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? He was concerned about the mental health of the justices on the Supreme Court. The Court declared some of his New Deal legislation unconstitutional. It was another way to gain the nation’s confidence. He was trying to increase the power of the executive branch. 2 / 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? Civilian Conservation Corps Works Progress Administration Public Works Administration Tennessee Valley Authority 3 / 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 4 / 10 Which challenge did FDR address in his first Fireside Chat? The Dust Bowl The banking crisis Unemployment His court packing scheme 5 / 10 Which best completes the outline above? Causes and effects of the Dust Bowl Farming conditions that prompted the Homestead Act New Deal Soil Conservation Service recommendations Causes of migration around the late 19th century 6 / 10 Which set of FDR’s proposed reforms during the Great Depression received the greatest criticism? Federal art projects Banking reform Court reform Soil conservation projects 7 / 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 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. It provided jobs, an improved standard of living, flood control and electricity to the rural South. 8 / 10 Which New Deal reform designed to provide oversight of financial markets and give investors accurate information is still in place today? Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Court Reform Social Security Securities Exchange Commission 9 / 10 Which Great American novel described the lives of agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl? An American Tragedy The Grapes of Wrath Leaves of Grass All Quiet on the Western Front 10 / 10 What was the Securities Exchange Commission designed to prevent? Bank closures the caused people to lose their life savings Lack of regulation that caused the stock market crash Corruption in the housing industry Lack of regulation in the food and drug industries Your score is Try another 10!