Name_________________________________________________ September 21, 2012The Great Depression1. How did people try to escape the realities of life during the Great Depression?2. What effect did the Hawley-Smoot tariff have on U.S. exports (goods that we shipped overseas)?3. Why was Herbert Hoover elected to the presidency?4. What factors lead to the Great Depression?5. How did the practice of “buying on margin” cause the stock market to crash?6. A______________________________________most often traveled by hopping a railroad car.A. photographerB. journalistC. novelistD. hobo7. President Hoover opposed___________________________, or giving money directly to needyfamilies.A. foreclosureB. reliefC. public worksD. unionization8. One of the major problems with the stock market in the late 1920s was the number of people whobought stocksA. on margin, with borrowed moneyB. in companies they supported
C. only after carefully studying a company’s historyD. without knowing their stockbroker’s reputation9. List three characters that were made famous during the Great Depression (entertainment).10. What were “Hoover blankets”?11. What was a “Hoover flag”?12. The people that lost their homes in the Great Depression sometimes livedA. in shantytownsB. in roadside motelsC. on the lawn of the U. S. capitalD. in public libraries opened to them13. What was Black Tuesday?14. How did the stock market crash collapse affect banks?15. What percentage of people were unemployed during the Great Depression (I want an actualnumber)?Bonus1. What percentage of people are currently unemployed?2. According to the news, there is “evidence” that an important figure that has been left out of theBible. Who is that person (you don’t have to know their name, but you do have to know theirrelationship to main characters)?