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Trivia Quiz - The Great Depression


The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930's that originated in the United States and affected the U.S. more than any other country.

Quiz Number: 4512
Date Submitted: June 03, 2012
Quiz Categories: U.S. History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: dartjock
Average Score: 51.3 percent
Times Taken: 38 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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The Great Depression

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1. The Great Depression was a world wide economic depression that originated in which country?
  A.   England
  B.   Great Britain
  C.   United States
  D.   Mexico

2. What event that occurred on October 29th, 1929 became known as Black Tuesday?
  A.   Dust Bowl
  B.   Stock Market Crash
  C.   Start of the Great Depression
  D.   Assassination attempt of Herbert Hoover

3. The United States International Trade plunged by more than 50%,in large part due to what event?
  A.   Executive Order 6102
  B.   Dust Bowl
  C.   Stock Market Crash
  D.   The Smoot-Hawley Tariff

4. Homeless people began congregating in shanty towns that were called what?
  A.   Hoovervilles
  B.   Shacktowns
  C.   Hooverburgs
  D.   Shackvilles

5. Who was President of the United States just prior to the beginning of the Depression?
  A.   Woodrow Wilson
  B.   Herbert Hoover
  C.   Calvin Coolidge
  D.   Warren G Harding

6. Who was President of the United States at the start of the Great Depression?
  A.   Warren G. Harding
  B.   Franklin D. Roosevelt
  C.   Calvin Coolidge
  D.   Herbert Hoover

7. Which President brought the United States out of the Great Depression?
  A.   Franklin D. Rooselvelt
  B.   Herbert Hoover
  C.   Calvin Coolidge
  D.   Harry S Truman

8. Which 1930s gangster opened up a soup kitchen in Chicago for the unemployed?
  A.   Bugs Moran
  B.   Al Capone
  C.   Tony Accardo
  D.   John Dillinger

9. Which of the following events were part of the Great Depression?
  A.   The Dust Bowl
  B.   The Stock Market Crash
  C.   Hoovervilles
  D.   All of the Above

10. During the Depression,cars pulled by horses were called what?
  A.   Bennett Buggies
  B.   Hoover Wagons
  C.   Hoover Carts
  D.   Both A and B


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