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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"?
None of these
The "crash" of the New York Stock Market
Failure of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York
President Harding taking the US off the gold standard for US currency

Question 2:

Who was the US president when the Great Depression began?
Herbert Hoover
Warren G. Harding
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?
Nazi aggression
the spread of poverty
fear itself
government controls

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?
young men
women of all ages

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.
monetary policy
pump priming
controlled capitalism
disaster relief

Question 6:

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

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?
Hitler in Germany
Clemenceau in France
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
His cabinet
the Senate
the Supreme Court

Question 9:

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

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 great increase of trade between the US and Asia
Roosevelt's National Recovery program
The coming of World War Two


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