Quiz Me! - Events: Great Depression Test your knowledge about events in the Great Depression! 1 / 10 What caused the Stock Market Crash? Government railroad grants Government regulation Speculation and overproduction High interest rates and low returns 2 / 10 What is an underlying reason President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to extend his reforms to the judicial branch? It was another way to gain the nation’s confidence. He was concerned about the mental health of the justices on the Supreme Court. The Court declared some of his New Deal legislation unconstitutional. He was trying to increase the power of the executive branch. 3 / 10 What was the purpose of the popular Fireside Chats? 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 President Franklin Roosevelt addressing the nation to calm fears and explain his New Deal policies 4 / 10 Which title best describes the list of events in the above chart? The Stock Market Crash The Dust Bowl Bank foreclosures Overproduction of goods 5 / 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 Civilian Conservation Corps Works Progress Administration 6 / 10 Which best completes the outline above? Farming conditions that prompted the Homestead Act New Deal Soil Conservation Service recommendations Causes of migration around the late 19th century Causes and effects of the Dust Bowl 7 / 10 What was the significance of the Tennessee Valley Authority? It provided freshwater and new soil conservation techniques to farms in the Midwest. It provided jobs, an improved standard of living, flood control and electricity to the rural South. It was a New Deal program to put young men to work building infrastructure in national parks. It was a New Deal program designed to put artists to work documenting the Great Depression. 8 / 10 Which Great American novel described the lives of agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl? An American Tragedy Leaves of Grass All Quiet on the Western Front The Grapes of Wrath 9 / 10 Which challenge did FDR address in his first Fireside Chat? His court packing scheme Unemployment The banking crisis The Dust Bowl 10 / 10 Which set of FDR’s proposed reforms during the Great Depression received the greatest criticism? Soil conservation projects Court reform Banking reform Federal art projects Your score is Try another 10!