Quiz Me! - Events: Great Depression Test your knowledge about events in the Great Depression! 1 / 10 Which New Deal reform designed to provide oversight of financial markets and give investors accurate information is still in place today? Court Reform Social Security Securities Exchange Commission Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 / 10 What caused the Stock Market Crash? Government railroad grants Government regulation Speculation and overproduction High interest rates and low returns 3 / 10 What is an underlying reason President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to extend his reforms to the judicial branch? The Court declared some of his New Deal legislation unconstitutional. It was another way to gain the nation’s confidence. He was concerned about the mental health of the justices on the Supreme Court. He was trying to increase the power of the executive branch. 4 / 10 Which New Deal program for relief and recovery built a series of dams designed to generate electricity and tackle erosion, flood control, and reforestation in the rural areas of Southern states? Public Works Administration Tennessee Valley Authority Works Progress Administration Civilian Conservation Corps 5 / 10 What was the significance of the Tennessee Valley Authority? It was a New Deal program to put young men to work building infrastructure in national parks. It provided jobs, an improved standard of living, flood control and electricity to the rural South. It provided freshwater and new soil conservation techniques to farms in the Midwest. It was a New Deal program designed to put artists to work documenting the Great Depression. 6 / 10 Which Great American novel described the lives of agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl? An American Tragedy Leaves of Grass The Grapes of Wrath All Quiet on the Western Front 7 / 10 What was the purpose of the popular Fireside Chats? President Franklin Roosevelt addressing the nation to calm fears and explain his New Deal policies President Lyndon Johnson using new technology to explain the benefits of his Great Society Programs President Woodrow Wilson taking the opportunity to explain his Fourteen Points to the nation President Theodore Roosevelt meeting with other Progressive leaders to discuss important reforms 8 / 10 Which challenge did FDR address in his first Fireside Chat? His court packing scheme The banking crisis The Dust Bowl Unemployment 9 / 10 What was the Securities Exchange Commission designed to prevent? Bank closures the caused people to lose their life savings Lack of regulation in the food and drug industries Lack of regulation that caused the stock market crash Corruption in the housing industry 10 / 10 Which set of FDR’s proposed reforms during the Great Depression received the greatest criticism? Federal art projects Soil conservation projects Banking reform Court reform Your score is Try another 10!