The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes


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Which of the following was NOT a contributor to the Great Depression?

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1. Why were the 'Roaring '20s' a prosperous period?

2. How did people's lives change during the Great Depression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the causes of the Great Depression. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the date cited as the start of the Depression as well as how long it lasted.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Characteristics of the Roaring '20s
  • Factors contributing to the Great Depression
  • How people's lives changed during this period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the causes of the Great Depression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding presidents during the 1920s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the length of the Great Depression

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know key statistics regarding Depression-era stock prices and unemployment rates
  • Define stock market speculation and identify its impact on the Depression
  • Understand how consumer credit contributed to the economic catastrophe
  • Recognize the failure in presidential leadership