Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: God Bless' the Child.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Terkel in the Introduction, what voice dominated the radio alongside Roosevelt's during the Depression?
(a) Alf Landon.
(b) Doctor Townsend.
(c) Father Coughlin.
(d) Huey Long.

2. What does Diane, the young journalist in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, resent about her parent's fixation on the Depression?
(a) It ignores the political reality of the events.
(b) It ignores the racial reality of the events.
(c) They refuse to speak frankly to her about it.
(d) It demeans her life experience.

3. What metaphor does Arthur Robinson use to describe Wall Street in the 1920's?
(a) A private club.
(b) A Roman orgy.
(c) A rigged casino.
(d) A candy store.

4. What does Diane personally think about the suffering of the 1930's in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
(a) She thinks the suffering was focused disproportionately on minorities.
(b) She thinks it is exaggerated by those who experienced it.
(c) She thinks America reaped what it sowed in the 1920's.
(d) She has no opinion.

5. What happened to one of Daisy Singer's favorite parks during the Depression?
(a) It was closed by the broke municipal government.
(b) It became a shantytown.
(c) It fell into disrepair.
(d) It became a site of weekly worker protests.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Hard Travelin', Peggy Terry says that America teaches people that poverty is what?

2. What was the occupational community of which Jimmy Partland was a part, that lent back and forth regularly?

3. According to Dr. David J. Rossman, what did psychoanalysis not acknowledge regarding patient distress in the 1930's?

4. In a quote in the Introduction, how does the speaker describe the socioeconomic relationship between blacks and whites during the Depression?

5. According to Harburg, who suffered most when the financial system collapsed?

(see the answer key)

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