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Hoover believed government should be active. How did FDR’s philosophy of government differ from the philosophies of Coolidge and Hoover?
a) FDR believed government should play an active role in helping people; Coolidge/Hoover believed gov't stay out of others lives
b) FDR believed in less government action than Hoover and Coolidge did.
c) FDR believed government support of business would help ordinary people; Coolidge and Hoover supported more regulation.
d) FDR wanted to control people’s lives, while Coolidge and Hoover believed in personal freedom.

Mrs. Roosevelt traveled the country talking with people. Which first lady took an active role communicating with the American people during the Great Depression?
a) Eleanor Roosevelt
b) Bess Truman
c) Lou Henry Hoover
d) Grace Coolidge

Hoover didn't think there was anything to do to help people during the Depression. Which quotation sums up Herbert Hoover's view of the Great Depression in 1933?
a) “This nation asks for action, and action now. We must act quickly.”
b) “We are at the end of our string. There is nothing more we can do.
c) “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
d) “I shall ask the Congress for...broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency....

Roosevelt wasn't afraid during the Depression. Which quotation sums up Franklin Roosevelt's view of the Great Depression in 1933?
a) “We are at the end of our string. There is nothing more we can do.
b) “Let me first assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself….”
c) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
d) ...as I look about me I see nothing to give ground for hope…

Roosevelt tried to help the economy and people. In which areas did Franklin Roosevelt’s programs increase the power and role of the federal government?
a) the economy of the U.S. and of other countries
b) the economy and the lives of citizens
c) the lives of citizens and religious organizations
d) government ownership of business and industry

The Works Program helped writers, artists etc. Which New Deal agency was designed to give work to writers, painters, musicians, and photographers?
a) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
b) Works Progress Administration
c) Securities and Exchange Commission
d) Social Security Administration

Mrs. Roosevelt traveled the country talking with people. Which statement best describes the relationship between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
a) She served as his eyes, ears, and legs to find out what was happening in the country.
b) He paid little attention to her suggestions and generally disregarded her advice.
c) She was a strong and vocal critic of his administration and his New Deal programs.
d) He insisted that she remain in Washington and devote herself to his health concerns.

Roosevelt continued his term after contracting Polio. Which statement about Franklin Roosevelt is not true?
a) Roosevelt withdrew from office during his second term after contracting polio.
b) Roosevelt's parents gave him good values, which he followed for the rest of his life.
c) Roosevelt served as a New York state senator, assistant secretary of the navy, and ran for vice president in 1920.
d) Roosevelt tried to concern himself with the average citizen, whom he called the forgotten man.

Creating government agencies and insuring bank deposits helped the economy. Which New Deal initiatives were designed to help the economy recover from the Great Depression?
a) creating government agencies to put people to work, insuring bank deposits
b) restricting job opportunities for women and blacks
c) transferring all businesses to governmental control

President Roosevelt had radio fireside chats to let the people know about the economy. Which statement accurately describes the purpose of President Roosevelt's fireside chats?
a) to explain his economic agenda and give hope to the American people
b) to persuade the Supreme Court to endorse his New Deal programs
c) to convince Europeans that Hitler was an evil man who would lead them to war
d) to express his disapproval of the repeal of the Prohibition amendment

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