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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. When the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenancy Act is approved, it creates the Farm Security Administration to provide loans to farmers. In what year does this measure pass?
(a) 1936.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1937.

2. Which of the following groups breaks with Roosevelt at its convention in May 1935 and renounces the New Deal?
(a) U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
(b) U.S. Department of Defense.
(c) U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
(d) U.S. Department of Agriculture.

3. Toward the end of "The Second Hundred Days" Roosevelt is forced to fire the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority. What was his name?
(a) George Fort Milton.
(b) Anne O'Hare McCormick.
(c) Lloyd George.
(d) Arthur Morgan.

4. When discussing Senator Huey Long of Louisiana, Leuchtenburg mentions that Long loves his nickname of what?
(a) Dewey.
(b) Kingfish.
(c) Amos.
(d) Shark.

5. When discussing his time as Governor, Leuchtenburg says that Roosevelt accomplishes gains in all but which of the following areas?
(a) Unemployment relief.
(b) Conservation.
(c) Immigration reform.
(d) Industrial welfare.

6. 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 Wednesday.
(b) Black Monday.
(c) Black Friday.
(d) Black Thursday.

7. In May of 1933, Roosevelt announces his choice to head the new Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Which of the following individuals does Roosevelt pick?
(a) Harry Hopkins.
(b) Joseph E. Davis.
(c) Robert Sherwood.
(d) Peggy Bacon.

8. As "Over the Top" opens, Roosevelt appoints which of the following individuals to head the Recovery Administration?
(a) Jerome Frank.
(b) Felix Frankfurter.
(c) Hugh Johnson.
(d) Sherwood Anderson.

9. According to "Winter of Despair," which of the following words appears most frequently in the writings of New Deal theorists?
(a) Labor.
(b) Welfare.
(c) Balance.
(d) Power.

10. As "Over the Top" concludes, Leuchtenburg reports that by the spring of 1934 there were twice as many men working as the year before in which city?
(a) Des Moines.
(b) Detroit.
(c) New York.
(d) St. Louis.

11. In "One Third of a Nation" Congress approves the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act. In which year does this act pass?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1935.

12. During the labor strikes of 1934, in which of the following cities do taxi cab drivers burn a hundred taxis?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Philadelphia.
(c) Atlantic City.
(d) Des Moines.

13. 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) Rats.
(b) Locusts.
(c) Cockroaches.
(d) Gophers.

14. When Roosevelt asks Congress for legislation to regulate the Stock Exchange in February of 1934, which of the following men--President of the Stock Exchange--is outraged?
(a) John Raskob.
(b) Henry Morgenthau.
(c) James Forrestal.
(d) Richard Whitney.

15. 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) 975.
(b) 120,000.
(c) 225.
(d) 0.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following politicians is from Massachusetts and laments that the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority is a "Soviet dream" in 1933?

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

3. When the social security bill goes to Congress in April of 1935, by what margin does it pass in the House of Representatives?

4. "Iron Age" reports during the summer of 1932 that steel plants are operating at what percent of their capacity?

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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