Quiz Me! - Era: Great Depression Test your knowledge about the Great Depression. 1 / 10 Which Great American novel described the lives of agricultural workers during the Dust Bowl? Leaves of Grass All Quiet on the Western Front An American Tragedy The Grapes of Wrath 2 / 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 provided jobs, an improved standard of living, flood control and electricity to the rural South. It was a New Deal program designed to put artists to work documenting the Great Depression. 3 / 10 Which New Deal reform designed to provide oversight of financial markets and give investors accurate information is still in place today? Court Reform Securities Exchange Commission Social Security Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 / 10 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our 32nd US President, took office during the Great Depression and proposed several programs to bring relief to Americans. These programs and agencies are collectively known as the- Social Security Act Farm Security Administration Civilian Conservation Corps New Deal 5 / 10 Which challenge did FDR address in his first Fireside Chat? Unemployment The banking crisis The Dust Bowl His court packing scheme 6 / 10 FDR’s 1st inaugural address focused on the national government’s response to what crisis? The increasing impact of the Great Depression The increasing conflict over racial segregation. The increasing immigration problem The impending possibility of WWII 7 / 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 Tennessee Valley Authority Works Progress Administration Public Works Administration 8 / 10 What caused the Stock Market Crash? High interest rates and low returns Government railroad grants Government regulation Speculation and overproduction 9 / 10 Which department in FDR’s cabinet played the key role in influencing FDR to support the Social Security Act. The Department of State The Department of Agriculture The Department of Labor The Department of Treasury 10 / 10 FDR’s 1st inaugural address argued for a basic shift in the balance of power between the national government and which other governments? Foreign governments The Judicial branch The Congressional branch The state governments Your score is Try another 10!