Quiz Me! - Events: Great Depression Test your knowledge about events in the Great Depression! 1 / 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. 2 / 10 Which challenge did FDR address in his first Fireside Chat? His court packing scheme Unemployment The Dust Bowl The banking crisis 3 / 10 Which best completes the outline above? Farming conditions that prompted the Homestead Act Causes and effects of the Dust Bowl New Deal Soil Conservation Service recommendations Causes of migration around the late 19th century 4 / 10 What was the Securities Exchange Commission designed to prevent? Lack of regulation in the food and drug industries Bank closures the caused people to lose their life savings Lack of regulation that caused the stock market crash Corruption in the housing industry 5 / 10 Which New Deal reform designed to provide oversight of financial markets and give investors accurate information is still in place today? Social Security Securities Exchange Commission Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Court Reform 6 / 10 Which Great American novel described the lives of agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl? All Quiet on the Western Front Leaves of Grass An American Tragedy The Grapes of Wrath 7 / 10 Which title best describes the list of events in the above chart? The Stock Market Crash Bank foreclosures The Dust Bowl Overproduction of goods 8 / 10 What caused the Stock Market Crash? High interest rates and low returns Government railroad grants Speculation and overproduction Government regulation 9 / 10 Which set of FDR’s proposed reforms during the Great Depression received the greatest criticism? Court reform Soil conservation projects Banking reform Federal art projects 10 / 10 What was the purpose of the popular Fireside Chats? President Theodore Roosevelt meeting with other Progressive leaders to discuss important reforms 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 Franklin Roosevelt addressing the nation to calm fears and explain his New Deal policies Your score is Try another 10!