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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 5: Public Servant - The City, Evictions, Arrests and Other Running Sores.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In a quote in the Introduction, how does the speaker describe the socioeconomic relationship between blacks and whites during the Depression?
(a) Blacks were always worse off.
(b) There was no way of telling, things were so bad.
(c) Blacks and whites were about equal for the first time.
(d) Blacks were actually better off.

2. What does Edward Burgess say he never saw in Chicago in the 1930's?
(a) Speakeasy raids.
(b) Union strikes.
(c) Bread lines.
(d) Apple carts.

3. What was different about a teachers' strike in the 1930's?
(a) They protested at City Hall, not the schools.
(b) They continued to teach throughout.
(c) They left town for fear of violent reprisal.
(d) They protested in private, writing letters.

4. How did Jim Sheridan travel to the Bonus March?
(a) He walked the whole way.
(b) He hitched rides.
(c) He joined a caravan of jalopies.
(d) He rode a boxcar.

5. Who was the one black student in Terkel's college class?
(a) An African prince.
(b) An ancestor of Frederick Douglass.
(c) Marcus Garvey's grandson.
(d) Medgar Evers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Edward Burgess discuss buying at the beginning of his interview in Merely Passing Through?

2. With what assertion does David Kennedy say he disagrees regarding Roosevelt?

3. Why did Win Stracke lose his work as a balladeer?

4. In his interview, Doc Graham says that in the 1930's he was the country's best what?

5. What job does Paulson eventually get after educating himself?

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