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

William E. Leuchtenburg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Winter of Despair.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to "Winter of Despair," U.S. Steel employed 225,000 full-time workers in 1929. How many employees are full time by April of 1933?
(a) 0.
(b) 975.
(c) 120,000.
(d) 225.

2. In which of the following cities does "Winter of Despair" say unpaid teachers faint in their classrooms due to lack of food?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Detroit.
(c) New York City.
(d) Washington, D.C.

3. According to "The Politics of Hard Times," about how many people were unemployed by 1932?
(a) 800 thousand.
(b) 5 million.
(c) 13 million.
(d) 125 thousand.

4. 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) James Kieran.
(b) Basil O'Connor.
(c) Raymond Moley.
(d) Samuel Rosenman.

5. 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) Oregon.
(b) New York.
(c) Tennessee.
(d) New Mexico.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the time Roosevelt is inaugurated, how many states have closed their banks?

2. "The Politics of Hard Times" reports that as the party in power, which political party faced almost certain defeat in the 1932 election?

3. In which of the following cities does Roosevelt accuse Hoover of being "the greatest spending Administration in peace times in all our history" during the 1932 Presidential campaign?

4. 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?

5. As "The Politics of Hard Times" opens, how many years does Leuchtenburg say Hoover has been President?

(see the answer key)

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