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Great Depression Quizzes & Trivia

Most people that lived through the Great Depression will tell you there was nothing great about it. Worldwide, people were hit by extremely dire circumstances. In the USA, unemployment rose to the highest level ever – what was that unemployment statistic?
 
Coinciding with the Great Depression was the Dust Bowl, a series of severe dust storms in the USA and Canada, causing further panic to the economy. Preceding the Great Depression, the Stock Market crashed dramatically, with that day now notoriously known as what? For those that love American history and finance, our Great Depression quizzes are sure to stump even the experts.
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Great depression began in 1929 when the whole U. S. Economy went into recession. There was a rise in unemployment, poverty, low income and deflation. Due to the fall down of the banking system in the United States, every citizen...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 1034   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2019
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    In the Introductions, what does Paul Johnson say was the orthodox explanation for the worldwide economic contraction of the 1930s?

This is a 10-question quiz on Chapter 6: Theory and Inflation and Chapter 7: Prelude to Depression of America's Great Depression by Murray Rothbard.

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 148   |  Last updated: Dec 14, 2012
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    Who does Rothbard describe as one of the evil geniuses of the 1920s for his early advocacy of international credit control by central banks?

This is a 10-question quiz on Chapter 8: Prelude to Depression: President Hoover Takes Command of America's Great Depression by Murray Rothbard.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 188   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    Who declared: "President Hoover was the first President in our history to offer Federal leadership in mobilizing the economic resources of the people.”

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Questions: 37  |  Attempts: 146   |  Last updated: Mar 6, 2013
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    Which was NOT a cause of the Great Depression?
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