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Great Depression 6.1 Reading Quiz

Quiz by Bryant Miller

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  • Q1
    Which 1929 event sparked a chain reaction that led to the Great Depression?
    The stock market crashed
    Bandits robbed banks across the country
    Herbert Hoover became president
    The Federal Reserve outlawed speculation
  • Q2
    What happened as a result of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff?
    The US economy recovered from the Great Depression
    Foreign nations increased their tariffs in response, leading to a decline in trade
    Foreign companies dominated the thriving world market.
    The United States asked for loans from European nations.
  • Q3
    How did the U.S. Federal Reserve try to limit speculation in the stock market in 1929?
    by limiting the money supply
    by printing more money
    by closing banks
    none of the above
  • Q4
    Who became president in 1928 while campaigning on the claim that Republicans had "put the proverbial 'chicken in every pot in America'" throughout the prosperous 1920s?
    Woodrow Wilson
    Calvin Coolidge
    Franklin Roosevelt
    Herbert Hoover
  • Q5
    On October 29th 1929 the bottom fell out of the U.S. stock market in the great crash. Billions of dollars were lost. What was this day known as?
    Good Friday
    Depression Day
    Black Tuesday

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