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Turbulent Decades 1 (2 A)

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  • Q1
    Farmers may have had the toughest time during the Depression. A long drought hit the Great Plains and dried out a lot of farmland, causing huge dust storms, the entire area was called _____________________.
    Black Tuesday
    The Great Drought
    The Dust Bowl
    The Dry Sands
  • Q2
    What do most historians credit with ending the Great Depression?
    The end of World War I.
    The election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932
    The passage of the National Recovery Act in 1933
    Massive government spending in preparation of World War II.
  • Q3
    The Great Depression was a big economic slump that mainly took place in which decade?
  • Q4
    A movement in Harlem, N.Y. , which involved a rebirth of literacy, artwork, and music was called?
    Harlem Revival
    Harlem Renaissance
    Harlem Revolution
    Harlem Resurgence
  • Q5
    Another cause of the Great Depression that hit Great Plains, putting even more pressure on farmers was the 10 year ?
    bug infestation
  • Q6
    What caused President Herbert Hoover to raise taxes during the Depression?
    He thought that collecting taxes would make stocks rise immediately
    He wanted to balance the federal government’s budget
    He wanted to re-distribute money from the rich to the poor
    He wanted to prolong the recession for political gain
  • Q7
    What is Carver's most important contribution to agriculture?
    Becoming the "Plant Doctor"
    Collaborating with Henry Ford
    Popularizing the peanut
    Teaching farmers about soil chemistry
  • Q8
    Many historians also fault this president in 1929 for the Great Depression by raising taxes to balance the government’s budget.
    Franklin Roosevelt
    William Taft
    Herbert Hoover
    Harry Truman
  • Q9
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a set of programs that would create jobs and give people money. This was called?
    The Square Deal
    The New Deal
    Economic Aid Act
    Alphabet Agency Act
  • Q10
    What was the biggest problem facing the United States when FDR took office?
    A crashing stock market
    Starvation and disease
    The threat of invasion from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan
    Record unemployment
  • Q11
    Which of the following choices describes a recession?
    Supply is greater than demand
    Demand increases very quickly
    Supply decreases very quickly
    Demand is greater than supply
  • Q12
    Which of the following is a true statement about Black Tuesday?
    It was the direct cause of the Great Depression
    It was the result of a steady decline in demand for stocks in the previous 12 months
    It was a cause of the underlying problems that led to the Great Depression
    It was caused by the Dust Bowl that wiped out farms in the Midwest.
  • Q13
    What can you infer about the federal government’s economic policies during the Roaring Twenties?
    It encouraged the fair distribution of wealth
    it encouraged saving
    It regulated the stock market tightly
    It encouraged spending.
  • Q14
    Franklin Roosevelt’s initial strategy for economic recovery depended on:
    Cutting taxes on businesses to stimulate hiring
    Injecting money into the U.S. economy
    Building up the U.S. Military
    Distributing free land to poor farmers
  • Q15
    Why did so many banks fall during the Great Depression?
    The banks had made risky loans that weren’t paid back
    The banks had used their depositors’ money to buy automobiles, radios, and other popular inventions
    The banks had invested all their depositors’ money in the stock market
    Back then, banks had not deposits—they only made loans

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