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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Huey Long not run for president in 1936?
(a) He was assassinated.
(b) He became Roosevelt's Chief of Staff.
(c) He chose to retire.
(d) He was embroiled in scandals.

2. What did the Chicago Worker's Alliance protect against?
(a) Employer intimidation.
(b) Relief fraud.
(c) Health violations.
(d) Evictions.

3. During the Depression, why did farmers systematically stop corn deliveries?
(a) To feed locals.
(b) To highlight their struggle to survive.
(c) To boost the price.
(d) The avoid the spread of colic.

4. What does Edward Burgess say he never saw in Chicago in the 1930's?
(a) Speakeasy raids.
(b) Bread lines.
(c) Union strikes.
(d) Apple carts.

5. With what assertion does David Kennedy say he disagrees regarding Roosevelt?
(a) His programs stemmed suffering.
(b) He saved America.
(c) He was a Communist.
(d) He bought his elections.

6. What accusation was made against Dr. Francis Townsend in his time?
(a) Womanizing behavior.
(b) Aspiring to the Presidency.
(c) Stealing from the elderly.
(d) Being a Communist.

7. According to historian Christopher Lasch, what was never a serious possibility in the Depression?
(a) Annexation by Canada.
(b) Loss of personal freedom.
(c) Revolution.
(d) A right-wing reaction.

8. Aaron Barkham informs the reader of what strange practice of certain clans within the Appalachian Ku Klux Klan?
(a) They spoke Gaelic to each other.
(b) They had bake sales.
(c) They had black members.
(d) They were entirely composed of women.

9. What was Paul Draper's occupation during the 1930's?
(a) Actor.
(b) Photographer.
(c) Playwright.
(d) Dancer.

10. Who played the piano for opening night of The Cradle Will Rock?
(a) Marc Blitzstein.
(b) Hiram Sherman.
(c) George Gershwin.
(d) John Houseman.

11. How were the actors able to perform the opening night of The Cradle Will Rock?
(a) They performed it in Spanish.
(b) They performed on the street.
(c) They performed from the audience.
(d) They recorded a performance and broadcast it.

12. According to Emma Teiller, why did armed men enter a relief house in her neighborhood?
(a) To ensure that blacks were being fairly served.
(b) To keep an eye out for union organizers.
(c) To stop mobs threatening to burn it down.
(d) To keep Japanese Americans out of it.

13. According to Max Shachtman, what international event ended credibility for Communism in the United States?
(a) Pearl Harbor.
(b) The Cultural Revolution.
(c) Stalin's purges.
(d) The Hitler-Stalin Pact.

14. What type of protest does Horace Cayton discuss in Honor and Humiliation?
(a) Lie-ins.
(b) Walk-outs.
(c) Sit-ins.
(d) Be-ins.

15. Who does Billy Green credit with his success in business?
(a) Himself.
(b) God.
(c) Roosevelt.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Hiram Sherman removed from Equity leadership?

2. What was Roosevelt trying to prevent with the Bank Holiday?

3. At the end of his interview, Horace Cayton discusses why black Americans never joined what group en masse?

4. What public figure publicly raved about Jack Kirkland's play?

5. What two roles did Henry Wallace play in the Roosevelt administration?

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