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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What dubious art did Jerome Zerbe develop in the 1930's?
(a) Celebrity photography.
(b) Bootlegging.
(c) Hardcore pornography.
(d) Muzak.

2. How does E.D. Nixon's campaign to unionize the sleeping car porters end?
(a) The porters are given a vote and they vote against the union.
(b) They are all fired.
(c) Only NIxon's train line is unionized.
(d) The union is instituted.

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

4. What young officer assisted MacArthur in dispersing the Bonus Marchers?
(a) Dwight Eisenhower.
(b) Curtis LeMay.
(c) George Patton.
(d) John Kennedy.

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

6. What did the Wagner Act outlaw?
(a) Union organizers on private property.
(b) Violent removal of striking workers.
(c) Employer firings of unionizing workers.
(d) Government money going to unions.

7. In Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, where do Lily, Rob and Buck hear about the Depression?
(a) Their school.
(b) Television.
(c) Their grandparents.
(d) Their parents.

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

9. According to Terkel, what increased among patrons of his parent's business after the Crash?
(a) Horse-betting.
(b) Panhandling.
(c) Suicide.
(d) Emigrating to Mexico.

10. 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 became a site of weekly worker protests.
(d) It fell into disrepair.

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

12. In Hard Travelin', Peggy Terry says that America teaches people that poverty is what?
(a) A sin.
(b) A birthright.
(c) A personal failing.
(d) A mark of holiness.

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

14. In her interview, what does Diana Morgan say never interested her?
(a) The suffering of others.
(b) Communism.
(c) Political struggle.
(d) The accumulation of money.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What metaphor does Arthur Robinson use to describe Wall Street in the 1920's?

3. Peggy Terry says in Hard Travelin' that what disappeared from her life during the Depression?

4. What promise did Upton Sinclair make to his supporters during his run for governor of California?

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

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