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. After the 1932 election, Roosevelt's Brain Trust argues that the market theories of which major economist have vanished forever?
(a) Alfred Marshall.
(b) John Maynard Keynes.
(c) John Stuart Mill.
(d) Adam Smith.

2. Leuchtenburg describes an incident where about 50 people fight over a barrel of garbage left at the back door of a restaurant. In which city does this take place?
(a) Portland.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Chicago.
(d) St. Louis.

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

4. Which of the following business executives laments in October of 1930 that the real blame for the financial crisis lay with the irresponsible--and now unemployed--populace?
(a) William Randolph Hearst of "The New York Journal".
(b) George Washington Hill of American Tobacco.
(c) John Edgerton of the National Association of Manufacturers.
(d) Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company.

5. After the election of 1932, which of the following magazines promotes the idea of giving Roosevelt dictatorial powers to fix the economy?
(a) Life.
(b) Time.
(c) Barron's.
(d) Fortune.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following candidates has the powerful support of publisher William Randolph Hearst during the 1932 Presidential primary race?

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

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

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