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How did Texas act to manage problems arising from the Dust Bowl in the 1930s?
a) built windmills to power water pumps b) halted cattle drives through the Panhandle c) planted new trees and vegetation to prevent erosion d) moved major agricultural production out of the Panhandle
How did the Dust Bowl affect economic development in Texas?
a) Many farms were lost to banks. b) The demand for Texas crops declined. c) Employment in major cities increased. d) Oil production declined in West Texas.
As a result of the dust storms —
a) temperatures within the Dust Bowl declined b) states outside of the Dust Bowl were affected c) states along the Pacific received storm damage d) much of the land in and around the Dust Bowl is a desert today
Which inference about population in Texas during the 1930s and 1940s is best supported by data in the maps?
a) The population shifted eastward in the 1940s. b) Fewer people worked in rural Texas in the 1940s. c) The population of Texas declined during the 1930s. d) The number of migrant workers increased by the 1940s.
Which conclusion accurately describes the change in cotton production in Texas during the 1930s and 1940s.
a) Cotton farms moved closer to cities. b) Fewer acres were planted for cotton. c) Farmers increased prices for cotton. d) Cotton production per acre increased.
Why were many military bases during World War II built in Texas?
a) Several military generals were from Texas. b) Construction of the bases was cheaper in Texas. c) Texas had a moderate climate and large expanses of land. d) Texas military bases could contribute to the protection of the Panama Canal.
How did New Deal programs improve the lives of Texans during the Great Depression?
a) Gas rationing reduced traffic in busy cities. b) It provided additional government funding to oil companies. c) Cotton prices were fixed to keep farmers on the land. d) Thousands were employed to build roads and bridges.
How did the Dust Bowl impact Texas society?
a) Children moved from factory work to field work. b) Some North Texas farmers moved west to California. c) Minority groups gained legal protections for equal pay. d) Women began working in the fields in much greater numbers.
The arrival in Texas of the industries described above was the direct result of—
a) the New Deal b) the Dust Bowl c) international conflict d) an economic depression
Which of the following was NOT an economic effect of World War II on Texas?
a) food and goods were rationed b) economy began to grow c) women joined the workforce d) ethnic groups pressed for civil rights
All of the following are characteristics of Texas during the Great Depression EXCEPT—
a) internment camps b) New Deal programs c) Dust Bowl drought d) boom and bust in the cotton industry
Which event was the first to begin?
a) New Deal b) Dust Bowl c) World War II d) Great Depression
· Served in the Texas House of Representatives Served as the Speaker of the House for the U.S. House of Representatives Served as vice-president during FD Roosevelt's first two terms
a) General Dwight Eisenhower b) Admiral Chester W. Nimitz c) John Nance Garner d) Audie Murphy
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