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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Great Depression Questions

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Grade 8 Great Depression
What best describes Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs?
  1. A number of government agencies aimed to get the country out of a depression
  2. A number of government programs that were created on Black Tuesday
  3. A number of government agencies aimed to get the country back to a traditional economy
  4. Three government programs to help farmers who were affected by droughts
Grade 8 Great Depression
What happened on October 29, 1929?
  1. panicked sellers sold millions of shares of stock
  2. over 800 banks closed
  3. Roosevelt created the New Deal
  4. the government placed tariffs on imported goods
  5. over 600 banks were invaded by joyful penguins
Grade 8 Great Depression
Grade 8 Great Depression
As part of The New Deal,Franklin Roosevelt created the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps, for the purpose of
  1. Improving conditions in the slums
  2. putting young men to work to keep them out of trouble
  3. keeping an eye on the immigrant population
  4. shoring up the banking industry
Grade 8 Great Depression
By 1932, what percent of Americans were unemployed?
  1. 75%
  2. 50%
  3. 25%
  4. 100%
  5. none of the above
Grade 8 Great Depression
Grade 8 Great Depression
What was the cause of many of the bank "runs" during the early 1930's?
  1. Banks were giving out free toasters so people had to RUN to the bank to get one before the bank ran out of toasters.
  2. Many Americans withdrew their money so they could play the lottery.
  3. People feared that the banks would fail, so they rushed to withdraw their money.
  4. People withdrew their money so they could give more money to charity.
Grade 8 Great Depression
Which of the following was not a result of Prohibition in the 1920s?
  1. The rise of organized crime in the large cities
  2. The popularity of Speakeasies
  3. The organization of the Women's Christian Temperance Movement
  4. The establishment of Napa Valley wineries
Grade 8 Great Depression
Grade 8 Great Depression
The New Deal program that provided old-age insurance was the
  1. Tennessee Valley Authority
  2. Securities Exchange Act
  3. Social Security Act
  4. Civilian Conservation Corps.
Grade 8 Great Depression
Why did government want farms to reduce crop acreage?
  1. So that prices would rise
  2. Because farmers shouldn't work so hard
  3. America was running out of room for farms.
  4. So America could buy farm crops from other countries.
Grade 8 Great Depression
If the FDIC had been in operation during this time period, would their have been as many bank runs?
  1. Yes, because people still wanted a free toaster.
  2. Yes, because people still wanted to play the lottery.
  3. No, because people wanted to start using debit cards and online banking.
  4. No, because the FDIC insures bank deposits.
Grade 8 Great Depression
During the Great Depression of the 1930's, hundreds of banks closed because
  1. people could not pay back loans
  2. people stopped saving money
  3. people stopped trusting banks
  4. people spent all that they made
Grade 8 Great Depression
President Roosevelt proposed a stipend for elderly citizens called:
  1. Awake
  2. Social Security
  3. Gaining through the years
  4. Elderly Act
Grade 8 Great Depression
Grade 8 Great Depression
The Civilian Conservation Corps was created to:
  1. help civilians plant trees in their communities
  2. help civilian learned how to plant gardens
  3. help farmers with their crops
  4. provide jobs for unemployed young men
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