Ww I, New Deal, & Ww II

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World War II Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What was the “final blow” that led President Woodrow Wilson to ask Congress to declare war against the Central Powers in World War I?              
    • A. 

      Anti-German propaganda in the United States

    • B. 

      Attacks on American merchant ships

    • C. 

      Sinking of the Lusitania

    • D. 

      Zimmermann telegram

  • 2. 
    At which Georgia military installation did infantry train in World War I?                        
    • A. 

      Camp Augusta

    • B. 

      Camp Benning

    • C. 

      Camp Gordon

    • D. 

      Camp McPherson

  • 3. 
    What two events occurred causing Georgia’s and the rest of the South’s economies to be weakened long before the beginning of the Great Depression?         
    • A. 

      Prohibition and disenfranchisement

    • B. 

      The boll weevil and drought

    • C. 

      Adoption of child labor laws and the county unit system

    • D. 

      Election of Woodrow Wilson and the beginning of World War I

  • 4. 
    The boll weevil originally came from?                   
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 5. 
    Besides the boll weevil, Georgia cotton farmers in the 1920s were hurt by
    • A. 

      Tornadoes.

    • B. 

      Droughts.

    • C. 

      Frosts.

    • D. 

      Fires.

  • 6. 
    Use these events to answer this question: ● borrowing more money than could be repaid. ● speculating in the stock market ● overproducing farm products   These events led to...                 
    • A. 

      The Great Depression

    • B. 

      The Great Society

    • C. 

      Hoover’s re-election

    • D. 

      World War II

  • 7. 
    In Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural address, he said, “We are stricken by no plague of locust.  Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for.  Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it.  Plenty is at our doorstep…”   This statement was meant to give the American people hope to overcome
    • A. 

      World War I.

    • B. 

      World War II.

    • C. 

      The Great Depression.

    • D. 

      The nationwide drought.

  • 8. 
    What United States president’s "Laizze Faire"economic policies are blamed for the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • B. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • C. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 9. 
    Laissez-faire policies(hands off) of the U. S. government helped bring about the depression by
    • A. 

      Overextending trade agreements.

    • B. 

      Giving businesses too many loans.

    • C. 

      Encouraging people to invest in the stock market.

    • D. 

      Not doing anything to help solve the country’s economic problems.

  • 10. 
    Georgians did not feel the impact of the stock market crash because
    • A. 

      The state was already in a depression.

    • B. 

      Banks were protected by state insurance.

    • C. 

      Citizens had little money invested in the stock market.

    • D. 

      The state constitution prohibited investing tax dollars in the stock market.

  • 11. 
    What action by Eugene Talmadge resulted in the loss of accreditation of ten Georgia public colleges and universities, including the University of Georgia?
    • A. 

      He withheld federal funds from Georgia’s colleges and universities.

    • B. 

      He ordered the Confederate flag to be flown at all colleges in Georgia.

    • C. 

      He fired two University System administrators who supported integration.

    • D. 

      He approved the admission of several black students at two all-white colleges.

  • 12. 
    What Georgia governor served during the Great Depression and spent a great deal of his time speaking out against the New Deal, blacks, and the metropolitan areas?
    • A. 

      Ellis Arnall

    • B. 

      Eurith Rivers

    • C. 

      Richard Russell

    • D. 

      Eugene Talmadge

  • 13. 
    What was NOT a purpose of the New Deal?
    • A. 

      To provide loans to students

    • B. 

      To improve lifestyles for Americans

    • C. 

      To reform the defects in the economy

    • D. 

      To relieve the suffering of the unemployed

  • 14. 
    Which New Deal program was responsible for such projects in Georgia as Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Tybee Island’s seawall, Augusta’s Savannah River Levee, and Macon’s airport?
    • A. 

      CCC

    • B. 

      NYA

    • C. 

      TVA

    • D. 

      WPA

  • 15. 
    Why did the Agricultural Adjustment Act fail to benefit African-Americans in Georgia?
    • A. 

      Subsidies were paid to property owners, not the tenant farmers.

    • B. 

      Only whites qualified for Social Security and Medicare benefits.

    • C. 

      Only whites were hired by the Works Progress Administration.

    • D. 

      Young blacks were not hired under the National Youth Administration.

  • 16. 
    Which group of Georgians benefited most from the Agricultural Adjustment Act?
    • A. 

      Property owners

    • B. 

      Tenant farmers

    • C. 

      Alcoholics

    • D. 

      Blacks

  • 17. 
    What New Deal program resulted from President Franklin Roosevelt’s view of rural Georgia while sitting on his porch in the evening?
    • A. 

      CCC

    • B. 

      FDIC

    • C. 

      REA

    • D. 

      WPA

  • 18. 
    How did Franklin Roosevelt’s time spent in Georgia bring about the establishment of the Rural Electrification Authority?
    • A. 

      He made a campaign promise to provide electricity to rural Georgia.

    • B. 

      He wanted to reduce the cost of electricity for the poor.

    • C. 

      He noticed that his neighbors did not have electricity.

    • D. 

      He owned rural land and wanted to have electricity.

  • 19. 
    What did the New Deal’s rural electrification project (REA) do for Georgia’s farmers?
    • A. 

      It provided loans to farmers’ cooperatives so they could run power lines in rural areas.

    • B. 

      It provided funds for power companies to run lines in rural areas.

    • C. 

      It required power companies to provide power at a lower rate.

    • D. 

      It enabled farms to double their size.

  • 20. 
    The purpose of social security is to
    • A. 

      Create a system to save the banks.

    • B. 

      Protect the financial sovereignty of the federal government

    • C. 

      Create a system of retirement and unemployment insurance.

    • D. 

      Give all workers in the United States a savings plan for the future.

  • 21. 
    Why did the United States start a lend-lease system of war equipment?
    • A. 

      Its allies ran out of money with which to purchase the equipment.

    • B. 

      It would get the materials back at the end of the war.

    • C. 

      It could charge interest and make more money.

    • D. 

      The allies preferred to lease the equipment.

  • 22. 
    Which describes the involvement of the United States in World War II before the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
    • A. 

      The United States provided lend-lease aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.

    • B. 

      The United States maintained strict neutrality with no involvement at all.

    • C. 

      The United States provided advisory troops to aid Germany.

    • D. 

      The United States secretly sank German submarines.

  • 23. 
    What type of aircraft was built at the Bell Aircraft Marietta plant?
    • A. 

      727s

    • B. 

      B-29 bombers

    • C. 

      Fighter jets

    • D. 

      Umbo jets

  • 24. 
    The United States entered World War II when Japan attacked
    • A. 

      China.

    • B. 

      Manchuria.

    • C. 

      Midway.

    • D. 

      Pearl Harbor.

  • 25. 
    What were Liberty ships?
    • A. 

      Battleships

    • B. 

      Cargo ships

    • C. 

      Landing craft

    • D. 

      Submarines

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