MC practice 2-5

MC practice 2-5

Quiz yourself, then check your answers. Please print and bring to school Monday.

1. Eleanor Roosevelt vigorously championed the causes of all of the following EXCEPT

A. African Americans

B. women.

C. organized labor

D. unemployed Americans.

E. political radicals (socialists and communists).

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2. President Roosevelt responded to the public uncertainty and grave concerns about the soundness of the financial system by doing all of the following EXCEPT

A. closing all US banks for a week in order to reorganize them on a sounder financial basis.

B. securing congressional passage of a system of banking reforms separating commercial from investment banking

C. the FDIC insurance of all deposits up to $5000.

D. nationalizing several major banks and placing them directly under the control of the Federal Reserve Board.

E. using his communication skills to assure Americans that banks were now safe.

 

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3. All of the following contributed to the development of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s EXCEPT

A. dry-farming techniques.

B.  drought.

C. farmers’ failure to use modern equipment such as tractors.

D. the cultivation of marginal farmlands in the Southern Plains.

E. soil erosion.

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4. Which of the following represents the consensus assessment of the historical legacy of the New Deal by most historians?

A. The New Deal programs ended the Great Depression and spurred American economic recovery in the 1940s.

B. The New Deal provided moderate social and economic reform to millions and probably staved off the rise of socialism or reactionary fascism in the US.

C. The New Deal crippled the American system of free enterprise for many years with its socialist undermining of capitalism.

D. The New Deal would have been more effective if Roosevelt would have demonstrated powerful presidential leadership.

E. The New Deal represented an unsuccessful attempt to create a centrally planned economy by an elitist dictatorship of left-wing do-gooders.

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5.  All of the following marked President Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy toward Latin America EXCEPT

A. withdrawal of US troops from Haiti.

B. repeal of most of the US’s interventionist rights in Cuba granted by the Platt Amendment.

C. partial release of the political and military stranglehold of the US over Panama.

D. a formal endorsement of nonintervention in Latin American affairs at the Seventh Pan-American Conference in 1933.

E. using the threat of armed intervention to uphold US oil companies’ interest in Mexico.

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6. Which of the following best characterizes the foreign trade policy of President Roosevelt?

A. lowering the US tariffs to increase trade

B. increasing US tariffs to protect American industry and agriculture

C. seeking formal consultation with and approval by the Senate before proceeding with reciprocal trade agreements.

D. continuing the tariff rates and schedules of Hawley-Smoot

E. postponing any adjustments to trade policy until after the onset of WWII.

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7. Which of the following was NOT conquered by Hitler’s Germany between September 1939 and June 1940?

A. Norway

B. the Netherlands

C. France

D. Poland

E. Finland

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8. What event prompted the US government to take immediate steps to upgrade its military preparedness for war and abandon the pretense of neutrality in Europe?

A. Germany’s invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway

B. Germany’s invasion and occupation of Poland

C. France’s falling to Germany

D. Italy’s initial participation in the invasion of France by Germany.

E. the overrunning of Belgium and the Netherlands by Nazi Germany

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9. The Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937 stipulated that when the president proclaimed the existence of a foreign war,

A. American bankers would be allowed to make loans only to one of the warring nations.

B. US diplomats and civilians would be withdrawn from both warring nations.

C. Americans would be prohibited from sailing on the ships of the warring nations.

D. America would sell arms and war materiel only to the victim of aggression.

E. the US intended to uphold the tradition of freedom of the seas.

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10. By 1940, American public opinion had come to favor

A. the America First position.

B. active participation in the war.

C. permitting US volunteers to fight for Britain.

D. shipping Britain everything except military weapons.

E. providing Britain with “all aid short of war.”

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