US History Chapter 16 Quiz

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the sixteenth chapter of our U. S. History quiz series, where we’ll be looking at topics such as the Second New Deal, the FDR, President Roosevelt and more. How will you get on? Let’s find out!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did FDR declare a "bank holiday" early in his administration?
    • A. 

      To cut off the use of cash

    • B. 

      To weaken the banking industry

    • C. 

      To inspect the financial health of the banks

    • D. 

      To give people in the banking industry a well-earned vacation

  • 2. 
    What was the Second New Deal? (not tricky, common sense)
    • A. 

      A series of tax laws that primarily benefited the rich

    • B. 

      A program designed to balance the national budget

    • C. 

      A repeal of most New Deal policies

    • D. 

      A wave of legislation including more social welfare benefits

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was part of the New Deal legacy?
    • A. 

      Guaranteed health insurance for all citizens

    • B. 

      An end to recessions in the economy

    • C. 

      A restored sense of hope among the people

    • D. 

      An end to discrimination against African Americans and women

  • 4. 
    In his first few months in office, President Roosevelt
    • A. 

      Abolished the banking system and government building projects

    • B. 

      Avoided direct action and sent problems to committees for study

    • C. 

      Pushed Congress to pass legislation to improve the economy

    • D. 

      Concentrated on programs that strengthened big business

  • 5. 
    FDR aroused the most opposition when he
    • A. 

      Failed to balance the budget

    • B. 

      Refused to use the militia against the General Motors strike

    • C. 

      Attempted to "pack" the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Earmarked WPA funds for the arts