The Role Of Soup Kitchens During The Great Depression

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did soup kitchens begin to appear in the United States?
    • A. 

      Shortly before the stock market crashed

    • B. 

      Shortly after the stock market crashed

    • C. 

      On the day the stock market crashed

    • D. 

      A year after the stock market crashed

  • 2. 
    Why was there a sudden need for soup kitchens to feed the Americans?
    • A. 

      When the stock market crashed, all the McDonalds restaurants closed.

    • B. 

      When the stock market crashed, the government forced the American people to work in soup kitchens.

    • C. 

      When the stock market crashed, millions of Americans went on strike and quit working.

    • D. 

      When the stock market crashed and millions of Americans lost all of their money and their jobs, they didn’t have enough money to buy food to feed their families.

  • 3. 
    Approximately how many Americans lost their jobs when the stock market crashed?
    • A. 

      12 million

    • B. 

      1 million

    • C. 

      5 million

    • D. 

      120 million

  • 4. 
    Which group(s) originally started soup kitchens to feed the Americans affected by the stock market crash?
    • A. 

      Churches and charities

    • B. 

      McDonalds and Burger King

    • C. 

      The White House

    • D. 

      Campbell’s Soup Company

  • 5. 
    In addition to serving soup, soup kitchens would also provide ___________________.
    • A. 

      Pasta

    • B. 

      Rice

    • C. 

      Bread

    • D. 

      Potatoes

  • 6. 
    Who was able to get free food from soup kitchens?
    • A. 

      Only government workers

    • B. 

      Anyone (people who were poor, unemployed, homeless and/or hungry)

    • C. 

      Americans who had a soup kitchen “free-food” card to show.

    • D. 

      The people who volunteered to work in the soup kitchens.

  • 7. 
    Why was soup chosen to be made and given to the people rather than other types of food?
    • A. 

      They polled the people and the majority of them voted for soup as being their favorite food.

    • B. 

      They wanted to serve something hot because it was cold outside.

    • C. 

      Soup was cheap and could be watered down to serve large amounts of people.

    • D. 

      Bowls were cheaper to buy than plates, so they wanted to cook something that could be served in a bowl.

  • 8. 
    Where were soup kitchens set up and run?
    • A. 

      In the train stations

    • B. 

      In closed down restaurants

    • C. 

      In the streets, in churches, in cafeterias and service centers

    • D. 

      In the Campbell’s Soup warehouse

  • 9. 
    Millions of Americans used soup kitchens as their primary source of food during the Great Depression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Without soup kitchens, much of the American population would have had no way to provide food for their families and many would have possibly starved to death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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