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Our History Chapter 25 Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of key events, figures, and development. This quiz includes questions that focus on the most important aspects of the chapter, helping you review and understand the material thoroughly. Each question is crafted to challenge your recall and comprehension of significant historical moments and their impact.

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History Chapter 25 Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Payments to people who have lost their jobs is called ________________. 

    • A.

      Pension

    • B.

      Unemployment insurance

    • C.

      Social Security Act

    • D.

      Second New Deal

    Correct Answer
    B. Unemployment insurance
    Explanation
    Unemployment insurance refers to payments made to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, providing financial support while they search for new employment. It is not a pension, which is a retirement benefit, nor is it related to the Social Security Act or the Second New Deal, which are broader social welfare programs. Unemployment insurance helps mitigate the economic impact of job loss by providing temporary income support.

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  • 2. 

    Which act created a tax on workers and employers to provide pensions for retired people?

    • A.

      Unemployment insurance

    • B.

      Social Security Act

    • C.

      Second New Deal

    • D.

      First New Deal

    Correct Answer
    B. Social Security Act
    Explanation
    The Social Security Act created a tax on workers and employers to fund pensions for retired individuals. This act, enacted in 1935, established a system of old-age benefits, unemployment insurance, and other social welfare programs. It is not related to unemployment insurance, which provides temporary financial support to people who have lost their jobs, nor to the First or Second New Deal, which were broader programs aimed at economic recovery and reform during the Great Depression. The Social Security Act remains a cornerstone of social welfare in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    In 1935, Roosevelt launched a new set of programs and reforms called ______________________. The laws passed at this time changed American life even more than the Hundred Days had done.

    • A.

      First New Deal

    • B.

      Social Security Act

    • C.

      Second New Deal

    • D.

      Second Program Reforms

    Correct Answer
    C. Second New Deal
    Explanation
    The Second New Deal was launched by Roosevelt in 1935 as a continuation of his efforts to combat the Great Depression. This set of programs and reforms aimed to provide further relief, recovery, and reform to the American people. The laws passed during this time had a significant impact on American life, surpassing even the changes brought about by the Hundred Days. The Second New Deal included initiatives such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Social Security Act, and the National Labor Relations Act, among others. These measures sought to address unemployment, poverty, and inequality, and to establish a more secure social safety net for the American population.

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  • 4. 

    Payment for older people is called a __________________. 

    • A.

      Retirement check

    • B.

      Savings account

    • C.

      Pension

    • D.

      Welfare

    Correct Answer
    C. Pension
    Explanation
    A pension is a regular payment made to older people, typically after they retire from work, as a form of income support. It is not a retirement check, which is a more general term for any payment received after retirement, nor a savings account, which is a bank account used to save money. Welfare refers to government assistance programs for individuals in need, not specifically for retired people. Pensions provide financial security for retirees, helping them maintain their standard of living after they have stopped working.

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  • 5. 

    People who moved place to place to harvest fruits and vegetables were called __________________. 

    • A.

      Migrant workers

    • B.

      Nomads

    • C.

      Wanderers

    • D.

      Farmers

    Correct Answer
    A. Migrant workers
    Explanation
    Migrant workers are individuals who move from place to place to perform seasonal work, particularly in agriculture, such as harvesting fruits and vegetables. They are not nomads or wanderers, which refer to people who move around without a permanent home for reasons other than work, nor are they farmers, who typically stay in one place to cultivate crops or raise livestock. Migrant workers play a crucial role in agricultural industries by providing the necessary labor during peak harvest times.

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  • 6. 

    An environmental disaster hitting the Great Plains during the 1930's. 

    • A.

      Dirt Bowl

    • B.

      Dust Bowl

    • C.

      Sugar Bowl

    • D.

      Disaster Bowl

    Correct Answer
    B. Dust Bowl
    Explanation
    The Dust Bowl was an environmental disaster that struck the Great Plains during the 1930s. Severe drought and poor farming practices led to massive dust storms, causing extensive agricultural damage and forcing many families to abandon their farms. The Dust Bowl had devastating economic and social impacts on the affected regions. It is not referred to as the Dirt Bowl, Sugar Bowl, or Disaster Bowl, which are incorrect terms. The Dust Bowl remains a significant historical event illustrating the importance of sustainable farming practices and environmental conservation.

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  • 7. 

    Grants of money given to farmers to make up for the difference in profits made on the farm. 

    • A.

      Pensions

    • B.

      Retirement funds

    • C.

      Subsidies

    • D.

      Work relief

    Correct Answer
    C. Subsidies
    Explanation
    Subsidies are grants of money given to farmers to compensate for the difference in profits made on the farm. These funds are provided by the government to support and encourage agricultural production. Unlike pensions and retirement funds, which are financial provisions for individuals after they retire, subsidies are specifically targeted towards farmers. Work relief, on the other hand, refers to programs that provide employment opportunities to individuals during times of economic hardship and is unrelated to agricultural subsidies.

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  • 8. 

    Government jobs given to needy people were called ______________ programs. 

    • A.

      Subsidies

    • B.

      Hundred Days

    • C.

      Work relief

    • D.

      WPA

    Correct Answer
    C. Work relief
    Explanation
    Government jobs given to needy people were called work relief programs. These programs aimed to provide employment to individuals who were struggling to find work during economic downturns, such as the Great Depression. Subsidies refer to financial assistance provided to support specific industries, Hundred Days refers to the initial period of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency when many New Deal programs were enacted, and WPA stands for Works Progress Administration, which was one specific work relief program. Work relief programs were crucial in helping people maintain livelihoods by providing jobs rather than direct financial aid.

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  • 9. 

    A special session of Congress President Roosevelt called to launch his programs was called __________. 

    • A.

      Hundred Days

    • B.

      Hundred Weeks

    • C.

      Several Days

    • D.

      Special Session

    Correct Answer
    A. Hundred Days
    Explanation
    The special session of Congress called by President Roosevelt to launch his programs was known as the Hundred Days. This period, which began in March 1933, saw the rapid enactment of numerous laws and initiatives designed to combat the Great Depression. It is not referred to as Hundred Weeks, Several Days, or Special Session, although it was indeed a special session. The Hundred Days is significant for the swift and comprehensive legislative action taken to address the economic crisis.

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  • 10. 

    Federal spending on projects such as highways, parks, and libraries to create jobs was called _____________. 

    • A.

      Public jobs

    • B.

      Public works

    • C.

      Relief

    • D.

      Government jobs

    Correct Answer
    B. Public works
    Explanation
    Federal spending on projects such as highways, parks, and libraries to create jobs was called public works. These projects were part of government efforts to stimulate the economy by providing employment opportunities and improving infrastructure. The term public jobs is a broader concept that includes any government employment, relief refers to direct financial aid to individuals, and government jobs encompass all types of employment provided by the government. Public works specifically focuses on construction and infrastructure projects aimed at economic recovery and development.

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  • 11. 

    Aid for the needy is called ______________.

    • A.

      Relief

    • B.

      Public works

    • C.

      Defaulted

    • D.

      Government works

    Correct Answer
    A. Relief
    Explanation
    Aid for the needy is called relief. This term refers to financial assistance, food, shelter, and other forms of support provided to individuals and families in need, particularly during times of crisis. Public works refers to construction and infrastructure projects funded by the government to create jobs, defaulted means failing to fulfill a financial obligation, and government works could refer to any work carried out by the government but does not specifically denote aid. Relief programs are essential for providing immediate support to those facing economic hardship.

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  • 12. 

    Failing to meet loan payments is a ____________. 

    • A.

      Default

    • B.

      Relief

    • C.

      Public works

    • D.

      Bankruptcy

    Correct Answer
    A. Default
    Explanation
    Failing to meet loan payments is called a default. This occurs when a borrower does not make the required payments on a loan or debt, leading to potential legal and financial consequences. Relief refers to aid for the needy, public works involve government-funded construction projects, and bankruptcy is a legal process where a person or entity declares inability to repay debts, which is different from simply missing loan payments. Default can lead to further actions such as penalties, increased interest rates, or legal proceedings to recover the owed amount.

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  • 13. 

    Buying stock for a fraction of the price then borrowing the rest from brokers is called buying _________________. 

    • A.

      Stock

    • B.

      On credit

    • C.

      On margin

    • D.

      Stock exchange

    Correct Answer
    C. On margin
    Explanation
    Buying stock on margin refers to the practice of purchasing stocks by paying only a fraction of the total cost and borrowing the remaining amount from a broker. This allows investors to leverage their investments and potentially increase their returns. However, it also exposes them to higher risks, as any losses incurred on the borrowed amount need to be repaid, and the broker may require additional collateral if the value of the stocks drops significantly.

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  • 14. 

    An organized system for buying and selling shares, or blocks of investments, is called __________________. 

    • A.

      Stock broker

    • B.

      On margin

    • C.

      Stock exchange

    • D.

      Corporation buying

    Correct Answer
    C. Stock exchange
    Explanation
    A stock exchange is an organized system where individuals and institutions can buy and sell shares or blocks of investments. It provides a platform for trading securities such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Stock exchanges facilitate liquidity, transparency, and price discovery in the market by bringing together buyers and sellers. Through the stock exchange, investors can participate in the financial markets and trade securities according to established rules and regulations.

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  • 15. 

    New laws that Congress passed during the Hundred Days-and in the months and years that followed- came to be called _____________________. 

    • A.

      The newest deal

    • B.

      New Deal

    • C.

      Second New Deal

    • D.

      Best Deal

    Correct Answer
    B. New Deal
    Explanation
    The new laws that Congress passed during the Hundred Days—and in the months and years that followed—came to be called the New Deal. This series of programs and reforms was introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat the Great Depression. It is not referred to as the newest deal, Second New Deal (which refers to a subsequent set of programs), or best deal. The New Deal aimed to provide economic relief, recovery, and reforms to improve the U.S. economy and society.

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