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What leader took over Italy?
a) Franco
b) Mussolini
c) Hitler
d) Stalin

What is one reason the Fascist governments of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler came to power in Italy and Germany?
a) They were threatened by the United States
b) They supported civil liberties for all
c) They failed to join the League of Nations
d) They faced economic and political difficulties

How did the United States get the money to fund New Deal programs?
a) raised taxes
b) increased tariffs
c) printed more money
d) went into debt

What did Great Britain do to ease unemployment?
a) backed loans to businesses
b) controlled spending
c) raised taxes
d) started the New Deal

What was the response of democratic nations during the Great Depression?
a) They controlled federal spending.
b) They became more involved in the lives of citizens.
c) They lowered tariffs on imported goods.
d) They became less involved in the economy.

As demand for stocks dropped, what happened to the price?
a) The price rose
b) The price fell
c) The price stayed the same
d) The price increased

Stock prices fell so low it was called a _____________________.
a) Great Depression
b) Stock Market Crash
c) New Deal
d) Bank Failures

In order to protect U.S. businesses, the government placed high tariffs on _____________________________.
a) Bonds
b) Exports
c) Imports
d) Stocks

A huge economic change took place in the United States when the economy went from “boom to bust” in 1929 and the early 1930s. Which of the following events took place first as the nation moved from economic prosperity to economic hardship?
a) Great Depression
b) Stock Market Crash
c) New Deal
d) Bank Failures

What is a period of low economic activity when many people lose their jobs?
a) Depression
b) Fascism
c) Inflation
d) Nationalism

During the 1920s, many Americans bought stocks, or shares, in a company hoping stock prices would continue to rise. How did most people acquire these stocks?
a) Using credit cards
b) Putting them on an installment plan
c) Paying for them in cash
d) Buying them on margin

When too much money is printed, it loses its value and this is called _________.
a) Depression
b) Fascism
c) Inflation
d) Nationalism

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