Hoovervilles in the Great Depression: Definition & Facts Video


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This man, elected to the presidency in 1928, was in office when the stock market crashed, signaling the beginning of the Great Depression:

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1. Herbert Hoover was elected president primarily on the strength of his record operating which federal agency?

2. Which of the following BEST describes a Hooverville?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its related worksheet will help you test your knowledge of Depression era settlements called Hoovervilles. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include impediments for Herbert Hoover in ending the Depression and the main features of a Hooverville.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • President in office when the Great Depression began
  • Agency Hoover successfully operated that helped him win the presidency
  • Description of a Hooverville and the Hoover flag
  • Impediments for Hoover in attempting to end the Great Depression

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related U.S. history lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Great Depression in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Hooverville and Hoover flag

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Great Depression, review the associated lesson titled Hoovervilles in the Great Depression: Definition & Facts. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Learn about Herbert Hoover
  • Discuss Hoover's response to the stock market crash
  • Explore the deepening Depression
  • Identify the origin of the term 'Hooverville'
  • Understand the Bonus Army
  • Discuss the end of Hoovervilles with the New Deal