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

2. At the close of "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect," which of the following individuals states "we have left Egypt but have not yet arrived at the Promised Land"?
(a) Henry Wallace.
(b) Eleanor Roosevelt.
(c) Elbert Thomas.
(d) Donald Richberg.

3. After the 1936 farm law proves unworkable, Wallace resists attempts to deregulate production in the hopes of being like which of the following Old Testament characters?
(a) Mark.
(b) Joseph.
(c) John.
(d) Luke.

4. In the election of 1938, how many seats do Republicans pick up in the House of Representatives?
(a) 81.
(b) 49.
(c) 16.
(d) 72.

5. 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) Huey Long.
(b) William Randolph Hearst.
(c) Father Coughlin.
(d) Will Rogers.

6. During the review of Roosevelt's Presidency, Leuchtenburg notes that how many trees were planted as a windbreak under Roosevelt?
(a) 200 million.
(b) 600 thousand.
(c) 800 billion.
(d) 150 thousand.

7. Which of the following authors writes in "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" that "religion is not a substitute for economic planning"?
(a) Edna St. Vincent Millay.
(b) Horace Gregory.
(c) D.H. Lawrence.
(d) Rex Tugwell.

8. 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?
(a) 31.
(b) 8.
(c) 49.
(d) 16.

9. When discussing Roosevelt's disability, Leuchtenburg mentions that the President has been unable to walk unassisted since which year?
(a) 1914.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1932.
(d) 1921.

10. When discussing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Leuchtenburg states that in New England shoe factory workers average only how much pay per year?
(a) $276.
(b) $853.
(c) $1,042.
(d) $678.

11. After the International Economic Conference in London in 1933, Roosevelt notes that which major economist had been "magnificently right"?
(a) John Stuart Mill.
(b) Alfred Marshall.
(c) John Maynard Keynes.
(d) Adam Smith.

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

13. In "A Sea of Troubles," which of the following individuals is the hero of the antimonopolists who was reported to have predicted a recession within 6 months in 1937?
(a) Robert Jackson.
(b) Leon Henderson.
(c) Arthur Salter.
(d) Myron Taylor.

14. In June of 1940 Roosevelt surprises the nation by naming which of the following individuals as Secretary of War?
(a) John Gleason.
(b) Robert Morss Lovett.
(c) Frank Knox.
(d) Henry Stimson.

15. During the 1936 campaign, how much money do labor unions contribute to Roosevelt under the leadership of Republican John L. Lewis?
(a) $560,000.
(b) $140,000.
(c) $770,000.
(d) $320,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Which of the following individuals is Roosevelt's Secretary of State who tries to lower trade barriers in "A Farewell to Arms"?

3. In 1936 Roosevelt speaks at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. As he makes his way onto the stage, he falls while trying to shake the hand of which individual?

4. Leuchtenburg states in "The Fascist Challenge" that in September 1938 tension is building in all but which of the following cities?

5. What is the name of the secret terror group discovered in 1936 in Detroit during a routine police investigation?

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