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Old 11-27-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Think we're headed for a depression? Here's a nice Quiz about that last Great Depression to see how much (little?) you know about it. I scored a very weak 7/10, so you should be able to beat that.

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Also 7 out of 10 so don't feel bad.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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Excellent! You made it through the Depression unscathed.
You got 9/10 correct.

Missed on the cause of the Dustbowl.
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8 out of ten
missed number of bank failures and number of unemployed
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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7 out of 10. Never heard the term okies..
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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Excellent! You made it through the Depression unscathed.
You got 10/10 correct.

But I admit that I had to guess on on two of the questions; the name of the tariff and the # of bank failures.
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I got 9/10 but guessed (correctly) on two of the questions, the number of unemployed and number of bank failures. I missed the one about the cause of the Dust Bowl by reading too quickly. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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7 out of 10. Never heard the term okies..
I read "The Grapes of Wrath" as a teenager, later I lived in California and occasionally heard the terms: "Okies" and "Arkies".
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7/10 - and once again I know I'm right and they are wrong. Wadda think I have this Curmudgeon certificate is for?

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #10
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10/10. All that history reading is starting to pay off.

It's interesting to see how populations, statistics, percentages, and inflation-adjusted numbers will affect your perception. "15 million unemployed" just doesn't carry the same impact as "25% unemployment rate". "$1.3 billion lost" doesn't raise an eyebrow. But "9000 bank failures" will get your attention today!
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8/10 - Bank Failures and Dust bowl, although I protest the latter as a trick question.
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8/10 - Bank Failures and Dust bowl, although I protest the latter as a trick question.
There was definitely a drought.
Had the land still been prairie, there would not have been a dust bowl
Had the land been planted, there would not have been a dust bowl.
Because of the economic collapse, the land was not planted, but left bare.
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Excellent! You made it through the Depression unscathed.
You got 8/10 correct.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:25 PM   #14
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9/10 the wording on "did the stock market crash cause the great depression was ambiguous."

The 15 million didn't sound like enough unemployed people until you realize the population was less than 1/2 of todays.
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Depression was depressing.
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I woulda done better, but I was sure that the refuges from the dust bowl were called "Dust Bunnies."
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5 out of 10
come on, gimme a math quiz!
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Excellent! You made it through the Depression unscathed.
You got 9/10 correct.

Geeeze......... didn't remember that 9k banks failed.
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That quiz was depressing. I hate that stuff. It worries me and I can't do anything about it.

8 out of 10. No good at the number questions.
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