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The Great Depression (Grade 8)

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The Great Depression

Who was the president at the beginning of the Great Depression?
  1. Calvin Coolidge
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Franklin Roosevelt
  4. Woodrow Wilson
The federal government enacted the minimum wage law during the Great Depression.
  1. True
  2. False
October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed, is also called                                                .
What are three characteristics of an economic depression?

A "bank run" is when many people all try to withdraw their money from a bank at the same time.
  1. True
  2. False
Unemployment rose to                 percent during the Great Depression.
  1. 15
  2. 20
  3. 25
  4. 30
The effects of the Great Depression were limited to the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Recovery during the Great Depression began in what year?
  1. 1933
  2. 1936
  3. 1940
  4. 1941
Shanty towns built by the homeless during the Great Depression were nicknamed "Hoovervilles".
  1. True
  2. False
The                 was a series of reforms by Franklin Roosevelt aimed at bringing relief to people and industries strained by the Great Depression.
  1. New Deal
  2. Great Society
  3. Americorps
  4. Gold Standard
What jobs did the Civilian Conservation Corps preform?

Created by the                                        of 1933, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation provided government protections on money in bank accounts.
  1. Securities and Exchange Commission Act
  2. Smoot-Hawley Tarriff
  3. Dodd-Frank Act
  4. Banking Act
The Public Works Administration was created to encourage recycling and reuse of products.
  1. True
  2. False
The Social Security Act was designed to do what?
  1. provide jobs to the unemployed
  2. protect farms damaged during the Dust Bowl
  3. provide government insurance to bank deposits
  4. provide unemployment insurance and funds for the elderly
In addition to building parks, roads, and bridges, the Works Progress Administration also funded artists, musicians, actors, and writers.
  1. True
  2. False
Basing the value of money on the price of gold is called the "gold standard".
  1. True
  2. False
What event led to the end of the Great Depression?

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