coolidge.

    • D. 

      Hoover Elementary School in Salt Lake City, UT.

  • 14. 
    Federal relief was...
    • A. 

      A feeling of discontent

    • B. 

      A sigh after the government balanced the nation's budget

    • C. 

      Another word for the government helping a family find a job

    • D. 

      Public assistance for impoverished families

  • 15. 
    Which is of the following does NOT relate to farmers during the Great Depression.
    • A. 

      Forclosure

    • B. 

      Crop prices sank

    • C. 

      Sang old war songs to get more money after WWI

    • D. 

      Drought on the Great Plains