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William E. Leuchtenburg
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On Roosevelt's very first night in office, he directs his Secretary of the Treasury to draft an emergency banking bill. Who is the Secretary of Treasury?
(a) Ogden Mills.
(b) Arthur Ballantine.
(c) George Harrison.
(d) William Woodin.

2. When describing conditions for homeless and jobless Americans, Leuchtenburg says that the largest "Hooverville" was in which of the following cities?
(a) Brooklyn.
(b) Portland.
(c) Chicago.
(d) St. Louis.

3. Which of the following politicians is from Massachusetts and laments that the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority is a "Soviet dream" in 1933?
(a) James Warburg.
(b) Joe Martin.
(c) Hugo Black.
(d) George Norris.

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

5. After founding his political organization, in which of the following states does Huey Long successfully rally a crowd of farmers in the spring of 1935?
(a) Iowa.
(b) Colorado.
(c) Louisiana.
(d) Arkansas.

6. 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) Depression.
(b) Sulfur.
(c) Hope.
(d) Starvation.

7. Which of the following new taxes does Roosevelt not propose to Congress in June of 1935?
(a) Inheritance.
(b) Sales.
(c) Gifts.
(d) Corporations.

8. In the summer of 1932, farmers riot in all but which of the following states?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Nebraska.
(c) Iowa.
(d) Wisconsin.

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

10. During the Blue Eagle parade in New York City, Roosevelt remarks that there is a unity sweeping America that has not been seen since what year?
(a) 1901.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1917.
(d) 1914.

11. On which of the following days in May of 1935 does the Supreme Court strike down the National Industrial Recovery Act in a 9-0 decision?
(a) Black Thursday.
(b) Black Friday.
(c) Black Wednesday.
(d) Black Monday.

12. During the summer of 1933 farmers uproot their cotton crop to prevent over-saturation of the market. How much do farmers collect for plowing up 10 million acres of cotton?
(a) $25 million.
(b) $100 million.
(c) $500 thousand.
(d) $50 thousand.

13. Toward the end of his term, Hoover orders a Senate investigation into the financial crisis. Which of the following men is chosen to lead this investigation?
(a) Ferdinand Pecora.
(b) Albert Wiggin.
(c) Ivar Kreuger.
(d) Charles Mitchell.

14. Which of the following individuals switches California's votes to Roosevelt during the 1932 Democratic convention, thus making Roosevelt the Democratic candidate?
(a) John Nance Garner.
(b) Melvin J. Traylor.
(c) J. Hamilton Lewis.
(d) William McAdoo.

15. In Roosevelt's speech at the beginning of "The Hundred Days' War" he states that the nation is not stricken by any plague of which of the following pests?
(a) Locusts.
(b) Rats.
(c) Cockroaches.
(d) Gophers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the popular radio pastor in "Waiting for Lefty" who first supports Roosevelt but begins to waver soon after the election?

2. During the labor riots in Minneapolis in 1934, city truck drivers are lead by Vincent Raymond Dunne. By what age had that person first become a teamster?

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

4. According to the end of "The Politics of Hard Times," what is the final Electoral College tally by which Roosevelt defeats Hoover?

5. In "Winter of Despair" a group of fifty-five men is charged with dismantling and carrying away a whole four-story building in which of the following cities?

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