World War II 5/29/11 Finial Test Practice

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  • 1. 
    The causes of the Great Depression included:  
    • A. 

      Agricultural overproduction.

    • B. 

      Unequal distribution of wealth.

    • C. 

      Overextension of credit.

    • D. 

      Barriers to foreign trade.

    • E. 

      All the above.

  • 2. 
    In 1932 Franklin Roosevelt campaigned on the promise that as president he would attack the Great Depression by:  
    • A. 

      Nationalizing all banks and major industries.

    • B. 

      Experimenting with bold new programs for economic and social reform.

    • C. 

      Returning to the traditional policies of laissez-faire capitalism.

    • D. 

      Continuing the policies already undertaken by President Hoover.

  • 3. 
    The most pressing problem facing Franklin Roosevelt when he became president was:  
    • A. 

      A chaotic banking situation.

    • B. 

      The national debt.

    • C. 

      The need to silence demagogic rabble-rousers such as Huey Long.

    • D. 

      Unemployment.

  • 4. 
    All of the following contributed to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s except:  
    • A. 

      Dry-farming techniques.

    • B. 

      Drought.

    • C. 

      Farmers’ failure to use steam tractors and other modern equipment.

    • D. 

      Wind.

  • 5. 
    President Roosevelt’s “Court-packing” scheme in 1937 reflected his desire to make the Supreme Court:  
    • A. 

      More conservative.

    • B. 

      More independent of Congress

    • C. 

      More sympathetic to New Deal programs.

    • D. 

      Less burdened with appellate cases.

  • 6. 
    Throughout most of the 1930s, the American people responded to the aggressive actions of Germany, Italy, and Japan by:  
    • A. 

      Assisting their victims with military aid.

    • B. 

      Giving only economic help to the targets of aggression.

    • C. 

      Demanding an oil embargo on all warring nations.

    • D. 

      Retreating further into isolationism.

  • 7. 
    Fascist aggression in the 1930s included Mussolini’s invasion of ______, Hitler’s invasion of ______, and Franco’s overthrow of the republican government of ______.  
    • A. 

      Ethiopia; Czechoslovakia; Spain.

    • B. 

      Sardinia; Italy; Austria.

    • C. 

      Egypt; France; Poland.

    • D. 

      Belgium; the Soviet Union; France.

  • 8. 
    Shortly after Adolf Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union:  
    • A. 

      Italy signed a similar agreement with the Soviets.

    • B. 

      Britain and France signed a similar agreement.

    • C. 

      The Soviets attacked China.

    • D. 

      Germany invaded Poland and started World War II.

  • 9. 
    Who was Dictator of Soviet Union 1925-1953 ?   Whose aggression included Soviet take-over of Estonia , Latvia, Lithuania, Finland 
    • A. 

      Mussolini

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 10. 
    What government\economic system is associated with the Soviet Union and Stalin ?  
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Republic

  • 11. 
    Who was the dictator of Italy? Whose fascist aggression in the 1930s included invasion of Ethiopia 
    • A. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Benito Mussolini

  • 12. 
    Who was the fascist dictator of Spain who comes to power after leading rebels  to overthrow the republican form of government of Spain? ( who was supported by Hitler and Mussolini ) Whose rise to power as a fascist dictator was aided by America’s neutrality during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 
    • A. 

      Francisco Franco

    • B. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • C. 

      Benito Mussolini

  • 13. 
    Who was the fascist dictator  whose aggression in the 1930s included invasion of Czechoslovakia ? 
    • A. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

  • 14. 
    What was another name for Hitler’s Nazi party ?  
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Nazism

    • C. 

      Republic

  • 15. 
    During the Depression, people who lived in the industrial Northeast and Midwest experienced
    • A. 

      Unemployment rates considerably lower than in rural areas

    • B. 

      No problems affording food for themselves and their families

    • C. 

      The collapse of city and state relief systems

    • D. 

      An influx of “Okies” who took jobs from professional workers

    • E. 

      An increase in private charity sufficient to meet their needs

  • 16. 
    The collapse of the international credit structure in the early 1930s was fostered by the U.S. policy of
    • A. 

      Granting a moratorium on European war debts

    • B. 

      Refusing to repay loans to Germany and Austria

    • C. 

      Lowering tariffs on European goods entering the United States

    • D. 

      Subsidizing the German economy with large payments

    • E. 

      )loaning less money to foreign countries

  • 17. 
    The closing of over 9000 American banks between 1930 and 1933 resulted in  
    • A. 

      A decrease in the money supply

    • B. 

      An increase in the price level

    • C. 

      A decrease in unemployment

    • D. 

      An increase in purchasing power

    • E. 

      A decrease in interest rates

  • 18. 
    According to a crude estimate, the unemployment rate in 1932 at the height of the Depression was
    • A. 

      15 percent

    • B. 

      20 percent

    • C. 

      25 percent

    • D. 

      30 percent

    • E. 

      40 percent

  • 19. 
     During the Depression, people who lived in the industrial Northeast and Midwest experienced  
    • A. 

      Unemployment rates considerably lower than in rural areas

    • B. 

      No problems affording food for themselves and their families

    • C. 

      The collapse of city and state relief systems

    • D. 

      An influx of “Okies” who took jobs from professional workers

    • E. 

      An increase in private charity sufficient to meet their needs

  • 20. 
    Between 1929 and 1932, farmers in the Dust Bowl of the South and Midwest experienced all of the following problems except
    • A. 

      A decline in rainfall

    • B. 

      Overproduction in agriculture

    • C. 

      Losses of land to foreclosures

    • D. 

      Rapidly rising prices

  • 21. 
    During the Depression, black Americans suffered special hardships, which were caused by  
    • A. 

      Unemployed whites seeking positions formerly held by blacks

    • B. 

      The sharecropping system becoming unprofitable

    • C. 

      Blacks not receiving their fair share of relief benefits

    • D. 

      Continuing racial prejudice in the nation

    • E. 

      All of the answers below

  • 22. 
      In the Scottsboro case of the 1930s, all of the following events occurred except 
    • A. 

      The youths eventually were acquitted by one of the juries that heard the case

    • B. 

      Eight young blacks were sentenced to death

    • C. 

      An organization associated with the Communist party came to the aid of the youths

    • D. 

      All of the youths eventually gained their freedom

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court overturned the original convictions

  • 23. 
    During the Depression, the cause of equal rights for blacks was advanced when  
    • A. 

      Blacks were permitted to share public accommodations with whites

    • B. 

      Many blacks were allowed to join labor unions

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court ruled that separate educational facilities were unequal

    • D. 

      Congress became more sensitive to the plight of minorities

    • E. 

      A voting rights act ensured the right to vote in the South

  • 24. 
    Although blacks and Hispanics suffered similar hardships during the Depression, the Hispanics encountered the additional problem of
    • A. 

      Receiving less relief than whites

    • B. 

      Suffering social discrimination

    • C. 

      Having little access to public schools and hospitals

    • D. 

      Being the last hired and first fired

    • E. 

      Unequal allocation of New Deal funds

  • 25. 
       One of the goals of the Japanese-Americans Citizen League was to  
    • A. 

      Seek college loans for high-achieving Nisei

    • B. 

      Form a union for Japanese-American railway workers

    • C. 

      Encourage Nisei to become more assimilated to American culture

    • D. 

      Protest government favoritism toward African-Americans

    • E. 

      Support a Nisei candidate for governor of California

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