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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3: Scarlet Banners and Novenas, The Doctor, Huey and Mr. Smith, The Circuit Rider, The Gentleman from Kansas, A View of the Woods, Campus Life.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Peggy Terry says in Hard Travelin' that what disappeared from her life during the Depression?
(a) Racism.
(b) Her family.
(c) Hope.
(d) Her sense of patriotism.

2. What was Bob La Follette's signature issue in the 1928 election?
(a) Anti-union legislation.
(b) Military isolation.
(c) Worker's rights.
(d) Wall Street reform.

3. What is Cesar Chavez best known as?
(a) A poet.
(b) An entertainer.
(c) A priest.
(d) A labor organizer.

4. What did Arthur Robinson do before entering the financial markets?
(a) He was a school teacher.
(b) He was a war correspondent.
(c) He was an actor.
(d) He was a tobacco picker.

5. According to Doc Graham, what was the public's attitude toward figures like Machine Gun Kelly and John Dillinger in the 1930's?
(a) They were folk heroes.
(b) They were boogeymen.
(c) They were commodities to be sold.
(d) They were barely talked about.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Arthur Robinson keep thousands of dollars during the bank holiday?

2. On what does Dr. David J. Rossman think modern Americans rely too heavily?

3. How old was Ed Paulson when he took to the road?

4. What did Jane Yoder consider a luxury during the Depression?

5. How did strike organizers in Detroit finally stop scabs from coming?

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