99% Of People Don’t Know 1930s History. Do You?

Almost 99% of all people don't know history from the 1930s! Are you one of them? It's time to find out! Take these 12 quiz questions and put your 1930s history knowledge to the test!
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What was the date of Black Tuesday?
October 29, 1929
December 7, 1930
April 1, 1931
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What was the name for the debilitating economic downturn of the 1930s?
The Recession
The Great Depression
The Dust Bowl
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What was the name for the policies and programs FDR established to fight the economic downturn?
The New Deal
The Housing Allowance
The Great Comeback
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Which singing and dancing child actor was the number one box office draw in the US from 1935 to 1938?
Judy Garland
Shirley Temple
Olivia De Haviland
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Who was the president at the time of Black Tuesday?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Woodrow Wilson
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What was the name given to the tin and cardboard shacks provided to homeless families during the depression?
Hoovervilles
Hoover Shacks
Depression Shelters
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With J. Edgar Hoover at the helm, which law enforcement agency began?
The CIA
The FBI
The NSA
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Purchasing stock with borrowed money is called what?
Buying on the margin
Forced stocks
Borrow trading
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Which phrase was used to describe the period of extreme drought that plagued the US?
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Days
The Dust Trials
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This 1939 John Steinbeck novel followed a family fleeing the plights of 1930s agricultural life. What was it called?
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
The Fire and the Fury
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Which NYC skyscraper was the tallest building in the world from its 1931 opening until 1970?
The Chrysler Building
The Empire State Building
The Flat Iron Building
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What did FDR's Tennessee Valley Authority Act bring to the Southern States?
Electricity
Indoor plumbing
Phone service
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're a bit of a 1930s history flop! Okay, so you don't know the history of this decade very well just yet. Worry not, most Americans don't! In taking this quiz you challenged yourself and maybe even learned something new. Go you!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a total 1930s history buff! You passed this quiz with flying colors, revealing that you know a thing or two about this decade in history. From the Depression to the New Deal, you understand the impact that this decade had on shaping the future of America.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a 1930s history ace! You passed this quiz with the knowledge and tenacity that only a true history buff can possess. From the stock market crash to the dust bowl, you're just about as keen on this decade as one can be in the modern day!

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1
What was the date of Black Tuesday?
October 29, 1929
December 7, 1930
April 1, 1931
2
What was the name for the debilitating economic downturn of the 1930s?
The Recession
The Great Depression
The Dust Bowl
3
What was the name for the policies and programs FDR established to fight the economic downturn?
The New Deal
The Housing Allowance
The Great Comeback
4
Which singing and dancing child actor was the number one box office draw in the US from 1935 to 1938?
Judy Garland
Shirley Temple
Olivia De Haviland
5
Who was the president at the time of Black Tuesday?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Woodrow Wilson
6
What was the name given to the tin and cardboard shacks provided to homeless families during the depression?
Hoovervilles
Hoover Shacks
Depression Shelters
7
With J. Edgar Hoover at the helm, which law enforcement agency began?
The CIA
The FBI
The NSA
8
Purchasing stock with borrowed money is called what?
Buying on the margin
Forced stocks
Borrow trading
9
Which phrase was used to describe the period of extreme drought that plagued the US?
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Days
The Dust Trials
10
This 1939 John Steinbeck novel followed a family fleeing the plights of 1930s agricultural life. What was it called?
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
The Fire and the Fury
11
Which NYC skyscraper was the tallest building in the world from its 1931 opening until 1970?
The Chrysler Building
The Empire State Building
The Flat Iron Building
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What did FDR's Tennessee Valley Authority Act bring to the Southern States?
Electricity
Indoor plumbing
Phone service