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The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

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What is the famous name for the day of the Wall Street Meltdown in 1929 that kicked off the Great Depression?

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1. To what does the term Roaring 20s refer?

2. Why were the little shantytowns full of penniless and unemployed families that sprang up at the time of the Great Depression called Hoovervilles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the events of the Great Depression. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the nickname for the 1929 Wall Street collapse as well as the nature of the stock market during this period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Shantytowns of the 1920s
  • Great Depression's effect on Europe
  • Artificial inflation of stock prices

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the events of the Great Depression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the nickname for the 1920s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of October 28, 1929

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of American life in the 1920s
  • Understand the financial malpractice that precipitated the economic crash
  • Recognize the spread of financial catastrophe from America to Europe
  • Know the immediate and long-term effects of the Great Depression
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