MS Blaylock's Great Depression Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Great Depression started in which year?
    • A. 

      1930

    • B. 

      1932

    • C. 

      1929

    • D. 

      1939

  • 2. 
    Why did The Wall Street crash occur?
    • A. 

      People failed to pay their taxes

    • B. 

      The value of shares had reached an all time low and people sold their shares at low prices

    • C. 

      The value of shares was at an all time high and people could not afford to pay for them

    • D. 

      There was an explosion on Wall Street and people could no longer get their money out of the bank.

  • 3. 
    Australia was affected by the Great Depression because?
    • A. 

      Australia's prosperity and growth was dependent on overseas loans which had ceased in the months before the depression.

    • B. 

      Australia's wealth was exploited by the Americans to fund their unemployment schemes.

    • C. 

      Australia was not affected by the Great Depression

    • D. 

      Returning soldiers from WW1 had taken all the jobs leaving ordinary people unemployed.

  • 4. 
    Who was affected most by the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Workers

    • C. 

      Returned soldiers from WW1

    • D. 

      The rich

  • 5. 
    The sustenance payments provided people with?
    • A. 

      Milk, heating, bread and clothing

    • B. 

      Milk, bread, soap and lighting

    • C. 

      Milk, soap, butter, and sugar.

    • D. 

      Rent, heating, lighting and clothing

  • 6. 
    Men who refused to work on relief projects were?
    • A. 

      Sent to the country to work in camps.

    • B. 

      Not allowed to get the susso

    • C. 

      Immediately given the susso

    • D. 

      Sent to jail

  • 7. 
    Women joined the workforce during the depression, however,
    • A. 

      They were not allowed to work if they had children

    • B. 

      They were required to work more hours than men

    • C. 

      They were only allowed to work half days

    • D. 

      They were paid less than men

  • 8. 
    In what year was the Sydney Harbour Bridge built?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1933

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1930

  • 9. 
    Captain Francis De Groot cut the ribbon on the opening day of the Bridge. Why did he do this?
    • A. 

      He wanted to make history

    • B. 

      He designed the bridge and thought it was his right to cut the ribbon

    • C. 

      He was a member of the New Gaurd who were opposed to the Lang Government.

    • D. 

      He was a French soldier in WW1 who wanted revenge on the Australian Government.

  • 10. 
    Phar Lap died from?
    • A. 

      A stomach condition called collic

    • B. 

      Arsenic poisoning

    • C. 

      A bacterial disease

    • D. 

      Cancer

  • 11. 
    What is a bailiff?
    • A. 

      A person who is homeless

    • B. 

      A person who collects outstanding payments

    • C. 

      A person who bails thieves out of jail

    • D. 

      A member of parliment

  • 12. 
    When did the Great Depression end?
    • A. 

      1933

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1939

    • D. 

      1942