Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following individuals is Roosevelt's Secretary of State who tries to lower trade barriers in "A Farewell to Arms"?
(a) Cordell Hull.
(b) William Borah.
(c) David Reay.
(d) George Harrison.

2. When, in early 1935, Roosevelt urges Congress to approve entry into the World Court, he does not count on the outcry raised by all but which of the following?
(a) Will Rogers.
(b) Huey Long.
(c) Father Coughlin.
(d) William Randolph Hearst.

3. Which of the following individuals laments in "Stalemate" that Thomas Jefferson would not have spoken to the Democrats?
(a) Carter Glass.
(b) Maury Maverick.
(c) Harry Byrd.
(d) Josiah Bailey.

4. As "A Sea of Troubles" opens, on which of the following dates in 1937 does Roosevelt deliver his second Inaugural Address?
(a) January 21.
(b) February 5.
(c) January 7.
(d) February 19.

5. In March of 1934 the House of Representatives passes the Trade Agreements Act. By what margin does the bill pass?
(a) 274-111.
(b) 306-202.
(c) 201-140.
(d) 199-189.

6. After successfully forcing one justice to retire by attempting to reorganize the Supreme Court, which of the following individuals does Roosevelt appoint to fill the vacancy?
(a) Phillip Murray.
(b) Hugo Black.
(c) John Garner.
(d) Herbert Lehman.

7. In his 1937 bid to reorganize the Supreme Court, at what age does Roosevelt say justices should retire?
(a) 80.
(b) 50.
(c) 70.
(d) 60.

8. Which of the following individuals states toward the end of "An End to Isolation" that he can't "escape saying that the English are not going to win this war without our help"?
(a) Theodore Carlson.
(b) Secretary Knox.
(c) Secretary Stimson.
(d) Walter Johnson.

9. In May 1934 the US signs a treaty that abolishes the Platt Amendment with which of the following countries?
(a) Chile.
(b) Russia.
(c) Cuba.
(d) Mexico.

10. On Memorial Day in 1937, in which of the following cities do police kill ten strikers at a steel plant?
(a) Denver.
(b) Houston.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Des Moines.

11. How many deutsche marks are Jews in Germany fined by the Nazis after a young Polish Jew murders the third secretary of the German Embassy in Paris in November of 1938.
(a) 500 thousand.
(b) 1 billion.
(c) 6 thousand.
(d) 4 billion.

12. Which of the following individuals is a reporter who remarks that Roosevelt seems far more serene than European leaders in the beginning of "The New Deal at High Tide"?
(a) Edwin Markham.
(b) Anne O'Hare McCormick.
(c) Roy Howard.
(d) William Phillips.

13. When Maxim Litvinov, the Soviet representative, arrives in the US in 1933 he is given a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. All but which of the following executive groups attend?
(a) Chase National Bank.
(b) Pennsylvania Railroad.
(c) Liberty League.
(d) House of Morgan.

14. Leuchtenburg states in "The Fascist Challenge" that in September 1938 tension is building in all but which of the following cities?
(a) Bagdad.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Rome.

15. Which of the following individuals is the US ambassador to Germany in "A Farewell to Arms" and says that Hitler is such a horror that he cannot endure the man's presence?
(a) Henry Stimson.
(b) George Messersmith.
(c) Frederick L. Schuman.
(d) William Dodd.

Short Answer Questions

1. "An End to Isolation" states that by the end of 1940 America has worked out defense agreements with all but which of the South American nations?

2. During the 1936 campaign, how much money do labor unions contribute to Roosevelt under the leadership of Republican John L. Lewis?

3. When discussing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Leuchtenburg states that in New England shoe factory workers average only how much pay per year?

4. Which of the following individuals is quoted in "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" as saying he has no desire to be a social worker because they have no sense of humor?

5. In April 1939, Roosevelt makes one last attempt to avert war by asking Hitler and Mussolini to agree not to attack how many nations, listed by name?

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