American History: Connecting with the Past, 14th Edition (Brinkley)

Chapter 23: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

True or False Quiz

1
The stock market reached its lowest point of the Depression era in late 1929 and then gradually inched back up, finally reaching 1928 levels by mid-1932.
A)True
B)False
2
Many economic historians contend that one important cause of the Great Depression was that the economy lacked diversification and too much prosperity had depended on automobiles and construction.
A)True
B)False
3
Most economic historians believe that one important cause of the Great Depression was the U.S. decision early in the 1920s to forgive the debts that France and Great Britain owed to U.S. banks for loans taken out during World War I.
A)True
B)False
4
In 1932, during the presidential campaign, unemployment in the United States stood at about 10 percent.
A)True
B)False
5
Thousands of "Okies" and other families from the "Dust Bowl" region migrated to California in the 1930s.
A)True
B)False
6
During the Great Depression several hundred thousand African Americans left the South to try to find better times in the industrial cities of the North.
A)True
B)False
7
In general, the economic crisis of the Great Depression gave strength to the idea, if not the practice, that a woman should not hold a job outside the home if her husband was employed.
A)True
B)False
8
Black women in the South suffered massive unemployment because many families cut back on domestic help during the Great Depression.
A)True
B)False
9
In general, American social values apparently changed relatively little in response to the Depression. Rather, many people responded to hard times by redoubling their commitment to familiar success-focused ideas and goals.
A)True
B)False
10
President Herbert Hoover's first response to the Great Depression was to issue optimistic statements and meet with business leaders in an attempt to restore public confidence in the economy.
A)True
B)False
11
President Hoover tried to help American farmers by raising tariffs on agricultural products from foreign farms.
A)True
B)False
12
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was used by Hoover to create massive numbers of government-funded "make work" jobs for the unemployed.
A)True
B)False
13
President Hoover's sagging popularity revived significantly in response to his support of the demands of the so-called Bonus Army.
A)True
B)False
14
Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover worked cooperatively between the November 1932 election and the March 1933 inauguration to assure the business community that the new president would not depart from economic orthodoxy.
A)True
B)False
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