Practice Test #34

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 34: The Great Depression and The New Deal 1933-1938 1 . Franklin Roosevelt’s ____________________ contributed the most to his development of compassion and strength of welfare education b. political experience c. family ties with Teddy Roosevelt d. affliction with infantile paralysis 2 . The “champion of dispossessed” –that is, the poor and minorities-in the 1930’s was a. Harold Ickes. b. Alfred E. Smith. c. Eleanor Roosevelt. d. Frances Perkins. 3 . In 1932 Franklin Roosevelt campaigned on the promise that as president he would attack the Great Depression by a. nationalizing all banks and major industries. b. experimenting with bold new programs for economic and social reform. c. returning to the traditional policies of laissez-faire capitalism. d. continuing the policies already undertaken by President Hoover. 4. The phrase “Hundred Days” refers to a. the worst weeks of the Great Depression. b. the time it took for Congress to begin acting on President Roosevelt’s plans for combating the Great Depression. c. the first weeks of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency. d. the “lame-duck” period between Franklin Roosevelt’s election and his inauguration. 5. One striking feature of the 1932 presidential election was that a. the South had shifted to the Republican party. b. African-Americans became a vital element in the Democratic Party. c. urban Americans finally cast more votes that rural Americans. d. women played a less active role in the campaign than before. 6. While Franklin Roosevelt waited to assume the presidency, Herbert Hoover tried to get the president-elect to cooperate on long-term solutions to the Depression because a. he and Roosevelt had similar ideas on programs to combat the hard times. b. the Hawley-Smoot Tariff was up for immediate renewal. c. he hoped to bund his successor to an anti-inflationary policy that would make much of the New Deal impossible. d. He wanted to show how willing he was to cooperate with the political opposition. 7 . When Franklin Roosevelt assumed the presidency in March 1933, a. Congress refused to grant him any legislative authority. b. he knew exactly what he wanted to do. c. he received unprecedented congressional support. d. he wanted to make as few mistakes as possible. 8 . The Works Progress Administration was a major ______ program of the New Deal; the Public Works Administration was a long-range ______ program; and the Social Security Act was a major ______ program. a. relief; recovery; reform
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