Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

William E. Leuchtenburg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Over the Top.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to "Winter of Despair," which of the following individuals works for The New York Times and first coins the phrase "brain trust" in reference to Roosevelt's advisers?
(a) Raymond Moley.
(b) Basil O'Connor.
(c) James Kieran.
(d) Samuel Rosenman.

2. According to "Winter of Despair," on a single day in April 1932 an entire 1/4 of which state went up for auction?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) Colorado.
(d) Missouri.

3. During the 1932 Presidential primary race, which of the following candidates can not appear at the Democratic convention because of a run on his Chicago bank?
(a) John Nance Garner.
(b) Melvin J. Traylor.
(c) J. Hamilton Lewis.
(d) William McAdoo.

4. The quote from Harold Clurman at the beginning of "Winter of Despair" states that people could smell what in the air during the winter of 1932-33?
(a) Sulfur.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Depression.
(d) Hope.

5. How many people tuned in to their radios on March 12, 1933, to hear the first of Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats?
(a) 60 million.
(b) 100 thousand.
(c) 5 million.
(d) 20 thousand.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following individuals commits suicide in March of 1932 and is proved a swindler of $100,000,000 in bonds a month after his death?

2. Which of the following politicians is from Massachusetts and laments that the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority is a "Soviet dream" in 1933?

3. "Winter of Despair" mentions all but which of the following individuals as progressives who oppose deficit spending?

4. When discussing his time as Governor, Leuchtenburg says that Roosevelt accomplishes gains in all but which of the following areas?

5. By which of the following months in 1934 has Roosevelt grown tired of the new head of the Recovery Administration and secured that person's resignation?

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