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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Ed Paulson when he took to the road?
(a) 20.
(b) 33.
(c) 40.
(d) 14.

2. How did Frank Czerwonka's mother make money during the Depression?
(a) She made pastries.
(b) She ran a speakeasy.
(c) She was a prostitute.
(d) She refurbished sofas.

3. According to Dr. David J. Rossman, what did psychoanalysis not acknowledge regarding patient distress in the 1930's?
(a) External stimuli.
(b) Parental fixations.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Anxiety attacks.

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

5. In Man and Boy, what does Clifford Burke credit with black men's survival in the Depression?
(a) The government.
(b) Charity organizations.
(c) Their wives.
(d) Their faith.

6. In what war did the Bonus marchers fight?
(a) The Spanish American War.
(b) World War I.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Crimean War.

7. On what does Dr. David J. Rossman think modern Americans rely too heavily?
(a) Medication.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Alchohol and drugs.
(d) The government.

8. What book does Terkel quote in the introduction to explain his purpose in writing this history?
(a) Grapes of Wrath.
(b) Democracy in America.
(c) The Great Gatsby.
(d) Les Miserables.

9. What happened that made Robin Langston realize a crisis had begun in the country?
(a) He had to miss days of school.
(b) His lights were turned off.
(c) His friend's father killed himself.
(d) His family stopped eating meat.

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

11. According to Doc Graham, what was the only good thing Roosevelt did?
(a) Repeal Prohibition.
(b) Pass the WPO.
(c) Die.
(d) Get Hoover out of office.

12. Which of the following is not a periodical mentioned by Terkel in the Introduction?
(a) Life.
(b) The New Republic.
(c) Literary Digest.
(d) Judge.

13. How did Dr. Lewis Andreas help strikers in Chicago in 1937?
(a) He wrote op-eds for them.
(b) He provided free healthcare to them.
(c) He contributed thousands to their employment fund.
(d) He lobbied senators and congressmen on their behalf.

14. At the end of High Life, what does Judy blame for the Depression?
(a) Consumption.
(b) Sin.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Militarism.

15. Which movement sought to replace the American Federation of Labor in the 1930's?
(a) The Wobblies.
(b) The CIO.
(c) The Catholic Workers.
(d) The Communists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Bob La Follette before he ran for President?

2. Which of the following is not an implement that interviewers in The March say was used to disperse marchers?

3. According to Doc Graham, what was the public's attitude toward figures like Machine Gun Kelly and John Dillinger 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. What unorthodox job did Phyllis Mortimer take when her family fell short of money in the 1930's?

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