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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Bob La Follette before he ran for President?
(a) A military advisor to Hoover.
(b) A Republican governor of Wisconsin.
(c) The Secretary of Education.
(d) The owner of a chain of delis.

2. How did strike organizers in Detroit finally stop scabs from coming?
(a) They shut down the highway.
(b) They burned a scab's house down.
(c) They nailed shut the factory doors.
(d) They paid scabs not to go to work.

3. Which famous American film critic is interviewed in Hard Travelin'?
(a) Pauline Kael.
(b) Vincent Canby.
(c) Gene Siskel.
(d) Roger Ebert.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What entertainment did Sally Rand invent?

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

3. 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?

4. According to Terkel in the Introduction, what voice dominated the radio alongside Roosevelt's during the Depression?

5. What does Jimmy Partland say is the importance of a job?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was psychoanalysis largely ineffective in the Depression?

2. Why is Jerome Zerbe's interview oddly disturbing?

3. How did Yip Harburg find his way to making music?

4. How did William Benton make his fortune?

5. Who is Bob La Follette?

6. How did a small community develop around the Ford plant strike in Detroit?

7. How did Mrs. Winston Roberts of Chicago survive the Depression?

8. How did the jazz community take care of its own in the Depression?

9. What does Phyllis Mortimer do when her family falls on hard times in the 1930's?

10. What is Doc Graham's attitude toward Franklin Roosevelt?

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