B Writing fiction meant the authors didn’t have to do any research. C Nonfiction sales had dropped during the 1920s. D Publishers weren’t interested in true accounts of national events. Analyze the cartoon and answer the question that follows. Base your answer on the cartoon and on your knowledge of Chapter 18. 17. What does the cartoon reveal about the character? A The man was careless with his money. B He saved his money so it would be there in hard times but lost it through no fault of his own. C The man should have purchased stocks and bonds rather than put his money in the bank. D The man should be more prepared by storing his money under his mattress. Document-Based Questions Directions: Analyze the document and answer the short-answer ques- tions that follow the document. Gordon Parks, who later became a famous photographer, was a young man when the stock market crashed in 1929: “The newspapers were full of it, and I read everything I could get my hands on, gathering in the full meaning of such terms as Black Thursday, deflation and depres- sion. I couldn’t imagine such financial disaster touching my small world; it surely concerned only the rich. But by the first week of November I too knew differently; along with millions of others across the nation, I was without a job. All that next week I searched for any kind of work that would prevent my leaving school. Again it was, ‘We’re firing, not hiring.’ ‘Sorry, sonny, nothing doing here.’ Finally, on the seventh of November I went to school and cleaned out my locker, knowing it was impos- sible to stay on. A piercing chill was in the air as I walked back to the rooming house. The hawk had come. I could already feel his wings shadowing me.” —from A Choice of Weapons 18. Why did Parks at first think he was safe from the effects of the stock market crash? What changed his mind? 19. Why do you think Parks used the image of a hawk to express his feelings about the Great Depression? Extended Response 20. Write an essay that analyzes the following quote from John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath. “If you’re in trouble or hurt or need—go to poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help.” Based on your knowledge of the Great Depression, indicate whether you believe the quote to be true or false and why. Support your answer with relevant facts and details. If You Missed Questions . . . 16 17 18 19 20 Go to Page . . . 637 R18 630–632 630–632 634–637 Need Extra Help? STOP John T. McCutcheon/The Granger Collection, New York
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