The Politics of Hard Times
1. As "The Politics of Hard Times" opens, how many years does Leuchtenburg say Hoover has been President?
2. "Iron Age" reports during the summer of 1932 that steel plants are operating at what percent of their capacity?
3. According to "The Politics of Hard Times," about how many people were unemployed by 1932?
(a) 13 million.
(b) 125 thousand.
(c) 5 million.
(d) 800 thousand.
4. When asked why he kept a family going on credit, a Philadelphia storekeeper told a reporter that there were how many children in the family's house with no shoes?
5. Which of the following railroads does "The Politics of Hard Times" mention as a common ride for homeless Americans in search of work?
(a) Rock Island.
(b) Burlington Northern.
(c) New York Central.
(d) Union Pacific.
6. When discussing the plight of homeless and jobless Americans in 1932, Leuchtenburg mentions that two hundred men would huddle over fires in which of the following states?
(a) New York.
(b) New Mexico.
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