The Great Shake Up Video Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Tuesday, October 29th, 1929 was known as ? 

    • A.

      Dark Tuesday

    • B.

      The Evil Day

    • C.

      Black Tuesday

    Correct Answer
    C. Black Tuesday
    Explanation
    Black Tuesday refers to the stock market crash that occurred on October 29th, 1929, marking the start of the Great Depression. On this day, stock prices plummeted, leading to widespread panic and the collapse of the stock market. The term "Black Tuesday" was coined to describe the dark and devastating financial consequences of that day.

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  • 2. 

    Why did the farmers dump milk in the streets?

    • A.

      To wash down the streets

    • B.

      There were no stores willing to buy the milk

    • C.

      Because there was no way or money to transport the milk

    Correct Answer
    C. Because there was no way or money to transport the milk
    Explanation
    The farmers dumped milk in the streets because they had no means or funds to transport the milk. This suggests that they were unable to sell or distribute the milk to stores or other buyers. As a result, they resorted to disposing of the milk by dumping it in the streets.

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  • 3. 

    What happened to the stock market?

    • A.

      It began to grow slowly

    • B.

      It had a great fall

    • C.

      It was able to recover and do all right

    Correct Answer
    B. It had a great fall
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the stock market experienced a significant decline or crash. This means that the value of stocks and overall market performance decreased significantly during a specific period. This could be due to various factors such as economic downturns, financial crises, or negative market sentiment.

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  • 4. 

    All of a sudden, what kind of 'marathon' was catching on?

    • A.

      Running

    • B.

      Walking

    • C.

      Dancing

    Correct Answer
    C. Dancing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is dancing because the question is asking about the kind of 'marathon' that was catching on all of a sudden. A marathon typically refers to a long-distance running race, but in this context, it is catching on in the form of dancing.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the president during most of the Great Depression?

    • A.

      Hoover

    • B.

      Taft

    • C.

      Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    C. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    During most of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president. He took office in 1933 and served for four terms until 1945. Roosevelt implemented various policies and programs, collectively known as the New Deal, to combat the economic crisis and provide relief to the American people. His leadership during this time is widely recognized for his efforts to stabilize the economy, create jobs, and restore confidence in the government.

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  • 6. 

    Which direction did people start moving to?

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      West

    • C.

      East

    Correct Answer
    B. West
    Explanation
    The answer is West because it is the only direction mentioned that people started moving to.

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  • 7. 

    Who were the "Gentlemen of the Road"?

    • A.

      Taxi drivers

    • B.

      Hoboes

    • C.

      Cowboys

    Correct Answer
    B. Hoboes
    Explanation
    The "Gentlemen of the Road" were hoboes. Hoboes were migrant workers, often unemployed and homeless, who traveled by hopping on trains during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were known for their transient lifestyle and often formed communities or "roads" with other hoboes. The term "Gentlemen of the Road" was used to describe a group of hoboes who were considered to be more sophisticated or well-dressed compared to other travelers.

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  • 8. 

    What are 'boxcars'?

    • A.

      Cars that were made out of boxes

    • B.

      Carts pulled by horses

    • C.

      Carts pulled by train

    Correct Answer
    C. Carts pulled by train
    Explanation
    Boxcars are a type of freight car that is used for transporting goods on a train. They are large, enclosed, and typically have sliding doors on the sides for easy loading and unloading of cargo. These cars are pulled by a locomotive and are commonly used in the transportation of various goods, such as bulk materials, packaged goods, and machinery.

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  • 9. 

    What was the difference between hoboes and bums?

    • A.

      Hoboes begged and bums played guitar

    • B.

      Bums slept all the time and hoboes worked

    • C.

      Hoboes wanted to work and bums just begged for money

    Correct Answer
    C. Hoboes wanted to work and bums just begged for money
    Explanation
    Hoboes and bums were two distinct groups with different attitudes and behaviors. Hoboes were individuals who wanted to work and were willing to do so in exchange for money or food. On the other hand, bums were characterized by their tendency to simply beg for money without any intention of working. This explanation highlights the difference in the motivations and actions of hoboes and bums.

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  • 10. 

    What was the depression like in California/

    • A.

      About the same as every where else

    • B.

      Worse than every where else

    • C.

      Better than every where else

    Correct Answer
    C. Better than every where else
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the depression in California was better compared to other places. This implies that California experienced less severe economic downturn and hardship during the depression period. It could be attributed to factors such as the state's diverse economy, favorable climate for agriculture, and the presence of industries like entertainment and aerospace that provided some stability to the job market.

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  • 11. 

    Why was California better off than most states during the Depression? 

    • A.

      California had more cars

    • B.

      California had sea ports

    • C.

      California had more movie stars

    Correct Answer
    B. California had sea ports
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, California was better off than most states because it had sea ports. Sea ports played a crucial role in facilitating trade and commerce, allowing California to maintain economic activity and employment opportunities. The state's sea ports served as gateways for importing and exporting goods, which helped to sustain industries and generate revenue. Additionally, the sea ports attracted shipping companies and businesses, further contributing to California's economic stability during the difficult times of the Depression.

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  • 12. 

    What did people with a college education end up doing during this time?

    • A.

      Wash cars

    • B.

      Dig ditches and work with their hands

    • C.

      Write newspapers

    Correct Answer
    B. Dig ditches and work with their hands
    Explanation
    During this time, people with a college education ended up doing manual labor such as digging ditches and working with their hands. This suggests that despite their higher education, they were forced to take on physically demanding jobs that may not have required their level of education. This could be due to a lack of job opportunities in their field or economic hardships that made it necessary for them to take on any available work to make a living.

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  • 13. 

    What kind of work were you doing for the Conservation Corps.?

    • A.

      Collecting cans

    • B.

      Clearing out trees and brush for the forrest

    • C.

      Working in the military

    Correct Answer
    B. Clearing out trees and brush for the forrest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is clearing out trees and brush for the forest. This suggests that the person was involved in environmental conservation work, specifically in maintaining the health and cleanliness of the forest by removing unwanted vegetation. This type of work is commonly performed by conservation corps or similar organizations that aim to protect and preserve natural habitats.

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  • 14. 

    What did people do to reward themselves after getting their paychecks?

    • A.

      Gamble

    • B.

      Buy ice cream

    • C.

      Buy a house

    Correct Answer
    B. Buy ice cream
    Explanation
    After receiving their paychecks, people often indulge in small treats or rewards to celebrate their hard work and financial success. Buying ice cream is a common way to reward oneself as it is a simple and enjoyable pleasure that can be easily obtained. It provides a sense of satisfaction and relaxation, allowing individuals to momentarily escape from their daily routines and enjoy a sweet treat. Gambling and buying a house, on the other hand, are more significant and long-term decisions that are not typically associated with immediate rewards after receiving a paycheck.

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  • 15. 

    What was a hoboes heaven called?

    • A.

      Tutty Fruity Hills

    • B.

      Train of Gold

    • C.

      Rock Candy Mountain

    Correct Answer
    C. Rock Candy Mountain
    Explanation
    Rock Candy Mountain is a term used to describe a hobo's heaven or an ideal place for hoboes. It refers to a mythical place where the streets are paved with candy and there is an abundance of food and shelter. This term became popular during the Great Depression when many people were forced to live as hoboes and dreamt of finding a place like Rock Candy Mountain where their hardships would disappear.

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  • 16. 

    FDR brought America 100% out of the Great Depression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because while Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies and programs helped to alleviate some of the effects of the Great Depression, they did not completely bring America out of it. The Great Depression lasted for several years, and it was ultimately the economic recovery efforts during World War II that led to a full recovery. FDR's New Deal programs did provide relief and created jobs, but it was a combination of factors that eventually ended the Great Depression.

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  • 17. 

    Upton sinclair wrote the book, The Jungle

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Upton Sinclair is indeed the author of the book "The Jungle." Published in 1906, the novel exposed the harsh working conditions and unsanitary practices in the meatpacking industry in Chicago. Sinclair's intention was to shed light on the exploitation of workers and the need for labor and food safety regulations. "The Jungle" had a significant impact on the public and led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act in 1906.

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  • 18. 

    Upton Sinclair won the vote for Governor of California

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Upton Sinclair did not win the vote for Governor of California.

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  • 19. 

    People were scared of Upton Sinclairs views because he was considered a communist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People were scared of Upton Sinclair's views because he was considered a communist. This is because during the early 20th century, communism was seen as a threat to American capitalism and democracy. Sinclair's views, particularly his criticism of the capitalist system and his advocacy for workers' rights, aligned with communist ideology. As a result, many people viewed him as a communist sympathizer or even a member of the Communist Party. This association with communism made people fearful of his views and ideas.

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  • 20. 

    During the depression 1/3 of people were ot of a job

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the depression, a significant number of people were unemployed, which is supported by the statement that 1/3 of people were out of a job. This suggests that the statement is true, indicating that a large portion of the population was indeed unemployed during the depression.

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  • 21. 

    People did not blam President Hoover for allowing America to slide into the Great depression 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that people did not blame President Hoover for allowing America to slide into the Great Depression. However, this statement is false. President Hoover was widely criticized for his handling of the economic crisis and his failure to effectively address the issues that led to the Great Depression. Many people blamed him for the worsening economic conditions and the lack of government intervention to alleviate the suffering of the American people.

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  • 22. 

    People were not paid to dance in the Dance Marathons

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because people were actually paid to dance in Dance Marathons. Dance Marathons were popular events during the 1920s and 1930s where couples would compete in endurance dance contests that lasted for days or even weeks. Participants would receive monetary rewards or prizes for their participation and endurance in these events. Therefore, the statement that people were not paid to dance in Dance Marathons is incorrect.

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  • 23. 

    Banks during the great depression did not run out of money

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, banks did run out of money. This was due to a combination of factors such as widespread bank failures, a decrease in public confidence, and a lack of government intervention. As people rushed to withdraw their savings, banks were unable to meet the demand, leading to many closures and bankruptcies. This resulted in a severe economic crisis and further deepened the impact of the Great Depression.

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