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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Japan begins to cause problems in 1939, the US responds by lending how much money to China?
(a) $25 million.
(b) $7 million.
(c) $102 thousand.
(d) $2.5 billion.

2. How long does it take for the Senate to approve the Neutrality Act signed on August 31, 1935?
(a) 3 hours.
(b) 25 minutes.
(c) 6 days.
(d) 24 hours.

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

4. 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?
(a) William Phillips.
(b) Anne O'Hare McCormick.
(c) Roy Howard.
(d) Edwin Markham.

5. Which of the following individuals is the governor of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and is sent as a delegate to the International Economic Conference in 1933?
(a) David Reay.
(b) George Harrison.
(c) William Borah.
(d) Cordell Hull.

6. Which of the following individuals proposes the non-recognition solution to Manchuria in January 1932?
(a) Henry Stimson.
(b) Frederick L. Schuman.
(c) William Dodd.
(d) George Messersmith.

7. 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) Secretary Knox.
(b) Secretary Stimson.
(c) Walter Johnson.
(d) Theodore Carlson.

8. In September of 1935, which of Roosevelt's political critics is shot and killed by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss?
(a) Huey Long.
(b) Doctor Townsend.
(c) Dean Acheson.
(d) Rev. Coughlin.

9. Which of the following individuals proposes a federal wages and hours law in May 1937?
(a) Joseph O'Mahoney.
(b) Walton Hamilton.
(c) Thurman Arnold.
(d) Hugo Black.

10. Which of the following individuals states in "An End to Isolation" that Roosevelt's quest for power makes him the equal of Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini?
(a) Carl Curtis.
(b) Harry Elmer Barnes.
(c) David Walsh.
(d) Oren Root.

11. Which of the following individuals comments toward the end of "A Sea of Troubles" that the "old Roosevelt magic has lost its kick"?
(a) Bernard De Voto.
(b) Hugh Johnson.
(c) Herbert Hoover.
(d) Tommy Corcoran.

12. "The New Deal at High Tide" mentions that during the Dust Bowl the temperature in Vinita, Oklahoma, was over one hundred degrees for how many days straight?
(a) 12.
(b) 22.
(c) 31.
(d) 35.

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) Leon Henderson.
(b) Myron Taylor.
(c) Robert Jackson.
(d) Arthur Salter.

14. The exploits of which of the following individuals in 1933 and 34 convinces Americans that better federal action was needed in law enforcement?
(a) John Dillinger.
(b) Melvin Purvis.
(c) J.Edgar Hoover.
(d) Pretty Boy Floyd.

15. In 1938, which of the following individuals wages a white-supremacy campaign in his home state of South Carolina to the disgust of Roosevelt and the New Dealers?
(a) John O'Connor.
(b) Aubrey Williams.
(c) Harry Hopkins.
(d) Cotton Ed Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following individuals is called the "father of soil conservation" and is appointed to head the Soil Erosion Service in October of 1933?

2. The loss of which pilot at sea causes the "New Republic" publication to ask that the government prevent citizens from engaging in this sort of useless exploit?

3. Which of the following authors writes in "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" that "religion is not a substitute for economic planning"?

4. Which of the following individuals is the most dominant figure in the Temporary National Economic Committee created in "Stalemate"?

5. In March of 1934 the House of Representatives passes the Trade Agreements Act. By what margin does the bill pass?

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