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Which of these was an outcome of the Great Depression?
a) FDR's New Deal
b) Truman's Square Deal
c) the great flood of 1932
d) increased production by automakers

The purpose of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) was
a) to insure bank deposits in the United States.
b) to provide job opportunities in national parks.
c) to reduce farm surpluses and raise agricultural profits.
d) provide electrical power to an underdeveloped region of the U.S.

What is the most likely explanation for the increase in federal government spending in the 1930s?
a) New Deal Programs
b) the Lend-Lease Act
c) World War I spending
d) World War II spending

The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), NRA (National Recovery Administration) , and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) were created in the early 1930s and are MOST associated with the
a) New Deal.
b) Populist Era.
c) Progressive Era.
d) Prohibition Era.

Herbert Hoover's solution to easing the Great Depression was primarily to
a) lower foreign tariffs and thus increase foreign trade.
b) provide no help at all for American citizens or businesses.
c) provide bonus checks to all American citizens, paid for from the Federal Treasury.
d) provide some federal help to bankers, but leave relief for the poor to private charities.

A major purpose of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) during the 1930s was to
a) limit government borrowing.
b) break up banking monopolies.
c) create jobs for the unemployed.
d) strengthen consumer confidence in the banking system

A major criticism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's programs to combat the Great Depression was that these programs
a) reduced the power of the federal government.
b) provided too much protection for big business.
c) ignored the plight of homeowners with mortgages.
d) made people dependent on the federal government.

An obvious defect in the United States' banking system that was exposed during the Great Depression was
a) excessive government regulation of banks.
b) the federal government's ownership of banks.
c) an excessive amount of currency in circulation.
d) the lack of protection for funds deposited by individuals in banks.

Which of these was a reason for the collapse of the American economy which led to the Great Depression?
a) Foreign governments began to boycott American-made goods.
b) Government control of the economy led to severe inflation.
c) Taxes were too high to support unemployment claims and social security payments.
d) The boom of the 1920's rested on a weak foundation since the prosperity was not enjoyed by all economic groups.

The promise of a new deal for the American people was made by which U.S. president?
a) Richard Nixon
b) Woodrow Wilson
c) Theodore Roosevelt
d) Franklin Roosevelt

The U.S. President at the time of the stock market crash in 1929 was
a) Herbert Hoover.
b) Woodrow Wilson.
c) William McKinley
d) Calvin Coolidge.

Following the stock market crash in 1929, President Hoover was criticized for
a) declaring a bank holiday and ordering banks to close.
b) waiting for the economy to come out of the Depression
c) starting many new programs without Congress' approval.
d) his insistence on increasing spending on the military.

This New Deal program was created to give benefit to older, retired workers.
a) Social Security
b) Welfare Administration
c) Civilian Conservation Corps
d) National Recovery Administration

During the Great Depression, the unemployment rate in the U.S. reached approximately
a) 10%
b) 25%
c) 40%
d) 50%

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a public work relief program designed to preserve the nation's natural resources while providing unemployed men with jobs. Which event resulted in the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps?
a) World War II
b) the Truman Doctrine
c) the Great Depression
d) the Civil Rights Movement

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