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

2. 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?
(a) Hugh Hammond Bennett.
(b) Stuart Chase.
(c) Morris Cooke.
(d) Alistair Cooke.

3. 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) 49.
(c) 16.
(d) 8.

4. On which of the following dates in 1939 do the Nazis sign a pact with the Soviet Union?
(a) November 6.
(b) August 24.
(c) September 4.
(d) March 19.

5. In response to Roosevelt's April request for a large-scale lend-spend program, in June 1938 Congress votes to approve how much for public works?
(a) $640 thousand.
(b) $3.75 billion.
(c) $9.4 trillion.
(d) $860 thousand.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" which of the following composers cancels a Pittsburgh performance because the theater owners are violating a union contract?

2. According to "A Sea of Troubles," how many residents of Cleveland go without food or clothing relief during the first six days of 1938?

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. In the election of 1938, how many seats do Republicans pick up in the House of Representatives?

5. When discussing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Leuchtenburg states that in New England shoe factory workers average only how much pay per year?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who opposed Roosevelt in the 1936 election, and how did he hope to win?

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

3. Why, in spite of a sticky mid-term election season, did Roosevelt still consider the 1938 elections a success for his administration?

4. In "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" how does Leuchtenburg say Roosevelt changed the way the President dealt with the press?

5. In the early part of 1938, why did Roosevelt seem to prefer allowing the economic gurus to argue around him rather than making any solid decisions about economic policy?

6. Describe the progress of Germany through Europe during the spring and summer of 1940, as discussed in "An End to Isolation."

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

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

9. Explain the problems with the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in June 1938.

10. 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?

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