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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Terkel seek out en route to his university?
(a) Huey Long's home district.
(b) A real American Hooverville.
(c) The blues.
(d) His high school sweetheart.

2. What did Blackie Gold do in the CCC during the Depression?
(a) He wrote for a national labor journal.
(b) He assessed people on relief.
(c) He maintained national forests.
(d) He performed on the radio.

3. What term best describes the nature of the changes that happened after the 1929 Crash, from Terkel's perspective?
(a) Gradual.
(b) Nonexistent.
(c) Devastating.
(d) Sudden.

4. How many people does Terkel Interview in this introduction?
(a) 0.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 12.

5. What product did Benton manage after the Depression?
(a) Corn Flakes.
(b) Muzak.
(c) The Boston Globe.
(d) Volkswagen.

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

7. Where did Blackie Gold spend his childhood?
(a) A boarding school.
(b) An orphanage.
(c) Canada.
(d) A military post.

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

9. 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 commodities to be sold.
(c) They were boogeymen.
(d) They were barely talked about.

10. What was the occupational community of which Jimmy Partland was a part, that lent back and forth regularly?
(a) Auto workers.
(b) Jazz musicians.
(c) Corn growers.
(d) Writers.

11. Which of the following is not an implement that interviewers in The March say was used to disperse marchers?
(a) Water cannon.
(b) Tear gas.
(c) Bayonets.
(d) Guns.

12. What unorthodox job did Phyllis Mortimer take when her family fell short of money in the 1930's?
(a) Chorus diver in movies.
(b) Card girl at boxing matches.
(c) Switchboard operator for an advertising firm.
(d) Door girl for a speakeasy.

13. How did Phyllis Mortimer's brother feel about her working in the 1930's?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Embarrassed
(c) Unconcerned.
(d) Proud.

14. According to Marshall and Steve , the young intellectuals of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, what became ingrained in American society as a result of the Depression?
(a) Consumerism.
(b) Isolationism.
(c) Fear.
(d) Racism.

15. In what scant costume did Sally Rand enter the Beaux Arts ball?
(a) Lady Godiva.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Messalina.
(d) Eve.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to one of Daisy Singer's favorite parks during the Depression?

2. Where did some vets stay in Washington, DC during the Bonus March besides the Hoovervilles?

3. In her interview, what does Diana Morgan say never interested her?

4. Where does the sit in of Three Strikes take place?

5. What does Diane, the young journalist in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, resent about her parent's fixation on the Depression?

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