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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Diane, the young journalist in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, resent about her parent's fixation on the Depression?
(a) It ignores the political reality of the events.
(b) They refuse to speak frankly to her about it.
(c) It ignores the racial reality of the events.
(d) It demeans her life experience.

3. In God Bless' the Child, Slim Collier discusses what effect created by job loss in America?
(a) Psychological.
(b) Economic.
(c) Political.
(d) Moral.

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

5. 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) Racism.
(d) Fear.

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

7. What did an industrialist ask Gordon Baxter to destroy for him?
(a) Anti-union pamphlets.
(b) A cudgel used to kill a union leader.
(c) A union card.
(d) Dossiers on his workers.

8. What does Diane personally think about the suffering of the 1930's in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
(a) She thinks it is exaggerated by those who experienced it.
(b) She thinks the suffering was focused disproportionately on minorities.
(c) She thinks America reaped what it sowed in the 1920's.
(d) She has no opinion.

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

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

11. Where does the sit in of Three Strikes take place?
(a) A Rockefeller steel mill.
(b) A cigarette manufactuing plant.
(c) A Ford auto plant.
(d) A locally owned cloth factory.

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

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

14. Where did some vets stay in Washington, DC during the Bonus March besides the Hoovervilles?
(a) They occupied federal buildings.
(b) The slept in front of the White House.
(c) They set up tents in the National Mall.
(d) They slept in train stations.

15. What inversion of racial relationships happened regarding Robin Langston's father during the Depression?
(a) He began hiring white workers.
(b) White neighbors hocked their radios to him.
(c) He was invited to move into a whites-only neighborhood.
(d) He was allowed to join the pipe-fitters' union.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Phyllis Mortimer's brother feel about her working in the 1930's?

2. Who was the one black student in Terkel's college class?

3. What did Bob Leary's father do during much of the Depression to avoid going crazy?

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

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

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