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What caused banks to fail during the depression?
a) There were more banks than there were depositors
b) More people decided to keep their money in cash at home.
c) The banks had invested a great deal of money in the stock market.
d) A large number of people withdrew their money from banks at the same time.

Why did population patterns change so often during the depression?
a) Families moved often in search of work.
b) Families moved west in hopes of finding gold.
c) A large number of immigrants moved to the United States.
d) Blacks returned to the South as workers were laid off in the North.

What did Franklin Roosevelt do to reduce the effects of the depression the day after he became president?
a) He closed the stock market to prevent further losses.
b) He signed a bill to provide money to industries so they could reopen and put people back to work.
c) He closed all the banks until federal examiners could determine if they were sound enough to survive
d) He pledged that the government would take an active role in establishing price controls for business

Which “R” was NOT a New Deal initiative?
a) recession
b) relief
c) reform
d) recovery

Which New Deal program was responsible for the construction of Cheraw State Park in Chesterfield County?
a) AAA
b) TVA
d) CCC

Which New Deal agency is best remembered for its art-related projects?
a) CCC
b) WPA
c) PWA

What act was passed to ensure that banks would be less likely to fail in the future?
b) WPA
c) SSA

Which improvement for farmers was a direct result of the REA (Rural Electrification Authority)?
a) better transportation systems
b) new milking machines
c) improved housing
d) larger farm tractors

Why were the mill owners able to ignore the settlement that was negotiated in the textile strike?
a) The agreement had not been signed by the mill owners.
b) The mill owners claimed the union had bullied them into making an agreement in order to stop the vio
c) There were no laws that required industries to abide by agreements made with their workers.
d) The agreement contained some provisions that turned out to be illegal.

What positive action resulted from the textile strike of 1934?
a) The striking workers were rehired and received a raise in their wages.
b) Strikers & mill owners showed that the sides in a labor dispute could resolve their diffs.
c) The mill owners agreed to restructure the villages in which workers lived.
d) Congress passed a law requiring both sides to abide by agreements reached via collective bargaining.

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