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The Great Depression in Texas was especially damaging to the agricultural sector because...
a) severe drought
b) New Deal
c) introduction of rationing
d) bust in the cotton industry

Texas acted to manage problems arising from the Dust Bow in the 1930's by-
a) Building windmills to power water pumps
b) halting cattle drives through the panhandle
c) planting new trees and vegetation to prevent erosion
d) moving major agricultural production out of the panhandle

How did the Dust Bowl affect the economic development in Texas?
a) Many farms were lost to banks
b) demand for Texas crops declines
c) employment in major cities
d) oil production declined in 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 1930's and 1940's is best supported by data in the maps?
a) Population shifted eastward in the 1940's
b) fewer people worked in rural Texas in the 1940s
c) population of Texas declined during the 1930s
d) The number of migrant workers increased by the 1940s

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 fields in much greater numbers

Why were many military bases built in Texas during the second world war?
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 change the lives of Texans during the Great Depression?
a) Gas rationing helped to reduce traffic in busy cities
b) cotton prices were fixed to keep farmer on the land
c) thousands found employment building roads and bridges
d) additional government funding was provided to oil companies

How did Texas economically benefit from US involvement in the second world war?
a) Texans became wealthy serving as soldiers in the war
b) rationing consumer goods stimulated the growth of businesses
c) natural resources in Texas were needed to supply war effort
d) locating internment camps in Texas brought consumers to the region

Which event happened first?
a) New Deal
b) Dust Bowl
c) Second World War
d) Great Depression

New military facilities, naval and aircraft production, and ammunition plants were a direct result of-
a) New Deal
b) Dust Bowl
c) international conflict
d) economic depression

How did supply and demand affect the economy of Texas during the 1930's?
a) overproduction led to price decreases
b) underproduction led to price increases
c) increased demand for products led to a loss of jobs
d) supply of products decreased, causing higher prices

Who served as Vice president during FDR first two terms.
a) Dwight D. Eisenhower
b) John Nance Garner
c) Lyndon B. Johnson
d) Sam Rayburn

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