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  • 1. Name___________________________________________________________Date______________________Block____Turn n’ Talk ActivityTN Curriculum Standards:2.0-Understand the economic climate in the U.S. during the Depression Era.4.0-Recognize the effects of the Great Depression on the United States political and judicialsystem.5.0-Investigate the causes, effects, and attempts to deal with the Great Depression.6.0-Understand the changes in American life as a result of the Great Depression.1. The income level of which group declined throughout the 1920s?A. automobile workersB. communication workersC. stockholdersD. farmers2. The popularity of escapist novels and movies during the Great Depression isevidence thatA. the Great Depression was not really a time of economic distress.B. popular culture is shaped by economic and social conditions.C. American society did not try to solve the problems of the Great Depression.D. the greatest employment opportunities for the average person were in thefield of entertainment.3. Which is the most valid generalization to be drawn from the study ofProhibition in the U. S.?A. social attitudes can make laws difficult to enforce.B. increased taxes affect consumer spending.C. morality can be legislated successfully.D. People will sacrifice willingly for the common good.4. The economic boom and the financial speculation of the 1920s were caused inpart byA. installment buying and unregulated stock market.B. the expansion of civil rights to women and minorities.C. the mobilization of the economy for war.D. increased government restrictions on big business.