Quiz: Economic Downturn Of America! Trivia Facts

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What do you know about the economic downturn of America! The stock market crush in America was the start of the great depression which saw a lot of Americans becoming unemployed. This quiz is based on the time of the economic slowdown of America from 1930 to 1940 and its effects on various aspects of life. Let's see how much knowledge you have on the topic and new information you may not know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A time of economic downturn and high unemployment between 1929 and 1941.
    • A. 

      Great Depression

    • B. 

      2008 Recession

    • C. 

      The Dust Bowl

    • D. 

      Stock Market Crash

  • 2. 
    The periodic expansion and contraction of the economy.
    • A. 

      Business Cycle

    • B. 

      Capitalism

    • C. 

      Recession

    • D. 

      Depression

  • 3. 
    United States President from 1929 to 1933.
    • A. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • C. 

      Harry Truman

    • D. 

      Calvin Coolidge

  • 4. 
    A risky stock trading strategy intended to turn quick profits.
    • A. 

      Speculation

    • B. 

      Bank Run

    • C. 

      Margin Call

    • D. 

      Business Cycle

  • 5. 
    A tax passed in 1930 on foreign products brought into the United States.
    • A. 

      Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    • B. 

      Dow-Jones Tariff

    • C. 

      Maynard-Keynes Tariff

    • D. 

      Von-Hayek Tariff

  • 6. 
    The time at which the stock market collapsed in the Great Crash.
    • A. 

      Black Tuesday

    • B. 

      Black Thursday

    • C. 

      1933

    • D. 

      The Dark Week

  • 7. 
    Dust Bowl refugees from the Great Plains, called _____, headed west to look for work.
    • A. 

      Okies

    • B. 

      Sooners

    • C. 

      Dust Bowlers

    • D. 

      Migrant Workers

  • 8. 
    During the Great Depression, many homeless people grouped together to build _____, or makeshift shantytowns of tents and shacks.
    • A. 

      Hoovervilles

    • B. 

      Tenement Houses

    • C. 

      Roosevelt Towns

    • D. 

      Soup Kitchens

  • 9. 
    ______lived on and worked land owned by someone else.
    • A. 

      Tenant Farmers

    • B. 

      Okies

    • C. 

      Sooners

    • D. 

      Destineers

  • 10. 
    Local, state, and federal governments tried to coerce Mexican immigrants to return to Mexico through ______.
    • A. 

      Repatriation

    • B. 

      Deportation

    • C. 

      Americanization

    • D. 

      The Alien and Sedition Act

  • 11. 
    Impoverished people in the cities often waited in ______ to obtain free food from charities and public agencies.
    • A. 

      Bread Lines

    • B. 

      Airports

    • C. 

      Government Offices

    • D. 

      Hoovervilles

  • 12. 
    The ______ caused hundreds of thousands of people to migrate from the Great Plains.
    • A. 

      Dust Bowl

    • B. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • C. 

      Reconstruction

    • D. 

      Great Migration

  • 13. 
    A policy committed to solving problems at the local and state levels.
    • A. 

      Localism

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Referrendum

    • D. 

      Initiative

  • 14. 
    Instituted by Congress in 1932 to make government loans to railroads, businesses, and banks to stimulate economic recovery.
    • A. 

      Reconstruction FInance Corporation

    • B. 

      The Bonus Army

    • C. 

      War Industries Board

    • D. 

      Agricultural Adjustment Committee

  • 15. 
    The theory that money poured into the top of the economic pyramid will flow down to the base.
    • A. 

      Trickle Down Economics

    • B. 

      Pyramid Fincances

    • C. 

      Laissez Fairre

    • D. 

      Capitalism

  • 16. 
    A large public works project that brought much-needed employment to the Southwest in the early 1930s.
    • A. 

      Hoover Dam

    • B. 

      Panama Canal

    • C. 

      Erie Canal

    • D. 

      East Coast Railroad

  • 17. 
    A group of WWI vets who marched on Washington DC to demand money that Congress had promised them for their service.
    • A. 

      Bonus Army

    • B. 

      Harlem Hellfighters

    • C. 

      The Red Tails

    • D. 

      101st Airborne

  • 18. 
    The General who ordered federal troops to fire tear gas on protestors in Washington DC. 
    • A. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • B. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Jack Pershing