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The US In the Great Depression

written by: danmontg
 
The Great Depression of the 1930's affected the lives of all the advanced economies but the US was one of the worst affected. This is a general quiz about the people, events, conditions, etc. during that depression.

Question 1:


What event in 1929 is generally considered the beginning of the "Great Depression"?
Failure of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York
President Harding taking the US off the gold standard for US currency
The "crash" of the New York Stock Market
None of these

Question 2:


Who was the US president when the Great Depression began?
Warren G. Harding
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge
Harry Truman

Question 3:


In one of the most famous lines from his speeches President Roosevelt (FDR) said "All we have to fear is - - - - - - - - - - - - - ." What are the last words?
government controls
the spread of poverty
fear itself
Nazi aggression

Question 4:


Under FDR the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created to work on federal projects such as national parks. It was primarily intended to provide meaningful work for which group of unemployed?
African-Americans
women of all ages
Hispanics
young men

Question 5:


During the Great Depression in the US, this term was used to refer to the government act of of helping the economy by spending on projects such as dams, providing jobs on government programs for the unemployment, etc.
controlled capitalism
disaster relief
pump priming
monetary policy

Question 6:


During the Great Depression one of FDR's New Deal programs was the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). What was its purpose?
to create jobs in one of the worst depressed areas of the US
to provide cheap electricity in the area
to control flooding which often caused extensive damage in the area
all of these

Question 7:


Outside the US the depression also had a great effect. Which of the following leaders came to power in the 1930's partly because he promised stability and relief from the depression in his nation?
Clemenceau in France
Hitler in Germany
Churchill in Britain
Mussolini in Italy

Question 8:


Which of the following gave Franklin Roosevelt the most trouble in launching his programs to relieve the problems of the Great Depression?
The House of Representatives
the Senate
His cabinet
the Supreme Court

Question 9:


The Great Depression was the setting for this classic book.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Hard Times by Mark Twain

Question 10:


Which of the following ended the Great Depression in the US according to most economists in the 21st century?
US entry into the League of Nations in 1939
The coming of World War Two
Roosevelt's National Recovery program
The great increase of trade between the US and Asia

 


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