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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lay-offs
    Explanation
    Lay-offs can contribute to a downward spiral gaining momentum because when people lose their jobs, they have less income to spend on goods and services. This can lead to a decrease in consumer demand, which can negatively impact businesses and result in further lay-offs. Additionally, lay-offs can create a sense of insecurity and uncertainty among the workforce, causing people to cut back on spending and save more, further exacerbating the downward spiral.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Worked for a few days
    Explanation
    Hoover's attempt to comfort the people was only successful for a short period of time, indicating that his efforts were not sustainable in the long run.

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  • 3. 

    __________ increased during the down fall.

    • A.

      Malnutrition

    • B.

      Foreclosures

    • C.

      Money

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreclosures
    Explanation
    During the downfall, foreclosures increased. This suggests that more people were unable to pay their mortgages or loans, resulting in the seizure and sale of their properties by the lender. The increase in foreclosures can be attributed to various factors such as economic recession, job losses, or high interest rates, which may have made it difficult for individuals to meet their financial obligations. This rise in foreclosures indicates a worsening financial situation for many individuals and a decline in the housing market.

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  • 4. 

    Name one of the cities that gets power from Hoover Dam:

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Phoenix

    • C.

      Calorado Spring

    Correct Answer
    B. Phoenix
    Explanation
    Phoenix is one of the cities that gets power from Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, and it generates electricity through the flow of water from the Colorado River. Phoenix, being the capital city of Arizona, benefits from this power source. The electricity generated at the Hoover Dam is distributed to various cities and states, and Phoenix is one of them.

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  • 5. 

    Hoover Dam was built for.....

    • A.

      Flood control

    • B.

      Delivery of Colorado river

    • C.

      Mexicans

    • D.

      Hydroelectric power

    • E.

      Navigation of river

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Flood control
    B. Delivery of Colorado river
    D. Hydroelectric power
    E. Navigation of river
    Explanation
    Hoover Dam was built for multiple purposes, including flood control, delivery of Colorado river water, hydroelectric power generation, and navigation of the river. The dam helps to regulate the flow of the Colorado river, preventing floods and ensuring a stable water supply for irrigation and domestic use. It also generates electricity through its hydroelectric power plant, providing renewable energy to the surrounding areas. Additionally, the dam facilitates navigation along the river, allowing for the transportation of goods and resources.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the revenues generated from the power sales from the Hoover Dam are used to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the dam. This means that the money earned from selling the power generated by the dam is used to fund the ongoing expenses required to keep the dam functioning properly.

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  • 7. 

    What was the shack town made of whatever they could find?

    • A.

      Hoovervilles

    • B.

      Fordvilles

    • C.

      Hoovertown

    Correct Answer
    A. Hoovervilles
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, many homeless people in the United States built makeshift shanty towns out of whatever materials they could find. These towns were often referred to as "hoovervilles," named after President Herbert Hoover, who was widely blamed for the economic crisis. The term "hoovervilles" became synonymous with the poverty and desperation of the time, as people struggled to survive and find shelter in these makeshift communities.

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  • 8. 

    What idea did Hoover think would work to get the economy prosperous again?

    • A.

      Getting down

    • B.

      Flowing down

    • C.

      Trikle down

    Correct Answer
    C. Trikle down
    Explanation
    Hoover believed in the concept of "trickle-down economics" as a means to revive the economy. This idea suggests that by providing benefits to the wealthy and businesses, such as tax cuts and deregulation, the resulting prosperity would eventually trickle down to benefit the entire economy. Hoover's belief was that if the wealthy and businesses were able to thrive, they would invest more, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth, ultimately leading to a prosperous economy for all.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Bank holiday

    • B.

      Bank day

    Correct Answer
    A. Bank holiday
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, when all the banks closed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a national holiday known as the "bank holiday." This holiday was an attempt to restore public confidence in the banking system and prevent further panic and bank runs. By temporarily closing the banks, it gave the government time to assess the financial situation and implement reforms to stabilize the economy. The term "bank holiday" became widely used to refer to this specific event in history.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A radio show with FDR
    Explanation
    A fireside chat was a radio show hosted by FDR. During these broadcasts, FDR would speak directly to the American people, discussing important issues and policies in a conversational manner. The term "fireside chat" refers to the intimate and informal tone of these broadcasts, as if FDR was speaking to the listeners from the comfort of their own living rooms, just like a chat by the fireside. These chats were instrumental in building trust and rapport between FDR and the American public during a time of economic crisis and war.

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  • 11. 

    What did J. Edger Hoover starts?

    • A.

      NCIS

    • B.

      FBI

    • C.

      NRA

    Correct Answer
    B. FBI
    Explanation
    J. Edgar Hoover is known for starting the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). He served as the director of the FBI from its establishment in 1935 until his death in 1972. Under his leadership, the FBI grew into a powerful law enforcement agency, focusing on combating organized crime, investigating civil rights violations, and gathering intelligence. Hoover's tenure at the FBI is often associated with his controversial tactics and extensive surveillance programs. Nevertheless, his influence and the impact of the FBI on American law enforcement are undeniable.

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  • 12. 

    What was the unemployment rate in the early 1930's?

    • A.

      25%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      30%

    Correct Answer
    A. 25%
    Explanation
    During the early 1930s, the world was facing the Great Depression, which was a severe economic downturn. The unemployment rate during this time reached unprecedented levels. The given answer, 25%, suggests that a quarter of the population was unemployed during this period. This aligns with historical records that indicate high unemployment rates and widespread joblessness during the early 1930s.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Dusties

    • B.

      Okies

    • C.

      Panhandlers

    Correct Answer
    B. Okies
    Explanation
    The term "okies" was a name for someone moving from the Dust Bowl to the West Coast. During the Great Depression, many people from the Midwest, particularly Oklahoma, migrated to California in search of better opportunities and to escape the harsh conditions of the Dust Bowl. They were often referred to as "okies" as a derogatory term, but it later became a term of pride and resilience for those who endured the hardships of the Dust Bowl and sought a better life in the West.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. CCC
    C. TVA
    D. WPS
    E. P-R ACT
    G. NRA
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the programs CCC, TVA, WPS, P-R ACT, and NRA. These were all part of the New Deal programs implemented during the Great Depression in the United States. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) provided employment for young men in conservation projects. TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) aimed to provide electricity and improve the economic conditions in the Tennessee Valley region. WPS (Works Progress Administration) was responsible for creating jobs and improving infrastructure. P-R ACT (Public Relations Act) aimed to regulate labor relations. NRA (National Recovery Administration) aimed to stimulate economic recovery by establishing industry codes and fair competition.

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  • 15. 

    A ________ most often traveled by hopping a railroad car

    • A.

      Okies

    • B.

      Grown ups

    • C.

      Hobo

    Correct Answer
    C. Hobo
    Explanation
    A hobo is someone who travels by hopping onto a railroad car. They are typically homeless individuals who move from place to place in search of work or a better life. They rely on the use of trains as a means of transportation, jumping onto freight cars to move from one location to another. This lifestyle is often associated with a sense of adventure and a desire for freedom from societal norms.

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