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

William E. Leuchtenburg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Waiting for Lefty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Melvin J. Traylor.
(b) John Nance Garner.
(c) J. Hamilton Lewis.
(d) William McAdoo.

2. "Winter of Despair" mentions all but which of the following individuals as progressives who oppose deficit spending?
(a) Bernard Baruch.
(b) Fiorello La Guardia.
(c) Robert La Follette.
(d) Robert Wagner.

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

4. "The Politics of Hard Times" reports that as the party in power, which political party faced almost certain defeat in the 1932 election?
(a) Republican.
(b) Progressive.
(c) Libertarian.
(d) Democrat.

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?
(a) April.
(b) July.
(c) February.
(d) September.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Roosevelt forms the Public Works Administration he appoints the Secretary of the Interior to run it. What was his name?

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

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

4. As more and more American workers organize themselves into labor unions in 1933-35, Roosevelt is faced with having to decide what which provision of the National Industrial Recovery Act actually means?

5. As "The Hundred Days' War" concludes, which of the following famous writers wonders if he was fooled by Roosevelt in the election?

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