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

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. As "A Farewell to Arms" opens, which of the following Senators states that the League of Nations is "nothing more than a cog in the military machine of Europe"?
(a) Cordell Hull.
(b) George Harrison.
(c) David Reay.
(d) William Borah.

2. "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?
(a) Argentina.
(b) Chile.
(c) Brazil.
(d) Peru.

3. Between September and December of 1937, how many people are laid off when the economy suddenly cracks?
(a) 800 thousand.
(b) 2 million.
(c) 7 million.
(d) 250 thousand.

4. 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) John.
(b) Luke.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Mark.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On which of the following dates in 1937 does Roosevelt send Congress his design to reorganize the Supreme Court?

2. When discussing Roosevelt's personality Leuchtenburg mentions that every part of Roosevelt's life seems to have a public quality, including his dog of what name?

3. Which of the following individuals says in 1938 that "it is always best and safest to count on nothing from the Americans but words in reference to European conflict?

4. As "The Fascist Challenge" opens, Leuchtenburg mentions that which of the following individuals is the civil liberty suppressing mayor of Jersey City?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Roosevelt's reaction to his fall at the Democratic Convention in 1936, and how did that reaction differ from his usual attitude about his disability?

2. Explain the creation of and the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities when it was created in 1938.

3. Explain the Neutrality Act signed by Congress in 1935 and what it was intended to accomplish.

4. In "A Farewell to Arms," why does Roosevelt find such resistance when he attempts to alert America to the happenings in Germany and other parts of the world?

5. Why did the economic recovery suddenly crash in the last few months of 1937?

6. Explain the event toward the end of "A Farewell to Arms" that convinces some Americans that neutrality is not possible.

7. When Churchhill asks Roosevelt to let England use 50 or 60 US destroyers against the Nazi submarines in July 1940, how does Roosevelt respond?

8. How does Roosevelt get around the Congressional issues over the lease of destroyers to England in "An End to Isolation"?

9. What effect does Germany's success in Europe in the spring of 1940 have on Americans?

10. What was Mrs. Roosevelt's opinion of the New Deal, as discussed at the end of "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect"?

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