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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. As "Waiting for Lefty" opens, in which of the following cities is City Hall attacked by a mob of 6 thousand people?
(a) Minneapolis.
(b) Denver.
(c) Des Moines.
(d) New York.

2. When discussing the plight of homeless and jobless Americans in 1932, Leuchtenburg mentions that two hundred men would huddle over fires in which of the following states?
(a) Oregon.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) New York.
(d) Tennessee.

3. 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?
(a) Reverend Coughlin.
(b) Reverend Morgan.
(c) Reverend Short.
(d) Reverend Gabriel.

4. 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) Fortune.
(d) Life.

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

6. According to "The Hundred Days' War," how long does it take after Roosevelt's inauguration for the country to shift from apathy to expectation?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 9 weeks.
(d) 3 months.

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

8. 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) Henry Morgenthau.
(b) Richard Whitney.
(c) James Forrestal.
(d) John Raskob.

9. When the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act is approved, it also creates the National Youth Administration. By which of the following individuals is the NYA program run?
(a) Frances Perkins.
(b) Aubrey Williams.
(c) George Biddle.
(d) James Moffett.

10. The National Industrial Recovery Act, which Roosevelt signs on June 16, 1933, provides how much in funding for public works?
(a) $3.3 billion.
(b) $1.5 million.
(c) $6.5 trillion.
(d) $400 thousand.

11. How many people tuned in to their radios on March 12, 1933, to hear the first of Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats?
(a) 20 thousand.
(b) 60 million.
(c) 100 thousand.
(d) 5 million.

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

13. Upon receiving his appointment from Roosevelt, the new head of the Recovery Administration memorably remarks that it will be "red fire at first" and dead what afterward?
(a) Elephants.
(b) Rabbits.
(c) Badgers.
(d) Cats.

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

15. In "One Third of a Nation" Leuchtenburg discusses the poor migrants who headed west and became the basis for a famous novel by which author?
(a) Jerome Frank.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) Chester Davis.
(d) John Steinbeck.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which of the following cities does the American Federation of Labor hold its 1934 convention?

2. Which of the following individuals considers himself the founder of the Federal Reserve Board and strongly disagrees with the February 1935 banking bill?

3. In "The Politics of Hard Times," which of the following individuals says that Roosevelt is "a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President"?

4. 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?

5. 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?

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