History Quiz: Events Of 1930's

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The 1930s can be described as a time of global economic and political crisis which resulted in World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented the New Deal in response to the economic crisis. This quiz is centered on naming one of the cities powered by the Hoover Dam and the name Roosevelt called the day when all the banks closed. Be transported to the 1930s by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Downward spiral gains momentum from....
    • A. 

      Foreclosures

    • B. 

      Lay-offs

    • C. 

      Stocks

  • 2. 
    Hoover tried to comfort the people, ..........
    • A. 

      Worked for a few weeks

    • B. 

      Worked for a few months

    • C. 

      Worked for a few days

  • 3. 
    __________ increased during the down fall.
    • A. 

      Malnutrition

    • B. 

      Foreclosures

    • C. 

      Money

  • 4. 
    Name one of the cities that gets power from Hoover Dam:
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Phoenix

    • C. 

      Calorado Spring

  • 5. 
    Hoover Dam was built for.....
    • A. 

      Flood control

    • B. 

      Delivery of Colorado river

    • C. 

      Mexicans

    • D. 

      Hydroelectric power

    • E. 

      Navigation of river

  • 6. 
    The revenues from the power sales from the Hoover Dam pay for operation + maintenance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What was the shack town made of whatever they could find?
    • A. 

      Hoovervilles

    • B. 

      Fordvilles

    • C. 

      Hoovertown

  • 8. 
    What idea did Hoover think would work to get the economy prosperous again?
    • A. 

      Getting down

    • B. 

      Flowing down

    • C. 

      Trikle down

  • 9. 
    What name did F.D.R. call the day, when all the banks closed?
    • A. 

      Bank holiday

    • B. 

      Bank day

  • 10. 
    What was a fireside chat?
    • A. 

      A radio show with Luce Bawl

    • B. 

      A radio show with FDR

    • C. 

      A radio show with Louis Armstrong

  • 11. 
    What did J. Edger Hoover starts?
    • A. 

      NCIS

    • B. 

      FBI

    • C. 

      NRA

  • 12. 
    What was the unemployment rate in the early 1930's?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      30%

  • 13. 
    What was a name for some one moving from the Dust Bowl to the West Coast?
    • A. 

      Dusties

    • B. 

      Okies

    • C. 

      Panhandlers

  • 14. 
    Check which were some of the new deal programs:
    • A. 

      CCC

    • B. 

      USS

    • C. 

      TVA

    • D. 

      WPS

    • E. 

      P-R ACT

    • F. 

      UI ACT

    • G. 

      NRA

  • 15. 
    A ________ most often traveled by hopping a railroad car
    • A. 

      Okies

    • B. 

      Grown ups

    • C. 

      Hobo

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