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Great Depression

Quiz by Mary-Ellen Marsh

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  • Q1
    Who was President when the Stock Market crashed in 1929?
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    Herbert Hoover
    30s
  • Q2
    What happened on October 29, 1929?
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    Stock Market Crash
    30s
  • Q3
    What plan of FDR's provided retirement for seniors, help for the disabled and children; this still exists today.
    Social Security
    30s
  • Q4
    True or False; The Stock Market crashed in 1929 because few people purchased stocks.
    False
    30s
  • Q5
    True or False: One cause of the Great Depression was high tariffs that strangled international trade.
    True
    30s
  • Q6
    Who was elected President in a 1932 landslide victory?
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the name for the package of laws and programs Roosevelt proposed to ease the effects of the Depression on the people?
    New Deal
    30s
  • Q8
    What event in 1931 added to the misery of farmers on the Great Plains?
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    Dust Bowl; drought
    30s
  • Q9
    Riding freight trains without paying is called:
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    Riding the rails
    30s
  • Q10
    Investors paid only a fraction of a stock's price and borrowed the rest. This is called:
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    buying on margin
    30s
  • Q11
    What finally brought an end to the Great Depression?
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    World War II
    30s

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