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

2. In "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" which of the following composers cancels a Pittsburgh performance because the theater owners are violating a union contract?
(a) Oleg Caetani.
(b) Leopold Stokowski.
(c) Aaron Copeland.
(d) Richard Strauss.

3. When discussing Roosevelt's disability, Leuchtenburg mentions that the President has been unable to walk unassisted since which year?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1914.

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

5. Which of the following individuals laments in "Stalemate" that Thomas Jefferson would not have spoken to the Democrats?
(a) Josiah Bailey.
(b) Carter Glass.
(c) Harry Byrd.
(d) Maury Maverick.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which of the following individuals notes in the opening of "Stalemate" that the Democratic party is hopelessly divided?

3. Which of the following individuals is the US ambassador to Germany in "A Farewell to Arms" and says that Hitler is such a horror that he cannot endure the man's presence?

4. When discussing how to justify Roosevelt's war policy to the American people, General Marshall points out that the US has only how many planes available?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the change in American business after the New Deal labor programs, as discussed in Leuchtenburg's review of Roosevelt's presidency.

2. What was the result of the Trade Agreements Act in 1934?

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

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

5. 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?

6. What is the purpose of the Temporary National Economic Committee, created in 1938?

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

8. What is the soil problem discussed in "The New Deal at High Tide" and how is it resolved?

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

10. According to the beginning of "The Roosevelt Reconstruction: Retrospect" how have things changed in America between 1932 and 1936?

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