Choose the letter of the best answer - DOC by tommyadams


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Choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)
____ 1. To obtain liquor illegally, drinkers went underground to hidden nightclubs known as
A. speakeasies.
B. penthouses.
C. tenements.
D. tea rooms.

____ 2. The Harlem Renaissance refers to
A. a struggle for civil rights led by the NAACP.
B. a population increase in Harlem in the 1920s.
C. a program to promote African-American owned businesses.
D. a celebration of African-American culture in literature and art.

____ 3. John T. Scopes challenged a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of
A. biology.
B. evolution.
C. creationism.
D. fundamentalism.

____ 4. Charles Lindbergh was famous as a(n)
A. politician.
B. composer.
C. inventor.
D. pilot.

____ 5. Jazz music was born in New Orleans and was spread to the North by such musicians as
A. Louis Armstrong.
B. Zora Neale Hurston.
C. Paul Robeson.
D. Langston Hughes.

Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best matches each description. Note: Some
letters may not be used at all. Some may be used more than once.

      A. credit                                         F. Alfred E. Smith
      B. speculation                                    G. buying on margin
      C. price support                                  H. Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act
      D. Black Tuesday                                  I. Dow Jones Industrial Average
      E. Herbert Hoover                                 J. Great Depression

____ 6. This Republican won the presidential election of 1928.
____ 7. This term specifically refers to the stock market crash of October 29, 1929.
____ 8. This term is the name of the most widely used measure of the stock market's health.
____ 9. This term refers to paying a small percentage of a stock's price as a down payment and
borrowing the rest.
____ 10. This reduced the flow of goods into the United States and prevented other countries from
earning American currency to buy American exports.
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Choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)

____ 11. Which was not a cause of the Great Depression?

A. tariffs on foreign goods
B. the availability of easy credit
C. a growing number of homeless people
D. a crisis in the farm sector

____ 12. Who made up the Bonus Army that marched on Washington?
A. World War I veterans and their families
B. farmers forced off their land by dust storms
C. unemployed industrial workers and their families
D. business and labor leaders who agreed to work together

____ 13. Which candidates ran for president in 1932?
A. Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover
B. Calvin Coolidge and Franklin D. Roosevelt
C. Herbert Hoover and Alfred E. Smith
D. Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt

____ 14. What does buying a stock on margin mean?
A. purchasing the stock outside the regular stock exchange
B. buying the stock for someone else
C. paying less than the market price of the stock
D. borrowing money to help pay for the stock

____ 15. Which of the following was not an effect of the Great Depression?
A. Many children had a poor diet.
B. Many families became homeless.
C. Many men became unemployed.
D. Many people started farming.

Using the exhibit, choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)
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____ 16. How many states were part of the Dust Bowl?

A. 5 states
B. 10 states
C. 20 states
D. 25 states

____ 17. Which of the following states suffered the most damage during the Dust Bowl period?
A. North Dakota
B. Minnesota
C. Kansas
D. Missouri

____ 18. Which map symbol indicates the area covered by the May 1934 dust storm?
A. a striped area
B. a shaded area
C. a solid line
D. a dashed line

____ 19. How far did migrants on Route 66 travel from Oklahoma City to Bakersfield, California?
A. about 300 miles
B. about 600 miles
C. about 1, 200 miles
D. about 1, 600 miles

____ 20. Going from east to west on Route 66, what states did Dust Bowl migrants pass through?
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A. Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California
B. Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California
C. Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California
D. Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California

Choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)

____ 21. The aim of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act was to

A. encourage new construction.
B. increase the value of homes and farms.
C. make it easier for banks to foreclose on farms and homes.
D. prevent farmers and homeowners from losing their property.

____ 22. During the Great Depression, the overall unemployment rate was about
A. 100 percent.
B. 75 percent.
C. 25 percent.
D. 10 percent.

____ 23. What was the first major action Roosevelt took as president?
A. He called the first meeting of the "Brain Trust."
B. He proposed a reorganization of the Supreme Court.
C. He closed all of the nation's banks and ordered inspections.
D. He established the Civil Works Administration to provide job relief.

____ 24. Which of the following was most directly responsible for creating new jobs and putting
people to work?
A. Social Security Act
B. Fair Labor Standards Act
C. National Labor Relations Act
D. Works Progress Administration

____ 25. Which of the following was the main objective of the Agricultural Adjustment Act?
A. to increase farm production
B. to raise prices of farm products
C. to provide pensions for retired farmers
D. to encourage more people to enter farming

____ 26. Which of the following pieces of New Deal legislation was ruled unconstitutional by the
Supreme Court?
A. Wagner Act
B. Social Security Act
C. Emergency Banking Relief Act
D. National Industrial Recovery Act

Using the exhibit, choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)
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____ 27. In the cartoon, the "NRA Death Warrant" represents ___.
A. the NRA's limiting the production of goods
B. Roosevelt's attempts to silence New Deal critics
C. the NRA's putting an end to child labor
D. the Supreme Court's declaring the NIRA unconstitutional

____ 28. In the cartoon, the character that represents Child Labor feels ___ about the NRA death
A. happy
B. unhappy
C. angry
D. confused

____ 29. According to the cartoon, ___ will benefit from the NRA death warrant.
B. Congress
C. labor
D. small business

____ 30. The cartoon most clearly depicts FDR and ___ as being on <i>opposite</i> sides of the NRA
 A. Wall Street
 B. the Brain Trust
 C. labor
 D. the public

____ 31. ___ is the best summary of the main idea of this cartoon.
A. "Americans reacted in various ways to the end of the NRA, depending on their special interests"
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B. "Roosevelt gathered a group of experts to help him battle the Supreme Court's decision to end the
C. "Both the adults and youth of America were pleased with the end of the NRA"
D. "The end of the NRA brought out positive reactions from labor and small business"

Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best matches each description. Note: Some
letters may not be used at all. Some may be used more than once. (4 points each)
       A. Wagner Act                                  I. Home Owners Loan Corporation
       B. Social Security Act                         J. Works Progress Administration
       C. Federal Securities Act                      K.
       D. Federal Art Project                         L. Federal Emergency Relief
       E. Civilian Conservation Corps                 Administration
       F. Tennessee Valley Authority                  M. Federal Writers' Project
       G. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation       N. Emergency Banking Relief Act
       H. Fair Labor Standards Act

      ____ 32. This required corporations to provide complete, truthful information on all stock
      ____ 33. This rebuilt dams and provided hydroelectric power to an impoverished region.
      ____ 34. This provided insurance for bank accounts.
      ____ 35. This provided a pension for retired workers and their spouses and aided people
      with disabilities, poor mothers with dependent children, and the needy elderly.
      ____ 36. This put hundreds of thousands of young, single men to work building roads,
      developing parks, planting trees, and helping in soil-erosion and flood-control projects.
      ____ 37. This addressed the problems of unemployment and poverty by creating jobs that
      ranged from the construction of airports and libraries to the sewing of clothing for the
      Choose the letter of the best answer. (4 points each)
      ____ 38. ___ claimed that the New Deal policies were inadequate and proposed a social
      program called Share-Our-Wealth.
       A. Huey Long
       B. Francis Townsend
       C. John L. Lewis
       D. Charles Coughlin
      ____ 39. The Supreme Court ruled that the ___ was unconstitutional on the grounds that
      its provisions were local matters and should be regulated by the states.
       A. Federal Securities Act
       B. Fair Labor Standards Act
       C. Wagner Act
       D. Agricultural Adjustment Act
      ____ 40. Of the following New Deal policies, ___ had the biggest long-term impact on
      the American economy.
       A. Social Security Act
       B. Civilian Conservation Corps
       C. Tennessee Valley Authority
       D. Federal Emergency Relief Administration
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