Great Depression Vocabulary Quiz

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  • 1. 
    October 29th, 1929 when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million shares were traded in a panic selloff. The day stock market crashed leads into great depression.
    • A. 

      Black Tuesday

    • B. 

      New Deal

    • C. 

      Deficit Spending

  • 2. 
    Share our Wealth is the investing of money in a high-risk venture in hopes of making a profit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
                            a group of 12,000 World War I veterans who massed (marched) in Washington, D.C., the summer of 1932 to induce Congress to appropriate moneys for the payment of bonus certificates granted in 1924.
  • 4. 
    Legislative that raised US duties on imports to all-time highs; cause foreign government to raise their own trade restrictions
    • A. 

      Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    • B. 

      Hundred Days

    • C. 

      Fireside Chats

  • 5. 
                              Special session of congress in 1933 during which the bulk of New Deals programs was passed
  • 6. 
    Government spending that exceeds the amount received in revenue
    • A. 

      Deficiet Spending

    • B. 

      New Deal

    • C. 

      WPA

  • 7. 
    WPA or Works Progress Administration: New Deal agency created to put American men and women to work construction and repairing bridges, roads, buildings, and parks
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    a law passed in 1935 providing old-age retirement insurance, a federal-state program of unemployment compensation, and federal grants for state welfare programs.
    • A. 

      Hoovervilles

    • B. 

      Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    • C. 

      Social Security Act

  • 9. 
    Buying on Margin- purchased stocks on credit
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
                     President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio addresses to the American people
  • 11. 
    The investing of money in a high-risk venture in hopes of making a profit
    • A. 

      Bonus Army

    • B. 

      Speculation

    • C. 

      Hoovervilles

  • 12. 
    A collection of huts and shacks, as at the edge of a city, housing the unemployed during the 1930s.
  • 13. 
    President franklin D Roosevelt’s programs for helping the US economy during the Great Depression
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