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The Great Depression quiz tests your knowledge on the economic downturn which haunted America and Europe. What were its causes and consequences? Tell us in the Great Depression Quiz.
1. What event do most people believe started the Great Depression?
a.The Industrial Revolution
b.The Decadence of the 1920’s
c.The shortage of men after the first World War
d.The Wall Street Crash of 1929
2. Which Act of 1930 do most historians assign part of the blame for worsening the depression by reducing international trade?
a.Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
b.Snooty-Hawl Tariff Act
c.International Trade Embargo Act
d.Desisting Trade Act
3. Whose picture of a migrant mother in Nipomo, California became symbolic of the Great Depression?
a.Cecil Beaton
b.Dorothea Lange
c.Alfred Eisenstaedt
d.Walker Evans
4. Who was President during the majority of Great Depression?
a.Franklin D. Roosevelt
b.Calvin Coolidge
c.Theodore Roosevelt
d.Herbert Hoover
5. What did ‘The New Deal’ do between 1933-1937?
a.Opened new soup kitchens on Wall Street
b.Raised corporate taxes
c.Empowered the labor unions and farmers
d.Rewrote the Constitution
6. What was one of the effects of the Great Depression in Germany?
a.Buoyant economy
b.Hitler’s coming to power in 1933
c.Invasion of Germany by France
d.Institution of a monarchy
7. What did the U.S. suffer that Canada did not although it was one of the hardest hit countries?
a.Bank failures
b.Famine
c.Poverty
d.Suicides
8. President Hoover agreed with the advice of his Secretary of the Treasury to liquidate everything in order to make people work harder.
a.True
b.False
9. What happened to the American economy in 1937?
a.Took an unexpected nosedive
b.Proved to be buoyant
c.Stayed the same as the previous year
d.Was fuelled by Canada
10. Who wrote the ‘General Theory’ which advocated public works programs and deficits?
a.Calvin Coolidge
b.Andrew Mellon
c.Herbert Hoover
d.John Maynard Keynes
11. In what year did the U.S. drop the gold standard?
a.1929
b.1931
c.1933
d.1935
12. What doubled the GNP in the U.S masking the effects of the Depression?
a.Massive war spending
b.Change of government
c.Bumper crop
d.Baby boom
13. WHAT WAS THE PERIOD BEFORE THE GREAT DEPRESION
a.ROARING 20S
b.1938
c.HAPPY DAYS
d.INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
14. When did the second new deal happen.
a.1933
b.1932
c.1935
d.1947
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What others think about Great Depression
By: Paula on Feb 17, 2011
  This test is missing to many important facts.
By: Paula on Feb 15, 2011
  There is WAY MORE to the great depression then this!
By: jim on Oct 18, 2009
  It gave us Social Security
By: blah on Sep 16, 2009
  it was the worst era of U.S History but hoopefully our leaders of America now know what to be aware of.
By: M. Sweis on Jul 14, 2009
  Bad financial administration
By: Joan on Apr 27, 2009
  Because of the Depression my mother had to leave home at the age of 14 to move to NYC and find a job.
By: Simone on Apr 6, 2009
  the stock market crashed and many people lost money in their savings in the bank when the banks closed.
By: IMANI on Nov 23, 2008
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