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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. 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.

2. In whose administration was David Kennedy the Secretary of the Treasury?
(a) Roosevelt.
(b) Nixon.
(c) Eisenhower.
(d) Kennedy.

3. What did Harry Hartman do in the 1930's when he felt bad for the indebted people he was serving?
(a) He would leave some belongings behind.
(b) He would say they were not home.
(c) He would buy them a taxi to a shelter.
(d) He would give them the address of a Worker's Alliance.

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

5. Dr. Francis Townsend's ideas eventually became the groundwork for what?
(a) Medicaid.
(b) Social Security.
(c) The Civil Rights Movement.
(d) The New Deal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What issue does Stanley Kell surprisingly support?

2. During the Depression, why did farmers systematically stop corn deliveries?

3. What marked Long's second-in-command Gerald Smith regarding his speeches?

4. Who does Billy Green credit with his success in business?

5. When were the collectivized camps outside of urban centers closed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What humiliation did Ward James face seeking relief in the 1930's?

2. Describe Harry Hartman's experiences repossessing belongings in the Depression.

3. What strange and dangerous episode regarding congressional testimony does C. Wright Patman make?

4. Why does Myrna Loy think she never got to meet Roosevelt in person?

5. What did Hiram Sherman do after The Cradle Will Rock?

6. Describe the incident with the Iowa Judge in The Father Is the Man?

7. What safety concerns pervaded mines in the 1930's?

8. According to Elizabeth Wood, how did public housing develop the stigma it has today?

9. How did Ray Wax's life disillusion him to the idea of strive-and-succeed?

10. How were the prisons affected by the Depression?

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