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1-Which New Deal program put unmarried young men to work in the forests? A-Civilian Conservation Corps B-Civil Works Administration C-Federal Writers Project D-Federal Emergency Relief Act 2-The Democratic Party’s candidate for governor in 1934 was A-Upton Sinclair. B-William Gibbs McAdoo. C-George Creel. D-Colbert Olson. 3-Franklin D. Roosevelt felt that economic relief for individuals hurt by the Depression was primarily the responsibility of A-private charities. B-the federal government. C-state and local governments. D-religious institutions 4-Farmers in the San Joaquin/Sacramento delta wanted A-to protect the ability of fish to swim up the Sacramento River to spawn. B-to create salt beds in the delta for commercial salt mining. C-Sacramento River water to be used for irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley. D-Sacramento River water to flow into San Francisco Bay. 5-The Townsend plan A-promised “ham and eggs” for all citizens. B-called for payments to seniors that had to be spent within a month. C-peaked in popularity just prior to the outbreak of World War II. D-grew in popularity after the passage of the Social Security Act. 6-The “Okie subculture” contained strong _______ elements. A-racist B-socialist C-foreign D-liberal

 

 

7-The election of Colbert Olson in ______ was the first Democratic Party win of the governorship in the twentieth century. A-1926 B-1918 C-1934 D-1938 8-Which Central Valley Project dam was built first? A-New Melones Dam B-Folsom Dam C-Nimbus Dam D-Shasta Dam 9-John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath focused on A-scandals in Hollywood studios. B-racism in Los Angeles. C-the plight of migrant farm workers during the Depression. D-the struggles of the middle class during the Depression. 10-Which of the following statements BEST summarizes the success of agricultural unions in 1930s California? A-Successful on par with unions in other economic sectors B-A few successes, but little long-term progress C-No success because of no significant union organizing activity D-Highly successful compared to other economic sectors 11-Upton Sinclair’s 1934 EPIC program A-would have ended all pensions B-was more Republican than Socialist. C-called for repealing the sales tax. D-was supported by the movie industry. 12-Prior to switching to the Democratic Party in 1933, Upton Sinclair had belonged to the ________ Party. A-Communist B-Socialist C-Republican D-Progressive

 

 

13-The “Okies” came primarily from ________ states. A-northern Plains B-southern Plains C-northeastern D-Midwest 14-Which of the following did NOT exacerbate the Depression in California? A-The economic importance of tourism B-The prominence of the movie industry C-The percentage of retired people D-The availability of good land for agriculture 15-Harry Bridges was a union leader in this industry: A-agriculture. B-auto and airplane manufacturing. C-shipping and warehousing. D-oil production and refining. 16-In his 1938 campaign for governor, Colbert Olson A-seemed more conservative than most Republicans. B-promised that utilities would be privately owned. C-antagonized organized labor. D-had the support of President Roosevelt. 17-Governor Culbert Olson did all of the following, EXCEPT A-support New Deal legislation. B-oppose internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. C-protect civil liberties and rights of minorities. D-appoint liberal judges. 18-In 1932, the unemployment rate in San Francisco was about A-8%. B-25%. C-17%. D-12%.

 

 

19-The Central Valley Project A-was designed primarily to protect the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. B-was first a state project that became a federal project. C-enjoyed strong support south of the Tehachapis. D-provided unlimited irrigation water for Sacramento Valley farmers. 20-The New Deal dealt with unemployment in California primarily by A-sending the unemployed back east to work in factories. B-hiring people for public works projects C-supporting the unemployed with welfare checks. D-doing essentially nothing 21-The onset of the Depression began with A-a massive run on American banks. B-rising tariffs in Europe in the early 1930s. C-Adolph Hitler winning control of the German government. D-the stock market crash of 1929. 22-Which of the following is NOT a factor that helps explain why successful union building in Los Angeles was difficult in the 1930s? A-Well-organized business opposition B-Relatively small percentage of manufacturing workers C-Use of illegal tactics by businesses D-Lack of quality leadership of unions 23-Herbert Hoover felt that economic relief for individuals hurt by the Depression was the responsibility of A-private charities. B-state and local governments. C-the federal government. D-religious institutions. 24-The administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt A-actively supported union organizing. B-forbade union activity during the Depression. C-did nothing significant to help unions D-said that regulating labor unions was a state matter, not a federal matter.

 

 

25-Depression-era governor James Randolph A-was passionate about protecting farm workers’ rights to organize. B-did little to combat the Depression’s effects. C-was defeated in the 1934 election. D-was well-connected to the national Democratic Party. 26-Compared to the 1920s, California labor unions in the 1930s A-did less to organize workers. B-had less government support. C-had fewer members. D-had greater success. 27-During his term as governor, Frank Merriam A-refused to cooperate with New Deal programs. B-stymied progress on the Central Valley Project. C-backed a state income tax. D-cut taxes on corporations.

 
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