The Great Depression was a period of economic downturn that lasted from 1929 to 1939 CE. It was a time of great hardship for many people around the world, as businesses failed, unemployment soared, and poverty and hunger became widespread. This quiz will test your knowledge of the causes, effects, and key events of this historic period.
What was the main cause of the Great Depression?
Overproduction and underconsumption
Low interest rates
Increased government spending
What was the unemployment rate during the Great Depression?
What was the name of the program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat the Great Depression?
What was the Dust Bowl?
A severe drought in the Midwest
A stock market crash
A political scandal
A labor strike
What was the name of the law that prohibited commercial banks from engaging in investment banking?
Sherman Antitrust Act
Clayton Antitrust Act
What was the name of the group of World War I veterans who marched on Washington, D.C. to demand early payment of their bonuses?
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Disabled American Veterans
What was the name of the economic theory that advocated for government intervention in the economy during the Great Depression?
What was the name of the agency created by the New Deal to provide jobs for unemployed Americans?
Civilian Conservation Corps
Works Progress Administration
National Recovery Administration
Tennessee Valley Authority
What was the name of the law that established a minimum wage and maximum workweek?
National Labor Relations Act
Social Security Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
What was the name of the Supreme Court case that declared the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional?
Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States
Brown v. Board of Education
Marbury v. Madison
Plessy v. Ferguson
What was the name of the program that provided retirement benefits to American workers?
Affordable Care Act
What was the name of the law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation?
Banking Act of 1933
Emergency Banking Act
Securities Act of 1933
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