Great Depression Quiz! Knowledge Trivia

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Great Depression Quiz! Knowledge Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The decline in the price of cash crops hurt North Carolina farmers during the Great Depression. In 1919, tobacco sold for 86 cents per pound but dropped to what price by 1931?
    • A. 

      9 cents

    • B. 

      25 cents

    • C. 

      35 cents

  • 2. 
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced a federal program to establish public works projects in 1933 and gave it what well-known moniker?
    • A. 

      War on Poverty

    • B. 

      Hope and Change

    • C. 

      New Deal

  • 3. 
    Industry boomed in North Carolina during the 1920s. Furniture manufacturing reached record levels in 1929 but declined by how much in 1933?
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      One-third

    • C. 

      One-quarter

  • 4. 
    Banks failed at a rapid pace during the Great Depression. In 1930 alone, how many banks failed in North Carolina?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      88

  • 5. 
    To combat poverty and malnutrition in rural North Carolina counties, Gov. O. Max Gardner introduced what program to encourage subsistence farming in 1929?
    • A. 

      Live Well

    • B. 

      Live-at-Home

    • C. 

      Eat Fresh

  • 6. 
    The Works Progress Administration employed artists and musicians in North Carolina. What group of professional musicians got its start as part of the Federal Music Project in 1932?
    • A. 

      North Carolina Symphony

    • B. 

      North Carolina Ramblers

    • C. 

      Southern Culture on the Skids

  • 7. 
    By 1936 thousands of North Carolina men tackled projects such as reforestation and soil erosion as part of what New Deal program?
    • A. 

      Civilian Conservation Corps

    • B. 

      Woodlands Work Project

    • C. 

      America Corps

  • 8. 
    On the heels of Democrat O. Max Gardener's administration, North Carolinians elected another Democrat -- a lawyer from Elizabeth City -- to serve as the "Depression Governor" from 1933 to 1937. What was his name?
    • A. 

      Clifford C. Frazier

    • B. 

      John C. B. Ehringhaus

    • C. 

      William B. Umstead

  • 9. 
    To help balance the budget, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a sales tax in 1933 on all items except food staples such as flour and meat. How much was this tax?
    • A. 

      One percent

    • B. 

      Two percent

    • C. 

      Three percent

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