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

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

Multiple Choice 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?
(a) Albert Wiggin.
(b) Ferdinand Pecora.
(c) Charles Mitchell.
(d) Ivar Kreuger.

2. As Roosevelt's inauguration approaches, he increasingly favors the ideas of which major economist?
(a) Alfred Marshall.
(b) John Stuart Mill.
(c) John Maynard Keynes.
(d) Adam Smith.

3. Which of the following candidates has the powerful support of publisher William Randolph Hearst during the 1932 Presidential primary race?
(a) J. Hamilton Lewis.
(b) John Nance Garner.
(c) Melvin J. Traylor.
(d) William McAdoo.

4. 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?
(a) Pittsburgh.
(b) Topeka.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Sioux City.

5. 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) Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company.
(b) George Washington Hill of American Tobacco.
(c) John Edgerton of the National Association of Manufacturers.
(d) William Randolph Hearst of "The New York Journal".

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to "Winter of Despair," on a single day in April 1932 an entire 1/4 of which state went up for auction?

4. In the summer of 1932, farmers riot in all but which of the following states?

5. In which of the following cities does "Winter of Despair" say unpaid teachers faint in their classrooms due to lack of food?

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