America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues


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Which of the following was associated with struggling families in urban settings during the Great Depression?

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1. Massive clouds of dirt and debris, or the Dust Bowl, had the most significant impact on _____.

2. Why did workers protest against General Motors Company in 1937?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How high was unemployment during the Great Depression? Which groups were severely impacted during this time? How did the economic struggles lead to violent labor confrontations? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of the Great Depression.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify events associated with the struggles of urban families during the Great Depression
  • The term used to describe clouds of debris that swept over Central and Midwest states
  • The ability to identify well-known labor rallies staged during the Great Depression
  • Which group of individuals was affected by the reduction of farmed land during this period
  • What African Americans faced during the Great Depression

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the effect of the Great Depression on specific groups
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the living conditions of many Americans during the Great Depression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about unemployment statistics from this period

Additional Learning

To learn more about this dark time in American history, review the accompanying lesson called America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the impact of the Great Depression on working Americans
  • Detail the plight of farmers during the Great Depression
  • Inform the reader about labor upheavals that occurred during this era
  • Explain how the Great Depression hurt African Americans and Hispanics