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William E. Leuchtenburg
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In which of the following cities does Roosevelt accept the Democratic nomination for President after the 1932 convention?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Portland.
(c) St. Louis.
(d) Brooklyn.

3. The National Housing Act of 1934 created a new agency, the Federal Housing Administration. Under which of the following individuals is the FHA run?
(a) Aubrey Williams.
(b) George Biddle.
(c) Frances Perkins.
(d) James Moffett.

4. 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) 120,000.
(b) 0.
(c) 225.
(d) 975.

5. In "The Second Hundred Days" Leuchtenburg notes that because of the Rural Electrification Administration, for every 10 American farms how many have electricity by 1950?
(a) 9.
(b) 4.
(c) 10.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Blue Eagle parade in New York City, Roosevelt remarks that there is a unity sweeping America that has not been seen since what year?

2. 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?

3. As "Waiting for Lefty" opens, in which of the following cities is City Hall attacked by a mob of 6 thousand people?

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

5. According to "Winter of Despair," on a single day in April 1932 an entire 1/4 of which state went up for auction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the purpose of the Works Progress Administration created in 1935, and under what primary rule did it function?

2. In "Over the Top," what problem did the Liberty League have with Roosevelt's administration?

3. During the 1932 election, how badly did Herbert Hoover lose to Roosevelt?

4. Describe the relationship between Roosevelt and Reverend Coughlin and how it changes from 1932-1934.

5. Describe the state of the nation by the spring of 1934, as discussed in "Over the Top."

6. Explain the Old Age Revolving Pensions proposal put forth by Doctor Townsend, as discussed in "Waiting for Lefty."

7. What was the purpose of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), created in May of 1935, and what did this program accomplish?

8. Describe the violent labor strikes that took place around the country in 1934.

9. What were the major provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, as discussed in "The Hundred Days' War"?

10. Explain what can be considered ironic about the speeches of Roosevelt and Hoover during the 1932 Presidential campaign.

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