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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. 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) Des Moines.
(c) Denver.
(d) New York.

2. When the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenancy Act is approved, it creates the Farm Security Administration to provide loans to farmers. In what year does this measure pass?
(a) 1934.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1937.
(d) 1935.

3. After the election in November of 1932, during which month is Roosevelt inaugurated?
(a) December.
(b) January.
(c) February.
(d) March.

4. When asked why he kept a family going on credit, a Philadelphia storekeeper told a reporter that there were how many children in the family's house with no shoes?
(a) 15.
(b) 5.
(c) 11.
(d) 8.

5. 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) James Moffett.
(d) Frances Perkins.

Short Answer Questions

1. Justice Louis Brandeis tells Roosevelt in 1935 that he must return to regulated competition, the "little unit." To which other president had Brandeis given this advice?

2. During the labor strikes of 1934, in which of the following cities do taxi cab drivers burn a hundred taxis?

3. Which of the following new taxes does Roosevelt not propose to Congress in June of 1935?

4. After the election of 1932, which of the following magazines promotes the idea of giving Roosevelt dictatorial powers to fix the economy?

5. In "The Hundred Days' War" Ferdinand Pecora's Senate investigation into Wall Street reveals that twenty partners of House of Morgan have not paid income tax in how long?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the nation's reaction to Roosevelt's first Fireside Chat on March 12, 1933.

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

3. According to "Over the Top," why did some people consider the National Recovery Administration (NRA) a failure?

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

5. Discuss the conflict between "wets" and "drys" during the 1932 campaign and the effect on the Democratic platform.

6. Describe the attitudes of Wall Street businessmen in the early 1930s, as discussed in "Winter of Despair."

7. Explain the political game Hoover tried to get Roosevelt to play in November and December of 1932 in regard to the Anglo-French war debt.

8. What can be considered ironic about the state of mind of jobless workers in 1934, as discussed in the opening of "One Third of a Nation"?

9. What was the labor problem anticipated during the 1930s, as discussed in "Winter of Despair"?

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

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